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FAFSA DAY

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Our 1st FAFSA Day will be October 23rd at PHS. If you have an appointment and can no longer attend, please call PHS to reschedule or cancel at 601-795-8424. If email is better for you, please email Mrs. Tammy Ladner to change your time/date. 

PHS will host a 2nd FAFSA Day on November 15th if you would like to make an appointment for that date. 

Poplarville High School
Tammy Ladner
601-795-8424
tladner@poplarvilleschools.org


On FAFSA Day, please bring the following information with you. See attached image.



Also, Get2College in Ocean Springs will be open on Saturday, November 10th and Saturday, December 15th from 9 am - 2 pm to assist families in filing the FAFSA and State Aid applications. Please call them to schedule an appointment if you would like to go there for assistance.

Get2College
228-875-4441
715 Cox Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
get2college.org

ASVAB - Nov. 6th

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5 Great Reasons to Take the ASVAB U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Peter R. Miller Military.com The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) could be one of the most important tests you ever take. This test is given to many juniors and seniors at high schools all across the country. What I have found is some people don’t take the test seriously. There are several reasons to do your best and try to get the highest score possible. Your ASVAB score is good for two years — for ALL branches of the military. Even if you aren’t interested in joining the military when you take the test, a lot can change in two years, so why not do your best.This is your best chance to obtain a high-test score. With Math and English fresh in your mind there is no better time to give it your all and see how smart you really are. Math for instance gets harder and harder to recall the less you do it, so test while it is still fresh on your mind.Your scores are not only used to determine which service you ar…

USM Deadline Reminder

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We're writing with a reminder that only 47 days are left until the December 1 admission deadline for scholarship consideration at The University of Southern Mississippi. This means that any student seeking freshman scholarship consideration from Southern Miss must be offered admission on or before December 1. Our academic scholarships are available to students with a 21 ACT or higher with a 3.0 core GPA, with annual amounts ranging from $2,000 to full tuition. 

A complete application consists of payment of the $40 application fee, submission of ACT or SAT scores, and submission of the student's transcript.

We have sent a similar reminder to students and parents about this approaching deadline.

Southern Miss to the Top,
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College Kick Off Month

College Kick Off Month
During the month of October (after homecoming week), PHS will begin our College Kick Off month. During this time, the goal is for seniors to learn about their options for college and job training. Additionally, we want students to understand the financial aid options available to them and the process for applying for scholarships and grants.
October 8 - 12 Cap & Gown Presentation @ 9:30 on 10/8 Senior Timeline & Create Resumes College & Career Fair - October 11th - Juniors & Seniors
October 15 - 17 Cap & Gown Orders, Deposits Due of $80 if order is over $80. Cap & Gown only = $45 + tax Senior Meeting with College Speakers @ 9:15 on 10/16 Application Week
October 23 FAFSA Day - PHS Computer Lab
October 30 PRCC Tour for Seniors/GJs Permission forms due by 10/29


ALL STUDENTS & FACULTY College T-shirts → Tuesday in October for faculty and students Highlight jobs/degrees/earnings in your field throughout the month

The ABCs of the ACT

The ABCs of the ACT

For many college-bound high school students and adults, the ACT is a rite of passage required by most community and four-year colleges and universities to measure a student’s overall college readiness and to determine merit-based scholarship eligibility. The standardized test is offered seven 7 times per year and covers subject areas including math, science, reading and English—with an optional section focused on writing. The ACT covers 215 questions in less than three hours. Each year, more than 1.5 million students sit for the multiple-choice test. The ACT is scored on a 36-point scale with your overall or “composite score” being an average of the four subject areas. The optional writing section is scored separately.
Practice Makes Possible
Think of the ACT as a basketball game—it would be ridiculous for a team to show up against a rival team without practicing first. Although most high school test-takers will be familiar with much of the information covered on th…

Ready for College?

shared message from Get2College https://get2college.org/blog/posts/ready-for-college Ready for College? Are you thinking about attending a two or four-year college/university next year? If not, you should be! Unfortunately, many high school students believe college is not for them. As a higher education administrator with over 14 years of experience, I am saddened when talking to high school students who believe they would not do well in college. Almost all high school graduates can succeed in post-secondary education if they are committed and willing to work hard to achieve their degree. I am frequently asked, what can students do prior to arriving at college that will help them be successful during their first year? Although there is no easy button to ensure success, I do have advice for students to consider during (or before) their last year of high school. Using the word S.E.N.I.O.R as an acronym, I will provide guidance regarding things you can be doing now that will help with t…

Les Belle Fleurs' Sisterly Love Scholarship Competition, Due 2/19/2019

Les Belle Fleurs' Sisterly Love Scholarship Competition

All scholarship applicants must:
1. be a Mississippi resident and a female high school senior graduating from a Mississippi high school in Jackson County, Harrison County, Hancock County, Pearl River County, Stone County or George County in the Spring of 2019,
2. submit only one application and essay,
3. plan to enroll in an accredited college or university as a full‐time student in the Fall 2019, AND
4. submit a completed application form and essay via mail postmarked by February 28, 2019.

WINNING SUBMISSION
The winner will be surprised at her school in the spring when she receives a $500 check.

HOW TO SUBMIT
1. Complete application form with personal information and place in a regular SEALED envelope.
2. Acquire two letters of recommendation in individually SEALED envelopes.
3. Write an essay about “What Sisterhood Means to Me,” minimum of 500 words and 1,000 words maximum (include word count in footer). Note: NO personal inf…