SPOTLIGHT ON...
It's the Final Countdown!
(did you sing that to yourself?)

Let's get the quarter off to a great start. If you need wifi and/or a quiet place to get work done, come have a productive Saturday with Ms. Kokal @ Allegro from 9-2.
What's Happening around Allegro?
Erin's Law presentations
(6th-8th grade) April 5
In August 2014, the South Carolina Legislature passed legislation known as Erin’s Law to assist in protecting and educating students on child sexual abuse. Section 59-32-30(G) of the South Carolina Code of Laws was amended so as to provide that “beginning with the 2015–2016 school year, districts annually shall provide age appropriate instruction in sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention to all students in four-year-old kindergarten, where offered, through twelfth grade.”

“The intent of the law is to give students skills in knowing how to stay safe from sexual assault and how to report any incidents of sexual assault” (Comprehensive Health Education Instructional Units and Resources for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Standards and Performance Indicators, p. 2).

Charleston County School District recognizes the sensitivity of the mandated subject matter in Erin’s Law. It is the goal of CCSD to provide age appropriate instruction, as well as, transparency of the related instructional resources to CCSD families. If you would like information about the instructional materials that will be used to address Erin’s Law in your child’s school, please contact your child’s school counselor.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss all health safety topics with their children in coordination with the health and safety curriculum sequence. Specific to Erin’s Law, The Committee for Children and Darkness to Light (D2L) provides excellent resources for parents and families. Links to these resources are included here: https://www.d2l.org/resources/

Juniors - WIN testing
All juniors will be taking the WIN career readiness test required by the state on April 8. Please arrive at school promptly.

College and Career Visits at Allegro
Looking for a job? Are you 16+ ? Panera will be here at HS lunch on April 10.
Charleston Southern University rescheduled their visit for April 4.

VirtualSC
We are on the final countdown for VirtualSC as well! All exams will be held April 30 and May 2 at 8 am. You will need to tell Ms. Kokal your preferred exam date by April 26.

Individual Graduation Plan Meetings
If you have yet to schedule an IGP with Ms. Kokal, please email her directly. All students grades 8-12 will need to complete an IGP every year.

Mindfulness Mornings
When: Every Wednesday from 7-7:20
Where: Room 208
Who: Anyone, any grade is welcome!
Skills for Success
Study Tip of the Month

Schedule! Just like you schedule music lessons, social time, or soccer practice, you need to schedule your academic time. School is a priority when you make it a priority.
Did spring break make you think about summertime?

SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities: A school representative will be here on April 5 at lunch time to provide information and talk about summer opportunities.

If you are a rising senior or rising junior who comes from a multi-cultural background and will be the first person in your family to attend college, please check out this fantastic opportunity through CofC:
Rising seniors (app due May 20)
Rising juniors (app due May 30)

Clemson University Youth Learning Institute camps: These camps range in interests from marine biology to technology to traditional camping.

CCSD Opportunities for Career Exploration: check out this link for a multitude of options

Roper St. Francis programs & MUSC programs

Charleston County Parks:

CSU:
Summer music camp: Music Camp
Criminal justice camp: Criminal Science Camp

Citadel Summer STEAM camps

Trident Tech Teen University (camps in a variety of areas)
Hello Seniors!
Collect your $$$ for School!
This is my monthly reminder to complete FAFSA at studentaid.ed.gov. Questions? Email me or contact the financial aid office of your intended school.

Scholarship Opportunities - In addition to the last email sent, check out:
https://www.louthianlaw.com/scholarship/
https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship/
https://www.cgcs.org/Scholarships

I also have several specific scholarships available. Come see me in the front lobby to look at options that might relate to your family background.

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