October 15, 2020
Announcements:
Juniors! It is time to view your Virtual Academic Night. Visit the site by clicking on the picture below to see important information regarding your junior year at BMCHS!
As a follow up to a previous post about the SOS (Signs of Suicide) program, this link includes a video of the program (no login required) along with resources to have these important conversations with your child. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents ages 15-24. Although the conversations are not easy to have, the topic is one that needs to be addressed. 

BMCHS works in collaboration with The Children's Cabinet to bring this program to the freshman class. However, if your son/daughter is not in the freshmen class, but would like to be screened, please reach out to The Children's Cabinet at 775-348-6764. If there is an immediate crisis, please call the local Crisis Center at 775-784-8090

SOS will be screening the freshmen that have indicated "yes" they would like their child screened. If the permission slip was marked "no," your child will not be screened. The student video will be presented in health/computer classes on October 22nd and 23rd followed by a discussion. The screening will take place on the BMCHS campus on November 2nd and 4th. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Cathy McClintock at cathy.mcclintock@bishopmanogue.org or 775-336-6027
Apply now! Many schools utilize The Common Application. To get started on your applications, please visit The Common Application First-Year Student Guide. Scroll on the page to view a short video that will give you step-by-step instructions on how to apply using The Common Application.

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Scholarship Resources

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PSAT Q&A
When will my child’s PSAT results be available?
PSAT Exam results will be posted to the College Board website in mid December.

How can I access my child’s results?
Students can access their results through the Student Score Reports section of the College Board website.

To access your child’s results, please have them sign in to their existing College Board account. This is the same account where they have accessed their PSAT scores from previous years and registered for their AP exams this fall (if applicable).

If your child has previously taken a PSAT exam, he or she most likely already has a College Board account. If you are unsure if your child has a College Board account or s/he cannot remember their username or password, DO NOT SET UP A NEW ACCOUNT. First, please call College Board (1-866-315-6068) to verify that your student does not have an account or obtain their log-in information. If your child does not have a College Board account, click here to set one up.

I’m looking at the results. What are College Readiness Benchmarks?
You’ll see a benchmark for each section of the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. Benchmarks are the scores that represent college readiness. In other words, if you score at or above the benchmark, you’re on track to be ready for college when you graduate high school. If you score below the benchmark, you still have time to work on your skills. Use the detailed feedback in your online score report to see which skills need the most improvement.

I see that the score report is color-coded. What do the colors mean?
Green: A student who meets or exceeds the benchmark score for their grade level will be in the green range and would be considered on track for college and career readiness for their grade. For example, an 11th-grader who meets the 11th-grade benchmark for the section will be in this range.

Red: A student who does not meet the benchmark section scores for the prior grade level will be in the red range, meaning they are more than one year behind in college and career readiness for their grade. For example, an 11th-grader who does not meet the 10th-grade benchmark for the section score will be in this range.

Yellow: A student whose section score falls between these two values will be in the yellow range and could be considered approaching college and career readiness for their grade.

How can my child and I get more detailed information about their scores?
Grade 9: Counselors will provide detailed information to students when they set-up College Board accounts in early December. Click here for more information to better understand your child’s score report. A sample PSAT 8/9 score report can be found here.

Grades 10-11: Counselors will be going into classrooms in January to provide students with their access codes for the 2020 PSAT. They will also review the benchmark system used on the score reports. Click here to better understand your child’s score report. You can also watch this brief video while will walk you through how to interpret the results.

Will you be providing any more opportunities to help me interpret my child’s results and how they can improve?
Yes! If, after exploring these resources, you have specific questions about your child’s results, please contact your child’s counselor.

I have heard that Bishop Manogue has a College Entrance Exam graduation requirement. What’s next?
Grade 11: Juniors will be taking the SAT on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Students are required to take the ACT or SAT to fulfill the College Entrance Exam graduation requirement. If a student does not wish to take the SAT, he or she must provide proof of SAT/ACT registration or scores to Dr. McBride by December 18th to waive the SAT exam. No minimum SAT score is required for graduation.

College Visits & Information
Virtual Campus Tours

College visits will be virtual this year to help minimize student and staff exposure to traveling visitors and to accommodate both cohorts of students on and off campus on college visit days.  Many visits use Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams. Please download those apps prior to the visit so you can be on time.

  • The University of Alabama (AL), October 16, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom
  • Catholic University of America (DC), October 16, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • University of California, Merced (CA), October 16, 2020 at 1:00pm. Click HERE to join.
  • Northern Arizona University (AZ), October 19, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • University of Tampa (FL), October 19, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Texas Christian University (TX), October 19, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • Montana State University (MT), October 19, 2020 at 12:25pm via Zoom.
  • Lewis and Clark College (OR), October 19 at 3:30pm via Zoom.
  • St. John's College (NM), October 20, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Drexel University (PA), October 20, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom
  • Boston College (MA), October 20, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • Concordia University-Irvine (CA), October 20, 2020 at 12:25pm via Zoom.
  • Villanova University (PA), October 21, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Soka University of America (CA), October 22, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • Northland College (WI), October 22, 2020 at 1:00pm via Go To Meeting
  • University of San Diego (CA) October 22, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom
  • Seattle University (WA), October 23, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • The College of Idaho (ID), October 23, 2020 at 1:00pm via Microsoft Teams.
  • Colby College (ME), October 23, 2020 at 1:00pm. Click HERE to register.
  • Seton Hall University (NJ), October 26, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Southern Utah University (UT), October 26, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • University of Chicago (IL), October 26, 2020 at 11:30am via Google Meet.
  • Claremont McKenna College (CA), October 26, 2020 at 12:25pm via Zoom
  • Washington University in St Louis (MO, October 27, 2020 at 9:20am Via Zoom.
  • San Diego State University (CA), October 27, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Colgate University (NY), November 2, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • UPDATED TIME: Hofstra University (NY), November 2, 2020 at 9:12am Via Zoom.
  • Hawaii Pacific University, November 2, 2020 at 7:00pm. Click HERE to register.
  • Hillsdale College (MI), November 5, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • University of Dallas (TX), November 5, 2020 at 1:00pm via Google Meet.
  • Linfield University (OR), November 5, 2020 at 1:00pm via
  • Gonzaga University (WA) November 6, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • University of Oregon (OR), November 6, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom.
  • Oberlin College (OH), November 6, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom.
  • Syracuse University (NY), November 9, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Trinity College Dublin (D), November 9, 2020 at 9:20am via Zoom.
  • Carroll College Montana (MT) November 9, 2020 at 11:00am via Zoom.
  • Pacific University (OR), November 10, 2020 at 12:25pm via Zoom.
  • Whitman College (WA), November 12, 2020 at 10:20am via Zoom.
  • U.S. Air Force (AA), November 12, 2020 at 1:00pm via Zoom.
  • Sonoma State University: Live Admissions Presentations - Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Register
  • Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA) Talk with an Admission Counselor: Students can schedule an appointment to discuss any questions they have about MSMU.
  • Colgate University (NY) allows students to schedule an admissions visit themselves HERE.
  • USC Viterbi School of Engineering has ongoing virtual admission events HERE.

College Fairs
NACAC Virtual College Fair

Hey, Students! Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world. How? Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair!

See the fall schedule below. Registration begins in mid-August. Parents are invited also! Please sign up here to receive an email reminder as soon as registration opens.

Save the date! More than 600 colleges and universities will be online to talk with high
school juniors and seniors on this date:

Sunday, Nov. 8
2 - 10pm ET

The virtual fair is a free, one-day event. Simply log in to virtualcollegefairs.org using your phone or computer. Learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fit!

Student Opportunities
Columbia University Programs

Columbia University Programs for High School Students is offering our Academic Year
Immersion program in an online format for Fall 2020. We are uniquely positioned to deliver a rigorous academic program with flexible options for course times on Saturdays and Sundays, mornings and afternoons, and a full portfolio of engaging co-curricular activities. You can also learn more about the program by visiting our website.
Sallie Mae Resources

Check out Sallie Mae Resources to help families pay for college HERE.

Scholarships
Boston University

  • Trustee Scholarship: Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.

  • Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required—all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.

The application deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2020.

To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit their website.
Creighton University ROTC Scholarship

Check out the Creighton University ROTC Scholarship HERE!
James B. Duke Scholarship

The James B. Duke Scholarship recognizes students whose academic achievement, diverse talents, work ethic, resilience, and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world. Five new James B. Duke Scholars will be named in each entering class. The award is valued annually at full tuition + a $5000 special study stipend. Any Davidson applicant for admission is eligible to apply.
Horatio Alger Association

The Association awards scholarships to 106 National Scholars in the amount of $25,000 and over 800 State Scholars in the amount of $10,000. The application deadline is October 25.

TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship


The TMCC Nevada Promise Scholarship Application is now open for the class of 2021!
Students have the opportunity to complete an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement at close to no cost to the student, if they meet program requirements. Please go to nvpromise.tmcc.edu for more information.

  • TMCC’s Nevada Promise Scholarship application is now available
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship provides students a last-dollar scholarship to cover registration and mandatory fees not covered by gift aid. Please visit our website for more information. 
  • The Nevada Promise Checklist provides detailed information about each required step to earn a Nevada Promise Scholarship. 

  • Nevada Promise Application Tutorial 
  • We are virtually available to help! Please share this application tutorial with students to assist them in applying to the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Check out just some of the offerings here:


  • Haz La U Program
  • Provider: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive
  • Amount: Varies
  • # of winners: Varies









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