For the college bound student, this is a reminder to fill out the FAFSA form if you have not done so yet. FAFSA stands for the
Free Application For Federal Student Aid
. Any student looking to obtain federally funded grants and loans must complete the FAFSA in order to determine eligibility. Some students feel they will not be eligible for these types of aid and choose not to complete the form; however, keep in mind this form is sometimes a requirement in order to obtain additional scholarships and work study opportunities.
Juniors will take the ACT test on March 3rd. Badger will be holding a practice ACT test on Saturday, January 25th. The practice ACT test will be limited to 50 juniors. To sign up for the practice ACT, juniors should stop in the counseling center for a form.
The online course selection will be done through PowerSchool and it will be available between January 31st and February 14th. After the online course selection window closes, any changes will need to be done by meeting with a counselor. The course guide will be available online this year on the Badger website and we encourage both parents and students to utilize this resource. Information will begin to come out through the month of January as to how students will go online and select courses.
Graduating seniors should continue to apply for the many scholarship opportunities available on the Badger website. Several emails were sent to the senior class with information on how to access scholarships. The General Scholarship Application is due on January 10th and can be found on the Badger website. There are many scholarships that have due dates later this spring as well. Please be aware of the criteria when applying, what the specific due date is and where to send the completed application. Good luck!
If a work permit is needed, please see Mrs. Ingersoll in the counseling center. You will need $10 cash, your social security card, and a letter from the employer stating that you will be working there. If Mrs. Ingersoll is not available, you can get a work permit from city hall.