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Music teachers and music students College Night

Music teachers and music students College Night

Twenty-Third Annual College Night

Thursday, December 20, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

McCormick Place West

http://www.midwestclinic.org/College-Night-2012.html#.ULTFO-RQXTq

College Night provides an opportunity for students and teachers looking for a music degree program to visit with music school representatives of seventy of the nation's leading colleges and universities and branches of the United States Military. More »

 
Volunteers!  Horse Power is looking for a few  dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers! Horse Power is looking for a few dedicated volunteers.

FILL OUT ATTACHED FORMS PLEASE.

Would you enjoy an opportunity to share your

equestrian skills with children and adults with

disabilities? HorsePower is looking for a few

dedicated volunteers to assist with stable chores,

horse training, grooming, tacking, side-walking and

horse-leading. More »

 
ACT 36 Test Prep from Excel Edge

ACT 36 Test Prep from Excel Edge

Timing is everything. We have impeccably timed ACT 36 to wrap up just before the two April ACT exams

– the national test on April 13 and the PSAE on April 23 – for a very deliberate reason. By late spring, juniors will have mastered junior curriculum, which the ACT targets. Students may enroll in our eight-week program at Kaneland High School on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30: Dates below;

1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/16 (Sat. Practice ACT 8:30 to noon), 3/18

Register for ACT 36. To register online and pay by credit card, please visit the Kaneland Webstore – http://kaneland.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=6.

If you prefer to write a check, please complete the ACT 36 Registration page, include a check for $240 made payable to Kaneland High School, and deliver your completed paperwork to the Student Services Office. Priority registration closes on December 14.

We will guarantee enrollment to all students who meet the deadline. After December 14, registration is on a space available basis.

Andrew Franklin

School Counselor More »

 
ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document

ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document

ACT’s College Readiness Standards and the EPAS System http://www.act.org/standard/infoserv.html

ACT’s Educational Planning and Assessment System (EPAS) is an integrated series of assessment and career planning programs. The Standards serve as a direct link between what students have learned, what they are ready to learn next, and what they must learn before leaving high school in order to be prepared for college.

EXPLORE (grades 8 and9)

PLAN® (grade 10)

ACT® (grades 11 and 12)

Score Range for each exam:

EXPLORE (1–25)

PLAN (1–32)

ACT (1–36)

EPAS is designed to help students increase their academic readiness for college. Specifically, each program measures student achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science.

College Readiness Benchmark Scores for the ACT represent median test scores that are predictive of student success in relevant college courses. The EXPLORE and PLAN Benchmark Scores are indicative of probable readiness for college-level work by the time the student graduates from high school. Used together, the Standards and the Benchmark Scores provide an effective means for communicating college readiness expectations to middle and high schools and for measuring progress toward them. *See ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?

Step 1 – Look at your last test score in each of the 4 areas (English, Math, Reading and Science), and compare it to the College Readiness Benchmark Score chart for each subject in the ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document. Are you meeting or exceeding that score? If so, in the corresponding Current Level box write “meeting” or “exceeding”. If you are not, write “below” in your Current Level box.

Step 2 – Look on Kaneland High School’s Student Services website, and become familiar with the following:

ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document & FREE Naviance Family Connection ACT Prep-Me Program. More »

 
ACT’s College Readiness Standards and the EPAS System

ACT’s College Readiness Standards and the EPAS System

http://www.act.org/standard/infoserv.html

EPAS is designed to help students increase their academic readiness for college. Specifically, each program measures student achievement in English, mathematics, reading, and science.

College Readiness Benchmark Scores for the ACT represent median test scores that are predictive of student success in relevant college courses. The EXPLORE and PLAN Benchmark Scores are indicative of probable readiness for college-level work by the time the student graduates from high school. Used together, the Standards and the Benchmark Scores provide an effective means for communicating college readiness expectations to middle and high schools and for measuring progress toward them. *See ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks – Increased Performance Document. More »

 
Tutoring by Club Z!

Tutoring by Club Z!

http://clubztutoring.com/n_aurora_elburn/test-preparation-franchise/act-tutoring

Laura Keske

Area Director, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring

(630) 277-8117

www.clubztutoring.com/n_aurora_elburn

Our Club Z! office is proud to serve the North Aurora/Elburn/Maple Park/Big Rock/Kaneville/Aurora 60502 areas. Laura Keske and her team of tutors are devoted to ensuring students achieve their fullest academic potential, particularly students with learning differences.

We believe tutoring received in the privacy of your own home means the student receives individual attention in an environment in which they feel safe and secure and free from the distractions of a classroom. The advantages of learning in home versus traveling to a learning center are dramatic when you compare the convenience, affordability and quick results gained through in-home tutoring. More »

 
Summer School At Waubonsee Comm College Sign up in April for June classes

Summer School At Waubonsee Comm College Sign up in April for June classes

http://www.waubonsee.edu/learning/highSchool/summer/index.php

Take high school courses this summer at Waubonsee and earn credit toward graduation. You can retake classes you didn't pass or work ahead for next year.

Offerings include Algebra, American Literature, American Government, U.S. History, Geometry, American Literature, Economics, Health, Personal Fitness and more.

Complete a semester of credit in a three-week course June 18 - July 6 or July 9 - July 26. Selected six-week courses are also available June 18 - July 26.

Courses are offered at our Sugar Grove, Aurora, and Copley campuses and West Aurora High School.

Registration runs through June 14. Download and print the High School Summer Program brochure (PDF) for complete schedule and registration procedures.

 
Study Guides and Strategies    http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

Study Guides and Strategies http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

Study Guides and Strategies

Open the document below to access all study area topics, or go to site to explore.

267 student guides and strategies with over 100 Adobe Flash exercises and games:

Topics include learning to learn to test taking; time, project and stress management; reading, writing and problem solving processes. Interpretive reading, Thinking creatively, Radical thinking, Language learning strategies, Active learning.

http://www.studygs.net/index.htm

 
Math.com Math help http://www.math.com/students/practice.html

Math.com Math help http://www.math.com/students/practice.html

http://www.math.com/contactus.html

http://www.math.com/students/practice.html

Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math. Combining educationally sound principles with proprietary technology, Math.com offers a unique experience that quickly guides the user to the solutions they need and the products they want. These solutions include assessment, on-demand modular courses that target key math concepts, 24/7 live online tutoring, and expert answers to math questions. In addition to solutions, Math.com offers exploratory and recreational introductions to the world of math that will lead to deeper understanding and enjoyment. The range of services, products and solutions offered makes Math.com the single source for all math needs.

 
Khan Academy for Academic Support!

Khan Academy for Academic Support!

http://www.khanacademy.org/about

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

 
http://www.nationalmerit.org/ PSAT Sign up NOW!

http://www.nationalmerit.org/ PSAT Sign up NOW!

http://www.nationalmerit.org/

The PSAT is just around the corner. Junior and sophomores wanting to take the PSAT sign up will be September 10th until September 25th. The PSAT is administered during the school day on Wednesday, October 17th at the old middle school. The cost is $17 per student. To register go to www.kaneland.org then click on the Kaneland Web Store. Don't forget to pick-up a practice book in student services.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures:

• Critical reading skills

• Math problem-solving skills

• Writing skills

You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school. This test doesn't require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:

• Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.

• See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.

• Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).

• Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

• Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service. More »

 
Family Connection from Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland

Family Connection from Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland

Family Connection Log on information

Go to Family Connection, at http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland

We will distribute the user information through an e-mail.

Additional career information can be found within the links below.

Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/OCO/

ONET http://www.onetonline.org/

Career cruising www.careercruising.com

 
Use the Web Store to order Transcripts for Graduates

Use the Web Store to order Transcripts for Graduates

Using the Web Store

http://kaneland.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&specific=joeofmc0

The KANELAND CUSD 302 Web Store is a hosted online payment center. School districts may place payment items in this web store to provide a convenient way for people to make online payments.

Further assistance

Who do I contact if I have a question about a payment?

Call Judy VanBogart at 630-365-5100 ext 206

The KANELAND CUSD 302 Web Store also has a convenient Contact Us form (see the left navigation bar) for after-hours questions about using the web store. Questions submitted through this feature are forwarded to the appropriate departments.

 
Family Connection from Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland

Family Connection from Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland

Please open the file attached to this article for directions...

Kaneland Student Services is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a Web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Counselor’s Office, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.

Family Connection will allow you to:

Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers

Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past

Family Connection also lets us share information with you about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. You can also use the site to send us an e-mail message. Naviance and Kaneland High School are committed to protecting your privacy, we will not share personal information without your consent. Personal information will not be shared with any companies or groups.

Students will investigate and document career possibilities through Family Connection, Kaneland High School’s web-based career exploration program. The components of this investigation will include completion of an interest inventory assessment, called the Career Interest Profiler, as well as an exploration of possible paths of study/training and associated careers.

Click here to connect to Naviance... http://connection.naviance.com/kaneland More »

 
ACT Writing will not be a part of PSAE Day 1 in 2012

ACT Writing will not be a part of PSAE Day 1 in 2012

ACT Writing will not be a part of PSAE Day 1 in 2012

Illinois State Board of Education

100 North First Street • Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001 www.isbe.net Gery J. Chico Christopher A. Koch, Ed.D. Chairman State Superintendent of Education

As announced by State Superintendent Koch in his July 11, 2011, Weekly Message, the grade 11 writing component has been eliminated from state assessment. Funding for grade 11 writing was not reinstated for 2012 during the fall veto session, so ACT Writing will not be a part of PSAE Day 1 in 2012. Many districts inquired as to whether the ACT Writing could be optionally self-funded, and ACT has indicated to ISBE that this is not a feasible option.

ISBE apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause for students and hopes to be able to reinstate grade 11 writing for Spring 2013 if funding is restored. Should your school staff have any questions concerning the administration of the PSAE, please write to psae@isbe.net

Here is the ACT writing test info:

These Illinois colleges do require the ACT writing test and many recommend it: These are the only Illinois colleges that currently require it. Northwestern, U of I at Urbana-Champaign, Wheaton College, Morthland College, Principia College, and St Joseph College Seminary.

Parents and Students may register to take the ACT Plus Writing on every test date (except the Illinois State test date on April 24th) and at every test center in the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Students who take the ACT Plus Writing usually test in a separate room from students who do not take the Writing Test. Go to www.actstudent.org for more info.

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)

April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10 – 23, 2012

June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5 – 18, 2012

It is the recommendation from the Kaneland High School Administration to research all requirements for admission to any college in the United States. Please use www.careercruising.com to help with this research. User name will be the last name with the student’s ID # attached and the pass word is the student’s ID#.

For the latest up to date information regarding which colleges require the ACT writing portion, please refer to the ACT website and type in the name of the college and the state where it is located. Here is the link and a photo shot of the web page…see below.

https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/ More »

 

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