Wednesday Update

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

From President Donna Bridickas

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our long Lenten journey is coming to an end. Tomorrow we begin the celebration of the Easter Triduum. These are the holiest days in the Catholic Church. I hope that you have the opportunity to attend liturgy on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter with your families. As Christians we are reminded that it is only through Jesus’ suffering and death that we come to celebrate His resurrection. Easter symbolizes for us the renewal of life and hope. As a Catholic school we celebrate life and hope each day.

I was privileged today to participate in our Annual Walk of Hope. I would be remiss if I did not thank Ms. Jen Casey for her dedication and leadership of this day. Through her leadership our young women plan, organize and carry out the day. Students, faculty and staff raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital and an emergency tuition fund to help the families of their fellow students who are struggling with cancer. Just another example of how the young women of today continue the legacy of women who came before them. If your family is struggling with paying tuition and have a direct family member with cancer, I will ask that you write me detailing your need. The funds are limited but I will do my best to help as much as we can.

I hope that you and your families enjoy the days of rest and relaxation and your daughters come back energized for the last months of school. On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff, I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Easter. May our Risen Lord, give you peace, joy and above all hope.

In Christ,

Donna Bridickas
President

9th Annual Walk for Hope: Wednesday, March 23

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Seton Keough spent the day in prayer and service today at the 9th Annual Kathleen Bowen Walk for Hope. The day began with a prayer service. Faculty member Mrs. Cheryl Hall recounted her own family's struggles with cancer. The entire student body then moved to Gator Circle where Mrs. Hall cut the ribbon to begin the Walk. Students walked and raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and for an SKHS fund to assist students whose parents/guardians are battling cancer. In addition to walking, students visited moral rooms creating gifts for local pediatric cancer wards. Twenty three students cut their hair to be donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths-over 200 inches total!  The donated hair will be used to make wigs for cancer patients. The day ended with prayers in the closing assembly.
» View photos from the Walk for Hope

For the Juniors and Seniors: Final Prom Deposit Due

The prom final payment (if bringing a date) is due by April 8th. A date ticket is $65.  Please bring check (made out to SKHS) or cash to Ms Manuel in the library.

For Sophomores: Order Your School Ring

Sophomores are ordering their school rings on April 26th. A deposit is due on that date.  Order forms were given to Sophomores several weeks ago that contain all the necessary information.  Additional forms can be picked up from Mrs. Montoya.

From the Guidance Office

College Courses at University of MD, Baltimore County: Highly motivated high school students who meet early admission requirements can earn college credit this summer at UMBC. High School students interested in taking a UMBC summer class should review the early admission requirements here: http://undergraduate.umbc.edu/apply/early-enrollment.php and call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at 410-455-2292 to speak to an admissions counselor.  There are also non-credit summer course options available to all students who are interested in seeing what a college class is like.  You can find more information about these Summer Enrichment Programs at: http://see.umbc.edu/.

The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
On April 17, 2016  the National Aquarium-Baltimore will host this event! The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit (YOCS) was created to provide youth participants the opportunity to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally. This event also teaches participants about the ways other youth are currently working to protect marine ecosystems, and then allows them to work with their peers to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects. Workshops offered at the summit allow participants to gain the skills necessary to successfully implement conservation projects, teach participants about career opportunities in marine conservation, and expose them to opportunities they can take part in to help protect our planet's oceans and their inhabitants. For more information visit the National Aquarium website. Deadline for the application is April 1st.
 
SPLASH! at UMBC
Splash! UMBC is a one-day program that strives to inspire imagination and spark passion among high school and middle school students through the fun interdisciplinary classes taught by undergraduates. The program allows both collegiate and 6-12th grade students to become more engaged in their education as they discover new interests, meet students from other schools, and explore the college campus. Students can register on the UMBC website. The program date is April 2, 2016 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and is free. More information can be found http://splashumbc.learningu.org or email questions to
splash.umbc@gmail.com.
 
Seniors
Please provide the Guidance Office with a copy of all college acceptance letters as you receive them. In addition, provide Guidance with a copy of all scholarships which have been offered to you. We will publish this information at graduation and you will want to be recognized for your accomplishments.

AP Students
All AP Exam fees are due by March 22nd. You may pay by check or credit card. If you have any questions, please see your guidance counselor.

SECU Scholarship Opportunities
The Marge Kenney Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to five graduating seniors. Submit a 500-750 word essay or 1-2 minute video on your community involvement and experiences when helping those in need. Complete information can be found in the Guidance Office or visit www.secumd.org/scholarship to register and submit essay or video. The deadline for the scholarship is April 8, 2016.
 
State Employee Scholarship

Students whose immediate family member works for the State of Maryland can submit an essay of 750 words or less or a video of two minutes or less, on what is the most important financial topic(s) that you believe would help you on your financial road to success. More information can be found at www.secumd.org/scholarship. Registration deadline is April 8, 2016.

The Fortune Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing the number of minority youth who excel both academically and professionally, and who are also equipped with the essential tools to become effective leaders in their communities. Each year, we will award the Fortune Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship to up to four well deserving high school seniors. The purpose of the scholarship is to support minority students who are proactive in their community and show exemplary leadership and significant improvement in their grades and test scores. Deadline for the application is March 25, 2015. For more information go to
www.fortune-foundation.org

Summer Opportunities
Check the website for opportunities to be on college campuses and earn college credit. The list will be updated as the Guidance Office receives more information. If you are interested in any of the opportunities, be sure to discuss this with your counselor.
 
Junior College Conference
All parents of juniors are invited to schedule a College Conference with Ms. Rickards in the Guidance Office to receive information on the college application process at Seton Keough. Information will be provided regarding Naviance, the Common App, SAT’s vs. ACT’s, college visits, and much more. Schedule your appointment today.
 
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 9th year. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. The scholarship deadline  is June 10, 2016. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.html Full details are available on the site.

2015-16 Books

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Abundance Catering

Seton Keough offers hot lunch and á la carte items each day offered by Abundance Catering.

March 2016 Lunch Menus

Support Seton Keough When You Shop

Shop With Scrip
To register for Scrip please do the following:
Go to https://www.shopwithscrip.com/
Click on Register in the upper right hand corner
Type in the enrollment code: C7B1578486L3
It will then ask you to fill out a form with all your information. Once that is completed you’ll immediately get a confirmation email and you can begin shopping!
 
Amazon Smile
http://smile.amazon.com
Simply fill in our name where you can select your own charity and it will take you right through to Amazon. A pop up screen will confirm with you that you are shopping to benefit Seton Keough.

The SWAMP Bookstore

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During the school year, regular hours will be Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4: 30 starting August 26th.

Events

Fri Mar 25

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Good Friday

Sat Mar 26

Holy Saturday

Sun Mar 27

Easter Sunday

Mon Mar 28

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Tue Mar 29

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Wed Mar 30

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Thu Mar 31

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Fri Apr 01

EASTER BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED

Sat Apr 02

Phillips Bridal Shower

Location: Faculty Lounge
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun Apr 03

Divine Mercy Sunday

Mon Apr 04

C DAY

School Re-opens

Tue Apr 05

D DAY

Community Homeroom (MORNING): Assembly

7:50 AM - 8:50 AM

Follett Virtual Campus

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Follett is Seton Keough High School’s official source for textbooks. Follett partners with our faculty each year to ensure you have access to official booklist, with textbooks from the right authors in the correct editions.
 
Visit www.setonkeough.bkstr.com and choose from money-saving used and digital textbooks.
 
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