Wednesday Update

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From President Donna Bridickas

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Blessings during Holy Week. I would like to thank the NHS under the direction of Ms. Casey for another very moving and reflective Walk for Hope. Although the day is filled with many activities and much food, the stories of struggle and hope are most appropriate as we remember that it is only through Jesus' suffering and death that we come to celebrate His resurrection. 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 you know school will be closed beginning April 13th and reopen Monday, April 24th.

The end of the school year will quickly be upon us when we return. Junior and senior parents, you should have received an email from me regarding prom. If for some reason you did not receive it is attached here. The month of May is filled with many activities for seniors as they prepare for graduation. Senior parents, please mark your calendar for the following events. You will receive another letter with more detail when we return from Easter break.
  • May 19th Honors Assembly 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
  • May 24th Senior Farewell Dinner 6:30 pm in Cafeteria. If you participated in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser each family will receive 3 tickets (one for the graduate and two for family members). Other tickets can be purchased at $12.
  • May 26th Commencement, which includes the Baccalaureate Liturgy, will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 10 am. Each family will receive two "preferred seating tickets" for parents. All other seating will be general.
  • Dress for Commencement is a white or cream colored, knee length dress to be worn under their white gown. Please avoid dresses with stripes, dots or other images as you will see them through the gown. The girls should wear white flat or small heeled shoes. The marble floors in the Cathedral can be difficult to navigate in high of a heel.
I hope that you and your families enjoy the days of rest and relaxation and your daughters come back energized for the last weeks 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

2017 Walk for Hope: Wednesday, April 12

Today the Seton Keough school community spent the day in service at the 10th Annual Walk for Hope. The money raised will be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The day began with a prayer service in the school auditorium. Two Seton Keough alumnae came back to tell their cancer survival stories. Shannon Wolfe SK'08 was one of two students suffering from cancer during the first Walk for Hope. Shannon is now a nurse at Johns Hopkins. Isabelle Jadik SK'14 survived a brain tumor and is now a math major in college. After the prayer service, all students, former students, faculty, staff, and friends moved to Gator Circle to begin the walk. In addition to walking, students participated in activities throughout the school. Several students and some faculty members donated their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths to make wigs for cancer patients. Ms. Jen Casey and members of the National Honor Society organized the Walk for Hope.

Anyone interested in making a donation can send a check (payable to Seton Keough High School) to Ms. Jennifer Casey, Walk for Hope Coordinator, at Seton Keough, or donations can be made directly to St. Jude through our event page (http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Events/Events?fr_id=72878&pg=entry).

The SWAMP is Closed Today

The Swamp will be closed today and will reopen on Wednesday, April 26th at 2:30pm -5:30pm.  Have a Blessed Easter!  Please contact Dana Harzer at skswampmom@gmail.com with any questions.  

Prom Deposits

Prom is May 5 at the Great Room at Savage Mill in Savage, MD. A $65 prom deposit was due by February 24 but there is still time! Each prom ticket is $65. Seniors and Juniors must purchase their own prom ticket. Date tickets (an additional $65) can only be used for non-SKHS students. If any date is over 21, you must see Ms. Manuel or Ms. Montoya. Cash or check should be taken to Ms. Montoya.

Parents' Club After Prom Party: Balance is due April 4

Senior-Junior Prom After Party balances is due April 4th. Tickets are $39.

Drop off is at 561 Light Street.  There is a loop directly in front of the ship. Parking is available at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (30 Easy Lee St).  Each car will receive a $8 coupon from Spirit Cruises at the end of the cruise.

  • Time: Friday,  May 5th from 12 to 2 am (Boarding Time is 11:30 pm)
  • Where: SPIRIT of Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
  • Chaperones: Parent chaperones and two Baltimore City Police Officers will be on board during the cruise.
  • Cost: Tickets are $39 per person. Tickets include souvenir Spirit Stadium Cup and Moonlight Menu.
  • For more details please feel free to contact: erikasparker@aol.com, rhonda_sheppard@verizon.net, jazzyfaces@aol.com

From the Guidance Department

Junior College Night-Thursday, April 27, 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Faculty Lounge
Join us for a discussion about the college application process and a Financial Aid presentation from a representative at Stevenson University

Contact Ms. Mustillo at jmustillo@setonkeough.com with any questions. Please RSVP online here: RSVP for College Night

George Washington University is offering various Summer Programs for this upcoming summer. All programs are open to rising Juniors and Seniors and some Immersion programs are open to Rising Sophomores as well. Rising Juniors and Seniors can earn up to 8 college credits upon successful completion of GWU’s 3-6 week College Intensive Program, which allows students to take undergraduate courses and live on campus for 3-6 weeks during the summer. To learn more about course offerings, costs, and application/academic requirements, please visit precollege.gwu.edu or see Ms. Rickards in Guidance for more information.
 
Duke Summer Programs: They are now accepting applications starting TODAY for your unforgettable summer at Duke University! Students are invited to Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective. Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.
*If you are a sophomore or junior interested in the Summer College, please find more information here: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students
 
*If you are interested in the Summer Academy, please find more information here:
http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy
 
Terp Young Scholars – A pre-college program for seniors, juniors, and sophomores at the University of Maryland. This program gives qualified students a chance to pursue academic interests, investigate careers and explore campus life while earning three college credits. For more information visit ysp.umd.edu or email ysp@umd.edu.
 
New York University High School Academy Edge Program:
This summer, the NYU School of Professional Studies will offer high school students the opportunity to live and learn in the heart of NYC.  One week, professional oriented intensive programs of study allow you to explore career options and to gain the competitive edge when applying for college.  You can attend one session or multiple sessions. If you are interested, please visit http://sps.nyu.edu/hsacademycareeredge17 for more information.
 
Interested in a career in Biology or Marine Science? Sea World Orlando is offering a camp this summer for those interested in careers working with animals or biology.  You would get to swim with dolphins, snorkel with sharks and even touch a stingray while learning about animal training and their habitats.  If you are interested visit http://seaworldorlando.com/education for more information.

PSAT Scores are available to students and parents through the students CollegeBoard account. If you have any issues accessing the information, please see Ms. Rickards.
 
If you need to request transcripts for school next year, please use the form found on the Seton Keough website to request the information. Guidance cannot accept phone requests or emails from parents.
 
Seniors: Please remember to bring in all college acceptance letters and scholarship award letters as you receive them.

If you have concerns or questions and wish to contact your daughter’s counselor, you may do so at the information below:

Books

Our etexts and print texts (including workbooks for foreign language courses and vocabulary texts for English classes) can be purchased online through Follett Virtual Bookstores by visiting www.setonkeough.bkstr.com. To purchase print texts from Follett, you will need to know our three-digit course number, which is listed on your daughter’s schedule in the column labeled CRS.
» Download a booklist for 2016-17

    Purchase Your Yearbook

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    Purchase your yearbook from the 2016-17 school year online from Jostens. Jostens is going to ship the yearbooks out to anyone who buys one this year - should be late summer 2017. 

    » Purchase a yearbook from Jostens

    Abundance Catering

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

    » March 2017 Lunch Menus
    » April 2017 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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    The Swamp is currently open on Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 pm - 5 pm. We will also be open during many school events. Please contact Donna Harzer (Jessica Harzer SK ’18) at skswampmom@gmail.com with any questions.

    Events

    Sun Apr 23

    Divine Mercy Sunday

    Mon Apr 24

    F DAY

    SCHOOL REOPENS

    Tue Apr 25

    Academic Council

    G DAY

    Lacrosse Team Senior Dinner

    Location: Cafeteria
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Wed Apr 26

    A DAY

    Communtiy Homeroom AM

    7:50 AM - 8:50 AM

    FACULTY LUNCH

    Location: Board Room
    11:25 AM - 12:05 PM

    Pre-registration for AP students

    Location: Faculty Lounge
    11:25 AM - 12:05 PM
    Thu Apr 27

    B DAY

    Junior College Night

    Location: Faculty Lounge
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri Apr 28

    C DAY

    PEP RALLY - ALT. #5

    Location: Gym

    College Signing!

    2:00 PM

    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.
     
    Join the bookstore email list to receive direct notifications about upcoming promotions, buyback events, book availability and more! Sign up at www.setonkeough.bkstr.com/email.