Beginning the week of May 6th through May 17th the guidance office will be administering AP tests. There will be 145 tests administered to students who have registered for 20 different AP tests.
Beginning the week of May 6, student application packets for those wishing to run for Senate or as a class officer will be available in the Guidance Office. The application needs to be completed and returned to the designated advisor by May 15. Elections will be held on May 23.
Mrs. Leaman will be surveying all seniors in May to gather post-graduation plans, which will include scholarships and award information. As information is available to you, please inform the Guidance Office. The awards convocation is scheduled for May 30. To have your information included, it must be submitted by May 24.
A senior recital will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Longacre Theater. Please come out and enjoy an evening filled with music and art from our seniors. Refreshments will follow. All Dock students and parents are invited to attend this event!
Student Profile Form Updates
Students will be given the opportunity to update their student profile forms this month. The forms are used to track extra-curricular activities, awards, career interests, reference information, and school reflections over the four years students are here. All students are encouraged to self-report information about school, church, community, and family activities.
The Student profile forms are used in several different ways:
- The National Honor Society selection committee uses these forms to assist in determining NHS selection.
- The Guidance Office uses them to disperse information about colleges and careers to students who have expressed an interest and in discerning awards and college scholarships.
- Faculty references this information to assist in writing letters of recommendation.
- Students refer to this information while filling out college resumes, applying for scholarships and college applications, etc.
- Teachers and committees use this to determine student awards.
2019-2020 schedules will be handed out in mid-May. It is important that each student and parent look over the academic schedule for next year. Review your schedule using the curriculum guide for the 2019-2020 school year (https://www.dock.org/academics/curriculum/curriculum-guide). The guidance counselors are available to review schedules with students. This is particularly important for next year's juniors and seniors. Schedules should be completed before the beginning of the new school year. All schedules need to be finalized for the year by the end of the 1st week of school. Any exceptions will require teacher, parent, and guidance counselor approval.
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
It's not too late to apply for the following scholarships! Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be submitted by May 15.
- The Daniel J. Reinford Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Dock who will be attending a Mennonite college or university. It is based on financial need, grades, and contribution to campus life.
- The Travis Bechtel Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Baum, Smith & Clemens, LLP, is awarded to a graduating senior at Dock planning to major in business, excelling in academics, athletics, and business.
- The Skippack Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior residing in Skippack Township who plans to attend an accredited institution. The recipient must excel in academics and be involved in community activities.
- The Delaware Valley MEDA Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior planning to attend an Anabaptist school to pursue a degree in business/management. The recipient must be an active participant in a local church within the program's constituent denominations.
Any student who would like to be involved in the Career/Work Study Program next year must have their application submitted to Mrs. Leaman by May 24.
Next years' juniors and seniors should try to take time this summer to visit colleges. It's best to visit colleges when they are in session, however, the summer time would allow you the opportunity to do some initial investigating. Hopefully, a second visit can happen in the fall if you are attracted to the college. Rising juniors, it is time to gather and review colleges of interest and upcoming seniors, you should have four to six colleges selected to send applications to in the fall.
Juniors, have you started to plan for your Senior Experience? It is not too early to begin the process of making connections for your experience. If you plan to job shadow or go on a service trip, working ahead will benefit you and your selected host.
Parents, it is important that you call the school with any changes that affect your child's emergency information. Your contact information and current student health-related issues need to be continually updated. Please call 215-362-2675 and speak to Ms. Gehman or the Guidance Office.
As we have done in the past, we will honor students at graduation with three categories:
Cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.70 – 3.84
Magna cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.85 - 3.99
Summa cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 4.00 and above
Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the kiosk in Rosenberger Center for ideas! Enrichment activities look impressive on the college resume. See your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.