Mennonite College Day
Mennonite College Day was held on Monday, October 8. Four Mennonite Colleges (Bluffton University, Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and Hesston College) sent representatives to spend the day with Dock students. Students were invited to stop by their tables throughout the day or during lunch to interact with the college representatives. To learn more about their schools, please check them out online or plan to visit them soon.
College E-mail addresses Websites Phone numbers
Bluffton University email@example.com http://www.bluffton.edu/ 1-800-488-3257
Eastern Mennonite Univ. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.emu.edu/ 1-800-432-4000
Goshen College email@example.com http://www.goshen.edu/ 1- 800-348-7422
Hesston College firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hesston.edu/ 1-800-995-2757
Bethel College email@example.com http://www.bethelks.edu/ 1-800-522-1887
Quarter One ended on Friday, October 26, and report cards were issued to students on Wednesday, November 7 at the end of the school day. A students' report card may be held for a variety of reasons such as overdue books, failure to return a sport uniform, etc. The teacher who holds the report card will issue it when the student has handled their responsibilities to them. If you have questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call the Guidance Office.
Financial Aid Information
Dock is hosting a Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm in the Rosenberger Academic Center, Room 102. Michele Hensley, Director of Financial Aid at Eastern Mennonite University will lead our discussion. Michele previously served as assistant director of financial aid at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC. She has worked extensively in financial aid since 1993 and is an excellent resource for us. She will give valuable information on topics such as: Loans, Grants, Scholarships, and FAFSA. We highly recommend parents attend this informative session. Please RSVP to the Guidance Office at 215-362-2675, ext. 601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SAT should be taken by college-bound students in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.Collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college-bound students and their parents.
SAT testing dates and registration deadlines are as follows:
Test Date Registration Deadline
December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018
March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019
May 4, 2018 April 5, 2019
June 1, 2018 May 3, 2019
Senior Transcripts & Applications
To have your transcript sent to any post-secondary program, seniors will need to fill out a purple transcript release form. The forms are on the front counter in the Guidance Office. Please pay close attention to the application deadlines! You must allow at least 7 days for teachers and staff to write letters of recommendation and process your transcript and application. If you want transcripts sent out before Thanksgiving break, all requests must be made to the Guidance Office by Friday, November 16. Please don't wait until the last minute!
Screenless Alternatives Fair
Attention Parents! Are you concerned with how social media and digital technology seem to be taking over your teen's life? A screenless Alternatives Fair will be held on Monday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the 9-12 campus of Dock Mennonite Academy. The film, Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, will be shown at 7:15 pm. This film looks at how technology impacts kids' development and the challenges of parenting in the digital world. It offers solutions on how adults can empower students to best navigate the digital world and find balance. This is a free event, but to attend, registration is required at Eventbrite (http://bit.ly/2N8HhzD). Here is a link if you would like more details on the film: https://www.screenagersmovie.com.