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May 2021

AP Exams

AP exams are being administered in the Guidance Office beginning May 3rd through May 17th.  Students taking exams should report to the Guidance office 20 minutes before their exam time. Click here for the exam schedule and more information or use the following link to the CollegeBoard website:  https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates

Senior Surveys

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 Thursday, June 3. To have your information included, it must be submitted by May 28.

Senior Recital

The Senior Recital is scheduled for Tuesday, June 1. This event features the Performing Arts (stage events in music and dance), the Fabric Arts (fabrics, textiles, etc.), and the Visual Arts (painting, photography, sculpture, etc.). Students who have interest in participating in this event, should contact Mrs. Sensenig, Mr. Swartz, or Mrs. Lambright. Please connect with one of these teachers as soon as possible! 

Scholarship Opportunities for Dock Seniors

It’s not too late to apply for the following scholarships! Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

  • 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. Application deadline is May 12.
  • The Travis Bechtel Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Baum, Smith & Clemens, LLP, is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior at Dock planning to major in business, excelling in academics, athletics, and business. Application deadline is May 12.
  • The Harleysville Rotary Club & Janke Family Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Dock, based on their essay of how the Four-Way Test of Rotary has impacted their life. The recipient receives $750 and their name on a plaque in the Guidance Office! Application deadline is May 19.

Senior Experience

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. 

Schedules

2020-2021 schedules will be handed out in late-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 2020-2021 school year. 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.

Career/Work Study

Any student who would like to be involved in the Career/Work Study Program next year, please see Mrs. Leaman for more information.

College Visits

Now is the time for Juniors to begin visiting colleges. It’s best to visit colleges when they are in session, however, the summer months are a great opportunity to do some initial investigating. It is important to contact the colleges you are interested in to find out what type of visits are offered. Many colleges offer virtual visits on their websites. You may also be able to find a virtual college fair. 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.

Student Profile Form Updates

Students were given the opportunity to update their student profile forms last 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.

Academic Recognitions

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

Emergency Information

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.

Summer Enrichment

Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the Summer Opportunities page on the Guidance website for ideas! Enrichment activities look impressive on the college resume. Contact your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.