MHS Counseling Office

 

Guidance Office Phone:  (856) 778-6610, ext. 12170, 12172

Guidance Office Fax:
  (856) 222-1754

CEEB Code:  310825



Guidance Announcements

Third Annual Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club Writing Award:
The Third Annual Moorestown Rotary Lunch Club Writing Award is for a paper on the“History of Moorestown”.

Recipient:  Student from Moorestown High School or Moorestown Friends (any Grade)
Award Amount:  $1,000 for First Place Winner; Second and Third Place Winners will receive $400 each; the next Seven will receive $100 each.

Students can research and write a five page (double spaced) paper on any aspect of Moorestown’s History to include, but not limited to:
• Its founding in the 1600’s
• Families of Note (Founding Fathers and Successful Citizens)
• Homes and Buildings
• Organizations /Businesses

Prior Papers included Notable Historical and Contemporary People, Architecture and Buildings, Roads and Transportation and even some fiction.  There are a lot more people and buildings that can be discussed, as well as some “institutions”.

Registration by January 30th and papers submitted by March 10th, 2020
• Email intention (registration) to participate to Lon Haines at lhaines101@aol.com, with
o Your name and contact info
o Your selected topic and a brief description
• Email final paper to the same address by 5:00 on March the 10th.

The papers will be reviewed by a Committee of members of Rotary and their Spouses.  Factors for selections include creativity, uniqueness, quality of writing and research.  In addition, this year we will recognize the school that has the best representation of participants (as a percentage of total enrollment).  Announcement of the winner will be made in March 2020 (specific date to be announced), at the Moorestown Rotary Meeting at the Community House at 12:15 on the selected date.

College Planning 101, Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 p.m., MHS Auditorium:

We hope you will be able to join us in the high school cafeteria for the College Planning 101 evening for parents.  Counselors will be presenting information that was shared with junior students in the small group and one-to-one sessions that began in December.  This will include information about how to utilize Naviance in the college search process.  This is a 60 minute program.  While primarily for parents of Juniors, all are invited.

Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) Assessment Test at MHS:

As a part of their Spring Ahead! program, Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) will offer their Assessment Test at MHS on Friday, February 7.  To be eligible to take the RCBC Assessment at MHS, students must have applied to RCBC by January 31, 2020.  See your Guidance Counselor to sign up.

*Since you may have tested out of one or both parts of the RCBC Assessment with SAT/ACT scores, be sure to check with your Guidance Counselor.

RCBC's Spring Ahead! program has three parts:

1) Information Session - November 20, 2019
2) Assessment Test at MHS - February 7, 2020
3) Registration Visit to RCBC - April 8, 2020

For more information visit RCBC Spring Ahead!.

Attention Seniors - Forms for Counselor Recommendation Letter:

If you have not done so yet, it is important for you to submit the following forms to your Guidance Counselor as soon as possible.  For their Guidance Counselor college recommendation letter, senior students need to submit three forms to their Guidance Counselor:  the Parent Comments & Observations Sheet, the Student Activities Sheet, and the Recommendation Waiver Form.

The Parent Comments & Observations Sheet is to be completed by a parent or guardian.  There is not a lot of room on the form, so parents usually either type on a blank sheet of paper and attach it to the form, or they download the form and write as much as they want under each question.

The Student Activities Sheet is completed by the student, including activities and achievements since they began 9th grade, both in and out of school.  *If there is anything to add after the Student Activities Sheet is turned in, the student should email the updated information to their Guidance Counselor.

The Recommendation Waiver Form is to be signed by the student and a parent or guardian.  Be sure to print the student's name where it says "Name of Student".

Attention Seniors and Juniors - 12th Period College Representative Visits:
Our College Representative Visit program is in full swing.  Visits take place during 12th period, usually in the Guidance Office unless otherwise noted.  The Visit List can be found in the student's Naviance account under "What's New" on the main page.

Be sure to visit the page often, as colleges continue to add to the Visit List throughout the fall and some also visit in the spring.  Check with Ms. Waldin or Ms. Berger in the Guidance Office for exact locations.

The visits with the college admission representatives are a great opportunity to meet with the representative, ask questions and find out information, and to show interest in the college.

Looking for a Club or Activity?  Check out the MHS Clubs & Activities List:
If you are searching for clubs or activities, check out the MHS 2019-2020 Clubs & Activities.  In addition to a description of the club or activity, the faculty advisers and their room numbers are listed so you can find out more information.
Attention Seniors -- Financial Aid Information from HESAA:  
For many years the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students.  In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring HESAA to prepare a similar brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades. 

E-booklet of the Student Loan Guide

HESAA is the only state authority with the sole mission of providing students and families with the information and resources necessary to attain an education beyond high school.  Students and parents are encouraged to learn more about HESAA's programs and services.

The NJSCA "College Open House" list for NJ, DE, DC, MD, NY, PA & VA is now updated: 
 
New Jersey College Open Houses 
Pennsylvania College Open Houses
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York and Virginia College Open Houses

Be sure to call the college in advance to verify the date and time as some of these dates may change. Some schools request that you register before coming to an open house. Many schools besides those listed offer open houses. Call your prospective colleges and universities for their schedule. 
 
It is an excellent idea to include both open houses and college tours in your college exploration. The open house allows you to see many of the activities available on campus while the traditional college tour lets you experience the college in a more typical environment.

Moorestown High School Receives Honor From College Board: 
Moorestown High School has been placed on the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement® Access and Student Performance.  Moorestown Township Public Schools is one of 477 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP® course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.  Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit from rigorous AP course work.  Since 2011, Moorestown Township Public Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP by 68, while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher by 72.  

Historically Black College Common Application:  
Historically Black College Common Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  With this application you can apply to 34 of the colleges represented by EDU, Inc. for a one time fee of $35.00.  Any interested students can pick up an application in the Guidance Office or visit the Historically Black College Common Application online.