College & Career Readiness

SAVE THIS DATE!

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

College Information Night at Reicher

6:00 – 9:00

KICK-OFF the college process!

Students & Parents  are encouraged to attend.  TOPICS:

-Admissions Expert Panel

-Parent & Student Panel

-Applytexas

-Financial Aid & Scholarship

-FAFSA

-Making the Most of the College Visit

-Your Relationship with Admissions

-The SAT & ACT

-Different application processes, how do you know?

And much more…..

* Information Tables from Multiple Colleges

Colleges Attending

Abilene Christian University, Austin College, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Hardin Simmons, Louisiana State University, McLennan Community College, Samford University, Southern Methodist University, St. Edwards University, Tarleton University, Tarleton at MCC, Texas A & M, Texas A & M Commerce, Texas Tech University, United States Air Force, University of Alabama, University of Arkansas, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, University of Tennessee, University of Tulsa

Questions?  Email: ttrepinski@reicher.org

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  PLEASE CONTACT ME.

OUR ACCEPTANCES SO FAR!  Congratulations to all our seniors!

John Aynesworth – Baylor, LSU, University of Arkansas, TCU

Spencer Bajer – The Art Institute of Austin

Bradley Bass – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Jacksonville University, Houston Baptist, University of Tulsa, Texas State University

Molly Bolfing – University of Arkansas, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, TCU, Florida State, University of Florida

John Paul Bustamante – Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Rochester University

Lydia Contella – Blinn, Texas State

Allure Cavazos –  Texas Tech, University of Hawaii, UNT

Manual DeLaRosa – Texas A & M College Station, Engineering Program

Bryce Dorton – Baylor University, University of Arkansas

Andres Gomez – The Art Institute of Austin

Jazmin Gomez – Tarleton

Chris Hovde – Houston Baptist University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Katie Hutyra – Baylor, Tarleton, Texas State

Parker Kazda – University of Arkansas, UNT

Carson Macik – Baylor University, University of Dallas, Yale University

Katherine  Marek – Texas Tech, Tarleton Honor’s, & Oklahoma State

Chandler McVan – UMHB, St. Edwards, Baylor University

Jackson Monroe – UNT, Baylor

Michael Nealy – Baylor University

Huy Nguyen – Baylor Univeristy, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Ryan Perez – Texas Tech, UMHB, Baylor

Brandon Ramirez – Sam Houston

Brittney Sandoval – University of Mary Hardin Baylor & Abilene Christian University

Anna Schmidt – Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of Dance & Entertainment, Texas A & M College Station

Haris Siddiq – Baylor

Nathan Vizner – Benedictine College

IN ADDITION TO THESE ACCEPTANCES…

JOHN AYNESWORTH WAS OFFERED $60,000 AT BAYLOR AND $42,400

BRADLEY BASS WAS OFFERED $120,000 AT BOTH BAYLOR AND UMHB, $90,00 FROM JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY, AS WELL AS $53,000 AT ACU, HOUSTON BAPTIST $192,000, UNIVERSITY OF TULSA – $60,000

JOHN PAUL BUSTAMANTE WAS OFFERED A $72,000 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO ACU, $109,000 TO BAYLOR, & $37,000 TO UMHB

Katie Hutyra – 13,000 at Baylor Dean’s Gold Scholarship

CARSON MACIK WAS OFFERED AN $80,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY and $120,000 to University of Dallas

CHANDLER MCVAN WAS OFFERED $88,000 FOR ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY

HUY NGUYEN WAS OFFERED AN $68,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

AT BENEDICTINE COLLEGE, NATHAN VIZNER WAS OFFERED $17,000…HE ALSO WAS INVITED TO APPLY TO THE GREGORIAN FELLOWS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM BASED ON HIS HIGH ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE.  HE WAS ALSO OFFERED $120,000 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS

CONGRATULATIONS TO MOLLY BOLFING & CARSON MACIK FOR BEING CHOSEN TO REPRESENT REICHER CATHOLIC HS AT THE WACO ROTARY CLUB.  THEY WERE CHOSEN BASED ON A HOLISTIC APPROACH – ACADEMICS, EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, & HOW WELL THEY EXEMPLIFY THE REICHER MISSION!  GREAT JOB!

Congratulations to Manual DeLaRosa & Hannah Trippe for being recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar!

We also are extremely proud of Manual DeLaRosa for being chosen as a National Scholar Finalist!  What an amazing honor!

Sic ‘Em Ana Watson – she signed her letter of intent to play softball for Baylor University!

SCHOLARSHIPS

*Most applications can be found in the cubby outside my door.

 

  • Are you an athlete?  Apply for Wendy’s High School Heisman

Eligibility begins with maintaining a GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must perform in at least one of the 47 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

 

https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/are-you-eligible/

 

 

  • Soliders of the Wooden Cross Scholarship

Available if you have any military connection (mom, dad, grandparents, uncles, etc.)

Amount of award:   $1000.00

Deadline for entry:  February 15, 2018

See Dr. Ochoa for application

 

  • Churches Chicken Scholars Program

Available for all residents of Texas

Minimum GPA of 2.7 on 4.0 scale

 

Amount of award:   $1000.00

Deadline for entry:  February 15, 2018

 

  • Victor Peter Memorial Scholarship

This is grated by the Czech Heritage Society of Texas.

Student must have participated in Czech culture in some way.

Amount of award:   $500.00

Deadline for entry:  February 28, 2018

 

  • Knights of Columbus Texas State Council

Son/daughter or grandson/daughter of a member in good standing

Amount of award:   $2000.00 or more

Deadline for entry:  March 1, 2018

 

  • McLennan County A&M Mothers’ Club

Available if you are attending Texas A & M

Amount of award:   $500.00

Deadline for entry:  April 1, 2018

 

  • Reicher Field Crew Spirit Award

Any Reicher student

Two awards given

Amount of award:   $500.00

Deadline for entry:  April 05, 2018

 

  • Easton Mathew Regian Memorial

Available to all

Amount of award:   $500.00

Deadline for entry:  April 19, 2018

 

  • AES Scholarship Renewed  –  2018

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

 

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

 

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00

Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Further information, including previous winners, is on our website.

 

PLEASE LET ME KNOW THROUGH EMAIL WHAT SCHOOLS YOU HAVE APPLIED TO, WHAT SCHOOLS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO, AND WHAT YOUR 1ST CHOICE IS.  YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR EACH SUBMISSION YOU GIVE ME!

 

 

MINI COLLEGE FAIR 2017

 

Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.   Proverbs 20:15

Contact Information 

Tonya M. Trepinski-Ochoa, PhD

College, Career, & Vocational Advisor

ttrepinski@reicher.org

254-752-8349

COLLEGE NEWS

COLLEGE APPLICATION MOTIVATION

I am instigating a new contest to motivate seniors to apply to college!  If all seniors have applied to at least one college by December 8th, you will have a FREE COLLEGE SPIRIT day where you can wear the college of your choice (as long as you have applied there) and jeans on December 11th..  In addition, that same day, we will provide pizza and dessert for all of you in St. Joe’s.  I know you guys can do this!

Don’t forget to go in to Naviance and add the college you are applying to and request transcripts in order for this to count.  You MUST request transcripts this way.  Do not go to Mrs. Conners or Mrs. Besa.

In addition, your name will be added to the monthly drawing for a gift card to the store of your choice.

Seniors…please make sure you are informing me of any colleges you have applied to, are accepted to, and your 1st choice.  In addition, please let me know of any scholarships you have been offered.  You will be submitted in to a drawing for each thing you give me.

SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to the scholarships I announce and those on Naviance, please refer to Midway ISD’s webpage.  It contains a great local and national list of scholarships with easy access.  They updated it every few months.  The link is http://www.midwayisd.org/page/1403.

  • Go Texan Scholarship NOW available.  This is a $20,000 scholarship.  Visit www.rodeohouston.com.  You do not have to show animals in Houston to qualify.
  • The MCC Foundation is pleased to announce that the application for 2018-2019 scholarships is now available online atwww.mclennan.edu/foundation/scholarships.Each year, the MCC Foundation awards more than $400,000 in scholarships to deserving MCC students, with individual scholarships ranging from $250-$1,000.  Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2018; please encourage your students to apply!Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to Shelley Cotten at scotten@mclennan.edu.

  • CDA Texas State Court Memorial Scholarship Application  (SEE ME FOR APPLICATION)

    The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 (postmark).  This application package will serve

    dual track purposes:

    1) Consideration for the Texas State Court Memorial Scholarship for

    one graduating senior @ $1,000.  See attachment for address to

    mail application packet (original + 3 copies).

    2) Consideration for the local Sacred Heart Court #829 Scholarship for

    two graduating seniors @ $500 apiece.  Mail 4 copies of the same

    application packet to:

    Ms. Julie Jensen

    Education Chair

    CDA, Sacred Heart Court #829

    PO Box 202

    Aquilla, TX  76622

  • Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarship  Any seniors at a Catholic HS…sponsored by faculty member.  DUE Dec 4.  ESSAY  WE HAVE WON THIS BEFORE $1000  “How is your religious education influencing your life?”  You can probably use something you have and tweak it…see me ASAP.

     

     

  • High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. Download a program flyer here.Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 4, 2018. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online athttps://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/.  You may also follow us on Facebook.We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.

UPCOMING COLLEGE VISIT

TBA

 

SPECIFIC COLLEGE INFORMATION

University of Tulsa

Below is a list of the University of Tulsa’s visit programs for the upcoming school year. Please share with any students interested in visiting The University of Tulsa. Program descriptions can be found https://admission.utulsa.edu/visit-campus/visit-programs/.

  • Monday, January 15 – TU Up Close for Sophomores & Juniors
  • Sunday-Monday, February 18-19 – Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program for Seniors
  • Thursday-Friday, March 29-30 – Tulsa Time Overnight Visit Program for Seniors


COLLEGE COUNSELING PROGRAM

The College Counseling Program seeks to meet the needs of students from Grades 9 through their transition to college. In conjunction with the guidance counselor, careful attention is paid to academic schedules, standardized testing, and exposure to career possibilities and, for seniors, college application support.

Following are several of the basic job functions of the advisor:

  • Meet with new students and parents regarding a Four-Year Plan.
  • Meet with returning students annually regarding progress on Four-Year Plan.
  • Maintain individual student accounts on Naviance, a college-counseling web-based program. Included on site are records for each student in following areas: Learning Style Inventory, Personality Profile (based on Myers-Briggs), Holland Code (Career map), Resumé, College List, and College Applications. Students and parents each have an account to reference the student’s information.
  • Guide students through the applyTexas tool in order to consolidate several different college interests in to one main application.
  • Maintain resource library of scholarship, essay contest and summer opportunities for all students.
  • Plan College Day: All juniors and seniors spend one day on a college campus arranged through the College Counseling Center (additional days available for visiting colleges, see Student/Parent Handbook for guidelines).
  • Host College Information Day, an evening conference for all students, specifically juniors and parents to begin the 16-month college application process.
  • Hold appointments with each junior and their parent/s as requested, to develop individual college plan.
  • Host parent nights throughout the year on various topics related to College Counseling Center.
  • Host roundtable discussions on issues faced by teens: e.g. divorced parents, substance abuse, depression, eating healthily, relationships, anger, and study skills.

There are some college preparation needs that I share responsibility for with our school guidance counselor, Mrs. Conners.  Please refer to her for the following functions.

  • Maintain graduation checklist for each student, ensuring students are meeting Texas and Diocesan graduation requirements.
  • Coordinate various tests throughout the year.
  • Recording test scores in Naviance.
  • Guidance with dual credit and AP courses.