College & Career Readiness

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO LETRELL AND DAMION ON SIGNING THEIR LETTERS OF INTENT FOR UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS AND WILLIAM CAREY COLLEGE

Junior Visit to Baylor Was a HIT!

   

      

 

 SUMMER CAMPS!  SAVE THE DATE!

How to Write a College Essay

This session will teach the student how to write an essay that will “wow” the university admissions. Your student will leave the camp with one, complete essay based from the applyTexas prompts.

June 18 – 21, 1pm – 3pm  $50

Apply Texas & Naviance

Learn how to navigate these two college application resources with ease. From setting up the accounts, to exploring what benefits they include…you will leave this session ready to apply to college!

July 9 – 11, 1pm – 3pm  $40

Scholarship Scavenger Hunt

Leave this session knowing all the best places to look for scholarships. Also, learn which scholarships are more “doable” and likely to be awarded to you.

July 23, 1pm – 3pm  $25


http://www.yestoyouth.com/yesexpo.html

Youth Employment Solutions (YES!), is an initiative of The Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc. (dba Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas), which is a local non-profit, governmental organization that governs the Workforce Development system for the Heart of Texas region and is responsible for the oversight, planning, and evaluation of workforce services.

The Board of Directors is comprised of members appointed by the chief elected officials – the county judges from each of the six counties and the Mayor of Waco – and approved by the Governor of Texas. Members of the Board represent business, labor, education, community organizations, and government.

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas provides comprehensive services to employers and jobseekers in the Heart of Texas region, comprised of the counties of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan.

Our Mission

To provide a well-trained workforce for employers in order to ensure the economic growth of the region.

Our Vision

To provide a highly valued workforce system that meets the economic demands of the Heart of Texas Communities.

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, Rice University, Stephen F. Austin, Valparaiso University, Southwestern, Southern Methodist 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, Rochester University, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Allure Cavazos – Texas Tech, University of Hawaii, UNT

Lydia Contella – Blinn, Texas State, Tarleton

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

Shay Hill – Texas A & M Corpus Christi

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

Katie Hutyra – Baylor, Texas State

Parker Kazda – University of Arkansas, UNT

Carson Macik – Baylor University, University of Dallas, Yale University, Swarthmore College, Richmond College

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

Chandler McVan – UMHB, St. Edwards, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, UT Austin

Jackson Monroe – UNT, Baylor

Michael Nealy – Baylor University

Huy Nguyen – Baylor Univeristy, St. Edwards, University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Ryan Perez – Texas Tech, UMHB, Baylor, A & M College Station

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

Letrell Toussaint – University of Arkansas, Abilene Christian University, University of Dallas

Nathan Vizner – Benedictine College

Ana Watson – Baylor

Damion Wilson – Lamar University, Midwestern University, Abilene Christian University, William Carey University

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 FROM BAYLOR UNIVERSITY!

JACKSON MONROE WAS OFFERED & ACCEPTED $26,000 FOR BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

HUY NGUYEN WAS OFFERED AN $68,000 SCHOLARSHIP TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, $88,000

FOR ST. EDWARDS UNIVERSITY, AND UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, $24,000

LETRELL TOUSSAINT WAS OFFERED over $40,000 PER YEAR FROM UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS!

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/

  • Brazos Belle Scholarship

Available to any senior

Amount of award:  Specific Amount Not Listed

Deadline for entry: June 29, 2018

See Dr. Ochoa or your email for application

  • 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

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!

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.

UPCOMING COLLEGE VISIT

TBA

SPECIFIC COLLEGE INFORMATION

University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is excited to be hosting two informative and interactive events in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, as well as summer camp options for students in the College of Arts & Sciences. We hope you will pass along this information for students who might be interested in attending one or more of these events on TU’s campus:

Petroleum Engineering Open House – March 29 – Stephenson Hall – 5:30-7:30pm
Students and parents are invited to learn more about the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering. Event includes lab tours, alumni presentations and comments from the department chair and professors. RSVP by March 23 at rhonda-collier@utulsa.edu. Flier is attached.

Heartland Gaming Expo – April 7 – Reynolds Center – 9am-5pm
The Heartland Gaming Expo invites computer gaming enthusiasts of all ages to explore the industry’s products, designs and latest technology. Middle school, high school and college students from around Oklahoma and the region are encouraged to participate in four areas of gaming competition, and a gaming tournament is open to the general public. The expo features demonstrations, speakers and vendor exhibits while providing a platform for student competitors, visitors, gaming companies and organizations to network and promote creativity and growth in the gaming industry.

Arts & Sciences Summer Camps
The TU School of Music and the Department of Film Studies are hosting camps this summer for high school students. For more information, use the links below for dates and registration information.

Music Camps and Workshops
Screenwriting and Film Making Camp

Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge
The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors. Students can begin working on a TURC project the summer before their freshman year at TU. For more information, visit our website.
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.