IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FOR OCTOBER
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
- October 6: No School
- October 7: No School
- October 8: Homecoming Dance – Student Center, 7:30pm
- October 10: No School – Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
- October 11: Student Portrait Retakes – bring picture packet with you
Kelsey Zeng Named to AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team
Congratulations to Kelsey Zeng who was named to the American Junior Golf Association Scholastic Junior All-America Team. Only 48 juniors and seniors in the country receive this honor each year (12 boys and 12 girls in each grade level). This achievement is based on a top 10 finish throughout the season, SAT and/or ACT scores, AP test scores, GPA, school leadership and community service, and writing skills.
Read more here.
Kelsey also set a tournament and school record, as well as established a new women’s record for the course, by shooting a 64 at Providence Golf Club in Davenport during a recent tournament. Read more here.
NEW THIS WEEK
PSAT Testing – Wednesday, October 19
All of our 8th and 9th graders will be taking the PSAT8/9. For more information regarding this test, please visit the following link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test
All of our 10th and 11th graders will be taking the standard PSAT/NMSQT. For more information regarding this test, please visit the following link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test
Here are some important reminders and tips to get ready for test day on Wednesday, October 19th:
Graphing and Scientific calculators are recommended for the test. A list of prohibited electronics for test day can be found at this link: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators
Bring two sharpened #2 pencils for the test, an approved calculator, and your best effort!
Students will be given all important information such as ID numbers on test day.
Here is a list of what NOT to bring on test day-
Any devices, including smartwatches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
Protractors, compasses, rulers
Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils
Pamphlets or papers of any kind
Dictionaries or other books. There are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language.
Food and drinks, including bottled water, unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities.
The PSAT is a practice test for the official SAT. Please be aware that the PSAT does carry other special significance. The following things are important for each parent and student to know about the PSAT:
For Juniors, PSAT scores are used to determine all National Merit Semifinalists and Finalists.
- For ALL students, the PSAT score is used in conjunction with teacher recommendations for placement in Honors and AP level courses for the following school year.
Picture Retakes – Tuesday, October 11
US students who have not had their picture taken or wish to have a retake done will be called to the gym lobby by grade level between 10:45am and 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 11.
Students must wear school uniforms and adhere to the dress code and grooming standards in the Parent Student Handbook.
For ordering, please use the information below.
Go to mylifetouch.com
Log in with your Portrait ID:
Upper School Attendance
All emails regarding attendance can be sent to our receptionist, Lyn Maxime, at email@example.com. If your student is arriving late, will be dismissed early or absent from school, please email Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming College Visits
Tuesday, October 11th
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Wednesday, October 12th
Thursday, October 13th
College of Charleston
Pace University, New York City
Savannah College of Art and Design
Friday, October 14th
West Virginia Wesleyan College