Wheatland-Chili Middle/High School Daily Announcements

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    BBQ DinnerThe Senior Class will be holding a BBQ Dinner Fundraiser on May 3rd (4-8pm) at Jack's Place (760 Scottsville-Chili Road). (FLYER)

     

    Pre-sale Tickets are on sale NOW - $14 (or $16 at the door on May 3rd). Look for a Senior to purchase yours! Contact Laura Hogan (Laura_Hogan@wheatlandchili.org) with any questions.

     

    Dinner will include: Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Mac 'n' Cheese, Salt Potatoes, Cajun Corn, Roll, Salad and Cookie.  You can Dine-in or Take-out. 

     

     

    Flower SaleThe Jr Class will be selling Hanging Flower Baskets and potted Geraniums for Mother's Day.  

    Cost is $5 for a potted geranium or $20 for an 11" Hanging Basket (choose from impatiens, geraniums or petunias in mixed colors)  See FLYER for more info. Orders will be taken until Monday, June 29th. Flowers will be delivered on May 10th. Find a Junior to order your flowers, or contact Mr. Schneider or Mrs. Little with any questions.

     

     

     

    Summer QampFREE Movie Screening Event for Students on Saturday, April 27th, 11:30am at the Dryden Theater - Summer Qamp.

    Join the GSA to go see this movie event. This film is part of the ImageOut Spring Film Festival. There will be a Q&A with the director following the film. See Mr Schneider for more information and to let him know if you want to attend.

     

     

    Imagine RITCome to the RIT Campus this Saturday, April 27 (10am to 5pm) for the annual Imagine RIT Creativity & Innovation Festival (FLYER)

    This event is FREE and perfect for the whole family. Explore over 400 exhibits that showcase the imagination and creative spirit of the RIT students. Lots of hands-on activities throughout. Go to the Imagine RIT website - https://www.rit.edu/imagine/ - to plan your day and learn more.

     

     

     

     

    College & Military Rep Visits:

     

    Golisano Institute of Business** Please Note - Change of Date & Time **

    Rep Visit from Golisano Institute of Business - Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:30pm in Counseling

    Meet with Rebecca McGwin and find out more about their programs.

     

     

    NavyUS Navy Visit - Tuesday, April 23, during lunches B & C

    Meet with Matthew Ciereck to learn more about opportunities with the US Navy

     

     

     

    Club Meetings:

    Look for the Club meetings on the "Afterschool Activities Calendar" on the monitors. Here's what is happening this week:

     

     

     

    Marching bandAttention Middle School Marching Band:

    The next 3 Marching Band practices will be held at TJ Connor beginning at 3:00pm.  You will need to go to Sports Study Hall with Mrs Wilson after school and take the 2:55 bus to TJC for the rehearsals on these days:

        • Monday, May 6

        • Monday, May 13

        • Monday, May 20

    You will take the 4:00 bus home from TJ Connor following practice. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. McDougall.

     

     

     

    News from Counseling:

     

    Unified Court SystemSummer Internship in the NY State Unified Courts - for students age 17+ who have an interest in the Judicial system and/or Legal professions.

    The Internship runs from July 8 to August 17 and you will be paid $18/hr.  Read this letter for all of the details. Applications deadline is May 3rd. You can find the application HERE - https://portal.nycourts.gov/StudentAideApplication/

     

     

     

    Summer of OpportunityApplications for the Summer of Opportunity Summer Jobs program are also available online NOW.  

    Jobs are available for students ages 14-21. There are income requirements to meet for this program (if you live outside the city of Rochester limits).

    You will need the following documents to apply - online application report, copies of student's Photo ID (School ID is fine), 2nd Quarter Report Card, Social Security Card, and a work permit. You can upload the documents online. 

     

     

     

    Pre College ProgramsDid you know that LOTS of local and regional colleges offer Summer Pre-College programs where you can earn COLLEGE CREDITS? Check out THIS LIST of Residential and Online programs that we know about.

    Costs vary by school and program. Some of these programs even offer FREE or reduced programs for students facing financial need. Deadlines tend to be on a rolling basis until programs fill up. Plan to apply early (like before March 1st) to save a seat and/or have the best choices.

     

     

     

    Summer Enrichment Opportunities

     

    Check out these Featured Summer Enrichment programs!

     

     

    Photon CampFREE Summer Camp at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester - June 24-28

    For rising Juniors and Seniors. Spend a week in the laser labs working on research programs with the faculty of the Optics department. Explore the growing field of optics and optical engineering and work on projects in areas such as:

          • Thermal Imaging                       -  Digital versus Analog Imaging

          • Optical Communication           - Cell phone Camera versus Digital SLR

          • Solar Energy                             - Illumination/Fluorescence

    Deadline to apply is May 15th. (Application form) Students who have taken pre-calculus and/or physics will have preference but all students who have taken trigonometry and algebra are welcome to apply. 

     

     

    Genesee Promise Plus Program at GCCAttention Juniors and Seniors - the Genesee Promise Plus program allows you to take a FREE class at GCC this summer (July 8- August 9) (FLYER)

    Final deadline is June 14th, but classes fill up so apply as early as possible for best selection. You will need to fill out and return this application form first to be eligible. Go to their website for more info - https://www.genesee.edu/pay-for-college/financial-aid/genesee-promise-plus/

     

     

    Camp College PrepFor Sophomores and Juniors thinking about College - Camp College Prep (2 sessions: July 8-11 or July 22-25), held at Nazareth College (FLYER)

    Spend 4 days on the campus and learn how to write a college essay & resume, prep for the SAT or ACT and develop your plan to prepare for the college admissions process.  Cost is $325. Registration is on a first come basis - limit of 25 students per session. 

     

     

     

    Summer at the CenterSummer at the Center - Career Exploration Camps for Middle School students, 2 sessions - July 8-12 and July 15-19

    Held at the WEMOCO CTE Center in Spencerport. Choose from a variety of camps and explore different careers. Check out this FLYER for details.  Deadline for applications is June 1 but apply early as camps fill up fast! Selections include:

     

        • Week 1 (July 8-12) - Carpentry, Cooking, Hair, Welding and Criminal Justice

        • Week 2 (July 15-19) - Baking, Animals/Plants, and Healthy Smiles

     

     

     

    SAMESummer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) - July 8-26 (FLYER), for HS students who have completed Algebra 1

    This program is offered every summer and is open to HS students who have completed Algebra 1. Spend 2 weeks this summer in the Advanced Manufacturing Labs at the WEMOCO CTE Center and learn advanced/smart manufacturing skills on equipment like the CNC machines, mills, lathes and the fusion 360. There will also be fieldtrips to local manufacturing companies. This program is FREE! You must provide your own transportation. Applications are available at monre2boces.org/SAME. Deadline is May 1st.

     

     

     

    STEAM Camps at FLCCSTEAM in Motion Summer Camp at FLCC (Victor Campus), July 8-12 - Check out the FLYER!

    The full-day STEAM camps provide activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math with themes for each location. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for five days. The cost for each week is $300 and includes lunch, snacks and a T-shirt. Students may enroll in more than one camp. There are 3 other camps also offered on their other campuses, as follows:

          • July 8-12, STEAM in Motion, Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251.

          • July 15-19, STEAM in H20, Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St.

          • July 22-26, STEAM in Space, Newark Campus Center, 1100 Technology Parkway, off Route 88.

          • Aug. 5-Aug. 9, STEAM in Nature, Muller Field Station 6455 County Road 36, Canadice

    The registration deadline is June 21 at flcc.edu/STEAM. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 17.

     

     

    Summer Health Opportunity ProgramPAID ($10/hr for 18 hours/week) Healthcare Summer Camp Program at D'Youville College - Tuesdays to Thursday (9am-3pm) from July 9 to August 15. (FLYER

    For rising 10th to 12th graders who have an interest in the Healthcare field. This camp will be filled with hands-on learning (including First Aid/CPR certification), job shadowing, community volunteer opportunities and and overnight opportunity on the D'Youville campus. Plus you get PAID for it! Program is located in Warsaw, NY. Go to their website for more information and to register. Deadline to apply is Monday, May 6th.

     

     

     

    Roberts Wesleyan Summer CampsAcademic Summer Camps at Roberts Wesleyan College (July 14-19 and July 21-26), for students in grades 9-12 (FLYER)

    Spend up to 2 weeks on campus and explore up to 2 different career camps. In Week One, choose from Social Work, CSI/Forensics, Business, Pre-Med or STEM camps.  In Week Two, choose from Nursing, Creative Writing, Psychology or Teacher Education camps. Cost is $550 for one week or $1,000 for both weeks and includes program costs, room/board in the dorms and evening activities. Full scholarships are available for students that qualify (minimum 2.5 GPA and eligible for Free Lunches). Applications are now open online but space is limited so apply early!

     

     

    Biomedical CampHealth and Biomedical Sciences Camp at Lebanon Valley College (Annville PA), July 22-27 for students in grades 9-11 (FLYER)

    Learn through hands-on laboratory investigations about a number of medical fields such as molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, and other medical sciences. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real-life problems.  You will live on campus and meet professionals from different medical fields. Cost is $1,250 which includes all materials and lab fees, room and board. There is no deadline but apply early as space is limited.

     

     

    Joy of CodingOnline "Joy of Coding" Class (taught by Univ. of Michigan Faculty) June 19-July 31 (FLYER)

    For students (age 13+) who love Math and Solving problems. No prior coding experience needed but students should have completed Algebra 1. Learn how Python coding can power Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri and use it to code your own Snapchat Lenses! Cost is $149 (financial aid is available). Classes are all on-line so you can work at your own pace to complete the program. Deadline to apply is May 31.

     

     

    Summer at EastmanSummer at Eastman School of Music - Spark your musical journey! (June 24 - August 2), programs for ALL ages!

    Choose from day camps and week-long summer institutes for a variety of instruments or specialties. New this year - High School Jazz Workshop, Keyboard Explorations II (for students in grades 10-12), Guitar Intensive Workshops. Check out their BROCHURE for more info. Register early as classes fill up.  Final deadline is May 15th.

     

     

     

     

    Senior ScholarshipsSenior Scholarships:

    The list of Scholarships with deadlines from mid-March to the end of May 2024 is NOW available. See Mrs. Hartley in Counseling with any questions. 

     

    Scholarship Matching. TIP - All of these scholarships, and more, are available in your SchooLinks account. Go into SchooLinks to set up your Scholarship Matching Profile to have SchooLinks filter out the scholarships that are MOST RELEVANT to you and your college goals. Look for the Moneybag icon (left) and choose Scholarship matching to get started.

     

     

    All of the Wheatland-Chili specific Senior Scholarships are now available!!  An email was sent out to Seniors as well as a notice in Schoology on Wed, April 10th with all of the details.

    To access more info, go to the 23-24 Scholarship Info page (HERE)

     

    Newly added scholarships:

    Bridging the Dream Scholarship ($10,000, 80 awards) - for seniors who are considered diverse (by gender, disability, race, ethnicity or as a member of an underserved community) who are facing financial challenges to attend college/trade schools. You must submit a video (max 2 min) describing 'a significant experience in your life in which you achieved a goal or faced a setback. How did it shape your personal growth and perspective; and how will you apply those lessons for success in college and beyond?'  Deadline is May 17.

     

     

    SATUpcoming SAT Testing Dates:

    Did you know that all SAT tests will be in a digital format now? Go to  https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat to learn all about the new test format and what to expect on testing day.

     

    SAT Test Date* Registration Deadline* Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
    and Late Registration**
         
    May 4, 2024 Apr 19, 2024
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    April 23, 2024
    June 1, 2024 May 16, 2024
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    May 21, 2024