HOWARD, TRACI


Name: Traci Howard                                          
Email: traci_howard@ecboe.org               
Subject: Guidance Counselor
Grade:  9 - 12
 
 Hello! Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year.  Senior parents you can be reviewing the college(s) (*see Helpful Websites for links to colleges) of your student's choice for details regarding the requirements for admissions (GPA/ACT) and to receive a scholarship from the university.  Also, on the school's home page I have a list of various scholarships that you can look over to see if any apply to your child.  If you know where your senior is planning on going to college you can even go ahead and begin the application process now.  Please contact me with any questions you may have.  
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Parents & Students,
Please take a moment to complete the following survey...
Thank you!
Traci Howard

Students Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P8B9CNN

Parents Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVMK36D
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Be safe and have a wonderful week!
#gojackets


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STUDENTS & PARENTS
Don't Forget
Priority Deadlines for Scholarships
Don't Miss'em...
U of AL Dec. 15th
Auburn - Dec. 1st
Check out the deadlines for the college YOU plan to attend!
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Walk To School.pngHurry! Take a look!

Just got an email re: the 
Blount Scholars Program
at the University of AL
Deadline is December 15th!
Check it out!

http://blount.as.ua.edu/apply/


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College Application/Scholarship 
DEADLINES

Is your child attending a college with an EARLY/PRIORITY DEADLINE of December 1st or 15th???   Check it out on the College Website where your child plans to attend college!
Please call me or email if you need assistance verifying this information!!! 
(256) 492-2250 ext. 1
traci_howard@ecboe.org
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Rainbow.pngCheck out the HELPFUL WEBSITES page...new info and websites re: FINANCIAL AID!
&
Rainbow.pngCheck out SCHOLARSHIPS page...new scholarship links added!
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Cash for College
Week
October 30 - November 3
Many colleges will waive the admissions fee if students will apply to college this week!
All seniors need to apply to at least one college this week. 
 I will be in the
library all week to assist students.
Let's app
ly to college!!!

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ATTENTION
c/o 2017 AP students and c/o 2018 AP Students:

If you made a qualifying score on your AP Exam in the Spring of 2017, we will be presenting your gift cards on the field before the Hokes Bluff game on September 29th at GHS...Please meet at the goal post near the field house at 6:20 p.m...Don't be late!
 Hope to see all of you there!  
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Check out the IMPORTANT DATES page!

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College Parent Night 
at 
Glencoe High School is 
October 3rd - 6:00 p.m.
Glencoe High School Lunchroom
All parents and Seniors please attend this very important and informative meeting.

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Etowah County College Fair is October 6th at GSCC gymnasium!
ALL Seniors will be attending.  
Senior parents please feel free to come by the fair anytime from
9 - Noon on 10/6.

 It is a great opportunity to speak with a variety of admissions counselors from various universities.
 The military will be there are as well.


Welcome to the GHS Counselor's Website!  I hope that you will find the information provided useful.  There is so much information available now via the internet to keep students and parents up-to-date on planning for post-high school graduation.  I encourage students and parents to visit the websites of those colleges that are of interest to you.  College websites provide a wealth of information concerning the admissions process as well as scholarship information.  It is imperative that students maintain a very good GPA in order to ensure their unconditional acceptance into the college of his/her choice.   A high GPA and an excellent ACT score will allow students to be competitive for a variety of scholarships. 
So...do your best, do your research, stay focused, and have a wonderful high school experience!