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Important Information for Juniors & Seniors

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Important Information for Juniors and Seniors


Take a deep breath because in less than two months you will be walking across the stage to receive your diploma – the official invitation to start “the rest of your life”.  Whether you plan to go on to college or into the work force, there are some things that you need to keep in mind before you get to this epic event.

  • Keep working hard – now is NOT the time to slack off and let the “senioritis” take control.  Light is at the end of the tunnel – keep pushing forward.
  • If you are planning to go to college, make sure you have completed the FAFSA.  Your time is running out and so is the financial aid, so get this done if you haven’t!  See Mrs. Bruland if you have questions.
  • Get your housing deposits taken care of if you are living on campus next year.  If you have questions, see Mrs. Bruland.
  • Make sure you are looking at scholarship deadlines.  Get those scholarships done!!  The Palmer Community Scholarships have been given to all seniors.  If you lost your copy or if you are a parent who would like copies, they can be found on my web page on the Palmer Tigers web sight (www.palmertigers.org).
  • Graduation is May 12 at 2:00.  A letter will be sent home in the near future to parents regarding graduation.


  • All Juniors will be taking the ACT on April 3.  This ACT is free, and scores will be used in place of the NeSA.  All juniors that plan to go to a 4-year college should take the ACT again in June or July.  You can register for the test at www.actstudent.org.  The deadline to register for the June 9 test is May 4.  The deadline to register for the July 14 ACT is June 15.  Other opportunities to take the ACT during senior year will be in September, October and December.  Dates for these tests will be announced at a later date.  If you have any questions or need help to register, see Mrs. Bruland.
  • Juniors have two college visit days during junior year…they need to visit campuses they are interested in!!  They will have two more college visit days senior year as well.  If they missed the two junior year visits, they can take all four senior year, but should do so early in the fall.   Mrs. Bruland will be taking them on a group college visit in the fall –location TBA.
  • Juniors can start scoping out scholarship opportunities.  Most applications do not open until the fall, but it is good to be prepared.  Getting a summer job and doing volunteer/community service would good on scholarship and college applications!!
  • If you would like to take English Composition (College English) or College Algebra or College Statistics next year, you need to have a cut score on your ACT or Accuplacer test.  Check with Mrs. Bruland to see if you have achieved the scores required for this.
  • Not too late to improve that Grade Point Average (GPA)!! Keep working hard!
  • Keep taking challenging classes – don’t slack off senior year!!  Slacking off will not prepare you for college!!!! And colleges do not like slackers.


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