10/29/21 – WEEKLY UPDATE from the JH-HS
Good afternoon, Lennox JH-HS Students, Parents and Guardians:
ACT Prep Reminders
Dates: October 24, October 31, November 7, November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5
Bring Laptop, ACT Prep Books, pen/pencil and calculator.
Location: Lennox High School
Register for the ACT test – click here for dates of future tests and registration deadlines
Veterans Day Assembly
We will honor our Veterans at Lennox JH-HS on November 11, at 2:30pm in the Gym. This assembly is open to the public. Please do not plan to arrive before 2pm.
Lennox After Prom
November 20– Lennox After-Prom Tournament boys/girls grades 3-8; $175/team, 3 games guaranteed, paid referees. Contact Melissa Daugherty at 212-5197 or register at Tourney Machine. https://tourneymachine.com/E95338
After School study Sessions
After school study sessions are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 each week. Students with missing work, failing grades, tutoring needs or just a quiet space to work are invited to attend.
Please be sure to call the JH-HS office if your student will be late, needs to leave early or will be gone for the entire day due to illness, appointments, etc. Darci Granum – Attendance Secretary – 647-2203 (ext. 5001)
From the HS Counselor
- NCRC exam (November 3)– SENIORS and SENIOR Parents – please see page 2 for more information
- For 2021, the college application week is being extended to almost six weeks as part of a broader College Access Campaign to allow more time for students to take advantage of a free application period. There are also no limits to how many institutions a student may apply to during this time frame, and it is open to everyone: College Application Week - Select Dakota
Last day to drop a Dual Credit course is November 5th. If you plan on dropping a course, please see Mr. Breske for instructions.
Spring Dual Credit Registration opens November 1st. Please see Mr. Breske for registration assistance. https://tinyurl.com/kd874m9j
- Seniors: Remember to check the Scholarship News site on a regular basis https://tinyurl.com/auu7xzj2
College Visits Reps at LHS: Nov. 1 – DSU, Nov. 2 – STI
SENIOR PARENTS: If your student plans on attending college or technical school next fall, please remember to fill out your FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) forms. https://tinyurl.com/3uxzuuu4
Senior Parents and Guardians,
On November 3, all Seniors will take the NCRC exam at Lennox High School. Students will take 3 exams (Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information).
Schedule for November 3: times are approximate, tests have rolling starts, room assignments will be posted in the Senior Hallway.
8:30 – Exam 1 (Snacks available in between tests)
9:45 – Exam 2
11:00 –Exam 3
12:30-12:55 – Lunch
1:00-3:25 – follow your normal schedule
The National Career Readiness Certificate examination assesses an individual’s skill level in three areas deemed critical for employability: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. ACT, the organization that developed the college testing standard, researched over 16,000 occupations before developing these three WorkKeys® assessments for the NCRC. Just as the ACT score indicates the college readiness of all students, the NCRC assesses the career readiness of all students and serves as a reliable predictor for workplace success of any applicant, student or adult. Thousands of private and public employers now ask for or require NCRC scores as part of the application process.
NCRC is awarded at four levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Each is an objective validation to employers anywhere in the U.S. that an individual has met or exceeded the necessary foundational skills for a percentage of the 16,000 occupations in the WorkKeys database. For example, a Gold certificate verifies that an individual has the necessary skills for 93% of occupations. An employer may use NCRC scores for baseline applicant screening; hiring and promotion decisions; and targeting employee training and development.
The school and students will be notified shortly after testing whether or not they earned a certificate. Students that earn a certificate will also earn the day off from school on December 22, as a reward for their efforts. (Over the past 3 years, over 97% of Seniors at Lennox High School have earned a certificate.)
Whatever a student’s post-secondary educational plans – college/university, technical school, apprenticeship, or industry training – the NCRC is a critical addition to a student’s portfolio and résumé.
More information regarding this test can be found at: https://doe.sd.gov/Accountability/NCRC.aspx and at http://dlr.sd.gov/workforce_services/ncrc/ncrc_educators.aspx or contact Mr. Breske or Mr. Allison.
Chad Allison 7-12 Principal Chad.Allison@k12.sd.us