January 26, 2012 Bulletin






In 2012, 56 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars received scholarships for summer programs at some of the best universities in the nation - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Penn, Stanford and Yale.  For summer 2012, the Joyce Ivy Foundation plans to increase the number of full and partial scholarships to be awarded for Pre-College Summer Programs. These scholarships cover the cost of tuition, room and board, as well as related expenses such as books, fees, and travel to and from campus.  While the deadline is March 19, 2012, please apply early, as pre-college financial aid budgets tend to be consumed relatively early in the admissions cycle. We hope that you will visit http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org for more information and to watch the video featuring recent Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars.

Most classes are a1/2 days for a week. Our classes this year run June 4-8, June 18-22 and July 9-13.  We usually have a need for about 250 assistants.   This is a great opportunity for young people to work with passionate, experienced teachers in a wide variety of subject areas. Classes run the range from science and technology to the arts, writing and outdoor areas like fishing.  We have a Harry Potter camp as well as Architecture and Engineering camp located on campus.   We have an international program that involves 60 middle level students coming from Japan.  This is the 10th year of this program.  We are looking for ambitious, interested students who could assist teachers in classes.  If students are looking for community service hours or GOPO hours, they will earn 20 hr for the week. We will have posters in the counseling offices of the schools and available cards for students to pick up. Also information may come through school announcements. **Applications are open Feb.13th and ending in March.**

Tuesday, February 28th:  7:15 am & 6:00 pm--MANDATORY Parent/Dancer Meeting (A118 Forum) 

Tuesday, March 27th:  3:30 pm—Information Sheets due

Tuesday, April 3rd:  3:30-6:30 pm (approximately) --Emerald Interviews

Wednesday, April 4th:  3:30-7:30 pm – Practice Session/Mock Auditions (Main Gym)

Thursday, April 5th: 3:30-7:00 pm (approximately) – Auditions (Main Gym)

Wednesday, April 11th: 3:30-4:30 pm Uniform Fitting (D023 PE Classroom)

COLLEGE PLANNING - February “To Do” List

Complete these tasks during February to stay on the right college planning track.


___ Apply for a Department of Education PIN (one for you and one for a parent) at pin.ed.gov.

___ Complete student and parent 2011 tax returns.

___ Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov.

___ Continue to apply for scholarships.


___ Register by February 10 for the March 10 SAT.

___ All juniors will take the ACT on April 24th at LSW - free of charge - no need to register for an April test.