February Guidance Newsletter

2/6/2020 8:21:19 AM


Guidance Office Newsletter

February 2020

It’s been a great (and chilly) start to the new year! Please read this month’s newsletter for some important information and deadlines.

Some reminders for the month of February:

Please mark your calendars for a couple of college fairs that are coming up in March. 

The Northern Kentucky Catholic High School College Fair will be held on March 24, 2020, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm at Northern Kentucky University. More information to follow.

College Fair at Xavier University Cintas Center on March 31, 2020, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. More information available here.

*There will not be a spring college fair at CLS this year due to the Catholic High School College Fair at Northern Kentucky University in March.


As always, please watch for any updates from the Guidance Department in                Mr. Gressock’s Friday emails.


College Applications

Thomas More University - You can always apply to TMU for free through their website. Apply here.


Senior Checklist

Junior Checklist

Sophomore Checklist

Freshman Checklist


Scholarship Opportunities!

Start your scholarship search now. Look for scholarships that apply to your unique traits or interests! Many scholarships are open to freshmen through seniors. There are many websites to search for scholarships. Try scholarships.com, fastweb.com, studentscholarships.org, College Board, or goingmerry.com to name a few. You may also contact local organizations, companies, and religious organizations to ask if they offer scholarships. Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation 500 Internal Server Error

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Listed below are some scholarships of interest.


Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is open to seniors only. You must write a 500 word or less essay addressing an African-American who has been an inspiration in your life. Discuss the contributions of the person who has served to inspire and motivate you. More information available at the link.

Deadline: February 29, 2020             Award: $5,000



Students of Integrity Scholarship

Juniors and Seniors may apply. You must submit a 2-4 page essay to this prompt: In today’s world of technology and call-out/cancel culture, is it easier to be an individual/society with integrity? Or harder? Why? Please read the information contained in the link above about other questions pertaining to the prompt.

Deadline: April 3, 2020                                  Award: Two $2,500 winners


Remembering Marine SSGT Mark Anthony Wojciechowski (“Tony Wojo”)

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 Deadline: April 15, 2020                                                                                                             

Ramsey Debt-Free Degree Scholarship Giveaway is giving away $10,000 in college scholarships. Answer a few easy questions about going to college debt-free and be entered for a chance to win one of three scholarships. Open to freshmen through seniors. First place wins $5,000, second and third place wins $2,500 each. It really is as simple as answering a few True or False questions! You may apply here.



Juniors are required to take the ACT the morning of March 24, 2020. The test will be given at CLS. Students will have lunch after the exam and then watch a movie/have study hall for the remainder of the day. Please remit payment in the amount of $45.50 to the main office or Ms. Stone. Checks can be made payable to CLS.

The next ACT test date is April 4, 2020. This test will not be held at CLS. You must register by February 28. You can register at act.org.

In 2020, students will have the option to retake the ACT as Subject Tests. This means if there is an area where there is room for improvement, students may take only that subject instead of the entire ACT. Registration for subject tests will be through act.org.


In Guidance Class:

In the Senior Guidance class over the next month, we will talk about stress and coping/relaxation techniques. 

In Junior Guidance class, we are working with Naviance to explore colleges of interest to the students, scholarship requirements of those colleges, and individual meetings with Ms. Stone to discuss college/career interests and goals.

In Sophomore Guidance class over the next month, we will cover mastering test anxiety. This will include topics such as anxiety regulation, systematic desensitization, test-taking skills, confidence-building skills, study skills, and more. Even if one does not experience test anxiety, they may benefit from other topics addressed, and/or they may share their experiences that may help a classmate.


Other News:

If you are considering student loans, please pay close attention to the interest rate and principal reductions offered when paying off the loan. Sometimes you are charged a fee for paying off the loan early.


If there is a topic you have questions about or would like covered in the guidance newsletter, please feel free to contact with suggestions at erin.stone@covingtonlatin.org!