Jacksonville High School
The mission of Jacksonville High School is to create a supportive community of learners that will meet the academic, emotional, social, and physical needs of high school students in a safe and orderly environment.
These are the Announcements for Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1. Christmas is just around the corner and lots of kids are looking forward to receiving a toy under the tree. Any student or teacher may participate in Toys-for Tots by dropping off a new unwrapped toy in the school office. Key Club and Cheerleaders have agreed to bring a toy for Toys-for-Tots, so Key Club members we need you to bring in your toys by Wednesday December 18th. Remember there are not many shopping days left and we need your help!
2. Hey juniors and seniors…..it is time to plan for this year’s JHS and Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Job Shadowing Day that is coming in February. If you want to participate by shadowing a job in our community, you must fill out an application now! Please come by Mrs. Hillencamp’s desk to pick up your application and if you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Hillencamp.
3. Seniors be sure to visit the Go Center for new scholarships.
4. Attention Student Council officers and representatives, there will be a Stuco meeting on Thursday morning at 7:30 in the library. Shirts are here so be sure to be at the meeting!
5. There will be a meeting for anyone interested in power lifting on Monday, Dec. 16th immediately after school in the field house.
6. Christmas parade was rescheduled for this Thursday and any art club members who wish to walk in the parade to pass out candy will need to meet across the street from Commerce and Patton St. at 5:30pm.
7. Also Key Club members who were planning to be in the parade need to talk with Mrs. Royon in room 130 before Thursday.
Scholarship and College Open House Information
Seniors may visit the Go Center located in the office for any more information on these scholarships and Preview Days.
Colgate – Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are offering the “MAKE THE U” (HAZ LA U) Scholarship Program for Hispanic students. This year a total of 21 grants will be awarded. One grand prize winner will win a $15,000 Educational Grant and 20 second place winners will receive a $2,500 Education grant. You will be required to submit 3 short 500 words or less essays. Application deadline is January 20th, 2014.
Carter BloodCare is offering five $1000 scholarships with a $500 bonus with each scholarship for senior graduation activities. You must donate in at least two blood drives with Carter BloodCare during the 2013 – 2014 school year. Deadline for application is February 14, 2014.
Luminant Power Track is offering scholarships for students interested in hands – on electrical or mechanical work and thrive in a team environment. Application Deadline is March 3, 2014.
The Marine Corps League of Jacksonville is offering a scholarship to high school seniors.
You must write an essay stating what the United States Constitution means to you.
Deadline is April 1, 2014.
Are you a business owner? If so, we have a scholarship opportunity for you. Come by the GO Center to get information on the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Application deadline is December 17, 2013.
ETBU is hosting a Shadow Day December 5-6 and February 20-21, 2014.
You will be able to have lunch in the cafeteria, attend classes, and spend a night in a dorm.
Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, The University of Texas at Dallas is hosting a meeting to get all the inside scoop on the college selection process.
For a full schedule and to reserve seats, visit the events webpage.
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association is offering a scholarship. You must be majoring in horticulture, business or related field, have a sincere intent to enter or be involved in the horticulture industry, and attend an accredited Texas school for the period covered by the scholarship. Application deadline is March 14, 2014.
Better Business Bureau Serving Central East TX Education Foundation is offering textbook scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 and $2,000.00. Application deadline is January 10, 2014.
Right to Life of East Texas is offering four $1,000.00 college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in the fall of 2014. Application Deadline is January 24, 2014.
Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Association is offering $1000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors whose parents are members of CCECA. Application deadline is February 28, 2014.
Scholarships are being offered to students who plan on attending East Texas Baptist University and pursuing a degree in mathematics. The department will start looking at applications on February 1, 2014 and will award scholarships to qualified applicants until the funds are exhausted. Return to the department as soon as possible.
The Student View Scholarship is now being offered to any student who wishes to participate in a survey that will provide information to colleges and universities. Go to www.studentinsights.com for all the information.
Al’s Formal Wear is offering two Salute to Education Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each. Go to www.alsformalwear.com/scholarships Application Deadline is May 31, 2014.
Visit SallieMae.com/Scholarships for lots of information on many different scholarships.
My Majors Magazine is online now and you can go to their website www.mymajors.com/scholarhsips to apply for scholarships.
National FFA Collegiate Scholarships Available – Go to www.FFA.org/scholarships to sign up to be eligible for over 1,500 scholarships with one simple application. The GO Center has a complete list of all scholarships available through FFA.
The Burger King Scholars Program is offering scholarships to all Burger King employees or their dependent children. If interested, come see Mrs. Hillencamp. Application Deadline is Jan. 10, 2014.
Texas Farm Credit is offering a scholarship for seniors who are graduating and pursuing a college degree in an agriculture – related field of study. This may include agricultural business, animal science, agricultural economics, and others. The organization awards five, one time scholarships in the amount of $2,000.00. Application deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Frontier Fiesta Association Scholarship for University of Houston Incoming Freshman – Deadline is January 24, 2014.
The Christian Connector, Inc. offers an Online Christian College Scholarship Resource Program. The participating Christian colleges have provided over $150 million in scholarships and grants to students this past year alone.
Register now for UT Tyler Preview Day. Preview date is April 5, 2014.
2014 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest is being offered through the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. First place winner receives $10,000.00.You will be required to write any essay on an act of political courage. Application Deadline is January 6, 2014.
SFA is offering scholarships in Theatre, Physics and Astronomy.
Fine Arts Preview Day at Angelina College on October 25, for juniors and seniors who are interested in Art, Graphic Arts, Journalism, Music/Sound Recording Technology, Communication – Speech, or Theatre.
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Texas Engineering Foundation will award approximately $100,000 in scholarships to engineering students attending an ABET – accredited university. You can download a list of all coordinators and the scholarship application at http://www.abet.org. Submissions must be postmarked by January 10, 2014.
Austin Bank is offering 27 scholarships to graduating seniors. Deadline is February 28, 2014.
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is offering 17 four – year tuition, room and board Technology Scholarships. Application deadline is February 1, 2014.
Luminant Power Track is holding a fall preview day. They will be held November 6th and November 20th.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014 is offering scholarships to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Application deadline is January 15, 2014.
The Glen Bell Scholarship Program helps provide educational opportunities by awarding financial scholarships to eligible Taco Bell hourly employees.
The National FFA Organization is offering scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. The scholarships are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals, and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills and academics. The 2014 scholarship application will be available online from November 15, 2013 to February 1, 2014.
Ford Scholars is offering scholarships geared towards Hispanic students. Application deadline is December 15, 2013.
The Faulconer Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to highly motivated African – American and Hispanic students who have a strong desire to advance themselves through higher education. Scholarship recipients receive up to five years of financial support while they work toward a bachelor’s degree. This scholarship is geared towards students heading to TJC in the fall and transferring to any accredited college or university in Texas to complete their undergraduate degree. The total value of the Faulconer Scholarship can be as much as $ 28,000. The GO Center has all the details. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.
Sam Houston State University is holding campus preview days November 16, 2013 and March 29, 2014.