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UPCOMING THIS WEEK: 

10-18-20 to 10-24-20

 

COMING UP: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

  • MONDAY OCT. 19
    • STAR TESTING
  • TUESDAY OCT. 20
    • STAR TESTING
  • WEDNESDAY OCT. 21
    • STAR TESTING
  • THURSDAY OCT. 22
    • PINK Dress Down Day
  • FRIDAY OCT.23 - 11:30 EARLY DISMISSAL
    • CLUB/Senior Superlatives Pictures
  • SATURDAY OCT. 24

 

IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • OCT. 23rd CLUB/Senior Superlatives Pictures
  • OCT. 26th Red Ribbon Week
  • OCT. 29th FAFSA Workshop @McCort
  • OCT. 30th End of Q1
  • NOV. 12th & 13th NO SCHOOL  Parent/Teacher Conferences (VIRTUAL)

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE POLICY

****THIS APPLIES TO ALL McCORT STUDENTS****

All Bishop McCort Students must read, sign, and return Virtual Attendance Contracts & Policies.  These policies and contracts are for all students regardless of the currently school status (Virtual/Blended/In Person).  This is imperative for school to seamlessly continue for all students in the case of any school closures. 
 
ALL Students SHOULD HAVE completed and returned this paperwork by FRIDAY OCT. 16, 2020! 
 

SENIOR WORKSHOP! 

ST. FRANCIS STAFF HELPS THE CLASS OF 2021 THINK ABOUT THE FUTURE!

Last Wednesday Oct.14th, Crusher Seniors spent the morning exploring post-secondary options during their SFU/McCORT Senior Workshop.  SFU staff helped the Class of 2021 with some life after high school self exploration with topics on:  the Collegian self, the Career/Professional Self, the Spiritual Self, and the Experiential Self.  Seniors also reviewed their COLLEGE CRAM PAGE with Mr. Denhard. 
 
Additionally, Many students took advantage of SFU Onsite Admission Application during the workshop, which lead SFU accepting 5 Crushers for admission and racked up $288,000 in merit scholarships for over 4 years!
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JHS/FTC Activities, Clubs and Organizations - Joplin High SchoolClub sign ups are open for all available Clubs and Organizations.  Membership forms will be available ONLINE for 2 weeks. 
 
Go to CLUB SIGN UPS to complete a membership form.  

 

SENIOR PARENTS - GET HELP WITH THE FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Is The FAFSA Per Semester or Per Year? How Often You Should Apply
ON OCT. 29th!
FAFSA completion workshops are an opportunity for you to fill out your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here at Bishop McCort with a representatives from PHEAA and other College Financial Aid professionals.   Parents & students are scheduled in small/socially distanced group sessions to ensure you receive sufficient assistance. Masks are required
 
You must complete THIS SURVEY to reserve a time for the October 29th in person session.    
 
IMPORTANT! Once you have a scheduled time, You should remember to create a FAFSA ID in order to complete your FAFSA.  It will save time if you have your FAFSA ID when you arrive to the workshop.  Click FAFSA ID for more information and to get started on creating your FAFSA ID .
Fall Sports

NFHS NETWORK 

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Bishop McCort has joined the NFHS Network!  Cameras have been installed in the Main Gymnasium and the Point Stadium that will live stream all games held at those locations.  The NFHS Network charges a subscription to watch the events.  You can choose a monthly subscription for $10.99/month or a yearly subscription for $69.99.  In addition to our home games, your subscription covers away games at schools that are members of the NFHS Network Currently, 8 schools in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference have the cameras installed.
 
You can sign up to watch our events at: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail
 
***Follow all of your favorite Crusher student athletes at CRUSHER SPORTS ***

McCORT CARES

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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.  The 2020 Homecoming Court contributed to the cause right away raising over $1000 for the Joyce Murtha Breast Cancer Center!  Look for more October Pink & ToGetHer awareness initiatives this month!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ART CLUB - SCARECROWS IN CENTRAL PARK PROJECT
Over the weekend, Bishop McCort Art Club created a scarecrow design based on 100 years of excellence. The design features a graduate of 1922, and a current senior. Props reflect the two time periods. Scarecrows will be on display until Oct. 31st. 
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DUAL ENROLLMENT/ COLLEGE IN HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES:
Bishop McCort is partnered with Seton Hill University, St. Francis University, & Mount Aloysius to provide college credit opportunities for eligible courses.  
Go to our Dual Enrollment Page to find out which courses are available.  
 
*DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR SHU DUE OCT.31st!
 

OYW (Outstanding Young Woman) of Cambria-Somerset County

Applications are now being accepted for this year’s Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship
Program. In addition to being a fun filled, learning experience, last year, the Outstanding Young
Woman program awarded over $24,000 in cash scholarships and over $60,000 in tuition
scholarship assistance from various colleges and universities. Any Junior Class girl interested in
participating in this year’s Outstanding Young Woman Scholarship Program can pick up an
application in the Guidance Office, or you can print out an application on line by going to the
OYW website: www.cambriasomersetoyw.org Facebook page, or emailing
cambriasomersetoyw@gmail.com. Be sure to check out Cambria-Somerset OYW on Facebook
and Instagram for additional activities and information!

PHEAA & Financial Aid

PHEAA recently hosted a Financial Aid Night webinar for McCort students and families. 
It was a great opportunity to learn more about paying for College!
If you missed it, the presentation slides and an audio recording playback is available. 
Audio Playback   Password for the audio is: 9mRg8kzu
 

ATTENTION JUNIORS & SENIORS (and PARENTS)

Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world.

How? Attend a NACAC (National Alliance of College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair!

See the fall schedule below. Parents invited, too. Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIP IS RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 2021n

For the health & safety of all involved, the annual Named Scholarship Luncheon Ceremony will be moved to March 2021.  
More details to follow.
Excited to see everyone in March!
CRUSHER 1/4 ZIPS
2 Styles of pullovers available for purchase in main office!! 
 
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These are the only acceptable uniform pullover!
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SAFE 2 SAY is a  
Youth violence prevention program.
Go to SAFE2SAY to learn more.
Say something before it's too late!
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SAT/ACT TESTING DATES
 
MORE College Entrance Exam Testing Info. HERE
All Meetings Tues Evenings 5:30 to 8:00
 
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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ACADEMIC INELIGIBILITY & ACADEMIC DEFICIENCIES

We are half way through Quarter 1 of the 2020-21 school year.  In order to ensure academic and personal success, students grades will be monitored and assessed.  Any student in danger of failing a course could receive an academic deficiency.  Any student failing 2 or more courses may be placed on an academic ineligibility contract until their grades improve.  
Both intervention are designed to be a preventative measure to avoid a failing grade for the quarter.  While no one likes to receives deficiencies and/or be made academically ineligible, please use this opportunity as growth opportunity and to make improvements while there is still plenty of time remaining in the academic quarter!