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UPCOMING THIS WEEK: 

10-25-20 to 10-31-20

Special Days / Red Ribbon Week

  • MONDAY OCT. 26
    • Student Pledge Signing
  • TUESDAY OCT. 27
    • Middle School Student Council Applications Distributed
  • WEDNESDAY OCT. 28
    • ART CLUB's Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • THURSDAY OCT. 29
    • SFU Instant Decision Day (#2)
    • FAFSA Workshop 1 to 4
  • FRIDAY OCT.30
    • RED RIBBON Dress Down Day!
    • Middle School Student Council Application Due!
    • END OF Q1
  • SATURDAY OCT. 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • OCT. 26th Red Ribbon Week
  • OCT. 29th FAFSA Workshop @McCort
  • OCT. 30th End of Q1
  • NOV. 2nd MOCK ELECTION held by Mr. Schellhammer's GOV'T Classes
  • NOV. 12th NO SCHOOL  Parent/Teacher Conferences (Online)
  • NOV. 13th NO SCHOOL
  • NOV. 25th 11:30AM EARLY DISMISSAL
  • NOV. 26th to NOV. 30th THANKSGIVING BREAK - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
  • DEC. 8th Q2 DEFICIENCIES DUE

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 now!

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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JUNIOR INTERVIEWS

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It’s Junior Interview time!
 
Each Junior will meet individually with Miss Little to discuss post-secondary planning, possible college majors, and personal strengths & weaknesses. This is an Extremely important part of Junior year and necessary to be ready for Senior year.
 
Stop by and schedule in guidance office starting NOV. 2nd!
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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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SENIOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE SERVICE ACADEMIES - please read this message from Rep. John Joyce:

United States Service Academies – Student Counseling (Guidance) – Mainland  Regional High School

 

It is my honor to support students from the 13th Congressional District who are pursuing the call to serve our nation. Every year, I have the great privilege of nominating outstanding young Pennsylvanians who are seeking an appointment to one of the five U.S. Service Academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Service academies provide an unparalleled education, equip young Americans to lead, and offer an incredible opportunity to grow and serve. 

Seniors, who are interested in attending a service academy, further information and the application are available at JohnJoyce.House.gov. 

The deadline to submit service academy applications is November 1, 2020. 

Last year, six students from our district received appointments to the service academies, and I encourage any Pennsylvania student who is curious about the nomination process to reach out to learn more. 

As always, my team and I are ready to serve you and help answer any additional questions you may have about this process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at (814) 656-6081 for assistance. 

For additional updates, please subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on Facebook

Sincerely,

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John Joyce
Member of Congress

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ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INTEREST IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships can be a helpful way to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.

To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.

To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students

You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.

 

Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:

  • Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
  • Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team personally reviews every scholarship listing on the site, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
  • Personal matchingOnce signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
  • Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
  • Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).

 

Happy applying--and good luck winning, like these students did!)

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 or join the ongoing PACAC VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS

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!
 
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!
 

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
 

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!
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Help us honor our Military & First Responders:
Proceeds benefit Johnstown PD K-9 Unit. Sale ends 10-25-20 at 11:59 P.M.
Pray with us or let us pray for you!
 
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CRUSHER 1/4 ZIPS
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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!