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Unique College Essay Prompts of 2011

Unique College Essay Prompts of 2011

January 26, 2012

Essay Questions of 2011 According to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the importance that colleges place on student...

Common Application Updates from Guidance

Mr. Spence Miller, NPHS Guidance Dept.

January 19, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, Random Facts of Guidance

COMMON APPLICATION UP-DATES:  New Submission Records Set     The Common Application set a record on January 1, 2012, crossing the 2 million application mark earlier   than ever. December 31 was once again the busiest day of the year. Students Should Check Submission Status   The application, supplement, and payment submissions are three distinct process...

The Bystander and the Bully – Important Roles in Bully Prevention

Dr. David Hall, NPHS Social Studies teacher and Author of "Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment.”

January 18, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns

North Penn High School Social Studies teacher, Dr. David Hall, recently wrote a blog for CNN, in which he examines the issue of bullying. In his article pubished by CNN, Dr. Hall takes a closer look at the role bystanders can play in preventing the viscious cycle of bullying. The article written by Dr. Hall can be found by clicking the following link: http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/16/opinion-how-bystanders-can-protect-kids-from-bullying/

If Your Child is Gay: Thoughts on Santorum and Parental Communication

Dr. David Hall, PhD, Social Studies Teacher and Author of "Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment.”

January 10, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns

North Penn High School Social Studies teacher, Dr. David Hall, recently wrote a blog for CNN, in which he examines the issue of parents communicating with their lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender children. Dr. Hall's column also connects with recent questions posed to Republican Presidential Candidate, Rick Santorum, regarding how he would respond if he knew one of...

The SAT vs the ACT

Mr. Spence Miller, NPHS Guidance

January 3, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, Random Facts of Guidance

 JUNIORS   Which test should I take?    Years ago, colleges in the Midwest and South favored the ACT, while schools on both coasts preferred the SAT. Now, every college will accept either test. While both are used for the same purpose, they are very different tests.    The SAT is considered a reasoning based test, requiring critical thinking a...

FAFSA Time and Senior Slump?

Mr. Spence Miller, NPHS Guidance Department

January 2, 2012

Filed under NP Staff Columns, Random Facts of Guidance

SENIORS: It’s FAFSA time!  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid.  The FAFSA should be filed as soon as possible after January 1st of the student’s senior year and then yearly while attending college.  The FAFSA collects basic information about both the s...

Enough to Eat

Ms. Liz McConnell, NPHS English Teacher

December 23, 2011

Filed under Cuisine, Life in the Check-Out Lane, NP Staff Columns

The stovetop in our house isn’t getting as much of a workout as our oven is. It seems as though I am pulling trays of cookies, tins of cupcakes, and pans of cakes out of the oven in record numbers.  Needless to say, my savory cooking has fallen to the wayside as my fiancé and I are relying on our take out menus to sustain us between cake batter testing.  It’s easy...

A Look at Some Numbers from the College Applications

A Look at Some Numbers from the College Applications

Mr. Spence Miller, NPHS Guidance Counselor

December 21, 2011

Filed under NP Staff Columns, Random Facts of Guidance

From North Penn Transcript Office: As of Dec 15, 2011… our Most Applied to list:              Penn State       (270)  ...

Why High School Football Matters

Why High School Football Matters

December 13, 2011

In the Norman Rockwell depicted small town America, communities gather in town around the Christmas tree for holiday festivities in December, and the town...

Don’t Let School Take You out of the Real World

Don’t Let School Take You out of the Real World

November 21, 2011

Just over one marking period is in the history books (and on transcripts!) and students are now fully entrenched in another school year.  Seniors are...

The Learning Curve

Ms. Liz McConnell, NPHS English Teacher

November 16, 2011

Filed under Life in the Check-Out Lane, NP Staff Columns

First, I’d like to answer the one question everyone (OK, three people) has asked me since I published my column last week: are you vegan? No, I am not currently vegan. I did eat a vegan diet for about a year back in 2008. Since then, I try to eat vegan meals whenever I can, but it’s a difficult lifestyle to maintain especially when your other half always asks, “Is this...

Be the “Player,” Not the “Prospect” – Why Attitude Matters

Be the “Player,” Not the “Prospect” – Why Attitude Matters

November 13, 2011

Augie Garrido is a prominent college baseball coach who has led his baseball teams to more wins than any other coach in any sport in Division 1 athletics,...

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