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April 1, 2020 – College Essay Prompts ( for Juniors ONLY )

If you are planning to attend a four-year public or private college or university after high school, one part of many college applications is the essay. Some of the colleges that you apply to may be part of the Common Application, whereby you submit one application to numerous colleges.

The Common Application has announced that the 2020-2021 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2019-2020 essay prompts. These essay prompts will be similar to the vast majority of colleges.

Where you are at home for a prolonged period of time, it is suggested that you start working on your college application essay when time permits. Read the below essay prompts and choose the one prompt that you believe will make you stand out against all other students who will apply to the same colleges as you. If you have any questions or concerns, please email your guidance counselor.

2020-2021 Common Application Essay Prompts:

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

For some tips on wiring a great college essay, visit these sites:

https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/college-essay

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/college-essay-tips

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/essays/8-tips-for-crafting-your-best-college-essay

April 1, 2020 – The NAN Project

To access a PDF with direct links to the below resources, click The NAN Project

March 31, 2020 – Year Up Virtual Info Sessions

March 30, 2020 – Phone Call Home, 6:30 PM ( in English ) & 7:00 PM ( in Spanish )

Good evening. This is Mr. Wilkins from Lynn English High School. My colleagues and I hope that you and your family continue to be safe and well during this public health emergency. Please be advised that this message will be very long and include ten separate announcements. If you prefer not to listen, the entire message and everything referenced in it will also be posted to the main page of the Guidance website, www.lehsguidance.org. You will have to scroll up and down the main page to view the following messages, documents and website links. First, with regards to the 9th and 10th grade MCAS exams, the Department of Education has not yet decided how to handle this year’s exams; for the time being, they have been delayed. Second, all quarterly Guidance curriculum lessons have been posted to the website and are intended to assist students with researching colleges and careers. Students are also reminded to check the Lynn English High School page of the Lynn Public Schools website for work assigned by their teachers. Third, the website has contact information for students and families in need of mental health resources. Fourth, the Apex online credit recovery program is now fully open only for those students previously assigned Apex classes. Fifth, SAT registration directions are posted for those 11th grade students planning to attend a four-year public or private college after high school. The SAT is free, but there is no guarantee that the June SAT will happen and you should check the College Board website for updates. Sixth, within the grade-level curriculum lessons, there are also directions for 10th and 11th grade students to participate in free SAT preparation programs. Seventh, for any students taking AP Advanced Placement classes, there is a message about free online tutorials offered by the College Board to prepare you for the AP exams that you will take online in the near future. Eighth, 11th grade students with a 3.0 or better GPA received an email through their Naviance account about the prestigious Posse Scholarship. Follow all specific directions in that email only if interested in applying to those five colleges mentioned. Ninth, seniors are encouraged to continue applying for scholarships, which are posted on the Scholarships page of the website under the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab. Seniors are also encouraged to submit the Local Scholarship application to their guidance counselor if interested in a multitude of scholarships based on strong academics. Seniors, please understand, because of the COVID-19 virus and the declining economy, there is no guarantee that all posted scholarships will be awarded or that the dollar amounts advertised will remain the same. The Scholarships page will be updated as information is communicated to the Guidance Department. Tenth, seniors, there are resources on the website to help you interpret college financial aid award letters. Finally, if students need Naviance or Apex user names or passwords reset, students need to email their guidance counselor with their full name, six-digit student ID number, email address and cell phone number. If either students or parents have any questions or concerns, please email the student’s guidance counselor. Students, please check your email for any messages sent by your guidance counselors using the Naviance system. Students and parents, please check the Guidance website on a regular basis in case new messages, information or resources are posted. Again, the website is www.lehsguidance.org. Students, please know that we are thinking of you all and wish we could be in school with you. Be strong, remain safe, and please follow all health guidelines issued by local, state and federal authorities. Take care.

Ms. Baletsa – [email protected]

Mr. Benecke – [email protected]

Ms. Passanisi – [email protected]

Mr. Pena – [email protected]

Mr. Wilkins – [email protected]

Mr. Zollo – [email protected]

March 29, 2020 – Understanding College Financial Aid Offers

Seniors and Parents – Here are some documents and tools for understanding your college financial aid offers:

If you are unhappy with your financial aid offers, you should POLITELY contact the college’s financial aid office and ask how you can appeal the offer. If your parent’s employment has changed due to the COVID-19 virus and stalled economy, you should contact the college’s financial aid office and ask how you can report this change in your family’s finances. Whether by phone or email, interact with college officials in a POLITE MANNER.

March 29, 2020 – Quarterly Guidance Activities

In an effort to further provide college and career readiness activities for all students, the Lynn English Guidance Department is posting all of its lessons right here. These lessons will NOT count as quiz grades like they do during the regular school year; however, you should complete them because they will benefit you in terms of college and career readiness. Regardless of grade level ( except for the Grade 12 Senior Survey ), students are free to complete all activities on their Naviance accounts. If students don’t know their Naviance user names and passwords, they should email their guidance counselor. In the email to their guidance counselor, students should include ( 1 ) their entire name, ( 2 ) their six-digit student ID number, ( 3 ) their email address, and ( 4 ) their cell phone number.

Grade 9

Quarter 1 – No Activity; Welcome Back Assembly With Power Point Overview of Student Expectations For The Year

Quarter 2LEHS Grade 09 – Quarter 02 – Personality Type – Do What You Are ( compressed )

Quarter 3LEHS Grade 09 – Quarter 03 – Career Exploration ( compressed )

Quarter 4 LEHS Grade 09 – Quarter 04 – Career Research ( compressed )

Grade 10

Quarter 1 – No Activity; Welcome Back Assembly With Power Point Overview of Student Expectations For The Year

Quarter 2LEHS Grade 10 – Quarter 02 – Linking College Board & Khan Academy Accounts

Quarter 3LEHS Grade 10 – Quarter 03 – Reality Check ( compressed )

Quarter 4LEHS Grade 10 – Quarter 04 – S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Grade 11

Quarter 1 – No Activity; Welcome Back Assembly With Power Point Overview of Student Expectations For The Year

Quarter 2 LEHS Grade 11 – Quarter 02 – Resume Writing ( compressed )

Quarter 3 – # 1 LEHS Grade 11 – Quarter 03 – Planning Your Future ( compressed )

Quarter 3 – # 2 –  LEHS Grade 11 – Quarter 03 – Linking College Board & Khan Academy Accounts

Quarter 4 LEHS Grade 11 – Quarter 04 – S.M.A.R.T. Goals, Transcript & Game Plan Survey

Grade 12

Quarter 1 – No Activity; Welcome Back Assembly With Power Point Overview of Student Expectations For The Year

Quarter 2 – No Activity; Individual Guidance Counselor Meetings With Students Concerning Post Graduate Plans

Quarter 3 – No Activity; Individual Guidance Counselor Meetings With Students Concerning Post Graduate Plans

Quarter 4 LEHS Grade 12 – Quarter 04 – Senior Survey

March 23, 2020 – Princeton Review College Information

College admissions, deadlines, testing, financial aid, etc. have all been affected by COVID-19 this year. The following is most relevant to seniors, but also to any junior who’s considering college and to any student who is currently taking an AP course.

Princeton Review has been explaining many changes, options and opportunities related to the current pandemic, providing quick and easy to digest articles and videos about the ongoing situation as it affects high school students who are planning to attend college. The videos come directly from the editor-in-chief of the organization, who’s making videos from his apartment. You may find them helpful. Videos can be found easily on YouTube by searching “princeton review covid” or see some examples below:

March 23, 2020 – SAT Directions for Juniors

SAT Directions 1          SAT Directions 2

Phone Call Delivered At 11:00 AM, Monday, March 23, 2020, To All Lynn English Juniors:

Good morning. This is Mr. Wilkins from Lynn English High School. I hope that you and your family are safe and well during this public health emergency. This message is intended for 11th grade students who plan to attend a four-year public or private college after graduating from high school. The Lynn English Guidance Department prepared a step-by-step document ( click links above…..Directions 1…..and then Directions 2 ) for you to register for the June SAT, which is a standardized test requirement for many colleges and universities. At the end of the document are resources for you to study and practice for the SAT while at home. Because the document was so large, it had to be posted in two sections to the Home Page of the Lynn English Guidance website, www.lehsguidance.orgWe encourage you to register for the June test date because you will be tested at Lynn English on that day. Additionally, because we are a free and reduced lunch school, you qualify for a waiver and do not have to pay for the SAT. Because events are changing daily, there is no guarantee that the June SAT will happen, but to be proactive, we encourage you to register if your post-graduate plan is to attend a four-year public or private college or university. Please stay up to date with SAT testing by visiting the College Board website. If you have any questions, please email your guidance counselor. Guidance counselor emails are in the Contact section of the Home tab. Be strong, remain safe, and please, follow all health guidelines issued by local, state and federal authorities. Take care. 

SAT Directions 1          SAT Directions 2

FREE SAT Test Prep 

Khan Academy 

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat 

Kaplan 

https://www.kaptest.com/study/pre-college/? 

https://www.kaptest.com/sat/free/sat-on-demand-trial 

https://www.youtube.com/user/KaplanSATACT/videos 

College Board 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice 

March 23, 2020 – Advanced Placement ( AP ) Exam Update and Study Resources

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:

  • Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.
  • Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.
  • Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.

A Message From the College Board:

Students remain eager to take AP Exams and have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity.

The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:
• For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.
• Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
• AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
• Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they’ve worked this year to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
• Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.
• We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we’ll invest so these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach us directly to let us know.
• The exam questions are designed in ways that prevent cheating. We use a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams. Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam isn’t new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone™ courses.

We’ll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.

Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central®. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. We’ll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.

March 23, 2020 – Local Scholarship Application ( for Seniors ONLY )

Seniors – if you want to be considered for any local scholarships, you need to complete the below application, available in PDF and WORD. If you’re able to print, complete, scan and save the application, then do so. Otherwise, open the WORD document, erase the underlined areas, type in the necessary information, and save it. The April 27 deadline is not concrete, so don’t worry if you won’t have all your information or documents by that deadline. We will adjust as events transpire.

Local Scholarship Application ( WORD )

Local Scholarship Application ( PDF )

March 19, 2020 – Social Emotional Learning / Mental Health Resources for Students and Families ( English and Spanish )

In an effort to provide support for our students and families during our time of LPS school closure we offer these on-line and phone community based resources.

Hotlines:

Parent Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188

Food Source Hotline: 1-800-645-8333 (60 languages)

Elliot Mobile Psychiatric Services: 1-800-988-1111 Elliot provides mobile psychiatric evaluation services   Elliot proporciona evaluacion psiquiatrica movil intervencion de crisis

www.211.org      or call 211

Child At Risk Hotline: 1-800-792-5200

Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-223-5001

Teletherapy:  Some services are free, takes insurances but not all

Betterhelp.com

7 Cups.com

Talkspace.com

Social and Emotional Resources for Kids and Parents/Mindfulness Activities 

Free Apps:

Headspace                                                                Breathe, Think and Do Sesame

Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids                               Breathing Bubbles

Calm

Activity Resources:

GoNoodle.com

YouTube Channels:

Debbie Doo                       PBSSteveSongs                       Move to Learn (videos)

Cosmic Kids Yoga            The Learning Station              Mindfulness Guided Meditation (older age)

En un esfuerzo para proporcionar apoyo a nuestros estudiantes y familias durante el tiempo de cierre do las escuelas, ofrecemos estos recurcos en linea y por telefono. 

Líneas directas: 

línea de estrés para los padres : 1-800-632-8188

Línea directa de fuentes de alimentos : 1-800-645-8333 (60 idiomas)

Elliot Mobile Psychiatric Services: 1-800-988-1111 Elliot provides mobile psychiatric evaluation services   Elliot proporciona evaluacion psiquiatrica movil intervencion de crisis

www.211.org      or call 211

Línea directa para niños en riesgo : 1-800-792-5200

Línea directa de violencia doméstica: 1-800-223-5001

Teletherapy:  Algunos servicios son gratuitos, algunos aceptan seguros medico.

Betterhelp.com

7 Cups.com

Talkspace.com

Recursos sociales y emocionales para niños y padres / Actividades

Aplicaciones gratuitas: 

Headspace                                                                Breathe, Think and Do Sesame

Stop, Breathe, and Think Kids                               Breathing Bubbles

Calm

Recursos de actividad:

GoNoodle.com

Canales de YouTube:

Debbie Doo                       PBSSteveSongs                       Move to Learn (videos)

Cosmic Kids Yoga            The Learning Station              Mindfulness Guided Meditation (older age)

March 18, 2020 – All Online Apex Classes Are Now Open

Phone Call Delivered At 10:45 AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, To All Lynn English Students Enrolled In Online Apex Classes: Good morning. This is Mr. Wilkins from Lynn English High SchoolI hope that you and your family are well. You can now complete your online Apex classes at home with no restrictions. If you have any issues with your Apex classes, you need to contact your guidance counselor by email. Email addresses are located on the Guidance website, www.lehsguidance.org. Select the Home tab, then select Contact, and then select Contact Guidance Counselors and Staff. Do not try to contact any staff by phone because all schools are closed until further notice. Once you finish all of your Apex classes, please email your guidance counselor so that person can remove you from Apex. In case some students don’t receive this message, please share it with those students who you know that also have online Apex classesAs a reminder, with regards to your regular classes, work can be found on the Lynn English page of the Lynn Public Schools website. Also, a grab-and-go lunch is available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Lynn Tech, Lynn Classical, Lynn English and Marshall Middle School. Be strong, remain safe, and please, follow all health guidelines issued by local, state and federal authorities. Like all challenges that have faced this country over its history, we will all get through this global health emergency together. Take care and reach out by email if you need anything. 

February 17, 2020 – The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Youth Leadership Institute

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Youth Leadership Institute is a free, five-day, overnight, college empowerment program for high achieving Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success. Attendees will enhance their leadership abilities and expand their professional networks by participating in college and career workshops, living on a college campus, and interacting with college students and professionals who serve as their mentors.

2020 YLI Dates and Locations:

July 8 – July 12, 2020 – University of Chicago

July 22 – July 26, 2020 – University Southern California (USC)

Student Qualifications:

  • Current high school junior (Class of 2021)
  • Must have an unweighted cumulative GPA above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or above an 80 on a 100-point scale
  • Identify as being from Hispanic heritage
  • You must currently attend high school in the United States or US Territory to apply
  • You must be a US Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation

Application opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5:00 PM PT. 

How to Apply:

  • Create a MyHSF Profile as a “Student”
  • View “YLI 2020 Student Application” Application on your Dashboard

For for information and to apply, click YLI.

February 13, 2020 – Black History Month Events in Lynn

 

February 10, 2020 – LVTI’s After Dark Program

To apply, click LVTI After Dark 

To apply, click LVTI After Dark 

February 3, 2020 – The MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) Online Educational Program ( FREE Summer Program )

MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute (https://beaverworks.ll.mit.edu/CMS/bw/bwsi) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented and passionate high school students.  The four-week summer program at MIT teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses.  BWSI program started in 2016 and it was a huge success (4-week residential program at MIT, no-cost to students, 46 students from 24 high schools, 24 from out-of-state and 22 from Boston area as daytime students).  The program was expanded in 2017 to 3 projects (Autonomous RACECAR, Autonomous UAV Racing and Autonomous Cognitive Assistant) with corresponding 3 online courses as prerequisites.  Over 350 students signed up for the online courses and 98 students participated in the summer program (35 students from 17 MA high schools and 63 students from 32 out-of-state high schools).  In addition, two teams from Mexico (12 students) and two teams from Nauset High School, Cape Cod, MA, (8 students) participated in the final competition for the RACECAR.  Last year the program was expanded to 8 projects with the following 5 additional projects: Hack a 3D Printer, Data Science for Health and Medicine, Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking, Build a CubeSat, and UAS SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar).  For the summer program 198 students from 105 high schools around the country (from 31 states) participated.  In addition, teams from Mexico (15 students), Canada (4 students) and Nauset High School (4 students) also participated in the program.

For BWSI 2019 the following 2 projects were added:  Remote Sensing for Crisis Response and Design of Assistive Technology.  For the summer program 239 students from 129 high schools around the country (from 27 states) and teams from Mexico (20 students) and Nauset High School (5 students) participated.  We also ran a pilot middle school program, Autonomous mini-RACECAR Grand Prix (24 students from 13 middle schools in the Boston area) which was a huge success.  We plan to expand the middle school program this year.

February 3, 2020 – QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program ( for Juniors )

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Brochure

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Application Instructions

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Brochure

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Application Instructions

January 31, 2020 – LGBTQ+ Support Group

On behalf of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), we are reaching out to ask that you help us spread the word to your students, faculty, coaches and advisors about volunteer opportunities they are invited to participate in. These opportunities will count toward students’ community service hours during 2020 and will serve as great resume boosters for future job and college applications. Students will receive a signed certificate for their volunteer hours from MBCC.

MBCC’s statewide Against the Tide events will be held on Saturday, June 20th at Hopkinton State Park and on Saturday, August 15th in Brewster at Nickerson State Park. These inspiring events are great ways for students to become active members of their community and support a cause that impacts many Massachusetts families.

Opportunities to volunteer include the following:

  • Volunteer for Against the Tide the day before, the day of, or both. Volunteer opportunities include:
    • Assisting with event set-up and/or take down
    • Participating as a walk guide, run guide, swim guide, or paddle board guide
    • Helping hand out water to event participants
    • And more!

OR

  • Volunteer long-term to help promote Against the Tide events by joining a combined junior high, high school, and college student committee promoting MBCC’s annual, statewide Against the Tide multisport event. This opportunity will only require roughly 3 hours of students’ time each month and has multiple components they can take part in:
    • Adopting a town near where they live and posting Against the Tide posters throughout the months leading up to the event
    • Assist with social media marketing
    • Helping with event outreach and volunteer recruitment
    • Committee members are required to volunteer at a minimum of one Against the Tide event (Hopkinton 6/20/20 or Brewster 8/15/20)

MBCC is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and public policy changes. Students’ support as active volunteers and/or committee members will help change the impact of breast cancer on generations to come.

Students interested in volunteering and/or becoming a committee member, should email MBCC’s Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, at [email protected]bcc.org and college committee chair, Charles McGinn, at [email protected].

Subject line: High School Student/Teacher interested in supporting Against the Tide

Please visit http://mbcc.org/breast-cancer-prevention/against-the-tide/ to find out more information about Against the Tide and MBCC, in general.

January 30, 2020 – LGBTQ+ Support Group

January 29, 2020 – Brooksby Village Job Fair

January 21, 2020 – Saugus YMCA Summer Jobs

For a PDF Job Description, click Saugus YMCA

January 15, 2020 – Lawrence Memorial / Regis College Radiography Program ( for SENIORS )

We are aware that your February vacation is upon you and we would like to invite any of you, who may be interested in pursuing a career in the imaging field, to visit us while our school remains open and in session during that time. We would love to show any perspective applicants our grounds as well as talk with them about all the different learning opportunities here at the school as well as what career opportunities they would have upon graduation. If you are interested in setting up a time to visit us, you can contact me, Nicole Sorrentino (information below), or the program director, Colin at 781 306 6753 or [email protected] Thank you very much. We hope you have a pleasant day!

Nicole D. Sorrentino, B.S., RT (R) (CT)
Clinical Coordinator
Lawrence Memorial / Regis College
Radiography Program
170 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Office: (781)306-6758
Fax: (781)306-6766
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.lmregis.org

January 14, 2020 – Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship ( for Juniors )

January 14, 2020 – Food Project Seed Crew Jobs

January 9, 2020 – Girls Inc Teen Leadership Academy

January 8, 2020 – New England High School Journalism Summer Workshop

The New England High School Journalism Collaborative is excited to announce that they will hold their all-expense paid summer workshop for students interested in journalism for the 33rd year.
The 2020 workshop will be from June 20 to June 27. Students selected for the program will be housed at Regis College in Weston, Mass. and will work from a newsroom at Simmons University in Boston.
Students will work with professional reporters, photographers and designers from New England news organizations.
They will learn to report, write and edit for a newspaper, and produce multimedia projects for a website. They will be sent out on assignments in the Boston area and will be exposed to working on a deadline to create their own newspaper.
Interested students can apply by filling out an online application. Students also need to email a headshot to Christine Panek at [email protected]npa.com and send a hard-copy transcript and teacher recommendation by mail to the address below. The deadline for applications is March 2, 2020.
Materials should be mailed to:
NEHSJC
c/o New England Newspaper and Press Association
1 Arrow Drive, 2nd Floor
Woburn, MA 01801
For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.nehsjc.org.

January 8, 2020 – Boston University’s Winter Visit Day

Boston University is hosting a special Winter Visit Day for sophomores and juniors and their families to learn more about Boston University.

This event will include an in-depth information session, covering everything from student life to study abroad opportunities to what makes an application competitive for admission. Guests will also have the opportunity to visit BU’s schools and colleges to learn more about specific academic programs. Lunch will be provided in one of our dining halls.

Winter Visit Day: Friday, February 21, 2020
Boston University George Sherman Union
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about Winter Visit Day, please visit the website.

Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on BU’s website.

January 7, 2020 – Knights of Pythias Poster Contest

January 3, 2020 – Midterms Schedule

Lynn English Midterms Schedule – January 2020

December 11, 2019 – Lifeguard Jobs

December 10, 2019 – United States Postal Service ( USPS ) Jobs

!!! – See all 6 flyers below – !!!

December 6, 2019 – Year Up ( for Seniors )

Seniors – If you are not that interested in college, but you want to advance yourself professionally, consider Year Up.

Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.

Year Up emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.

Year Up’s approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up’s corporate partners. Students take coursework eligible for college credit, earn an educational stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partners.

For more information, visit https://www.yearup.org/

Year Up representatives will be in the cafeteria during the lunches on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 11
  • Friday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 18

Contact your guidance counselor with any questions.

For more information, click Year Up

December 5, 2019 – Early College Program @ North Shore Community College

North Shore Community College has partnered with the Lynn Public Schools to offer an Early College Program. Lynn English students can earn up to 30 college credits, for FREE. Applications are now available for the spring 2020 semester. Students can choose from many courses, including  First Year Experience with a STEM Focus, Medical Ethics and Intro to Statistics. More information about this FREE program, including applications, can be found in the Guidance Department and here – NSCC Early College Program – Spring 2020. Applications are due to your guidance counselor by 8:00 AM on Thursday, December 19th. Seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure all applications steps are followed in order and to completion. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 781-477-7361. For more information, you can also visit the Early College Program website – www.northshore.edu/early-college

December 5, 2019 – Tallia Dudley is a QuestBridge Scholarship Finalist

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

November 25, 2019 – City of Lynn Tree Lighting & Holiday Fair

November 18, 2019 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s ( M.I.T. ) Leadership Training Institute ( L. T. I. )

My name is Jose Aceves, and I am writing to let you know about the Leadership Training Institute, a mentorship program for high school students that focuses on developing leadership skills. The group was founded by and is run by undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program runs weekly during the spring semester, and focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of leadership and supplying them with the tools to make a difference in their own communities.

We are currently recruiting students for our program this upcoming spring, and are hoping you could notify students about the program — particularly those students who have demonstrated strong leadership potential, self-motivation, passion for learning, and capability to overcome adversity apply. If you could pass along information about LTI to any school announcements, emails, or newspapers you feel are appropriate, we would greatly appreciate it. Regular applications are due on November 22nd, but we are extending our deadline to December 1st. Applications can be found here.

We would love to provide you with more information about LTI! Feel free to browse our website (lti.mit.edu) or email us ([email protected]) for additional details about the program. We are also available to talk with you more about the program in person or by phone.

We look forward to applications from your students!

Best,
Jose Aceves
LTI Student Recruitment Officer

November 14, 2019 – The Coolidge Scholarship ( for Juniors )

For a PDF, click Coolidge Scholarship Flyer

November 14, 2019 – Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference

November 1, 2019 – Brooksby Village Job Fair

October 31, 2019 – Bezos Scholars Program

October 31, 2019 – Lynn YMCA Teen Membership Promotion

October 30, 2019 – Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest

For more information, click Safe Jobs Poster Contest

For more information, click Safe Jobs Poster Contest

October 30, 2019 – FAFSA Day in Salem, MA

October 29, 2019 – HALT Conference for Lynn Teens

October 28, 2019 – TAP at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

Applications due to your guidance counselor by November 7, 2019

TAP Winter 2020 Application

TAP Winter 2020 Program Description

October 22, 2019 – American Student Assistance (ASA) Financial Aid Help

October 22, 2019 – Boston STEM College & Career Fair

October 16, 2019 – Cell Signaling Technology Scholarship for Seniors

October 16, 2019 – Mass STEM Week in Lynn

October 15, 2019 – Girls Inc.’s Junior College Mentoring

October 8, 2019 – Girls’ Inc’s HALT Conference & Talent Show

Do you like to sing, rap, play instruments, make people laugh or have a unique talent? Are you a Lynn student in 8th-12th? If so come audition for the HALT Talent Show! Talent Show auditions will be held on October 15th from 4:30PM – 6:00PM on the 3rd floor at Girls Inc. of Lynn! Hope to see you there!

October 8, 2019 – Prince Pizza is Hiring

October 8, 2019 – Saturday MCAS Prep

October 7, 2019 – After School Computer Lab OPENS October 16

October 4, 2019 – Year Up & North Shore Community College Partnership

Year Up has partnered with North Shore Community College for internship and career training opportunities. Information sessions are held on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM at the Lynn campus of NSCC. Call 857-307-9990 to sign up.

For a brief explanation of the partnership, click NSCC.

For more information about Year Up, click Year Up.

October 3, 2019 – LEHS Class of 2021 Foliage 5K

October 2, 2019 – ASVAB Career Exploration Program

On Wednesday, October 23, juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to take the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The program is designed to help students identify academic strengths and weaknesses, in addition to career paths that may interest students as they apply to colleges or directly enter the workforce. The program is administered by the Department of Defense, and further information is on the permission slip. The guidance counselors encourage students unsure of their future plans to take the ASVAB. A permission slip is available in Guidance and must be returned to Mr. Wilkins by Friday, October 11. For a permission slip, click Permission Slip

October 2, 2019 – North Shore Community College On-the-Spot Admissions Days

The Guidance Department will host On-the-Spot Admissions Days for North Shore Community College in October. If seniors would like an immediate answer about their acceptance or are looking for a safety school, they should apply to North Shore Community College by participating in this program. This process is quick, easy and free. Seniors may pick up applications in Guidance and return them to their guidance counselor by Friday, October 11th. If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor. For an application, you may also click Directions for Online Application

October 2, 2019 – New England Service Academy Night

September 27, 2019 – Boston STEM College and Career Fair

Sunday, October 27th – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Northeastern University

If you are interested in STEM subjects and interested in attending this fair, see Breanna Edwards, ETS Advisor, in the Guidance Department.

September 27, 2019 – Job Opportunity at Family & Children’s Services

September 25, 2019 – College Admissions Reception

September 25, 2019 – UMass Amherst Pre-College

The UMass Amherst Pre-College is pleased to announce a series of academic enrichment workshops for high school students over the coming academic year at the Mount Ida campus. We are excited to engage Boston area students in academic programming that highlights the capabilities of the Newton campus.

To register, click Pre-College Preview – November 11th, 2019

UMass at Mount Ida will offer free workshops in Sports Management, Innovation and Technology and Creative Writing. The day will begin at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm. Free to all high school students currently enrolled in grades 9 – 12, these workshops are interactive, experiential, and provide a sample of what precollege students experience during the UMass summer programs.

Staff will be available to discuss the Pre-College experiences at UMass. Participants will meet students with similar interests from other Boston area schools.

September 24, 2019 – Lynn Teen Drop-In Center

September 20, 2019 – Boston University Overnight Opportunity

To apply, click Overnight.

September 20, 2019 – City of Lynn’s Relay Cancer Walk

September 20, 2019 – My Brother’s Table 38th Annual Walk

September 17, 2019 – Peabody High School College Fair

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will host its annual College Fair from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Students can find a list of colleges and universities attending on the PVMHS website. Click the College Fair Information link on the right side of the page.

September 16, 2019 – Starbucks College Achievement Plan: Pathway to Admission

September 16, 2019 – Callahan Elementary 3rd Annual Harvest Festival

September 13, 2019 – Framingham State University’s College Readiness: What Every Parent Should Know

Please use this link to register for the event: Framingham.

September 13, 2019 – MIT’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is a free year-long program funded by MIT’s Society of Women Engineers. We hold monthly sessions on campus exploring different careers and fields of science and engineering. Our sessions feature hands-on activities like LED circuits, tours of MIT labs, and speaker panels with current MIT students and professors. The program is intended to help high school girls discover and explore their passion for STEM.

Below is a link to register for WiSE 2019-2020. The application deadline is Friday, September 20 at 11:59 PM. Acceptance to WiSE is on a lottery basis, and participants will be notified by September 23rd. Our sessions this semester are on the following Saturdays ( 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ): Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16.

To apply, click WiSE.

September 11, 2019 – Girls, Inc. Peer Leadership Program

September 9, 2019 – City of Lynn’s Walk for Peace

September 5, 2019 – LEDA Scholars Program

September 4, 2019 – Tufts University’s “Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences”

September 4, 2019 – Boston National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 13, 2019

12:00-4:00 PM — Free and Open to the Public

Who should attend? – Visual artists and designers interested in pursuing education in the visual and related arts.

What will you do? – Meet with representatives from the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA), who will review your artwork, discuss their programs, and answer your questions.

Where is it located? – Hynes Convention Center – 900 Boylston Street – Boston, MA 02215.

Who can I contact with questions? – 617-879-7222 or adm[email protected]

For more information (including participating institutions) and pre-registration, visit massart.edu/boston-national-portfolio-day

August 30, 2019 – AmeriCorps Job Opportunities

The United Way is currently recruiting 30 full-time AmeriCorps Members for the 2019-2020 school year to provide direct support to English learners in grades K-12. Members in the program gain first-hand experience working in public schools and community organizations across the North Shore in the cities of Lynn, Salem, and Gloucester MA. A year of service is also a year of professional development. Members have access
to monthly professional development opportunities, supportive coaching from our staff, experience forming partnerships and relationships, and most importantly, the joy of working with young people both inside and outside the classroom.

What’s required to serve as an AmeriCorps Member?
· 17-29 years old
· High School Diploma or GED (or higher)
· Proof of US Citizenship

To learn more, click AmeriCorps.

To view a flyer, click AmeriCorps Flyer

For an application, click AmeriCorps Application

August 29, 2019 – Early College Program @ North Shore Community College

For an application, click Early College Program Application – Fall 2019

North Shore Community College has partnered with the Lynn Public Schools to offer an Early College Program. Lynn English students can earn up to 30 college credits, for FREE. Applications are now available for the fall 2019 semester. Students can choose from many courses, including Medical Terminology, Composition 1, First Year College Experience, Introduction to Graphic Design, Pre-Calculus and Speech. More information about this FREE program, including applications, can be found in the Guidance Department and here. There is a very short turnaround time for applications as they must be submitted to your child’s guidance counselor by 8:00 AM on Thursday, September 12th. Classes begin September 16th. Please make sure all applications steps are followed in order and to completion. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 781-477-7361. For more information, you can also visit the Early College Program website – www.northshore.edu/early-college

For an application, click Early College Program Application – Fall 2019

August 29, 2019 – College Financial Aid Nights

August 29, 2019 – Job Opportunities at Life Care Center of the North Shore

The following job opportunities are available to 17-year-old students. Apply in person at 111 Birch Street, Lynn, 01902. Ask for Kayleigh.

Activities Assistants – Part Time
Activities Assistants are required to run groups with the patients. The groups may be morning exercises, card games, nail painting, board games, talk/discussion/trivia groups. On weekends they will help dietary with lunch in passing out drinks and soups.

Hours: 4-8 pm Monday- Friday
Saturday and Sundays 9am – 4pm
Pay: Minimum Wage
Age: 17 years old

Dietary Aides- Part Time
Dietary aides are required to set up trays that will be sent up to each floor, they will learn how to read each patient’s diet. They also will be in the main dining room helping with dinner.
Hours: 3pm to 7pm
Pay: Minimum Wage
Age: 17 years old

Reception – Per Diem
Receptionist will be responsible for answering phone calls and directing them to the appropriate person/department. They will greet visitors. They assist the Business Office, Executive Director and admissions office. Job duties will be assigned to each staff, examples being: stuffing bills, typing up letters, sending out newsletters. We do ask everybody to have knowledge of the computers, browsing internet, using word or excel.
Hours: Week nights 4pm to 8pm .. Occasionally weekdays 8am – 4pm
Weekends 8am – 2pm or 2pm to 8pm
Weekends and holidays are required. Each person is required to work at least one holiday.
Pay: Minimum Wage
Age: 17 years old

August 29, 2019 – Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School 

Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at Harvard Medical School is an outreach program hosted and organized by Harvard graduate, medical, and public health students. Their mission is to recruit high school students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds into science, medicine, and public health with the goal of eliminating educational disparities and increasing representation of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in science and health professions.

Students are encouraged to apply for the HPREP 2019-2020 program, especially those who come from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. Students should not feel that they must be at the top of their class to be competitive for our program. More importantly, they seek students who, despite having experienced challenges in their lives, have a sense of scientific curiosity and the drive to reach their goals. The application portal is open from Monday, Aug 26th to Monday, Sept 30th, 2019 11:59 PM. No transcript or letter of recommendation is required. Students are reminded to submit all application materials by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

About HPREP
Since its inception, HPREP at Harvard Medical School has provided opportunities for high school students every year. The program continues to thrive and grow because of the participation of your students and your commitment.

HPREP is a free 10-week program that takes place at Harvard Medical School (Boston location) on Saturdays (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) from November to February. The curriculum consists of interactive lectures and laboratory components, exposing students to a range of science and health-related subjects, including genetics, scientific method and experiments, vaccines, cancer biology, anatomy, sexual health, nutrition, health disparities, leadership, ethics, and college prep workshops. HPREP also provides students with one-on-one mentoring to equip them with the excitement, knowledge, skills, confidence, and community support necessary to pursue education and careers in science and health professions. The mentoring component pairs each student with a Harvard student (doctoral, masters, medical, or postdoctoral fellow), who works closely with them on applying to college, scholarship applications, and to develop a research project leading to an oral presentation at our closing ceremony. For more information, please visit https://hprep.wordpress.com/.

How your students can apply to HPREP
The online application is now live, starting Aug 26th 2019 at https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eapubGb5Wn2Bh1X They strongly encourage students to use the online application, but a paper application will also be available upon request via email at [email protected]

August 29, 2019 – Case Western Reserve University Diversity Overnight Program

Case Western Reserve University ( Cleveland, OH ) is currently accepting student applications for its Diversity Overnight programs, Oct. 13 and 14 or Nov. 10 and 11. Applications are due by Sept. 1 for the October program and Oct. 1 for the November program.

Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students.

Participants accepted to Diversity Overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host, engage with faculty and learn about the many opportunities available to students at CWRU and throughout our campus in Cleveland’s University Circle.

On Monday, participants will join hundreds of other prospective CWRU students at our Fall Open House, where they will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning.

Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. We are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.

To apply, click CWRU.