Guidance Department, 440-779-3517

The Guidance Department is divided by grade level  FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Mrs. Wendy Kormos - Grade 9
Ms. Kristy LaBella - Grade 10
Mrs. Tricia Calloway - Grade 11
Mrs. Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 12
January 26, 2017:  8th Grade Parent Night at NOHS
January 26, 2017:  Polaris Satellite Information Night at Polaris Career Center
January 30, 2017:  AP Information Night at NOHS
February 15, 2017:  CCP Night at NOHS at 6:00pm
Please read the attachments, and as always, contact your son or daughter's counselor if you have questions.

/sophomore january newsletter.docx
ACT SAT Prep website -
FREE PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE ACT AND SAT - Please read the attached handout for more information  /Free Practice Tests.pdf
Interested in being a Lifeguard, please check out the attached flier for more information, /Job Flyer for how to be a lifeguard.pdf
THIS IS A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!  /4 Biggest Mistakes on Applying to Colleges.pdf

Seniors' Specials
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Please check out the ACT website for test dates and locations for the 2016-2017 school year. Register online at
Please check out the SAT website for test dates and locations for the 2016-2017 school year.  Register online at
COLLEGE NOW GREATER CLEVELAND Resource Center is a free service located at 200 Public Square - Ground Floor.  They specialize in scholarships searching, the FAFSA, and overall college search.  Please check out their website for their available hours and ALL they offer.
MYTHS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID - Please read the following handout about Financial Aid.  Financial Aid Myths.pdf
FREE ACT PREP called PrepFactory.  Check out the attachment and then check it outline.  /ACT PREP.pdf

Scholarship Information
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information 
*  The has a list of scholarships that students from Ohio school districts are eligible for.  Please download their newsletter for the list of scholarships,
*  The Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program offers scholarships to admitted Ohio State students for the Class of 2021.  For more information, check out this website,
*  The Maltz Museum is offering $100,000 in scholarships, awards, and anti-bias grants to NE Ohio 6-12th graders.  The Youth Speak Out Stop the Hate essay competition requires students to complete a 500 word essay and complete their entries by January 6, 2017, ( grades 6-10) and by January 20, 2017, (grades 11-12).   For more information and to apply, please visit
*  The BGSU Science and Math Education in Action Scholarships are available to graduating seniors.  Application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Check out the attachment for information and to see if you are eligible to apply /BGSU Science and Math Education in Action Scholarship.pdf  To apply, visit the following website,
*  Wittenberg University offers several Special Interest Awards.  Some have due dates of January 15, 2017, and some have due dates of March 1, 2017.  Please check out their website for more information and to apply,
*  The Ronald McDonald House Charities is offering scholarships to exemplary role models.  Application deadline is January 18, 2017.  For more information, please visit,  To apply, visit this website,
*  Princeton University is offering a Princeton Prize in Race Relations for students who help improve race relations in their schools or communities.  The application deadline is
*  The OACAC Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is offered to students who show commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity, have at least a 3.00 GPA, and will be attending an Ohio university or college.  Application deadline is February 3, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit,
*  The University of Akron College of Engineering offers 150 scholarships for talented, dedicated engineering majors.  Applications are due March 1, 2017.  For more information and to apply, please visit this website,
*  The Ohio PTA Memorial Scholarship Program is again offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have academic achievement, school involvement, leadership qualifications, and special family circumstances.  Application deadline it March 1, 2017.  For more information and for an application, please visit their website,
*  The Levy Law Offices is offering a $2500 scholarship for a student enrolling in a 2 to 5 year institution next year in Kentucky or Ohio.  For more information and to apply, please visit the following website,
*  The VFW is offering the Creative Patriotic Arts Award for students in Grades 9-12.  Application deadline is March 31, 2017.  Please come and get an application from the Scholarship Binder in the Guidance Office.
* The Slater & Zurz local law firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to graduating seniors who are going to college next year.  The application deadline is May 19, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply.
*  The Law Offices of Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one high school aged student or one college-aged student in Ohio.   The application deadline is May 31, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply,
*  Are you working at Chick-fil-A?  If not, maybe you should apply to work there.  Why?  Check out this website on scholarship opportunities for Chick-fil-A members,

College Rep. Visits
The following colleges will have representatives at NOHS on the following dates and times:  (Please remember to come to guidance to sign up and get a pink pass from one of the secretaries at least one day in advance): 

Get Involved and Plan for the Future
Check out all the clubs and activities we offer at NOHS and get involved.  Be a part of Eagle Pride!  It's fun and helps you for your future!!! /Student Clubs.docx
The Ohio Means Jobs is a useful and free website to help you figure out what career/job you may want to explore in your future.  For more information, please check out the website
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, and beyond Graduation Requirements
Please read the graduation requirements for the classes of 2018, 2019, and beyond.
Or download the following attachment:  /ODE Handout on Requirements to Earn a HS Diploma.pdf
Polaris Career Center Information
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE POLARIS SATELLITE PROGRAMS?  If not, please take the time to find out.  They have great programs!!!  Their website is always a good source of information, but they are also hosting a Polaris Satellite Information Night from 6-7:30pm on January 26, 2017, at Polaris Career Center.  For more information on their programs, please check out their website, and click on Grades 7-12, High School and Middle School Satellite.
ATTENTION 10TH GRADERS/THE CLASS OF 2019:  Did you apply to a Polaris Program for your junior and senior year?  No worries if you didn't, you CAN STILL APPLY.  Just visit  If you have any questions, please see or e-mail Ms. LaBella, NOHS 10th grade counselor.
*  Future Agents in Training is an academy hosted by the FBI Cleveland Field Office that invites high school students to receive hands-on training June 13-16, 2017.  The application deadline is January 15, 2017.  Please visit their website for more information and to apply,
*Duke University offers a Summer College Program for current 10th and 11th graders.  For more information to apply, please check out their website,
*Would you like to WIN A FREE SUMMER PROGRAM at Les Roches and learn more about the world of hospitality business management? By entering our Summer Program competition, students can win a full scholarship for the Summer Program at Les Roches Chicago.  For more information, check out their website,
*The Accounting Career Awareness Program of Ohio is offering a summer program for students interested in careers in accounting or business. Applications are due March 31, 2017.  Please visit their website to apply,
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