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PSATs Oct. 16

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

We are excited to inform you that once again this year all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be given the opportunity to take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) on Wednesday, October 16th. This test assesses the knowledge and skills students need to be on track for college success and will be offered to our students at no cost.  A few reminders about test day procedures:

  • Cell phones are prohibited from the testing environment.  Students who are found to be in possession of (even if they aren't actively using) a cell phone or other device during the test will be removed from the room and their scores canceled. Proctors will provide students with a safe place to store phones during the test. 
  • Students should come prepared with a calculator and pencil on test day.
 

While the testing is taking place, all Grade 12 students will have the option to attend either college application workshops with the school counseling department or our inaugural #AdultingDay program, hosted by two of our DECA student-leaders. More information on both opportunities are included on the following page. Grade 12 students may also take the day to visit post-secondary schools that they’re interested in.

 

There will be no classes after the test administration is complete and students will be dismissed on an early release schedule at 11:35 a.m.  This will also be the first evening of our parent-teacher conferences (more information later in this paragraph). Bus transportation will be provided for students who are typically transported home via bus. The following school days, Thursday October 17th, will be a B day and Friday October 18th will be an A Day, both of which are also half days due to parent teacher conferences, for planning purposes.  The schedule for parent-teacher conferences will be as follows:  

  • Wednesday, October 16th - 5:00-7:30
  • Thursday, October 17th - 4:00-6:30
  • Friday, October 18th - 12:00-2:30.
 

Click this link to register for conferences with each of your student’s teachers/counselors/on-track coordinators/administrators. 

 

PSAT performance will provide information that will help us to appropriately challenge our students, continue to raise academic rigor, and help us better prepare our graduates for post-secondary education. Student results will be available in December and will allow us to challenge our students by identifying students who demonstrate AP (Advanced Placement) potential—giving our students greater opportunity to earn college credits while they are still at Naugatuck High School. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the main office, at (203) 720-5400.

 

Best,

Ms. Kristina Wallace

Associate Principal

 

Grade 12 Learning Opportunities for PSAT Day (October 16th, 2019)

  • #Adulting Day (Student/Guest Speaker Led)

On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., senior students are invited to attend #AdultingDay. This event will offer a series of speakers and workshops to help prepare students for adult life. Topics covered range from:

  • How to file taxes
  • How to change a tire
  • How to nail an interview
  • How to apply for financial aid
  • How to build/improve your resume
  • Various career speakers (medical field, business, social sciences/education, trades)

 

More information and registration details will be shared in the coming weeks to directly to students. #AdultingDay is a Naugatuck High School DECA sponsored event. Any questions or seeking more information please contact Chelsea Maza, DECA Advisor, at maza@naugatuck.k12.ct.us

 

  • Post-Secondary Planning Workshops (School Counseling)

School Counselors will offer workshops for seniors, in the counseling department, during the morning of the PSAT (starting at 8 a.m.) on the following topics- no need for students to sign up in advance, they can just show up that morning to work with their counselor:

  • College Application workshops
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Naviance
  • NCAA
  • Any other post-secondary planning questions