This is the last Senior Bulletin for this year. What a way to end your senior year!!! Congratulations to all of you as you graduate and move on. You have been a good class to work with, and it has been my pleasure to get to know you. Best luck to all of you in all of your future endeavors. May you find happiness and success in whatever you choose to do with your life.
“There are spaces between our fingers so that another person’s finger can fill them” – Anonymous
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL SENIORS GO TO THE SENIOR PAGE FOR
CAREER PASSPORT INFORMATION. ONLY 12
HAVE TURNED IN ANYTHING TO DATE. THIS IS A BOARD ADOPTED REQUIREMENT. MANY OF YOU HAVE ALL OR PARTS OF YOUR CAREER
PASSPORT NOT YET TURNED IN!
BC website – https://www.bloom-carroll.k12.oh.us/
Under “Schools”, click on High School
Click on the “Senior Information” tab and use the links to get the information, complete and submit
Congratulations!!! These seniors have been accepted to the
following colleges and universities.
Bedsole - Ohio State University
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart” - Helen Keller
Early Start to College??
are attending college in the fall may want to get an early start by taking
summer classes at a branch or community college this summer, either online or
if they re-open. This is a good way to
get some classes out of the way, take some remedial classes if needed, or get a
head start. Contact the college you plan
to attend to arrange to transfer the credits if necessary, and to verify what
courses they will accept. Then register
for the summer class, and get started!!
“Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up” - Jesse Jackson
“Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal” - Mike Ditka, former NFL player and coach
To all of you – your hard work and efforts are finally paying off. If you have received a scholarship offer that has not yet appeared in one of these newsletters, please get a copy of your offer letter to me. Most colleges either have already or will be issuing their financial aid letters soon. Please get those to me, since they may include additional money or scholarships that are not already announced or on file.
“Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse” - African proverb
The application deadline for most of the “local” scholarships is May 1.
Check the last newsletter, or see me, for applications and other
information. You do not need to request
transcripts for the local scholarships.
We will automatically create them for the ones that need to be sent out.
“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time” –
H. W. Shaw (aka Josh
Billings), American author, lecturer and humorist
Service Learning Options
opportunities to participate in community service while at the same time often
getting credits for college, or being able to apply it in the same manner as an
internship. A few examples of websites
that can connect you to some service learning opportunities;
Campus Compact - Coalition of more than 1,100 college
presidents - www.compact.org.
Adventures in Missions (AIM) - Interdenominational Christian mission’s organization with bases around the world - www.adventures.org
The National Youth Leadership Council - Works with youth to
build vital and just communities www.NYLC.org
Youth Service America -- Alliance of more than 200
organizations that enable young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or
globally - www.ysa.org
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you” – Maya Angelou, American poet and author
College Credit Plus Transcripts
participated in any of the courses that offered CCP credit through Hocking
College or OUL, do NOT contact BCHS for a transcript of your college grades for
that course. You must contact the college(s)
where you earned the credits. This can
usually be done on their websites, www.hocking.edu/transcript-request
BCHS is unable to issue a college transcript.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” - Theodore Roosevelt
The following was in the September
Bulletin. I thought that I would repeat it,
since some of you may have changed plans.
For the first time in 12+ years, it will not be automatic to go out the
front door and get on the bus come August!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN SEEKING A JOB
1. PAY - Not just starting salary, but what is
the potential for earnings in the future?
While some jobs pay reasonably well to begin, there may be minimal
raises for employment tenure and experience.
- When young, we are all invincible. It
may be worth making a bit less now for a job that provides medical benefits,
retirement security or chances for advancement.
3. ENJOYMENT - I don’t mean spending half of your workday doing nothing. You may be doing this work, or something similar, for the next 10 to 40 years. Can you put up with it for that long? Most of you will find that you are willing to make some financial sacrifices for career enjoyment.
- Once you have worked your way into a career, are there chances to advance? What about internal transfers within the
company? If your employer goes out of
business, can you find employment in this field with other companies?
5. SECURITY - How long will this field of work be needed, and how many workers will be needed, both now and in the foreseeable future? In the 1990’s, many people thought that the dot.com companies were the wave of the future, but most of them are no longer in existence. mso-outline-level:1'>IS COLLEGE NOT IN YOUR IMMEDIATE FUTURE?
students do not intend to go to college upon graduation from high school. Finances, family situations, career plans and
other factors can play an important role in this decision. What is there for those of you who do not
choose the college route?
Military - All branches of the military are actively recruiting qualified candidates. There are several advantages to pursuing this option. They include training, veteran’s benefits, earning college tuition credits, and time to decide what you wish to do with the rest of your life. Information on recruiters is available in the Guidance Office, in the Yellow pages of the phone book, and elsewhere in this newsletter.
Apprenticeships - Many occupations, usually skilled trades,
provide apprenticeship opportunities.
These include plumbers, electricians, heavy-equipment operators and
others. Some pay as much as $15.00 an
hour to start, and after 4-5 years, licensed workers can be making up to $25.00
per hour and more. Some of them are
announced through the school, or you can contact local unions or the phone book
to seek these opportunities.
Certification/Licensure Programs - These usually require
some schooling, but it takes 6-12 months, and you take classes only in those
areas that pertain to your work, not the broad range required for a college
degree. You may be working in you field
within a year after graduation. Most do
require passing a state licensure test.
These areas include HVAC, cosmetology and barbering, some medical
assistance programs and others. WARNING
- this is a field notorious for scam artists and low quality programs. Make sure that any school you choose is
licensed and accredited, and always check them out through the local Better
Entry-level work - Many employers offer the chance to get
on-the-job training, and will hire potential workers right out of high
school. Many have decent starting
salaries, benefits and opportunities for advancement and training. These include most advertisers in the Want
Ads of the local newspapers. They
usually use your past work history, personal and school references, and seek
high school attendance, discipline and coursework information. We occasionally get notices of openings, so
listen to the announcements and watch for postings.
“He who chooses the beginning of a road also chooses its outcome” - Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker