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Reading and Math Receive Low Scores in US


Since the pandemic, reading and Math scores have fallen dramatically across the United States. Students just are not reading. It comes as no surprise that here in Jamaica, when America sneezes, we cough and loudly.

Students struggle with Math concepts and critical reading skills. They may have earned a distinction or credit in CXC Language and still do poorly at Reading on the SAT exam. I know it is the lack of good reading material, no access, little resources. So for once, I turn to online subscriptions and there should the story begin. Students should use the app to find a SAT word per day and be wolfing down visually scholarly articles recommended at start of the course.


Mr. Karenga espouses the Khan Academy for Math drills. I for one know that it is strong perhaps for Math, but not for the Verbal aspect of the exam.

Get on with reading widely! If you do not have a list of the magazines, email me.



SAT REGISTRATION

Time is winding down, get registered or face a no seat available black out. Go to www. CollegeBoard.org and pay US$103. There are no fee waivers for this exam.


SSAT

You will have a Master Class soon. Too many absenteeism. And your exam is earlier than that of the SAT group. Go figure.

LSAT


Please register now for your law school exam. If going next year, applications done on www.Lsac.org needs to be completed soon.


GMAT


Your exam I believe you act quickly as a cohort when told, so I believe we have no urgent matter to remind you of….save complete your applications.


FRIDAY

For those having difficulty getting to me by phone, my cell number works, WhatsApp works and my email…but I will be physically in office as of this Friday - so bombard the office and get your questions answered.



ACCEPTANCES


Nicholas Lyttle Columbia College

Abby Gayle Porter Bethune Cookman College

Very proud of these students. They were organized, completed applications, SAT and submitted early. Yippee. The roll call has begun.


 

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EDUCANADA CARIBBEAN REGIONAL EDUCATION TOUR - November 01-03, 2022 - Kingston-Montego Bay, JAMAICA


Greetings Guidance Counsellors and College Counsellors,

Here is hoping that everyone is doing well.

The High Commission of Canada is pleased to invite You, your Students, their Parents, Guidance Counsellors and all interested parties to visit the upcoming (hybrid) EduCanada Caribbean Regional Education Tour 2022 in Jamaica from November 01-03, 2022.

The schedule of events are as follows:

VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION - An interactive session on studying in Canada, hear from Caribbean students currently studying at Canadian institutions and learn more about the student visa/permit process.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

To book your spot, register by clicking here: ECRET 22 - Virtual Information Session

EDUCANADA CARIBBEAN REGIONAL EDUCATION FAIR – KINGSTON, JAMAICAThirty-one (31) Canadian colleges and institutions will be participating in this in-person event.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (*Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:15 pm)

Venetian Suite at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, 17 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10, JAMAICA.

EDUCANADA CARIBBEAN REGIONAL EDUCATION FAIR – MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICAThirty-one (31) Canadian colleges and institutions will be participating in this in-person event.

Thursday, November 03, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 pm (*Closed for lunch 12:30pm-1:15 pm)

Montego Bay Convention Centre, Rose Hall Road, Montego Bay JAMAICA.

Follow the High Commission of Canada social media pages for the latest updates on EduCanada and other interesting activities and events! Facebook: @canadajamaica - Twitter: @canadajamaica

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Regards,

Yasmin M. Chong (Ms)

Trade Commissioner & Senior Business Development Officer High Commission of Canada | Haut-commissariat du Canada Email address: yasmin.chong@international.gc.ca Telephone: (876) 926-1500 ext 3352 Mitnet: 333-3352 Facsimile: (876) 733-3491 Mitnet: 333-3491 www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca / www.jamaica.gc.ca Address: 3 West Kings House Road, P.O./C.P. Box 1500, Kingston 10, Jamaica Gouvernement du Canada | Government of Canada


 

Dear Colleague, If your students know that Reed is right for them, applying Early Decision (ED) by November 15 is a smart choice. I hope you’ll encourage them to watch this video in which current Reedies share about their experiences with the ED process. We want your students to know that because they receive a decision in December, ED means that they get to enjoy the rest of their senior year with the added security of having selected a college. If you have students who know that Reed is right for them, encourage them to apply Early Decision by November 15. Reach out to me at admission@reed.edu with any questions you have. I also invite your students to attend Is Early Decision Right for Me? on Thursday, October 27, at 4 p.m. PDT to learn more about the benefits of applying and finding out early. Sincerely, Milyon Trulove Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Office of Admission reed.edu/apply admission@reed.edu 503-777-7511


 

Greetings! Seniors with Colgate at the top of their list should keep in mind that the Early Decision I application deadline is November 15. Early Decision is an ideal option for students who have identified Colgate as their top choice.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision I - November 15 Regular Decision and Early Decision II - January 15

Expanding the Colgate Commitment

A Financial Aid Initiative in Access and Affordability

All eligible domestic students from families with annual income levels up to $175,000 will have federal loans replaced with University grants as part of the Colgate Commitment, beginning in the 2023–2024 academic year — an expansion from the current income threshold of $150,000. In addition, students on financial aid will have their aid packages expanded to meet the average cost for textbooks and other academic expenses as part of Colgate’s efforts to reduce the financial burden on students with financial need.

Estimate Your Aid

Families can estimate their share of college costs and how much financial aid they may be eligible to receive. Colgate offers two cost calculators that will help your family determine how much you may be expected to pay.



Sincerely,


Gary Ross

The Jones and Wood Family Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid



Colgate Expands Major Financial Aid Initiative

All eligible domestic Colgate students from families with annual income levels up to $175,000 will have federal loans replaced with University grants.

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Benton Center for Creativity and Innovation

Construction begins on the anchor of the new Middle Campus.

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Meet Charlotte Filipovich ’23

Filipovich ’23 has an enthusiasm for paleomarine biology that runs as deep as the ocean.

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Summer Experience: Mac Chirara ’25

Chirara ’25 pursued field research at Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservancy in Zimbabwe.

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Trailblazers of Distinction

Colgate Athletics recognizes impactful women leaders during the Title IX era.

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Digging Into Our Dependence on Agrichemicals

Prof. of History Heather Roller’s research explores how the perceptions and uses of agrichemicals have changed over time.

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Colgate Career Services:

Four-Year Career Development Plan

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Autumn at Colgate

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Hello Sandra, the University of Miami offers 100+ majors and programs across nine undergraduate schools and colleges. At UMiami, we pride ourselves on giving our students a great deal of academic flexibility and the opportunity to explore across disciplines. A big component that sets us apart from other universities is our Cognates Program of General Education. In this video, Executive Director of Admission Amanda Anderson explains how current ’Canes are able to build their curriculum into a program of learning that is uniquely their own. We encourage you to share it with your students! Sincerely,

Nate Crozier Assistant Vice President Undergraduate Admission and Marketing admissions.miami.edu Is a UMiami Admission Counselor coming to your school for a high-school visit? Visit our Counselor Hub to download promotional materials to share with your students on social, email, or bulletin boards!


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