october 4, 2022
Senior Health Screenings are on Friday, October 7.
12A-8:30 am-9:00 am
12B-9:00 am-9:30 am
12C-9:30 am-10:00 am
12D-10:00 am-10:30 am
12E-10:30 am-11:00 am
12F-11:00 am-11:30 am
12G-12:30 pm-1:00 pm
12H 1:00 pm-1:30 pm
12I 1:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Seniors will come to the Nurse’s office first for your height and weight assessment then you will go to the guidance office testing room for your vision screening. Don’t forget to bring your eyeglasses or wear your contact lenses. Remember that classes are in session so please be mindful and respectful while in the hallways.
HISPANIC & LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
Video #3: Creating Guatemala's Food of the Gods
Description: One of the most delicious and well-known contributions of Latin America to global society is chocolate! Of all its delicious offerings, chocolate is Guatemala’s most divine treat. The ancient Mayan tradition of chocolate making is a 2,500-year-old cultural legacy kept alive by dedicated farmers, roasters and chocolatiers. Hang on to your sweet tooth as we follow the “food of the Gods” from a simple seed on a cacao tree all the way to becoming a luxurious dessert.
Have you ever played Loteria? It's like Mexican Bingo. Try it below in honor of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month! Below is a short video explaining what Loteria is followed by a link to actually give the game a try!
Video: "Loteria: The 'Mexican bingo' you need to play" - https://youtu.be/QbAuUVe0W9c
Loteria Game: https://g.co/kgs/eeTHZw
Guest Speaker Panel
On Thursday, October 6, there will be a guest speaker panel from Esperanza Immigration and Legal Services (EILS) during 2nd block. We will hear about how they serve the Dear Neighbor in Philadelphia, particularly regarding the Hispanic & Latinx community. All are welcome!
Heritage Dress Down Day
There will be a donation dress down day this Friday, October 7, in honor Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month. Suggested donation is $2-5 and will benefit EILS. Anyone interested in participating should dress to celebrate their heritage or in Mount gear!
COLLEGE & SCHOOL COUNSELING
On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, MSJA will administer the PSAT to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors. Freshman practice test booklets may be downloaded by clicking on this link:
Sophomores and Juniors NOT Studying English This Semester: Prep sessions for the PSAT, to be administered on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, will be held during both lunches in Room 133 on both Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and Thursday, October 6, 2022. Please complete the English practice tests before Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Please arrive at the sessions as quickly as possible with your lunches and your completed practice test booklets.
Admissions Counselors from colleges and universities both near and far are visiting our school! Below are upcoming visits through next week. All college visits, in-person and virtual, will be held in the Counseling Office for Juniors and Seniors. Please be sure to register in advance from your student Naviance account and bring the attached permission form signed, prior to the visit.
Tuesday, October 4
9:30 AM - Georgetown University
1:30 PM - Gettysburg College
Wednesday, October 5
9:30 AM - Furman University
11:30 AM - University of Miami
1:30 PM - Trinity College Dublin
2:30 PM - University of Rochester
Thursday, October 6
9:30 AM - Alvernia University
11:30 AM - University of Pittsburgh
1:30 PM - Elizabethtown College
Friday, October 7
9:30 AM - The Catholic University of America
11:30 AM - Providence College
Monday, October 10
9:30 AM - University of Delaware
11:30 AM - Albright University
1:30 PM - Delaware Valley University
Tuesday, October 11
9:30 AM - Bucknell University
1:30 PM - Marywood University
Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 13th
9:30 AM - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
11:30 AM - Fairfield University
1:30 PM - University of South Carolina - Columbia
Other Upcoming College Events
- Wednesday, October 19: Digital College Board Testing with Compass Education Group (11th Grade Parents/Students), 6:30 PM
The College Board will be introducing digital SAT/PSAT testing beginning in 2023. To assist with this process and provide relevant information, Compass Education Group is offering a fall admission testing webinar for Philadelphia area independent schools geared toward 11th grade parents and students. Compass also just published an extensive piece about the digital P/SAT that you may want to peruse. Please use this link to register for the webinar. Upon registering, you will be able to select our school from the school dropdown menu.
- Thursday, October 20: Junior Family College Night, 7:00 PM, Auditorium
A general information session for Junior parents and students to explain key aspects of the college process and timeline, presented by Mount’s college counseling staff.