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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am

All campuses: Scheduling for the 2014-15 school year has begun. Each grade level receives a PowerPoint presentation prior to meeting with their counselor to discuss course selection.

Tokay High School campus: Powerpoint presentations for class scheduling are available to parents and other interested parties at the Tokay High website.

Tokay High School will host a Cash for College event for seniors and their parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the Tokay Library from 5-7 p.m. Seniors can sign up in the Career Center to reserve a computer for that evening.

National School Counseling Week 2014, “School Counseling: Building Magical Futures,” will be celebrated from Feb. 3-7 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Join the Teen Advisory Council (TAC) — Fun community service opportunity

Membership is open to ages 12-18. TAC members are basically the Library’s “teen brain.” The library needs you to tell us what teens want, what’s hot, what’s not and what’s needed at the library to make it work for teens. Duties: TAC members help plan library programs for teens and some for all ages. Teens help with ideas, create posters, prepare for craft projects, assist with program instructors, room set up and tear down. Also, the library is in the process of planning for a new Teen Space. We need your advice on how to make the space comfortable and fun for teens. All this plus whatever hours members spend working at home on the library’s programs are counted towards TAC’s service hours.

Special perks: You get to be in the local newspaper, on YouTube video, you represent the library at community events, and best of all, the membership looks fantastic on your college application and job resumes.

Meetings are held at least once a month on Mondays at 5 p.m. Agendas are emailed to TAC members a week before the meeting.

Lodi High School will host a Cash for College FASFA Workshop on Feb. 4 in the Career Center.

Bilingual Financial Aid professionals will be available to assist local seniors and their parents with their FAFSA or

Dream Act application from 4-7:30 p.m. One senior who participates will win a $1,000 scholarship. Email for the list of “what to bring”.

Lodi High School seniors who will attend Delta College may take the placement test at Lodi High on Feb. 13 at 3:00.

Retakes must be done at Delta College. Sign up in the Library.

Lodi High School will host an SAT preparation seminar on Feb. 26 and 27, 3-5:30 p.m. Fee of $99 includes five hours of instruction, test-taking strategies and take-home study materials. Register online at:

Class is open to all students.

Contact Information

Stephanie Hiatt

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