Walter Panas High School

Senior Newsletter and Scholarships


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POST-GRADUATION FORM
The Post-Graduation form is an extremely important form that ALL seniors must complete because it:

  • Identifies post-graduate plans for ALL seniors (college, military, work, etc.)
  • Enables the School Counseling office to send the FINAL TRANSCRIPT to the college the senior is attending (without a final transcript a college will not allow a student to register for classes.)

Please note:

  • Directions on how to access the form in Naviance will be available in the Class of 2024 School Counseling Google Classroom starting May 1, 202
  • We need all parents to ensure their 12th grade child completes this form in Naviance no later than May 23, 2024.

 Please remember to use your counselor as a resource and sounding board if you are undecided as to your next year’s plans.

AP SCORES/COLLEGE CREDIT 

●    You are responsible for sending your AP scores from the College Board to your college.  
●    Students taking college credit courses at LHS/WPHS must request their college transcript from the college issuing the credit (e.g.:, Honors Spanish 5 - WCC, English 120 College Writing Honors - Marist, etc.) and have it sent to the college the student will be attending in the fall in order to be considered for college credit.

THANK YOU NOTES
Remember to send a thank you note to the people who wrote you letters of recommendation.  
Thank you notes should also be sent if you receive a scholarship/award.

This is your last senior newsletter.  We wish you the very best with your future endeavors!!

SAT TESTING POLICIES

An Admission Ticket and an acceptable photo ID are required for entry into the Testing Area—no exceptions.  Changes to the test type, test date or test center cannot be made at the test center on test day. Standby/Walk-in testing is not permitted. Test-takers who miss the last registration deadline for an administration may request Waitlist Status online up until five days before the test

SAT & ACT Scores
You are responsible for contacting the College Board or ACT to request official scores be sent to a college or university.  Use the SAT score sender service at www.collegeboard.org and make your request at least five weeks before the date you want your report to arrive.  Score reports from ACT can be requested at www.actstudent.org.


SAT/ACT


Many colleges will accept either SAT or ACT scores when making admissions decisions.  Registering early gives you the best chance of being assigned to the test center you want.  Note:  Regulations require that you submit an acceptable photo when registering for the SAT or ACT.  Register online for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org or for the ACT at www.actstudent.org

If you are an 18-year old male, you need to register with Selective Service within 30 days of your 18th birthday.  It’s the law.  If you’re 17 years and 3 months old, you can submit registration information and when you turn 18, you will be registered automatically.  If you fail to register, it will affect your ability to receive Federal college loans and grants, and student aid in most states.  

How to Register for Selective Service:  On-line at www.sss.gov, or fill out a Selective Service “mail back” registration form at any U.S. Post Office, or check the “Register Me” box on the application form for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA form). 

Financial Aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) had its official launch on December 31, 2023.  During the soft launch, the FAFSA form was available for short periods of time while the site was being monitored for performance and form functionality.  This may lead to delays in financial aid offers being delivered to families.  Despite those initial delays, every family should file a FAFSA form regardless of whether they believe they are eligible for aid.  You never know what type of aid might be awarded and tuition loans are only available to students who have completed the FAFSA.   Go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to apply.

 

WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL, 300 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY  10567
PH:  (914) 739-2823 (press 3, Guidance), FAX: (914) 739-3545
ADMINISTRATION:  Joseph Spero, Principal, Samantha Sherwood, Asst. Principal, Christian Clarke, Asst. Principal
COUNSELING OFFICE: Frank Gizzo , Director of Guidance
SCHOOL COUNSELORS:  Chelsea Aversano, Dale Chappelle, Laurainne Mosca, Sonia Recuppio, Brandon Thomas
SUPPORT STAFF: 
Mary Ellen Brown, Kathy Giordano, Kathy Zadra, College and Career Ct