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  1. 1. 01/09/12 William B. Travis High School January 9, 2012
  2. 2. Basketball and Soccer Pep Rally Next Friday January 13 2:00 pm All tickets $1 – TO PURCHASE A TICKET, YOU MUST BE DRESSED IN TRAVIS ATTIRE
  3. 3. National English Honor Society Meeting : Wednesday 1/11 in L211 at 2:40 Please bring for $15 dues
  4. 4. Any student who took the PSAT at Travis High School on October 12 can pick up their results during all three lunches January 9 th through January 13 th . You will receive the test booklet you used on testing day and a score interpretation information sheet. Please visit the counselors’ section on the THS website for more information on PSAT score interpretation, My College Quickstart and My Road.
  5. 6. Ping Pong Club Every Wednesday after school Meet in B115 Bring $5.00 for dues.
  6. 7. Students will earn credit for classes based on their year average, not semester by semester.  A student must earn a final course grade of 70 or above in the course to receive credit.  For students taking an End of Course exam, the exam grade will be used to calculate the final course grade. Important Information about Receiving Class Credit!
  7. 9. The FFA will have their January meeting Tuesday, the 10 th at 2:45 in room D104. Wear your FFA T shirts to school that day and bring your favorite snacks to share at the meeting.
  8. 10. BFF Members: Meeting Monday! January 9, 2012 Mrs. Norman’s room After school BE THERE!
  9. 11. Try-out meeting When : Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Time : 7:00 am Where : C121 Please contact a baseball coach if you need further information. Tryouts will be held on January 27 th at 3:00 pm. Thanks for your interest and hope to see you at the meeting.
  10. 12. Attention Tigers, how would you like to have the opportunity to write about anything you want and even get it published? How would you like to turn your writing skill into a refined tool for creativity? Well, never fear because the Young Novelist Club is here. For more information come to the information session on Tuesday Jan. 17 after school in Mr. Chamber's room, L215.
  11. 13. Order your 2012 Stripes yearbook now! $77 for yearbook Lots of additional options Follow the instructions on the letter you received from Balfour, or just follow the prompts on the website.
  12. 14. 4 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Your Scores Your Skills Your Answers Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Next Steps 3 Test Sections
  13. 15. Your Scores Percentile If you are a junior, your scores are compared to those of other juniors. If you are a sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores. Score You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart ( ). Score Range
  14. 16. National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition.
  15. 17. See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT. Your Skills You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart ( ).
  16. 18. Your Answers You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions. You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart.
  17. 19. Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses Some of the math problems required you to grid in answers instead of selecting an option. For these questions, you will see the correct answer(s) written out.
  18. 20. <ul><li>What’s next? </li></ul><ul><li>Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can: </li></ul><ul><li>Search for colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Get a personalized SAT study plan </li></ul><ul><li>Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Next Steps
  19. 21. My College QuickStart
  20. 22. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>My Online Score Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projected SAT® score ranges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State percentiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can filter questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions and answer explanations </li></ul></ul>
  21. 23. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>My SAT Study Plan™ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personalized skills to improve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT practice questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An official SAT practice test </li></ul></ul>
  22. 24. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>My Personality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personality test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of your type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Majors and careers that might be a good fit for you </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>My College Matches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starter list of colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria to customize search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to save searches </li></ul></ul>
  24. 26. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>My Majors & Career Matches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major you chose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related majors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related careers </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. My College QuickStart <ul><ul><li>Log in to your personalized account at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><ul><li>For more information on these announcements and other news, please visit , which is updated several times a day. </li></ul></ul>