Guidance News

Ohio State's Buckeye Student Leadership Academy

Ohio State is pleased to announce the fourth annual Buckeye Student Leadership Academy, a special summer to autumn program for rising high school seniors who are high achieving, first-generation, rural or underrepresented minority students.  BSLA will take place June through November and is free to participants.

Participants attend a one-day conference on Ohio State's Columbus campus, followed by monthly virtual sessions. They learn broadly about college life and resources through:
  • Attending personal development workshops
  • Meeting with faculty and staff
  • Interacting with Ohio State students
  • Participating in sample classes
  • Taking part in leadership, cultural and social activities
In addition, they learn how to navigate the college admissions process, finance their education and be a student leader.

Deadline to apply for the BSLA by Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Selection is competitive.

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Job Shadowing at Premier Health

Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Premier Health offers opportunities for students to learn about a variety of health care careers in clinical and non-clinical settings, or for the college student to obtain experiences for degree requirements.  Check out more details on the following website:  https://www.premierhealth.com/healthcare-professionals/careers/residencies-fellowships-and-internships/job-shadowing.
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ROTC Scholarships and US Military Academies Admissions

ROTC Scholarships and US Military Academies Admissions: An Overview for Parents of High School Students on Nov 2 at noon. 
 
Do you have a college-bound high school student who is interested in going to a military academy or earning an ROTC scholarship? This webinar highlights admission requirements for both. It also shares tips and lessons learned from families who have gone through the process.

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FAFSA Help

If you missed the FAFSA workshop last night, you can contact the WSU financial aid office with questions.  Call 937-775-4419.  Or you can call the financial aid office at any college for help with completing the FAFSA.

In addition, here is a presentation from the WSU financial aid office explaining all the different types of aid.

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Greene County Career Center Presentation for Sophomores

The GCCC will be at our school on Wed. Oct. 27th from 1:20 to 1:50 in the auditorium to meet with all sophomores and share information about all of their excellent programs.  It is important that all sophomores attend this meeting.  Click on the link to see all of the GCCC programs as well as a short video presentation about the GCCC.      

Any sophomores that would like to go visit the GCCC and see the programs that interest them will be able to do so on Friday Dec. 3rd.   We will leave the HS at 8:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m.  Students will be able to sign up to visit the GCCC after the Wed. Oct. 27th meeting.  

If you have questions about the GCCC please see Mr. Hartley. 


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Thanksgiving Food Boxes/Christmas assistance

If you are in need of a Thanksgiving food box for your family, please sign up here.  If you need assistance purchasing Christmas or holiday gifts for your family, please sign up here 
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Tutor.com for Military Students

U.S. military families get no-cost access to expert writing review for essays, cover letters, and more! Check your eligibility: tutor.com/military. 

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AP Test Registration

Students are required to log-in to their collegeboard account and join their AP classroom.  Each student was provided an AP class join code in the first week of school.  Students must register and pay for their AP tests in Mrs. Scohy's office.  Registration and payment for the AP tests will be open until Oct 29th!  The cost is $96 per test and checks can be made out to Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools.  There is a $40 late fee for anyone who registers for a test after the deadline.  There is also a $40 unused or cancelled test fee this year.   
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Ohio Care Line

The Ohio CareLine is a toll-free emotional support call service created by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and administered in community settings. Behavioral health professionals staff the CareLine 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. They offer confidential support in times of personal or family crisis when individuals may be struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. When callers need additional services, they will receive assistance and connection to local providers.  Call 1-800-720-9616 to connect.

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Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor within 5 minutes.  https://mha.ohio.gov/Families-Children-and-Adults/Get-Help/Crisis-Text-Line 
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Miami University Virtual Campus Tour

Check out this virtual campus tour for Miami University, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cz0dAZfSi0..

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Community Support Center Bi-Annual Clothing Distribution

Bi-Annual Clothing Distribution
Wednesday, September 29th, 11am - 1pm and 5:30pm - 7pm

@CSC, 51 S East St, Bellbrook
If you are in need of fall or winter clothing, please join us! This event will be held outside! 
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Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association - Virtual Manufacturing Tours

Check out this website from DRMA with several virtual manufacturing tours.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz9CK9uZNS9Z8rqUuwJB8REq6CWO_sEGr
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We Pause for Peace: A Candlelight Vigil

The Family Violence Prevention Center will host a candlelight vigil on Oct 4th at 6pm at The Greene to honor survivors and victims of domestic violence.

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FAFSA Workshop Oct 20th 6-7 pm

BHS will hold a FAFSA Workshop, hosted by the Wright State University Financial Aid Office, Oct 20th from 6-7 pm.  You must bring your own device and create your FSA id before the workshop.  Attached is a list of what to bring.  


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ACT/SAT Test Prep - Dayton Metro Library

The Dayton Metro Library is providing FREE  help to 7th-12th graders in preparation for the ACT and SAT exams.  Practice tests given and scored immediately following.  Register at daytonmetrolibrary.org for Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library - Saturday, October 2, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm



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One Miami Admission Days

Students will meet with admission representatives from Miami's Oxford, Hamilton, and Middletown campuses and learn more about admission requirements and next steps for applying to each campus.

Prospective high school, non-traditional, and transfer students and their families are welcome. Attendees will also receive an admission application fee waiver.

For more information on event info, visit MiamiOH.edu/admission/onemiami. 

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Christian College Fair

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College Prep Night

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WSU Open House

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Miami University Bridges Program

Miami University Bridges Program is an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for cultural diversity.  You'll be immersed in campus life: engage with students and professors in the classroom, eat in the award-winning dining halls, stay overnight in a residence hall, and journey through campus to uncover the Miami college experience.  Miami will cover the cost of food, lodging, and activities.  Apply online: miamioh.edu/bridges by Sep 27th! 
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Military Families

We are asking any military affiliated family to please complete the 2021-2022 BHS Military Families Google Form.  This year we will have additional support for our military families.  Beth Bench, MFLC, will be joining our staff.  Please see the attached introduction letter and parent-consent form.  If you are interested in her services, please complete the attached parent-consent form and return to Mrs. Scohy. 

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Practice ACT


Practice ACT
, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, will be offered at BHS on Oct. 16th.  Cost is $20, register here.  This is a full length practice test.  Students will attend a review session the following week with a 10-page breakdown of scores indicating strengths and areas to improve as well as test taking tips.  See attached flyer for more details.

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PSAT

The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 13th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Students can sign-up now using this Google form.  Cost is $18.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Kramer in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Sep 14th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT 
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Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair

Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair.  Save the date for Thursday, October 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at Miami University's Hamilton Campus Gym (1601 University Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45011).  More information, including directions and parking, can be found here 

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Military Appreciation Night

Join us as we honor our military veterans and students at BHS on Sep 17th!  Community tailgate before the game from 5-7 pm behind BCI.  
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Sinclair Fall Affair Virtual Open House

Thursday, October 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join us for our Fall Affair Virtual Open House to discover how Sinclair Community College can help you begin your pathway to success. 

At Fall Affair Virtual Open House you can:

  • Learn how Sinclair can help you reach your career and educational goals
  • Discover more about our academic programs
  • Attend virtual sessions to find out more about financial aid and scholarships, transfer opportunities, regional locations, and transitioning from College Credit Plus or Tech Prep
  • Get help filing the FAFSA during our virtual FAFSA workshop from 6-8pm

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Virtual Financial Aid Night

Wednesday night, Oct 14th at 6:30 pm we will be hosting a virtual Financial Aid Night using Google Meet.  A guest speaker from the UD Office of Admissions will be our guest speaker for the event.  The speaker will deliver a 15-20 minute presentation and then answer any questions you may have about the different types of financial aid.  To join the google meet, use the meeting code: Financial Aid. 
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Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, September 10, 2020
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT/UTC-4

Students are invited to attend The Forum’s Virtual Study Abroad Fair and interact with study abroad providers from across the globe who are ready to welcome you to their programs. Your ideal education abroad experience is out there and we want to help you find it!

»Visit exhibit booths to learn more about programs offered all over the world;
»Chat with providers via live chat or on-demand meetings in Zoom;
»Attend live presentations by study abroad providers during dedicated time slots;
»Visit your institution’s virtual meeting space to speak with an advisor or ask questions.

The Virtual Study Abroad Fair is FREE for students to attend.

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MIAMI VALLEY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

When:   September 21, 2020
Time:     6-8 pm
Where:    Troy Christian High School 700 S. Dorset Rd., Troy, OH 45373
 
FREE Admission.
For latest up-to-date information and to get your BARCODE: ChristianCollegeFairs.com
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TRANSCRIPTS

We have changed our platform for requesting transcripts.  All transcript requests NOT ON COMMON APP or SENDEDU will be requested using this link Order Transcripts.  This includes any unofficial transcripts you may need for the application process. 


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MANUFACTURING DAY

MFG day MFG day 2020 has gone virtual.  This is a great opportunity to learn about high-skill, high-pay career opportunities available in contemporary manufacturing facilities.  Register to attend one or more open houses by visiting www.mfgday.com, click on find event.  Learn more about why manufacturing is essential at www.makingohio.com or www.creatorswanted.org.
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VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

NACAC will host the following Virtual College Fairs***
Sign up now at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring. 


September 13: 12-8 p.m. ET
October 12: 1-9 p.m. ET
October 18: 12-8 p.m. ET
November 8: 2-10 p.m. ET

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PRACTICE ACT - HUNTINGTON LEARNING

Practice ACT, sponsored by Huntington Learning Center, will be offered at BHS on Oct. 3rd.  Cost is $20.  Sign-up now using this Google Form.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Ralston in the counseling office.  This is a full length practice test.  Students will attend a review session the following week with a 10-page breakdown of scores indicating strengths and areas to improve as well as test taking tips.  Deadline to register is Sep 25th. 
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PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT The PSAT test will be administered on the morning of Oct 14th at Bellbrook High School.  This test can qualify 11th-grade students for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Due to COVID we only have space to offer this to 10th and 11th graders this year.  Sign-up now using this Google form.  Cost is $17.  Students can bring cash or check to Mrs. Ralston in the counseling office.  Deadline to register is Sep 15th.  Visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10 for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.   
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