The Homecoming Fair begins at 12:11pm to 2:40pm on Friday. Buy your fair tickets early at the Banker's window before the Fair to avoid the long lines. Each Fair ticket is 50cents each. Fair booths ONLY will accept tickets as payment. NO cash will be accepted.
All Bruins must stay on campus during the fair. Students who are unscheduled period 6 may leave at 1:35pm. If you do not want to attend the Fair, you must get an early out.
The Career Center will be hosting various college admissions representatives. These reps are here to provide you detailed information about their schools, including admissions practices, majors, housing, financial aid and more. If interested you must sign up prior to the event and pick up a "teacher approval" pass. More schools are added weekly, so check back regularly for an updated list. For the most up to date list....see the college sign up notebook on Ms. Sroka's desk.
Join us for MUCHO FUN and where EDUCACION is MUY IMPORTANTE!
3rd Annual Latino College Expo is a FREE event bringing you Scholarship Opportunities, Seminars such as 411 for the Student Athlete, How to Find Money for College, Booming Careers and more. Students visit one-on-one with over 50 Colleges, Universities, Private Institutions and Trade Schools. Get One-on-one CASH FOR COLLEGE Assistance filling out your financial aid forms (FAFSA assistance) from Student Aid Commission. Also opportunities to get accepted on the spot, application fees waived and scholarships. Also a partnership with California Community Colleges and the HBCU Transfer Guarantee Project, which offers a cost-effective way to get a 4-year degree. There will also be opportunities for jobs and internships Powered by Jobs R 4 U.
These local information sessions are designed to give families the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives, get information about the schools, and have questions answered. Keep checking back as more schools may be coming our way!
The attached list of employers are looking to hire! Although we can't guarantee that the openings last forever, if you are looking for a job it's time to dust off your resumes and practice your interview skills!
In addition, Chipotle is hosting a National Career Day on September 28th from 3-5 pm in various local locations. See attached flyer for additional info and instructions on how to participate.
CSUDH will be hosting their Super Saturday African-American College and Career Summit on Saturday, October 8th from 8:30am-2pm. This free event is aimed at providing African American families information and resources on college and career preparation.
For additional information including how to register, please see the attached flyer.
SPIRIT WEEK is September 26th - 30th!
Show your Bruin Pride!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH : “Houses Divided, Wilson United”
Wilson‛s mascot and color selection is representative of two prestigious but rivaling universities; the Bruin mascot of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the cardinal and gold colors of the University of Southern California (USC) . While the universities are major rivals, Wilson students do not reflect this aspect because we are united. Students can support this rivalry and the impact it has on Wilson by wearing their favorite UCLA or USC shirt, hat, socks, and other accessories along with khaki bottoms.
**NOTE : Hats must be removed while in class. No tank tops, spaghetti straps or bare midriffs
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH : HAWAIIAN
ALOHA! Show your Hawaiian spirit by wearing your favorite Hawaiian shirt along with khaki bottoms. Flowers and leis are welcome.
**NOTE : No crop tops, tank tops or spaghetti straps.
TIE DYE WORKSHOP at 12:45 on Tuesday, September 27th on the Rally Grass. Bruins bring a white T-shirt or buy an Official Homecoming T-shirt for $10.00
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH : USA
Students may wear any top, bottoms, hat, socks, and accessories that are red, white and blue to show American pride.
**NOTE : You must wear ALL three colors, and no other colors. If you cannot wear all three colors then you must wear Wilson uniform. No crop tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, short shorts, ripped jeans.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH : TYE DYE
Feel groovy while wearing your best tye dye shirt to school with your khaki bottoms. Come to Activities after school Tuesday to tye dye your own Homecoming shirt!
**NOTE : No crop tops, tank tops or spaghetti straps.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH : WILD WILD WEST
Howdy Bruins! Go all out in your best western attire by wearing your favorite denim, plaid, overalls, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and any other Western gear.
**NOTE : No bandanas, short shorts, spaghetti straps, tank tops, crop tops, or ripped jeans
Need help with career or college exploration, employment options, financial aid assistance and more? The Wilson Career/College Center is your "one stop" shop for information on these topics and more. Here daily at 6:45am--3:15, open nutrition, lunch, and after school--please come by!
College and Career Resources on Pinterest
LBUSD College and Career Center Pinterest Page
Search the LBUSD's College and Career Center Pinterest account to find the right fit for you after high school. Create a free Pinterest account at http://pinterest.com (if you don't already have one). Then you will be able to learn more about specific areas by going to http://pinterest.com/ afterhighschool/boards to view any of the following College and Career Center boards:
COLLEGE PERSONAL STATEMENTS, ESSAYS AND PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS
HOW TO ANSWER UC'S PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS
WRITING A STRONG ADMISSIONS ESSAY
AVOIDING COMMON ADMISSIONS ESSAY MISTAKES
Comic Relief from AIS: Admission Induced Stress!!
THE ACCURATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCE GUIDE(AARG)
PULL BACK THE CURTAIN
The reality is, admission is nothing like the movie Admission. Most students believe that admission counselors wear pearl necklaces and business suits to sleep and swim. But guess what? They’re normal people! Contrary to the popular conception that admission counselors are on the brink of the grave, the average age is 26 years old. Think about the person who was your babysitter as a kid … that’s the guy or girl reading your essay and reviewing your application. What would you tell that person about yourself? Wouldn’t you feel comfortable in that conversation? Psyching yourself out by imagining a bespectacled curmudgeon administrator only makes AIS more intense.
LASSO THE NUMBERS
Maybe you think admission to college is ALL riding on your numbers. Don’t be intimidated by the statistics you see online at different schools. Most schools show you an average or a middle 50% range. If you see an average, don’t forget what that means — students on both sides of that number WERE ADMITTED! If you see the middle-50% of a freshman class, it means half of the students fall into that range. That leaves 25% with lower scores than the range, and 25% that were higher.
FIND THE FORMULA
We know, we know… you’re looking for THE answer. So grab a pen because here’s how you get in to your dream school: Take two years of Spanish, volunteer at a local hospital, spin around three times, and practice your half-court jumpshot.
The truth is, there is no magic formula. Admission to competitive schools involves a holistic and comprehensive review process. That means everything is taken into account: grades, classes, scores, essays, leadership, and extracurricular involvement, among other factors. And it can be daunting to know you'll be judged and compared. So focus on what you can control: Do a thorough job on the application, write an essay that you believe really captures your voice, have a few people review your application, and then send it in!
You can't predict or control the number or quality of applications a school will receive. There will be institutional priorities at each school that you'll never fully know. So do your best, take a breath, submit your application, and then go back to enjoying your senior year.
A Definition of Selective Admissions
Selective Admissions is a human process and a holistic process, whose ultimate goal is to create a well balanced class in which every candidate considered is valued for his/her intellectual vitality, diversity of thought and experience, as well as the many combinations of contributions to school, family and community.
A Comedy: The Creeping Horror of College Anxiety
CHANGES TO FILING THE 2017-2018 FAFSA
1. New FAFSA filing period is Oct 1st-March 2nd
2. Income information if from Prior/Prior year
The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) season will begin earlier than previous FAFSA application cycles. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, your students will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2017–18 school year. (In the past, they had to wait until January 1). In addition, applicants will no longer need to estimate income and tax information and will be able to retrieve their data directly from the IRS, right from the first day the FAFSA is available. Students also will have information about their Expected Family Contributions earlier, helping them as they’re going through the college application and selection process.
Parents (who have been through the process before)
You might hear about some changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). But don’t worry; these changes were put in place to make the FAFSA process easier. Starting with the 2017–18 FAFSA (this is the application your child will fill out if he or she plans to go to school between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018), there will be two major changes:
Your child will be able to submit his or her FAFSA® earlier. Students can file the 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. If your child files the FAFSA earlier, he or she will have an earlier indication of how much your family is expected to contribute toward your child’s college costs, which will help with budgeting for the upcoming school year. Note: Because of the change in the FAFSA launch date, you’ll want to make sure that your child’s school and state deadlines have not changed, and plan accordingly. School deadlines are on the school’s website; and state deadlines are available at fafsa.gov and/or from the school’s financial aid office.
You and your child will be required to use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, applicants—and their parents, as appropriate—will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. This change will make the FAFSA easier because you will already have done your taxes by the time your child fills out the FAFSA, and you may be able to automatically import your tax information into your child’s FAFSA. (If your child files his or her own taxes, then your child may be able to import his or her tax information too.)
You Can Afford UC: President Napolitano's Message to Students and Families