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                *Scheduling for 2018-2019* 
For information on scheduling & additional tools



The  2017 Lilly Scholarship recipient: Giselle Flores!!!!  
Official Press Release  (click on title) 
WJOB Radio Show interview  (click on title) 

Hessville Cleanup Day!
Earn community service & help clean up Hessville down Kennedy avenue.
When: 5/12/18   9 AM-12 PM
Where: Meet at Freddy's Steakhouse 
Get a free lunch after!!
To register: Hessville Cleanup Day

*Indiana Online Academy:  (click on title for flyer)
If you would like to earn a high school credit or retake a class for a higher grade, sign up today!
When: June 4th-July 19th
Where: Online from home! The final exam will be at Morton HS 7/17/18 at 9 AM in room 161
Sign up deadline: 6/1/18


Indiana University Open House! 
For a list of Open house dates and locations, go to: IUN
Open to all High school Students 9:30 AM to Noon
Learn more & register at: iun.edu/insidelook 


Send your High School 
Transcript for free!!!
*www.sendedu.org
*www.parchment.com
For directions on how to request final transcripts through parchment, go to: Ordering Final Transcripts
*www.commonapp.org

For a list of participating colleges for Common APP: College List 




More college fair resources: College Fairs

Success in the New Economy Video:
Check this out! https://vimeo.com/67277269


Tutoring
For more information on after school programs, homework assistance & tutoring

Scholarships
For more information on scholarship opportunities & search for scholarships 

DACA Students

SAT, ACT & Testing Information
For more information on the SAT, ACT, PSAT and other testing resources

College Resources
For more information on college fairs, college & career planning,financial planning & other college resources

Graduation Requirements
For more information on diploma types & requirements

Course Descriptions
For a list of Morton's course offerings and descriptions 

Clubs/Athletics
For a list of Morton's 2017-2018  Clubs and Athletics available

Video Announcements
For links to Morton High School Guidance Counselor Video Announcements

Area Career Center
For more information on the ACC, how to apply, virtual tour 

Job/Internship Opportunities
For more information on High School Jobs & Internships

Summer Programs
For more information on summer programs, internships, jobs & other summer opportunities

Selective Service System

www.sss.gov
www.army.mil 
www.navy.mil  
www.af.mil   
www.marines.mil
official-asvab.com
www.military.com/join-armed-forces/asvab
www.march2success.com

Community-BasedResources
www.pbis.org 
www.regionalmentalhealth.org
www.mentalhealthamerica.net 
www.crisiscenterysb.org 
www.nwindiana-redcross.org 
www.in.gov/dcs/2372.htm  
www.save.org 
www.ppin.org 
northtownshiptrustee.com 
www.greaterhammond.com  
www.parentingteensonline.com  
www.thetrevorproject.org 
www.woundedhealers-nwi.com


                                          Missed Opportunities:

*Purdue Northwest College Fair!      (click on title for flyer)
When: Thursday, September 14th 6 PM-7:30 PM
Where: Purdue NW-Fitness and recreation center (173rd st Hammond IN) 
**There will also be a financial aid information session at 5:30 PM that day in the White Lodging Center for Hospitality & Tourism management (South of fitness/rec building)
For more information/register, go to:  https://admissions.pnw.edu/undergraduate/college-fair/   The *Urban League of NW Indiana Scholarship Fair!(click on title for flyer)Over 50 college, universities and United States Army ROTC representatives will be there offering admission and college scholarship award opportunities!!
When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017  9 AM- 1 PMWhere: The chateau banquets & Catering- 530 West 61st Ave Merrillville, IN 46410
*Requirements to participate*Must have GPA of 3.0 or higher, 21 ACT or 1650 SAT score, a resume, 250 Word essay explaining why a higher education is important to you, 2 letters of recommendation, printed admission registration (see flyer for link). 
**College Go! Week: September 25-29th **This week we are kicking off college Go! -an initiative to provide information and resources to help Hoosiers plan for education beyond high School. 
For more information, go to: http://learnmoreindiana.org/
Monday: College Gear Day-wear a T-shirt of your favorite college
Tuesday: Career Exploration Day-explore you interests and find a career that best suites you by taking a career interest inventory      Career interest inventory/ Personality Quiz
Wednesday: Career Day-Dress up as your dream profession.
Thursday:College Tour Day- Juniors & Seniors, reach out to colleges of interest and set up a tour today!    Find a college that best suites you
Friday:College Application Day-Seniors, start your college application today! Practice College ApplicationInstructions for College Application day
*IU NW 21st Century Scholars Workshop: (click on title for flyer)The Workshop is designed to help current 9th-12th grade 21st century scholars complete their Scholar Success program requirements. *Completing the Scholar success Program & tracking progress through scholar track is mandatory in order to receive the 21st century scholarship. 
When: October 3, 2017  5:30-7:30 PM
Where: IU Northwest Theater at the Arts & Sciences building- Campus Map
For more information/to register, go to: 21st Century Workshop
*Latino Resource Fair:(click on title for flyer)Social services and educational vendors will share information on resources available to the community
When: October 7th, 2017 10 AM -2 PM
Where: Irving Elementary School-4727 Pine St, Hammond
*Purdue NW College Visit!!!!:  Visit Purdue and get a campus tour, a free lunch and a free application to Purdue NW (bring your official transcript).
When: October 11, 2017  Session 1: 10 AM- 1 PM Session 2: 12 PM- 3 PM
For more information, go to: Purdue Campus Visit
Register today at pnw.edu/express-admission
*Volunteer Opportunity:  Big Clean Up Day For Hessville-this is a great opportunity to show the Hessville Community that the Governors take pride in their community! 
When: October 14th, 2017 9 AM - 1 PM
Where: Meet at Freddy's steak House parking lot. **Make sure to bring gloves and garbage bags!!
If you are interested, please complete: Clean up Form 
*Morton's Parent Financial Aid Night:Hosted by Purdue University NW.  There will be a representative from College Bound providing valuable information on the their Scholarship Program. 
When:  October 18th   5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Morton High School's Library. Please enter through Door "A"
*Merrillville High School College & Career Fair: (click on title for flyer)Open to all High School students and their parents. Information on financial aid, SAT/ACT & apply for college will be available. 
When: October 18th, 2017 6 PM- 7:30 PM
Where: Merrillville High School -Freshmen Cafe- Entrance I
*Parents/Student College Prep Workshop:
Information will be provided on: Core 40 diploma; College Board-PSAT, SAT, ACT; Financial Aid; City of Hammond College Bound Scholarship; Purdue University NW Educational Talent; Search & Upward Bound; 21st Century Scholars; and Financial Literacy. **Open for students grades 8-12**
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Where: Ophelia Steen Family & Health Center- 5927 Columbia Ave Hammond IN 46320.
RSVP By: October 19th promgenienwi@gmail.com or 219-230-6483
For more information, go to: Prom Genie Workshop
*Ivy Tech Community College:   (click on title for flyer)
Upcoming events
October 25th, 2017-Express Enrollment Day 9 AM- 3 PM
November 2nd, 2017-Dual Credit Transition Night 5-7 PM
November 5th, 2017-College Goal Sunday 2 PM
*Black & Gold Days: 
Event for High School Juniors & Seniors to spend a day learning about the degrees offered at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson. 
When: Friday, October 27, 2017 8 AM-2:30 PM (EST)
OR Friday, November 3, 2017 8 AM- 2:30 PM 
Where: 1920 Purdue Parkway Anderson, IN 46016
For more information & to register, go to:  B & G
*College Goal Sunday:   Get in-person FAFSA help at 40+ locations across Indiana.
When: November 5th, 2017 2 PM
Where: Purdue University NW-2200 169th St.
Hammond, IN 46324. Room: Student Union & Library Building 200
*what to bring that day: Checklist
Visit http://collegegoalsunday.org/ for more information. 
*STEM CAMP! (click on title for flyer)-Free for students interested in exploring topics in science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). When: Friday, December 1, 2017 9AM-11:30 AM Where: Indiana University NW Learn more/register at: https://www.iun.edu/stemcamp2017/index.htm *Express Enrollment Day!!!!:( see attached flyer) If you are planning on attending Ivy tech Community college this year, complete their express enrollment!
When: 12/7/17 & 12/9/17
  9:00 AM- 3:00 PM    
Where:
  Either lake Campus: East Chicago-410 E. Columbus Dr. East Chicago IN or Gary Arts & sciences Building- 3400 Broadway gary IN 
*Calumet College of St. Joseph:  Open House!
When: 12/9/17 9 AM- 1 PM
Where: 2400 New York Avenue • Whiting, IN 46394
RSVP ONLINE: ccsj.edu
For more information, go to: Calumet College Open House
Foundations of East Chicago Scholarship Fair:(click on title for flyer)
The Foundations of East Chicago will be hosting our 2nd Annual Scholarship, College & Career Readiness Fair. 
When:
Friday, January 19, 2018 from 8 AM-12:30 PM 
Where: East Chicago Central High School 
***Bring a copy of your transcript with you.
Sophomores- There will be a field trip to the ACC on January 24th, 2018!
If you are interested in attending the Area Career Center next year, please make sure to sign up for the field trip in the guidance office and select the top 2 programs you would like to visit. 
Sign up Deadline: 1/19/18
American Academy of Art Open House:(click on title for flyer)
Learn about career opportunities for artists, becoming a professional artist, job placement assistance, and acceptance to the academy. 
When: January 27th, 2018
Where: 332 South Michigan ave. Chicago, IL 60604
For more information:  Academy of Art Open House  
University of Indianapolis:(click on title for flyer) 
Schedule a visit today!!!!The University of Indianapolis is offering a full tuition guarantee for Indiana students who are eligible for a maximum state aid through the Frank O’Bannon Grant and who file the FAFSA by the state deadline (April 15). For a list of eligibility requirements, refer to the attached flyer in the title. 
Complete a FREE application for admission today atuindy.edu/apply
There is no separate application for the Promise Award; however, priority is given to those that apply prior to February 1, 2018.

Attention Juniors!-If you are interest in joining the Blueprint Program Senior year,please apply online! The Blueprint Program is a college and scholarship prep/application course for high achieving seniors. 
Apply online at: Blueprint
For more information: Powerpoint
Application Deadline: February 2, 2018 
ACC open house! (click on title for flyer)
Visit their 16 CTE programs at Lake County's only Career Center. 
When: February 7th, 2018  5 PM- 7 PM
        5 PM - Principal  & ACC Alumni presentation
        5:30- 7 PM-Students visit programs of their choice
Where: 
Area Career Center-5727 Sohl Ave Hammond    
* Enter Door A  
College Goal Sunday!!!! (click on title for link): 
Seniors-Need help with filling out your FAFSA form? Attend College Goal Sunday for assistance and help secure funding for college!
When: Sunday, February 25th, 2018   2 PM - 4 PM
Where: Find a location closest to you- FAFSA 
For more information, go to:  College Goal Sunday 
FAFSA Application To Do list:  To Do List
College Goal Sunday Checklist:  FAFSA checklist
Please note that you must use your parents 2016 tax return forms!
* The ACC Non-Traditional Fair:
The Area Career Center is Hosting a Non-Traditional Fair to 9th graders. The Fair will give students the students an understanding of careers that perhaps they wouldn't typically choose, but may find they have interests in. 
When: February 28th 2018  9 AM-1 PM
Where: the Area Career Center
Freshmen will have the opportunity to visit 2 programs of your choice.The sign up sheet for the field trip is located in the guidance office next to the sign-in chromebook. Please make sure to choose the top to programs you wish to visit.
For more information/permission slip: ACC field trip
Sign up deadline: 2/26/18
*Valparaiso Open House: (click on title for flyer)
Approximately 100 representatives from public and private colleges will attend! 
When: March 7th, 2018   6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Where: Harre Union Ballroom- Valparaiso University
**Admission is free
*Andrean High School College Fair: (click on title for flyer)
Up to 50 Colleges/universities in attendance! 
When: March 8, 2018
Where: 
Andrean HS- 5959 Broadway Ave Merrillville IN
**Pre-register today to avoid the hassle of writing your name & address at each booth: Student Registration
***The Deadline for completing your FAFSA is 3/10/18!!
FASFA application: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

*You will need your parents 2016 tax return information
*Prom Genie: Boutique Day (click on title for flyer)
Free Prom dresses, shoes and accessories. Get a Make Over, Hairstyle and manicure!
When: Saturday, March 17th 2018 from 9 AM- 2PM
Where: Jean Shepherd Community Center-3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr. Hammond IN 

*College Tour! 
April 1-7, visit 12 different Historically Black Colleges and universities. 
$500 per student-includes transportation, hotel, T-shirts & a backpack. 
For more information/flyer: 2018 College Tour
Fund Raising Letter(s): 
Gift of Education  /  Power of 100
All donations are due by 3/23/18 
*Purdue NW Upward Bound TRIO Program:(click on title for flyer)
Do you feel unprepared for college, career and/or personal success? Then Upward Bound in for you! Come out and see how this program can transform your life!
When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 6 PM- 8 PM
Where: Purdue NW (2233 173rd St. Hammond)-Gyte Building Room 108 
*Purdue NW Open House-"Explore your Roar" (click on title for flyer)
Westville Campus: 
When: March 24th, 2018 9 AM- 1:30 PM
Where: Westville Campus- Dworkin Student           Services 
1401 U.S. Hwy 421 Westville IN

Hammond Campus: 
When: April 7th, 2018  9 AM- 1:30 PM
Where:
 Hammond Campus-Student Union Library 2233 173rd St Hammond IN

The Urban League of NW Indiana Scholarship Fair: 
(click on title for flyer)
Over 50 college, universities and United States Army ROTC representatives will be there offering admission and college scholarship award opportunities!
When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017  9 AM- 1 PM
Where: The Chateau banquets & Catering- 530 West 61st Ave Merrillville, IN 46410
The Urban League of NW Indiana Scholarship Fair: 
(click on title for flyer)
Over 50 college, universities and United States Army ROTC representatives will be there offering admission and college scholarship award opportunities!
When: Wednesday, September 20th, 2017  9 AM- 1 PM
Where: The Chateau banquets & Catering- 530 West 61st Ave Merrillville, IN 46410