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Welcome to the Galway Jr/Sr High School Guidance Office

Welcome to the Galway Junior/Senior High School Guidance Office. We would like to thank you for visiting our webpage. We hope you find it a helpful resource.

Our Guidance Counselors are available to assist every student with career planning, college placement, educational planning, testing, social, and academic needs. Students may stop by the guidance office(s) before school, between classes, during non instructional time, or after school to see their counselor. If a counselor is unavailable, students can sign-up to have a counselor contact them.

We believe that learning is easier, more effective and less stressful when there is an environment that emphasizes: feeling safe, caring, respect, fairness, empathy and integrity. It is our goal that every student feels good about coming to school every day.

If you have any questions for the guidance office, please contact the Guidance Secretary, Camilla Colangelo at 518-882-1033, extension 3810.

Sincerely,

Kathy Morck
High School Guidance Counselor
[email protected]
Shannon Britten
Junior High Guidance Counselor
[email protected]

Camilla Colangelo
Guidance Secretary
[email protected]

518-882-1033 ext. 3810

Fax: 518-734-0346

 

 

Important Information  






The Horatio Association is offering a scholarship for high school JUNIORS in financial need.

Click on the link below for more information:
Horatio Scholarship for High School JUNIORS.pdf
*Deadline: 3/15/23


Click here to view the scholarships found in the
"Guidance Office Scholarship Folder"



Excelsior Scholarship application is now available!!

2023 COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE The selection criteria for nominees for the Scholarships for Academic Excellence must be published and made available to students by the high school at the beginning of each school year. For the 2023 competition, the selection criteria must be published and made available to students on or before September 30, 2022.

Galway High School will be using Method B as the selection criteria for the SAE Award

Method B: Rank in class for high schools that can determine class rank because of their grading system, class rank of students at the end of their junior year. In the case of a tie, the high school may determine rank order by lottery among individuals having the same class rank.

Dear colleagues,

 

Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors and juniors to represent New York State at the 2023 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). The National Youth Science Camp is a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) opportunity. The camp will provide daily lectures and seminars with leading scientists, directed studies alongside visiting and resident STEAM professionals, and engaging activities in the natural, physical, computer sciences, and creative arts.

 

This hybrid camp will be held June 19th through July 12th, 2023 at Camp Pocahontas in West Virginia. Housing, meals, transportation, and supplies are provided to participants at no cost. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023. Applications must be submitted online. More information is available at the National Youth Science Camp website, the New York State Education Department’s Youth Science Camp webpage, or by contacting Nicole Marschilok, the New York State Selection Coordinator.

 

Sincerely,

The Office of Standards and Instruction


New York State Higher Education Services

HESC JANUARY UPDATES

January Financial Aid Presentations and Workshops

HESC has a series of Presentations and Workshops to help students learn about available financial aid options and get assistance completing financial aid applications.

What Seniors Need to Know about Financial Aid for College

Events held at 6 pm:

Wednesday, January 18th
Thursday, January 19th
Wednesday, January 25th
Thursday, January 26th

More details available at https://startheregetthere.ny.gov/events

FAFSA & TAP Application Completion Workshops

Students who have questions or need help completing their FAFSA & TAP applications can get one-on-one assistance from a financial aid expert during our FAFSA & TAP Completion events. 

Events held from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm:

Thursday, January 19
Monday, January 30

Virtual Drop-In Lounge sessions held every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6pm

Please encourage your seniors to attend our Drop-in Lounge if they have a question about financial aid for college, the FAFSA or TAP.  Students can connect with HESC to get answers to their questions on applying for financial aid, the types of aid you may qualify for, how to get started completing applications and more.

Events every Monday & Wednesday from 3-6pm during the month of January:

Wednesday, January 18th
Monday, January 23rd
Wednesday, January 25th
Monday, January 30th.

HESC’s virtual Drop-In Lounge is open. Enter here!          

HESC Texts

Want to get the latest information about financial aid, including important deadlines and events? Students and parents can sign up to receive text messages from HESC  at hesc.ny.gov/text.



There is a CTE/BOCES Open House at the Myers Center January 18th from 5:30-7:30pm.  Students interested in attending in BOCES  and their parents are encouraged to attend...please see the registration link if you are  interested





Free American Red Cross Lifeguard training.pdf
 


December Financial Aid Presentations and Workshops

HESC has a series of Presentations and Workshops to help students learn about available financial aid options and get assistance completing financial aid applications.

“What Seniors Need to Know about Financial Aid for College”

Events held at 6 pm:
Wednesday, December 14th
Thursday, December 15th
Monday, December 19th
Wednesday, December 21st
Thursday, December 22nd

More details available at https://startheregetthere.ny.gov/events


FAFSA & TAP Application Completion workshops

Students who have questions or need help completing their FAFSA & TAP applications can get one-on-one assistance from a financial aid expert during our FAFSA & TAP Completion events.  Events held on

December 20th from 4-7pm

Register here


Virtual Drop-In Lounge sessions held every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6pm

Please encourage your seniors to attend our Drop-in Lounge if they have a question about financial aid for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  Students can connect with HESC to get answers to their questions on applying for financial aid, the types of aid you may qualify for, how to get started completing applications and more.  Details here.

Every Monday & Wednesday from 3-6pm

Monday, December 12th
Wednesday, December 14th
Monday, December 19th
Wednesday, December 21st


HESC Texts

Students and parents can sign up to receive text messages from HESC with information about financial aid, important deadlines, events.  Register at hesc.ny.gov/text.






New Site for Students interested in the Trades

The new site ApplyToTradeSchool.com is launching now for high school students interested in attending a Trade/Vocational School. The site is backed by College Fairs Online who have been connecting students to colleges for over 10 years. The new site is just starting out and adding new trade schools every day. There is also a $1000 scholarship opportunity at ApplyToTradeSchool.com for high school seniors. 

To have students check out the site and/or apply for the scholarship drawing please feel free to place a link to www.ApplyToTradeSchool.com on your High School's website, the Counselors page, AVID page, College resources page or any other page you feel necessary. Please feel free to also include the link in emails that go out to students regarding preparing for college. You can also share the site on social media using the links below. Remember the site will be adding more and more trade schools every month. 


For High School Juniors | Introduction to SUNY 

Introduce your juniors to SUNY with this video. Students can learn more about SUNY by exploring the resources on suny.edu/whichsuny


Driver's Education
Click on the link below for more info.
Driver Ed ETA Flyer-wdates 8-31-22.pdf



BRYANT & STRATTON INFORMATION
Bobcat Athletics.pdf
Degree List- Albany Campus.pdf
Jump Start Information.pdf
HS Student Scholarships.pdf
Information Viewbook.pdf

  
Click here for FASFA Webinars and other upcoming Events

For High School Seniors | More Resources 

Students can learn more about SUNY by attending a virtual Information Session, by exploring the tools on Which SUNY, and by requesting a SUNY Viewbook


Job Opportunities


YMCA After School Job Opportunities
Click link for details

Saratoga Bridges 22.pdf
Click link for details.

 

Walmart Careers.pdf
Walmart DC 6096 in Johnstown is hiring. Starting pay $21.75 - $27.75. Click on flier for details.



Books



Certificate of Residency Form



Kaplan Test Prep 

For students wanting to explore test prep over the summer, Kaplan is offering FREE PSAT, SAT and ACT PRACTICE TESTS and WORKSHOPS. 



Tutor Place

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