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High School Counselors                                                  

Missy Schultz- Students Last Name A-K mschultz@elida.k12.oh.us                 

Steve Smith-  Students Last Name L-Z   stsmith@elida.k12.oh.us 



University of Findlay's Pre-Law Workshop: 

Are you interested in studying law? Have you considered becoming a lawyer? Make the courtroom your classroom this summer at the University of Findlay's two-day Pre-Law Workshop.  You will have the opportunity to hear about the best pre-law programs from leading law school admissions experts. June 11-12; room, meals, events for $60.00.  Open to all high school students.       To read session descriptions, a tentative schedule, or to register, visit https://www.findlay.edu/liberal-arts/history-law/pre-law-workshop

2019 Wastewater Operator Pre-Apprenticeship: 

An EXCELLENT opportunity for students not sure what they want to do, but do not want to attend college for either 2 or 4 years.  The orientation is coming up very quickly! 

Please click here for more information or see Brock, our Ohio Means Job contact, on Friday, April 5, 2019. 


2019 University of Findlay Pharmacy Camp: 

Are you an aspiring Pharmacist?  This summer camp opportunity is available for students entering their junior or senior year in fall of 2019.  Register at: https://www.findlay.edu/pharmacy/pharmacy-summer-camp


How to Become a Peace Office in Ohio:

If interested in becoming a Peace Officer in Ohio, please see the attached brochure here for an opportunity through Rhodes State College or pick one up in the academic office.


Looking for summer employment? 

When employers send us information or contact us about summer employment opportunities, we will post the information on the "Job Info" board on the stage in the EHS Commons.


Do you have a career interest in Health Care?

Learn about this exciting hands-on, multi-session experience designed to help you pursue your interests in health care as a career called Exploring. The Exploring program is designed to provide positive and meaningful real-world career experiences and leadership development opportunities for you in your chosen field of interest.  By being a participant, you will be able to make informed decisions about future careers and determine if a particular healthcare career is right for you. This Exploring experience will be held at Lima Memorial Health System.  For more information, please contact Human Resources at 419-226-5089 or visit limamemorial.org   


St. Rita's Job Shadowing:

Another opportunity for students who have a career interest in the medical field is job shadowing at St. Rita's Medical Center.  Applications are available in the academic office.  If you are a senior in the class of 2019, completing either this shadowing experience or volunteering at SRMC will allow you to apply for a college scholarship through SRMC if you choose. Take advantage!



Additional Money May Be Available From Your College If You Are Pell-Eligible:

Seniors...As you you are making your college decision and filing your FAFSA, keep this in mind. Many colleges are offering scholarship money to help Pell-eligible students with their tuition that may not be covered by the Pell grant.  For instance, if your FAFSA says your EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) is $3,000, your college may have money available to cover that $3,000 that Pell isn't covering.  Be sure to ask your college if this is an opportunity for you!



A financial aid officer with a local college was here to discuss the FAFSA process and answer any questions you and your parents may have.  If you were unable to attend, the power point presentation from the meeting is available to the right on the “FINANCIAL AID NIGHT POWERPOINT 2019-20” link.

Any student who plans to attend college or any type of training and needs federal grants, aid, or loans of any kind MUST file a FAFSA!  If a FAFSA is not filed, the only means of attending college are scholarships and/or paying out-of-pocket the entire expense!

You may begin your FAFSA starting October 1st. Click on the "FAFSA PROCESS INFORMATION" tab on the right side of this page for more information on how to begin the FAFSA process.

Once both the student AND parent have created their own FAFSA I.D., (as discussed in that document) the FAFSA can be started by clicking on the FAFSA tab (along the right side.


Do you have a career interest in Vet Medicine, Animal Science, Firefighting/EMS, or Law Enforcement? 

See your counselor for information on an opportunity to learn more about these careers, including hands-on experiences with the University of Findlay (Vet/Animal), Hancock County EMS (Firefighting/EMS), or the Putnam County Sheriff's Office (Law Enforcement).  These opportunities are made available through the Exploring Program of the Black Swamp Area Council.  If interested, don't delay seeing your counselor as the first meetings are scheduled for mid-October. 


COMMON APPLICATION  Are you applying to colleges that require you to use the Common App? 

Over 800 colleges and universities are now requiring the use of the Common App.  This saves you time because you only have to complete one application (and possibly some extra items for your particular school) as opposed to completing multiple applications.  There is a Common Application link available to the right.  You will need to create an account on Common App before being able to proceed.  A word to the wise...be sure that you enter your counselor's correct email (see above) in order for them to be able to process their part of your application.


study     tutor

Do you need help with homework, studying for a test, or just organizing your mountains of papers? National Honor Society students can help.

           FREE TUTORING for students in grades 9-12 from 2:45-4:00pm in the Media Center.


End-of-Course Tests PRACTICE/HELP 

If you are re-taking any end of course tests this December OR you are in any of the following courses: (ENG 9, ENG 10, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, USSS 10, PED)  there is extra practice/preparation for the tests available. Please see the document available in the link below which provides instructions on where to find those practice items online.  Online Practice Resources for End-of-Course Tests 



Are you a senior looking for opportunities after high school and college may not be a part of your plan?  Many companies around Lima are looking to fill apprenticeship positions for next year. 

What is an apprenticeship? 

An apprenticeship is a program where a company hires a worker who, quite possibly, has no training in that particular field but has an interest.  The worker receives specialized on-the-job training from the company, which could also involve receiving free college as part of the training.  In return, the worker signs a contract requiring them to work for the company for a specified amount of time.  If this sounds like an opportunity you may be interested in, please see your counselor for more information.

Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training Program:  Do you have an interest in building roads, bridges, dams, or assist in the construction of large buildings and other structures?  If so, this apprenticeship opportunity may be for you.  Visit www.local18training.com or see your counselor for further information.  Applicants MUST be 18 by May 1, 2019.

Lima Local Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #776  They look for both male and female candidates.  Applications are available at 1300 Bowman Rd. Lima Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am-4:30pm. Application, all required paperwork, and a one-time application fee are due back to them no later than January 25, 2019.  See the posting on the stage in the HS commons for a list of required paperwork or see your counselor for a copy.  For more information  call (419) 229-5476.

GROB SYSTEMS   It's a chance to attend college for FREE and achieve a career you can be proud of for a lifetime!  The benefits of this program include: 1) FREE Associate's Degree from Rhodes State College in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology  2) Option for +2 Program where apprentices can receive their Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from BGSU, ONU, Miami, Dayton, or Toledo.  Go to http://apprentice.grobsystems.com/ to apply.  Call Mike Fuerst at 419-369-6931 for more information.  See your counselor for an informational handout.