Galva Scholarships are out!

Galva High School students have access to all of the scholarships available to Galva students until Monday, April 4th.  Go to “Active Scholarships”.

Seniors - Are you going to Black Hawk College?  Black Hawk College has scholarships to help pay for school.  See Mrs. Conner for information.  One application is good for over 60 scholarships.

Seniors - Have you done your FAFSA? FAFSA or Non Participation form due before graduation!

Remember, this is a new requirement.  You must fill out a FAFSA or an OPT Out form to meet graduation requirements.  Fill it out sooner than later-MAP $ from Illinois runs out!

What will I need to fill out the FAFSA?

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you will need:

Seniors - do you want help with filling out college and scholarship applications?  Make an appointment with Mrs. Conner on the school website or email vconner@galva224.org

Seniors - Are you working on your College and Career Readiness Indicators (CCRI)?  You can log in through your powerschool account.  You need three!  Remember to mark done on the right and put your evidence on the left.  

Teen suicide: What parents need to know:

Know the risk factors for teen suicide, the warning signs and the steps you can take to protect your teen. Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.

What makes teens vulnerable to suicide?

Many teens who attempt or die by suicide have a mental health condition. As a result, they have trouble coping with the stress of being a teen, such as dealing with rejection, failure, breakups, school difficulties and family turmoil. They might also be unable to see that they can turn their lives around — and that suicide is a permanent response, not a solution, to a temporary problem.

What are the risk factors for teen suicide?

A teen might feel suicidal due to certain life circumstances such as:

Children who have attempted suicide in the past are also at greater risk.

In the U.S., suicide attempts are more common in adolescent girls than boys. But boys are more likely to die by suicide than are girls.

What are the warning signs that a teen might be suicidal?

Warning signs of teen suicide might include:

What should I do if I suspect my teen is suicidal?

If you think your teen is in immediate danger, call 911, your local emergency number or a suicide hotline number — such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) in the U.S.

If you suspect that your teen might be thinking about suicide, talk to him or her immediately. Don't be afraid to use the word "suicide." Talking about suicide won't plant ideas in your teen's head.

Ask your teen to talk about his or her feelings and listen. Don't dismiss his or her problems. Instead, reassure your teen of your love. Remind your teen that he or she can work through whatever is going on — and that you're willing to help.

Also, seek medical help for your teen. Ask your teen's doctor to guide you. Teens who are feeling suicidal usually need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist experienced in diagnosing and treating children with mental health problems.

The doctor will want to get an accurate picture of what's going on from a variety of sources, such as the teen, parents or guardians, other people close to the teen, school reports, and previous medical or psychiatric evaluations.

What can I do to prevent teen suicide?

You can take steps to help protect your teen. For example:

If you're worried about your teen, talk to him or her and seek help right away.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Are you planning to take the ACT?

There will be 2021-2022 test dates at Kewanee High School and Carl Sandburg College.  Check back for registration deadlines and testing centers and dates.  The cost of the ACT without writing is $55.

Last ACT test date is June 11, 2022.  You must be registered by May 6, 2022.  

The SAT School Day for juniors attending school in the State of Illinois is Wednesday, April 13th.  Other SAT dates are:

May 7, 2022 - Register by April 8th, or late registration of April 26, 2022.

Jun 4, 2022- Register by May 5, 2022 or late registration of May 25, 2022.

The only time you can qualify to be an Illinois State Scholar is taking the test and qualifying during a student’s junior year.  All testing must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Upcoming College/Career Visits

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Career Opportunities

If you are looking for full-time employment after high school, John Deere in the Quad Cities and nationwide is looking for dependable employees.  See the link below:

https://deereco.selectrakonline.com/Apply/Portal/Index/1#

Great Dane in Kewanee is looking to hire assemblers for 1st or 2nd shift.  You must be 18 years-old and pass a drug screen, physical assessment and background check.  Employees are hired by Kelly Services and after meeting the benchmarks of attendance and productivity, you will be hired by the company.  The company provides health, dental and vision benefits, 401K and Gain Share.  If interested contact Kelly Services by calling 309.679.0681.

Operating Engineers Local #649 is looking for people interested in becoming a heavy equipment operator apprentice.  You are paid while you train.  To qualify you must be 18 years-old, have a birth certificate and high school diploma or GED certificate, an Illinois Driver’s License and two letters of recommendation.  For more information, please call our Training Office at 309-697-1357.

Toulon Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center is looking for dietary aides, unit aides, and housekeepers.  Flexible scheduling and competitive wages are offered. Go to petersenhealthcare.net/toulon/#jobs