If you haven’t noticed, we recently created a Board of
Happiness in front of the Counseling Center.
Students and teachers are encouraged to think of something that makes
them happy, then write it down in the Counseling Center. We will post it to the board for you. Then, stop down sometimes to read the entries
whenever you feel you need a little more happiness.
College representatives have already begun visiting Burris
and the Academy. Within the next two
weeks, we have 5 colleges visiting Burris.
On Wednesday, September 2nd, Franklin College will be here at
9:00 and Dickinson College will be here at 1:00. Wednesday, September 9th, the
University of Saint Francis will hold a visit at 1:00. And Thursday, September 10th,
Saint Mary’s College is at 9:00 and Wabash College is at 11:00. If you are a junior or a senior who would
like to meet with any of these college representatives, please come to the
counseling Center to sign up. You must
sign up at least one day in advance of the visits, so that a pass can be sent
to release you from class. Please also
clear your attendance with the teacher of the class affected, and do not leave
the classroom without a pass. Most of
this year’s visits will be in the Sally conference room in Wagoner Hall, but
few will be held over at the Student Center or in the Burris auditorium. Please check the posted Admission Session
Schedules for specific locations.
College Information Night will be held in the Burris
Auditorium on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 pm. All seniors who intend to go to college
should be at this session, as well as their parents. Any other Burris students are welcome to
attend, too. We look forward to seeing you on September 22 for College Info
For the most up-to-date news from the Burris Counseling
Center, including announcements, helpful tips, and important deadlines, please
follow the Counseling Center Twitter account @BurrisCounselor. This will be very important especially for
high school students, but all Burris students and parents are encouraged to
follow us on Twitter. @BurrisCounselor
PSAT 2015 will be administered on Wednesday, October 14,
from 8:00 am to noon. All sophomores
will automatically be registered, but beginning this year, this practice test
will be optional for juniors. Before the juniors get excited about NOT
taking the PSAT, though, it is important to know that the SAT has been
redesigned. The PSAT in October will
contain the elements of the new SAT, so this is an excellent chance to practice
the SAT, even if you took PSAT last year.
There is no cost to students to take the PSAT this year, for both
sophomores or juniors.
The Wells Scholarship from Indiana University is awarded
annually on the basis of merit, and covers tuition, academic fees, and a
living-expenses stipend for four years of study at IU Bloomington. This is a highly competitive scholarship and
Burris may nominate only two students.
If you are interested, please let Mrs. Maugherman know no later than
The University of
Indianapolis is hosting an open house on Saturday, September 12th
for students interested in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, the Master
of Science in Athletic Training and other related fields. The open house is from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
and registration can be completed online.
For more information about the open house or to register, go to the
University of Indianapolis’ website.
Washington University in
St. Louis is holding an admissions information session on Sunday, August 30th,
from 7:00-8:00 at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone at the Crossing. For more information about Wash U., go to
The answer from last year’s question “What apple
has a shiny green peel and is very crunchy and tart?” was letter B. Granny
smith. We choose five winners at random
from the large bowl of correct answers.
Congratulations, Abe Arthur, Sylvia Bradley, Faith Shroll, Brandon
Milleman, and Calvin Heintzelman! Come to the Counseling Center to get a prize.
This week’s question is…
“What is the maximum amount of times you can fold
any piece of paper?”
Please come to the Counseling Center with any
questions about these announcements and to answer the question of the
week. And don’t forget to follow us on
Twitter--@BurrisCounselor. Thank you for listening and have a wonderful week.
Copyright © 2015 Ball State University 2000 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47306
800-382-8540 and 765-289-1241