Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements 

College Information Night is Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Burris Auditorium.  Mrs. Maugherman will present information on selecting colleges, admissions criteria, application procedures and timelines, financial aid and more.  High School students and their parents are encouraged to attend.  SENIORS--Don’t miss this very informative meeting!

The Counseling Center now has a Twitter account. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news including: college and scholarship information, study tips, and reminders of important deadlines and more. Follow us: @BurrisCounselor

Juniors received college-planning timeline in their class meeting last week.  Please make sure to read this handout carefully and share it with your parents.  This information is very important and should be kept in place where you can find it and refer to it.    

Seniors should have received their first Senior Bulletin during the first week of September.  If you did not, or you would like to give us a different email address, please stop by the Counseling Center.  Each month's Senior Bulletin is posted on our website as well.  

College admissions representatives have begun scheduling their visits to Burris. This is when a college admissions representative comes to our school to visit with interested students.  These are great opportunities to gain more information about a particular college and introduce yourself to admissions reps. Posters listing the scheduled college visits to Burris will be posted around the school and updated regularly.  Burris will be sharing most of the  college visits with the students of the Indiana Academy, so it is important to notice where the visits will be held when you sign up.  Juniors and seniors are eligible to attend these visits.  Students must sign up in the Counseling Center at least one day in advance so passes can be sent to your classes You MUST receive your teacher’s permission before signing up for the visit. Visits typically last one hour.  Keep your eyes open for schools that interest you!  

Sign up now for a visit day to the University of Findlay in Ohio. The visit is on September 26th and will include hands-on experiences in math, biology, chemistry, computer science and environmental, safety, and occupational health management.  

The Counseling Center has information on all SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines if you are interested.  

The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospice Team is sponsoring a grief workshop for children grades kindergarten through fourth. Groups will meet every Wednesday beginning September 24th and continuing through October 29th. There is a $10.00 family fee for the workshop but scholarships are available if needed. Come to the Counseling Center for more information.  

Have you made a difference through volunteering? We are encouraging those middle and high school students who have volunteered over the past year to apply for a 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Award by completing the online application at spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Applications must be completed and submitted to the Counseling Center by November 4, 2014. This award was created to honor both middle level and high school students for outstanding acts of community service.   

Please come to the Counseling Center with your answer to the Question of the Week and any questions about these announcements. Have a great week!      



Burris Laboratory School
2201 W. University Ave.
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1131
Fax: 765-285-8620