1999-11-13 / Columnists

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The Rock
by Stuart L. Astor

On Tuesday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m., the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery will be administered in the FRHS Library. This three-hour battery of tests must be taken by all students interested in joining any of our armed services-army, navy, marines, airforce and coast guard. Taking the test series is not an application to any service and does not commit any student to joining any service; however, no student will be considered for any service unless he or she has taken this battery of tests. Any student interested in future military service should see Mr. McAuley before Tuesday to register for the ASVAB.

Two more SAT exams before spring:

Juniors and seniors who have not yet taken SAT I exams have two more chances this semester. The next exam will be given at FRHS on Saturday, December 4, 1999. Since the late registration date for this examination has already passed, interested students will have to pay a "walk-in" penalty of $30.00 in order to take the December 4 exam. Another exam will be given on January 22, also at FRHS. The deadline for registering for that test is December 17, with a late deadline of December 29. For further information, interested students should see Mr. McAuley. All college bound students are urged to take the SAT exams. While the exams themselves may not be required for students who plan to attend junior and community colleges, all students will benefit from learning about their performance on such tests. Any students who hope ultimately to transfer from community colleges to four-year schools will have to take the SAT exams sooner or later. For them, the coming SAT exams will be good practice and provide useful information for the future.

Guidance counselors available Saturday:

As part of FRHS' continuing effort to make information and necessary services available to parents, guidance counselors will be present at the school beginning Saturday, November 13, from 8:00 a.m. through noon, and continuing on Saturdays to the end of December, holiday weekends excepted. The counselors will address parents' concerns, either face-to-face, or by telephone. Parents who have questions about a particular student's grades, college credits or academic standing will be able to reach the counselors at those times on Saturdays.


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