Monday, April 30, 2012

Year Up

A representative from Year Up is coming for a campus visit on Thursday, May 3rd from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Career Center.  This program is a great opportunity for seniors who pursue their post-secondary degree on a part time basis after high school. Students who enter the Year Up program are placed in an internship at one of Year Up's 200+ corporate and government partners and may earn up to $20,000 - $40,000 a year. Students may also earn a weekly stipend and up to 23 college credits.  A representative will be available to meet with students on Thursday, March 3rd from 11am – 1pm in the Career Center.  Interested students should see the GRAD staff and/or their school counselor to sign up for the presentation.

College Visit

Taylor King, Columbus State University Admission Counselor, will be available to meet with a small group of South Atlanta students on Wednesday, May 2nd from 11:30 – 12:30 in the Career Center.  Please announce this opportunity to your students who are interested in attending Columbus State.  He is coming to answer last minute questions before they make their final decision.  Students may sign up in the Career Center.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Get a Fashion Design Scholarship

Teen Vogues gives scholarship to the most innovative and creative young design minds that have yet to hit the scene. The deadline is in July, so that gives you more than enough time to put together your mood board. While you're at it you might want to start trolling the fashion blogs for ideas.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What to Expect from the Library

How Fast Can You Type?

If you're going to apply for a clerical position you may want to let your potential employers know how many words per minute you can type. This handy test will help.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Whiz Kid Named the Lebron James of Chess

A quick glance at Justus Williams and he looks like a typical 12-year-old. He's quiet, loves Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne, and wears the latest and greatest Air Jordan's. However, don't get fooled. Justus isn't typical at all.

He's an internationally ranked chess master -- the youngest black chess master ever. Justus started playing the game while in an after school program called Chess in the Schools. He's confident, but it's not unwarranted. His chess skills have taken him to Brazil, Canada and Greece.

It's not uncommon to find him challenging and beating opponents four and five times his age.

Justus and his family hope his success in chess will help others experiment outside their comfort zones. They're spreading the word through a campaign called "Dare to be Different." More

The "Dare to be Different" campaign encourages kids to explore paths to success that are unconventional, chess vs. basketball or writing prose vs. hip hop. What's exceptional about you? Are you interested in something that not too many people are pursuing? Tell us about it.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Beginning Note Taking

This short tutorial will teach you a few note taking techniques that will help you retain more information and Ace that test.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry month and as a school we've been celebrating by reciting a poem a day for the entire month and to close out the month it might be good to listen to the thoughts of some modern day poets. As we all know, Hip Hop is the evolution of poetry, but we also want to make sure we're not forgetting the essence of the craft. Listen to Maya Angelou and Common on how they see each other and absorb how they balance each other out. Get More Below...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Meet Mrs. Miles...Proust Questionnaire

Mrs. Shanna Miles
B.A. in Public Relations, University of South Carolina School of Journalism
Master's Degree in Library Media, Georgia State University

The Proust Questionnaire

What is your greatest fear? Not realizing my potential
What is your current state of mind? Optimistic
What is your favorite occupation? (way of spending time) Reading
What historical figure do you most identify with? I can't say exactly. There is no time like the present.
Which living person do you most admire? Oprah, my mother, my grandmother, so many women, Gloria Steinem
Who is your favorite fictional hero? Lissie in Alice Walker's The Temple of My Familiar
What is your most treasured possession? My wedding rings
When and where were you happiest? Sleeping in the hospital with my newborn and hubby
What is your most obvious characteristic? My positive energy
What is the trait you most deplore (hate) in yourself? Insecurity
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Meanness
What is your greatest extravagance? Food. I spend top dollar on quality ingredients. Organic, grain-fed, cage-free eggs are the tastiest!
What is your favorite journey? Life
What do you consider the most over-rated virtue? Beauty
On what occasion do you lie? When the lie is both hurtful and useless
Which words or phrases do you most over-use? Like
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I'd be more aggressive
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Choosing a great father for my child
Where would you like to live? I'd like to live for a month in Costa Rica or Portland
What is the quality you most admire in a man? Humility
What is the quality you most admire in a woman?Confidence
What is it you most dislike? Bad manners and willful ignorance
What do you value most in your friends? Generosity
How would you like to die? Quickly and after I've done someone a monumental service
If you were to die and come back as a person or an animal, what do you think it would be? I'd come back as myself and do it all over post-Obama
If you could choose an object to come back as, what would you choose? A feathered quill. I'd have style, grace and the power of the written word
What is your motto (words you live by or that mean a lot to you)? TGINC - The Fairy Godmother is Not Coming
Who has been the greatest influence on you? My mother