In action: College Application and Exploration Week across West Virginia

Hedgesville High School wrote an article about College Application and Exploration Week in their monthly newsletter outlining events that would take place during the week.

Wirt County High School Higher Education Readiness Officers (HEROs) wrote why they chose to pursue a college education on their #ReachHigher cards.

Hedgesville High School Higher Education Readiness Officers (HEROs) helped prepare signs for activities planned to celebrate College Application and Exploration Week!

Chamberlain Elementary School listed where its staff members went to college on a map of the United States!

Burch PK-8 has a different theme for each day of the week, from “A Minion Reasons to Go to College” to “I’m a Jean-ius. I’m Going to College.”

Tug Valley High School has a week of activities planned, from Dress for Success Day to Career Day. The school will also host FAFSA/college trivia every day.

Burch PK-8 had students pose for a picture dressed up as employees in their dream jobs. They then displayed the photos on a “College Dreams” wall!

Westside High School has a variety of activities planned for the week, from door decorating activities among staff members to allotting time in lesson plans each day to talk about college experiences.

Little Eagle Child Care Center had students decorate pumpkins with college colors and mascots to kick off the week!

Melrose Elementary School had students dress up as they would as employees of their dream careers. Students gave a summary of the steps they will have to take to achieve their career goals.

Westside High School enlisted the help of a senior, Jason Morgan, to issue a call to action to students to file the FAFSA this week as they apply to colleges.

Musselman High School used a section of glass to list the names of students who have applied to college this week.

Westside High School invited a representative from Concord University to assist with college applications.

Bridgeview Elementary School implemented a college alphabet with a college-related word and picture listed for each letter!

Burch PK-8 showed some love for both Marshall University and West Virginia University!

Martinsburg High School decorated an “I Applied” wall, which will feature the names of students who apply to college this week.

Ravenswood High School posted various college pennants to their Senior News bulletin board.

Webster County High School had teachers get creative by decorating their classroom doors!

Ruffner Elementary School had staff pose with a pennant of the school they attended to make this bulletin board.

West Preston School created this “goody bag” of incentives for students who complete college- and career-related activity sheets, such as the mascot matching activity in the College Application and Exploration Week toolkit!

Van High School had teachers decorate their classroom doors to share their alma maters.

Buffalo Elementary School put together this bulletin board of schools that staff attended, from high school to college. Each staff member’s entire educational journey was mapped out through the use of string!

WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind elementary school students celebrated the week by acting out one of their career interests. High school students applied to colleges and completed other college-bound activities!

Spring Mills High School invited 19 colleges, 5 military branches, and 2 student services organizations to come to their school so high school students could learn about their postsecondary options.

Liberty High School invited Chris Randolph from Davis & Elkins College to speak to 26 seniors about their college-planning options.

Chamberlain Elementary School had students discuss their college plans and their dreams for life after college! See the video here.

Eastern Greenbrier Middle School created this poster of College Application and Exploration Week activities and colleges from across the state.

Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School invited current college students into their classrooms via FaceTime! Elementary school students heard college students’ perspectives of college.

Seniors at Wyoming East High School were interviewed and asked to give one piece of advice to the school’s freshmen. See the video here.

Ceredo-Kenova Middle School students wrote their college plans on #ReachHigher sheets and posed for pictures to make up this bulletin board displayed in the hallway.

Sissonville High School faculty and staff members wore their orange CFWV/FAFSA shirts to raise awareness of the importance of a postsecondary education. Nearly all 60 faculty and staff members participated!

Hedgesville High School hosted a college trivia event. Not only did students participate, but principals were tested on their college knowledge, too!

Beverly Elementary School displayed the names of West Virginia’s colleges/universities on their mural of West Virginia counties. Staff also noted how far each college is from their school.

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