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It’s National College Application Week! Go Get Schooled.

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It’s National College Application Week! Go Get Schooled.

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It’s National College Application Week! Go Get Schooled.

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It’s National College Application Week! Go Get Schooled.

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Check out this project we worked on for National College Application week to help kids go to college. Go Get Schooled!

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Check out this project we worked on for National College Application week to help kids go to college. Go Get Schooled!

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There’s over $185 billion in financial aid up for grabs. Get Schooled can help you get it.

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There’s over $185 billion in financial aid up for grabs. Get Schooled can help you get it.

Get Schooled Student Ambassador Update 10/29

What’s going Attendance Challenge Student Ambassadors!

It’s time to reward you and your classmates for being active Get Schooled! We’re really excited to give these things away. Further, we saw a lot of schools move up the leader board this past week, so it’s anyone’s game. Rally your school and you can make a big push!    

Make A Student Ambassador Video. Win a Trip to LA!

This prize is for the student ambassadors only! We want to celebrate the amazing things that you’re doing in the Challenge by flying you to the Teen Nick HALO Awards in LA hosted by Nick Cannon. Get Schooled is also going to hook you up with a tour of Tinseltown’s greatest universities to show you what California college life is really like.

To enter, submit a 1-2 minute video showing us how you’re leading and making a difference at school.  It can be by yourself or a team of two showing that you rock. Videos can be emailed to info@getschooled.com or posted to the Get Schooled Facebook wall!

Some examples of what students are doing are throwing a pep rally, uniting their school on Twitter & Instagram, loud speaker announcements, and class room visits. Sky’s the limit! Check out the details of the HALO Awards contest here.  

Hip Hop ACT – Drop Your Best Rhyme for Monster DNA Headphones

Please spread the word that we’re trying give out Monster DNA Headphones. To join the contest, write a rhyme in our discussion board using the ACT words colloquial, boisterous, loquacious, and quagmire. Stretch your vocabulary a little and be rewarded. These headphones need a real good home! 

Go-To List to Help Your School Move Up  

Here’s the Go-To list for quick easy things that you can do to help your school! One student shared that they opened the computer lab during lunch & after school to get their classmates signed up for Get Schooled.

Student Ambassador Feature

We want to shoutout Mitchel Forbes from Bethel Regional HS in Alaska. As you may remember him from the welcome webinar, he helped lead his school to win Kendrick Lamar and James Harden for their celebrity principal. Mitchell shared the following things he did to help rallying up his classmates to win their challenge.

  • Tweet his classmates and @GetSchooled about the activities, rewards and contest.
  • Broadcast the Challenge through loud speaker announcements and class visits.
  • Hold a pep rally to get his school on board.

Get Schooled Student Ambassador Update 10/24

Get Schooled here with your weekly Student Ambassador update. Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of the Challenge! Keep in mind, it’s still early in the game and your school has a lot of potential to shoot up the leaderboard for the regional ($5,000 and a DJ dance party) and national prizes (Celebrity Principal).
 
Remember any school, anywhere can win the celebrity prize! All you have to do is get your classmates signed up and active. Wondering how to do this?  See below. But before you do, check out what happened when Bethel High School in Alaska won rap superstar Kendrick Lamar and NBA All-Star James Harden as celebrity principals earlier this year. Click here to watch the video.  

Go-To List to Move Up  

Every week we’ll have a new Go-To list for quick easy things that you can do to get your classmates involved and your school to move up!  If your school has less than 50 points, 85% of your classmates can HELP your school win by just signing up and getting active! Raise it up student ambassadors, eyes on the prize—be a leader and an influencer.

Once you complete the checklist, email it back to david.nguyen@getschooled.com to get credit for being active and let us know what in-school promotion/plan you and your advisor have created. Please also Include pictures of you & your classmates and we’ll FEATURE the best on www.GetSchooled.com for the Student Ambassador of the Week.

    

Did You Miss Orientation? 

Don’t worry we got you. Here’s the link to the presentation.    
 
Top 3 Activities to Play
Now it’s time for you to earn points on www.GetSchooled.com. Top 3 things to participate in this week: 
1.       Share Your Study Tips on the Discussion Board
2.       Play Zombie College and get to level 10
3.       Check-in to your school
 
Hot Prize Alert
Attend the Nickelodeon Halo Awards Next Month

Do we have any student ambassadors that want to go Los Angeles to see Nick Canon at the Nickelodeon Halo Awards? We hope that’s a YES because we’re going to hook up a few of you. Also on this trip, we’ll take you and your parent on a college tour to the area’s prestigious campuses. Details of the student ambassador contest to come Monday on www.GetSchooled.com.

                  

Want to win tickets to the 2013 MTV VMAs? Head to getschooled.com to Make the Promise to graduate and you could see all your favorite stars in person! 

Want to win tickets to the 2013 MTV VMAs? Head to getschooled.com to Make the Promise to graduate and you could see all your favorite stars in person! 

Study: Millennials Prefer Traditional Classrooms Over Online Ones

Students are warming up to virtual education, but according to a new study, they still believe it’s easier to learn in a traditional classroom.

Millennial Branding, a Generation Y consulting firm, and online marketplace Internships.com, conducted an online survey in May in which they asked 1,345 college students in the United States about their views on the future of education. The study found almost 53% of students polled agree that “online colleges are a reputable form of education,” but only 43% think an online classroom can match or surpass the quality of a traditional one.

What have you observed in your classrooms? Are students into the digital classroom of the future? 

You can continue reading the story here.

How About A Little Recognition in Times Square?

HAVE STUDENTS WHO DESERVE A LITTLE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR EXTRA EFFORT THIS SCHOOL YEAR?

How can your students be recognized?  Encourage your students to snap a photo of themselves and tag it #TimesSquareYearbook on Instagram. Then go to Getschooled.com,  sign in and upload their best photo from Instagram.  Make sure it’s tagged #TimesSquareYearbook.  We’ll pick the best 500 pictures.  If your student’s photo is picked, we’ll e-mail them a picture of their picture in Times Square!!!

Got questions? Head to our site for more information!

Fight Brain Drain with Books, Games and More!

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The Virtual Summer Book Club is a national, two month reading challenge across public library teen groups and individual teens.  During the challenge, teens will log on to the Get Schooled website weekly for inspiration and engage in point-earning activities all focused around reading activities.  These include online games, polls, trivia, discussion boards, check-in opportunities, and more.  

Activities will focus on two books - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - and cover many other reading-focused topics.  Get Schooled is happy to work with authors and publishers to feature other great books popular with teens.
 
Teens will be able to track their activity on a personal leader-board, earn points and badges, and cash in for cool swag (e-readers, books, gift cards and more).  In this structured and fun reading challenge, teens engage in a way that boosts their critical thinking, reading comprehension and confidence.  And libraries and community organizations get access to Get Schooled’s free online tools that add a highly interactive component to existing summer reading programs.