Tuesday, November 1, 2022

AFL - CIO Scholarship

Attention Seniors:  Do you have a parent or grandparent who belong to a Union?  If so, you may be eligible for the AFL – CIO Scholarship. Please see your guidance counselor for more details on obtaining FREE money for college.  For more information please click HERE

Leadership Conferences

Attention Sophomores!


We have two exciting leadership opportunities to share with you. The first is the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY). HOBY is a dynamic, interactive educational program designed to prepare our country’s youth to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Outstanding sophomore students who attend this three-day seminar interact with leaders in business, government, education, media and non-profits; they get a realistic look at our nation, its people, and their role within the world community. To find out more, visit www.hoby.org.

The second and equally engaging opportunity is the MassSTAR Citizenship Conference. This conference is a unique three-day experience offered to one sophomore from every Massachusetts-accredited public, private, charter, and vocational high school. The MassSTAR Citizenship Conference presents three days of intensive programming and hands-on learning to challenge the student delegates, broaden their perspectives, and bring out their inner leadership potential. Through a series of panels, group learning activities, and intensive small group discussions, young people learn that they can be proactive leaders in their own communities. To find out more, visit http://massyouthleadership.org.



How To Apply:


Any sophomore wanting to become part of these incredible opportunities must apply by submitting an essay on the topic of Leadership.  In a one page essay (single or double-spaced), please explain why you would like to be considered as a representative at a leadership conference. Feel free to include what you feel are the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community. If you have not had an opportunity to be in a leadership position at this point in your school career, please explain why you would like to be a leader in your school and community. 

Please submit your essays to Mrs. Bates by Thursday, November 10th (2 PM). (You may turn in a hard copy in Room 1611 [CTE Wing] or submit it via email/share via Google at: hbates@slrsd.org.) The winners of the essay contest will represent Silver Lake at HOBY and MassSTAR this upcoming spring. For further information, please see Mrs. Bates or Mr. Garofalo in Guidance.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


The PSAT/NMSQT is a preliminary (or practice) SAT.  It is offered on Saturday, October 15th at Silver Lake Regional High School.  The test will begin at 8:00 am (arrive no later than 7:45 am to check in) and will conclude at roughly 11:45 am.  Please bring a number 2 pencil and calculator.  In order to register for the PSAT students must sign up in the guidance office (the cost is $27 cash or check made out to SLRHS). This important test will help students become familiar with the format of the SAT in addition to finding out where their strengths and areas of improvement lie.   Please contact your guidance counselor if you need any additional information regarding the PSAT.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Back To School Tips for Struggling Students

Please click HERE for an article from the Child Mind Institute that highlights Back to School Tips.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Resources to Celebrate Pride Month

 Please click HERE for an article from the Child Mind Institute for Parents Supporting LGBTQ children

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Post-Secondary Planning for Juniors

Counselors visited junior English classes and presented to parents in the evening about the college search process and next steps. If you missed the presentation please click HERE. As always please contact your students counselor with questions. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Course Selection for 2022-2023

It's time to sign up for classes for next year!

In case you missed our Course Selection presentation or would like to review how to sign up for classes for next year please click HERE to view the slides.