• Welcome to the College and Careers Announcements page!

    This is where you will find current information regarding college visits, FAFSA and local financial aid nights, and much more.

    Seniors! Please sign up for the 2020 Senior Remind app! Valuable senior information will be sent via Remind this year; here's the link code - @37e3de


    2019 On campus college and career visits:

    Friday, October 4, 2019 - Whitworth University rep in OHS Choir room at 11:45AM. See Ms. Nelson for a pass to attend!!!

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Gonzaga U rep in OHS Choir room from at 9:30AM. See Ms. Nelson for a pass to attend!!!

    Monday, October 14, 2019 - Pacific Lutheran University rep in OHS Choir room from 1:30-2:15PM. See Ms. Nelson for a pass to attend!!!

    Thursday, October 24, 2019 - Boise State University TBD! See Ms. Nelson for a pass to attend!!!

    Friday, October 25, 2019 - need help with your college application? Our UWT rep will be here in the OHS Library at 10:15AM to help! 

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - Oregon State University rep in OHS Choir room from 1:30-2:15PM. See Ms. Nelson for a pass to attend!!!


    If you cannot attend our College and Career Fair on 10/3, Bonney Lake High School is hosting their annual College Fair on Tuesday, 10/22 at 5PM. All are welcome - see their flyer for all the details!


    University of Washington, Tacoma invites current seniors to Freshman Preview Day. Visit this link to choose either:

    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • Friday, November 8, 2019
    • Friday, November 22, 2019



    Get a jump start on 2019 College Fairs!


    College Fair Information

    • Students attending the fairs go to the registration page at and fill out a quick form on their phone or computer (in advance or at the door). When they sign up, StriveScan sends them a barcode via text message and email. The next day, students receive an email with a report on of all of the colleges and representatives they met along with their contact information and social media profiles.

    PNACAC Fall College Fairs 


    Fair Location Date Time
    *NEW* Tacoma University of Puget Sound October 30, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm




    NACAC College FairsNACAC College Fair Logo

    The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) sponsors the following National College Fairs in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information can be found at nacacfairs.orgStudents can pre-register for the college fairs at By doing so, students and parents will receive a personalized barcode with their contact and academic information that they can print and bring to the fairs. When colleges and universities scan their barcode, they retrieve the information and are able to follow up with students after the fair. This saves the time of filling out individual information cards, thus allowing students to visit more booths during the fair.

    • Seattle National College Fair - Washington State Convention Center
      • Friday, November 1, 9:00am - noon
      • Saturday, November 2, 2:00pm - 4:00pm


    Scholarship season begins soon! Please go to the Scholarship page of this website for information!


    Ms. Nelson adds scholarships weekly to the scholarship portions of this website - take a look and good luck!!!

    Scholarship opportunities are posted on a weekly basis! Don't miss out on your chance for $$$$$ - simply choose links to the left to browse scholarships. Opportunities are listed by opening date and under the month they are due this year!!!


    For Seniors! I have posted Washington state College Applications and Fees Deadlines here, on my Senior Info page, and on my College Exploration page - this resource covers Washington State colleges only! 

    Being a member of an OHS club or sports team looks great on your college applications and job applications! Follow this link to see what we offer!  OHS Clubs


    Attention Cardinals! Did you know that our Pierce County Library System has great workshop opportunities for seniors? Follow this link for FAFSA workshop dates, college essay writing workshops and more!

    Our Military! 


    The Army will have a rep on campus during lunches every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

    The Navy will have a rep on campus during lunches every Tuesday and Thursday of each month.

    The Air Force will have a rep on campus during lunches every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    The Marines will have a rep on campus during lunches every Wednesday.

    The Army National Guard campus visits are still in the works. Check back soon for more info!

    Important Info:

    Have you taken CTE classes (Robotics, Intro to Medical Careers, Criminal Law, Anatomy and Physiology, etc), and earned a "B" or better? If so, you may have earned college credit! To find out, see the attached flyer! Contact information is included on the flyer!!!

    The FAFSA opens each year on October 1st! Please see my FAFSA page for helpful handouts!


    Off Campus:


    If you are interested in an apprenticeship, don't miss the Pierce County Career Day field trip on Wednesday, November 13th! You must register for this event with Ms. Nelson by Friday, October 25th!!! See this flyer for details about the event.

    Clover Park Technical College is hosting open house events throughout the school year - follow this link for more info!


    Coming Up!

    Pierce College is offering FAFSA and financial aid help - questions? Please call Ruthie Schindler at 253-840-8470 or email her at

    Dates to follow!!!


  • Counselor Contact Information:


    Shelly Smith (A-K students)

    Ph: 360-893-2246 Ext 467 



    Leon Matz (L-Z students)

    Ph: 360-893-2246 Ext 425



    Penny Nelson-Schlegel

    (Counselor/Graduation Specialist/

    Running Start Coordinator)

    Ph: 360-893-2246 Ext 426