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Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!

walkinghomewalkinghome Posts: 6,877Registered User Senior Member
edited January 23 in Class of 20xx Community
Welcome Parents of the class of 2011 HS graduates! This new thread is a place for us to lend an ear to fellow parents as we travel the road with our rising College freshman. All are welcome, including newbies! Pour a cup of coffee, tea or drink that margarita as we continue our on-line friendship....

For some background on this group, read this thread if you have a few days free! http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/491386-high-school-class-2011-college-class-2015-a.html

Here is the list of the 2011 HS graduates from this thread http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/1107293-drum-roll-my-2011-dd-ds-attending.html and their intended College.

2blue's S: Stanford
32578233's D: University of Chicago
3ToGo S: University of Vermont
3Trees D: Stanford
4safrontman's D: Rice University
50isthenew40's D: Scripps College at Claremont

abmnj1 D: University of Delaware
Amandakayak's S: University of Pittsburgh (Honors)
Aniger S: Columbia University (John Jay Scholar)
AParentalUnits's S: Syracuse University
Arbydan: University of Wisconsin at Madison
Archermom's D3: Pitzer College
aria2000's S: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
AvonHSDad's S: Georgetown University

bajamm's D: Tulane University
BamaMomof3: University of Alabama (Honors College)
bertie0811's D: Columbia University
bkcsmn99's D: Boston University
blueiguana's S: University of Virginia
bopper's D: SUNY Binghamton
bossf51's D: Smith College
brklynmom’s Ds:
BurkeSt's D: University of Vermont

CalifLAXMom: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
Calreader's S: Pomona College
CarriesMom's D: Shenandoah Conservatory
Camathmom's D: Brown
Catie33 S: Carleton College
Catherinedagr8: University of Oregon (top scholars program)
ced2015 D: Auburn University (Honors)
cgpm59's S: Southwestern University (Georgetown TX)
chocchipcookie S: Tufts
Classof2015's D: Emory
collegemaw's D: University of Puget Sound
college4three's S: Columbia University
compmom: Bennington
cooker's D: St. Olaf
Counsel's D2: Swarthmore College
crewguy1's S: Trinity University
Crizello's S: UC Riverside

dad1518's S: UCLA
daydream11: University of Alabama (Honors Program)
Dignified1's D: Stanford
Dkarth's D: University of Missouri (Honors College)

emah24: UCONN (Storrs)
emilybee's S: Bates College
EmmyBet's D: Adelphi University (BFA, Honors College)

Final4X5's D: Hillsdale College
Fishymom's D: Boston University
FlMathMom's S: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

gamomof3 D: University of Georgia
gettingridofson: Saint Michael's College
gibson1514 : UGA (Honors)
givings: Rice University
Guillaume: University of Virginia

happy64's D: University of Puget Sound
hammer1234's S: UMASS Amherst
HighHead's D: Yale University
holliesue's D: Juniata
hornetdad's S: UMass College of Engineering

ldinCT S2: University of Alabama (Honors College)

jkiwmom S: University of Virginia (Art Scholar)
jshain's S: UC Berkeley (Mechanical Engineering)

Kajon's S: University of Minnesota (Honors)
kappie's S: Northeastern University (Honors Program)
kathyhathy's D: Macalester
Kathiep's Son - Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont
Kdog044's S: Yale University
keylimepie's S - Duke
kinderny's D: Hampshire College

laffter D: Colgate
Lapagan S: Auburn University (Honors College)
lammb66 D: Slippery Rock University
LeftyLou's D: Fordham University, Lincoln Center Honors Program
LGSMom’s D: John Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory
Lovethecape: Loyola University Maryland

madbean's S2: University of Southern California
mamabear1234's S: Rochester Institute of Technology
MaMom's S: Marquette
marie24's S: Northeastern University
MaryOC's S: Trinity College
mathmomvt's S: Cornell University
Mayhew's D: Brown University
mdye718's S: University of Pittsburgh
megdog's D: Carleton College
MichMom07: University of Michigan (College of Engineering)
midwestDad2's S: MIT
militarymom's D: University of Alabama (Honors program)
moltobene's S: University of Michigan
mom2CalcGrrl's D: University of Arizona (Honors College)
momdoc's S: University of Notre Dame (Glynn Family Honors Program)
Momjr's D: Boston University
mommylaw's D: University of Illinois- College of Business (James Scholar)
momofboston: Northeastern University
Momofsongbird's D: Hillsdale College (Honors Program)
momofzach: Lebanon Valley College
Muddybubble's S: Tulane University
MyLB's S: "miami of brohio" (<--his words, obviously)

nocashfored: Pitt (Honors College)
noimagination: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
ny2vamom: Auburn University (Honors College)

obsessmom's D: Cornell University
Ohiomom24's S: Duke University
olderwisermom's S: University of Missouri (Honors College)
oregonianmom's D: Willamette University

peabodie's D: Vassar College
pepper03: Northeastern University (Honors Program)
phbmom: West Point
photomom5's D: Shenandoah University Conservatory
proudmomof2's D: Midwestern State University (Honors)
psychmama's S: Duke University
puma12’s S: Whitman College

radannie's D: Harvard College
randrmom S : Dartmouth
RenaissanceMom's S: Brown
redshoes S: Cornell
researching4emb's D: Clark University
rmac399's S: University of Pittsburgh (Honors)
rodney's D: Elon University
rom828's S: Duke University

SanDMom2011: UCS
Scoutsmom's S: Yale
seattle_mom's D: Willamette University
Septembermom's D: Michigan State University
Shakespearedad's S: The University of Delaware
Shawbridge's D: Queens University
SlitheyTove's D: Tufts
SnLMom's D: North Carolina State University
Snoozn's D: University of Colorado at Boulder (Honors)
Sportsmomma: USC Bacc/MD
SSSmomof3's S: Williams College
susgeek's S: Lehigh - IBE Honors

TessaR D: Harvard
THATDAD S: University of Washington
ThisWontHurt D: Yale University
troiscubed's D: Vanderbilt University

UofAmom: University of Arizona
Umdclassof80's D: University of Maryland Baltimore County Honors College
Upstatemom: Smith College
UT84321's S: Swarthmore

VAMom2015 S: Princeton

Wolverine86's D1: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Honors)
WayneandGarth S: University of Michigan (Honors)

zoeydoggie's S: Hampden-Sydney College
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Replies to: Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!

  • mamommamom Posts: 2,743Registered User Senior Member
    waving my hand....I'm here. I will start with coffee.
  • momofbostonmomofboston Posts: 894Registered User Member
    Welcome to the other side! Coffee is tasting good this morning!
  • MilitaryMomMilitaryMom Posts: 509Registered User Member
    You were the first to post! Thank you for starting this thread.

    We are so busy transitioning from high school activities and living in VA to college and living in Al. Yesterday, the fish found a new home, the movers did pre-inspection, and I realized that between holidays, swim and dive meets, BBQ for new students, and spaghetti dinner put on by the Venture Crew, I am only cooking four more dinners at this house. It is coming really soon (ten days till the packers are here) and I actually am surprised d isn't more freaked out by the upcoming orientation since she will be gone for three days next week for that. SHe only has seven more days until packers come. She decided to do a big open house on the Sunday before the packers come on Monday for her going away party. It will be easy- get prepackaged chips, fruits, etc, plus drinks- and she liked going to one in February for debate team members who were moving to Kenya (State Department). I am so happy that she has become much less shy and acts more confidently now. I told her that while she may not feel social, with practice, she will do fine.
  • holliesueholliesue Posts: 1,450Registered User Senior Member
    Looking forward to the many conversations to come!
  • proudmomof2proudmomof2 Posts: 300Registered User Junior Member
    KathieP - thanks for starting the thread and picking such a great name!

    It hit me this morning.....we leave 6 weeks from today to take DD to school. I am vacillating between focusing on the details (rent a car, buy stuff for the dorm, worry about shot records) and thinking about what life will be like when she is 1000 miles away and our nest is empty. I am so grateful for CC and all of you because I know you will understand the mixture of joy and sadness I am experiencing.

    Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
  • blueiguanablueiguana Posts: 7,496Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks Kathie for the beautiful opening. What could be better then to shake off the dust from the past few years, start anew with all your old friends in a place where you have shared history and can welcome new friends? For a person that doesn't like change...this is about as painless as it gets. None of the bad and all of the good.

    Here's to our kids who brought us all together!!
  • Classof2015Classof2015 Posts: 3,429Registered User Senior Member
    KathieP -- great job! Good to 'see' everyone (even those of us still in our jammies).

    6 weeks to move-in. D is doing her running (she's supposed to be up to 60 miles/week by August). Did her physical; still have to hit BB&B; and having very earnest discussions about whether or not she needs a microwave (I said not).

    It's exciting!
  • mnmomof2mnmomof2 Posts: 806Registered User Member
    Hello all! Here we are "on the other side!" I enjoy travelling with this group.
    Thinking of you MM with all your balls in the air. I am so glad you are pleased with your destination and that your D is doing well.
    We got great news yesterday from the College Board. D got six 5s! After her heartbreaking March 30, it has been nice to have some good news lately and to see her self confidence returning. You guys are the only ones aside from immediate family with whom I share her successes. Sincere thanks for sharing my joy and sympathizing with/understanding my sorrows.
    The thank you notes are all done, the room is picked up, and we hit the bank today to deposit the merit awards and grad gifts. I get out of work early today :). Happy fourth to all!
  • mamommamom Posts: 2,743Registered User Senior Member
    I have a question. When I called to get S's AP scores last night I also requested that they send his scores to his college. Will they automatically send last years scores too? It looks like they will, but I wasn't sure.
  • mamommamom Posts: 2,743Registered User Senior Member
    D got six 5s!
    OMG! wow. Congratulations to your D!!!

    MM- Your daughter sounds like a peach, she will do better than fine, she will do great. I tell my S that college is a great opportunity to think about what you would like to change and go ahead and do that right from the get go when you get there. Reinvent yourself, no one knows you were different.
  • blueiguanablueiguana Posts: 7,496Registered User Senior Member
    ^ @ mamom - I had to specifically request Bluejr's scores from last year be sent. This was a different transaction (read fee) from hearing and sending this year's scores. First I tried by his SSN which didn't trigger anything (he probably didn't put it on the pprwk). Finally I found the booklet from last year and called again, entered that number and then had to verify the school year. I would verify by talking to a customer svc rep.

    @ mnmomof2 - That's amazing! Congratulations to your dd on superior AP scores!! :) I hope her university takes all of these and she gets the benefit of all her hard work in some wiggle room in her schedule.
  • MaryOCMaryOC Posts: 517Registered User Member
    The coffee is especially satisfying this morning ... here on the other side. :)

    Just over eight weeks until move-in for S1. He can check into his room as early as 8:00 a.m. on August 29 ...and has to report to football practice for noon!

    His classes have been selected, but his roommate assignment and actual class schedule won't come until mid-August. Housing is based on one of the required classes for newbies, called Freshman Seminar. Apparently, students live in the same dorm/floor/wing as others who select/are assigned to the same Freshman Seminar - total submersion kinda thing.

    He is getting excited... finally!
  • mamommamom Posts: 2,743Registered User Senior Member
    BI- thanks, I was afraid of that. My s also did not put social on test booklet so I guess I call to verify and plan on digging up the ID from last year.
  • blueiguanablueiguana Posts: 7,496Registered User Senior Member
    mamom - I'd just call and see if they can locate the scores for your before you totally stress yourself. If you have a good idea where the booklet is, NBD, but I wouldn't tear the house apart. My guess is they can find them for you if you verify a number of questions. The collegeboard wants to send those scores and get your money... not that I'm cynical or anything. ;)
  • olderwisermomolderwisermom Posts: 806Registered User Member
    Good morning all! Iced coffee here this morning in the midst of our "excessive heat" warning. I have a speech to write for the president of our national sorority this morning, so I am going to discipline myself not come back to visit until it's done! Procrastination has been my middle name on this project.

    DS2 and his roommate are headed out this morning by themselves to Mizzou (3 hour drive) to meet their respective Discovery Fellows Research Program mentors. DS2 will wear his "Stand Back. I'm Going To Try Science" T-shirt from ThinkGeek.com to "show that I'm serious."

    "See" you after the dreaded speech is finished.
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