Mark Smithivas

Many projects. Finite time. One spouse, two kids, and three pets. Follow me on Twitter for the latest.

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2022 Lane Tech College Parent Panel
 
The spring event will be held on April 6, 2022 at 7PM. Many of you on this list are Lane Tech parents. As parents of a now senior, we've learned a lot since beginning this...
Facebook Live Audio Event Reminder
 
Tomorrow: Saturday, December 4th, 3PM For Lane Tech senior class parents only: join in on a live audio chatroom to check-in on how your senior's college applications...
Podcast Interview: Yunuen Rodriguez
 
Good afternoon and happy almost December! Time has flown by quickly since my last update. I hope everyone had a safe and restorative Thanksgiving with friends and...
Parent Interview: Brown University
 
Wednesday, October 13 Hello everyone, I hope your Seniors have begun the application process for college, or wherever their journey will take them. October 1st was...
FAFSA Season
 
Friday, October 1 Yes, it's now officially that time of year. FAFSA Season! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form for 2022 is now open for you to fill out! ...
Fall College Update
 
Hello parents and advocates! Fall has begun in earnest. Welcome back. College Application season is in full swing! Tonight is the Senior Parent Virtual...
Westward Bound
 
The Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan Just a few more days until we head west on our road trip to the Grand Canyon. This will probably be the last newsletter for...
Headed to Michigan
 
We're off to Grand Rapids! Our next college visit will be to Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) at Ferris State University. This will be the third college we've...
The College Search: July Update
 
July 8, 2021 Today's Tribune has an article on the ending of Illinois' college student exchange program. In other news, the deluge of mailings from colleges has...
Almost summer...
 
Two official days left of school as I write this update. It’s been a long year. Hopefully you and your family are on the path to full vaccination. As the city springs back...
College Search Part 3?
 
Dear Parents and other interested parties, Hi - thank you again for your interest in college-related updates. It’s been a month since my last hosted Zoom gathering....