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All Grades: All parents and students interested in learning more about the protection of students with disabilities as it relates to school, please click here to read the following publication: "Protecting Students With Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities." 
All Grades:  Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance exams, such as the ACT/SAT.  For details, talk to Mrs. Langworthy or visit the following websites: ACT, ACT Testing: Minnesota, or SAT/College Board for information regarding accommodations.
Seniors:  If you have been accepted to multiple colleges and have decided on a college that you will be attending, make sure you call/email the admissions offices at the other colleges you will not be attending to let them know your decision to attend another school.  Also, make sure you request your housing deposit back before May 1, 2015 for any school you won't be attending.  Note: you will need to review the fine print and confirm what type of amount can be recovered at those colleges but typically there is some given back from a housing deposit if requested before May 1st.   
Seniors:  Mrs. Langworthy has added a few new scholarships to the list on Naviance lately.  If you haven't checked the list in awhile, please do so soon so you don't miss any that may pertain to you!  Also, if you have submitted some scholarships through the Maple River Dollars for Scholars site, make sure to go back and keep checking... new scholarships have been added that you will want to submit!
Seniors:  Have you received mail, emails and phone calls from colleges lately?  Make sure you read EVERY letter/email sent so you don't miss out on opportunities!  Housing deposits, financial aid and signing up for advisement/orientation are just a few of the things that have been mailed or will be mailed to you soon.  Questions?  See Mrs. Langworthy in the guidance office.
Seniors:   Thinking about joining a branch of the military?  If you are, please go with a parent/guardian to meet with a recruiter and learn about various opportunities.  Let Mrs. Langworthy know if you are considering this option so she is able to coordinate paperwork with the recruiter.
Juniors: With changes to the state's graduation requirements, all juniors in the state of Minnesota will be taking the ACT Assessment on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  Please make sure that this date is kept open so you can take this test for graduation purposes!  If you have questions, please contact Mr. Griepentrog or Mrs. Langworthy.
Juniors:  We will be having an ACT Prep Workshop on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at MSU-Mankato.  We will take attendance at the very start of school and then take buses up to MSU.  Mrs. Langworthy will provide information in the weeks to come.
Juniors:  It's time to start exploring options for colleges, work or military!  Mrs. Langworthy is encouraging juniors to get out and see the college campuses if they are considering a 2-year or 4-year college, especially during the spring college semester (mid-January through early May).  Please see Mrs. Langworthy if you are wanting to schedule a college visit during the school day.  Permission forms are in the guidance office. 
Juniors:  Have you ever thought about doing a job shadow?  It's an opportunity for you to explore a career interest with someone who knows the career field well.  Please see Mrs. Langworthy if you have any questions or need help setting up a job shadow.  *Please note that Mrs. Langworthy would like to be informed prior to you going on a job shadow, especially if you have set up a job shadow of your own or with your parents.
Juniors and Sophomores:  Interested in a career in Health Care?  The Mayo Clinic has developed a website for exploring all the different occupations related to health care.  Click here to check it out!
Juniors and Sophomores:   The Marines are offering a "Mini Boot Camp" on May 15-17, 2015 at Whapeton, ND.  Any student interested must sign up by April 24th and have parental consent.  They will provide transportation from Mankato.  Click here for more information.
Sophomores:  The PLAN scores have been given to each sophomore individually in the guidance office.  Any parent who has not seen their child's scores, please contact the guidance office and a copy of the score will be sent to you.
Sophomores and Freshman:  Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that serves students who are low-income and/or first generation college-bound.  The goal of the program is to provide opportunities and career/college counseling to help students reach their post-secondary aspirations.  The website link is listed on the left-side of this page, and students can download a copy of the application.  Mrs. Langworthy also has forms in her office. 
Contacting Mrs. Langworthy:
To contact Mrs. Langworthy, you can email her at: or call (507) 524-3918, ext. 235. 
Non-discrimination Notice: The Maple River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people are designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dan Anderson, (507) 524-3918, ext. 223, P.O. Box 515, Mapleton, MN 56065 or Kris Madsen, (507) 524-3918, ext. 290, P.O. Box 515, Mapleton, MN 56065.