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Seniors:  Mrs. Langworthy will be hosting a "Senior Planning Night" on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center.  If you and your parent(s) have questions about the process of the year for applying to college or joining the military, please consider coming to the meeting.  It's a valuable meeting to attend!
Seniors:   If you are applying to a 2-year or 4-year college, please make sure you stop by Mrs. Langworthy's office before beginning your application!  Most colleges are wanting applications to be done online and to send transcripts online as well.  Mrs. Langworthy can help you begin your application process, including helping you get your transcripts sent.  Questions?  Stop by the guidance office.
Seniors:  The "National College Fair" is October 7-8, 2014 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This is a chance for seniors to meet with admissions representatives from a number of colleges across the United States.  Students who wish to go need to attend with a parent and must stop by the guidance office for a permission form.  To look at times and other information, click here.
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.
Seniors:   If you would like to apply to a 2-year state technical/community college and did not take the Accuplacer with Mrs. Langworthy last spring, please see her soon to schedule a time to take the assessment.  You cannot be accepted to a 2-year state technical/community college without having taken this placement assessment!
Seniors AND Juniors AND Sophomores: All students and their parent(s) are invited to the "Tour of Manufacturing of South Central Minnesota" on October 23, 2014 from Noon - 6:00 p.m.  Ten manufacturing companies and two college programs in the region are opening their doors to provide free public tours and would especially like to encourage students to come and explore future career opportunities!  More information about the companies to stop and see (and you can see as many as you wish), please click here.  If you have any questions, see Mrs. Langworthy.
Seniors AND Juniors: Any Maple River High School junior or senior student that is strongly considering working in the health care field is encouraged to attend the Mayo Clinic's Health Care Career Festival on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  In order to go, you must complete an application (take time to fill this out completely and explain your reason for attending) and then Mrs. Langworthy needs to approve it.  There is also a form that must be completed by a parent/guardian.  Your application is not considered complete until all these steps are done.  Mrs. Langworthy will be taking a bus that day and lunch will be provided.  It is an extremely popular event across Southern Minnesota and space is limited so please fill this out early!!  Click here for the link to register online
Juniors:  The junior class will be attending a "Regional College Fair" on Wednesday, October 29th at Bethany Lutheran College.  Over 100 colleges will be in attendance from the Midwest region.  Students will attend during the school day.  Permission forms will be sent home with students as the time draws near.
Juniors:  The P-SAT is a practice test for college entrance.  It is a good test to help students practice their English and math skills under a timed test.  This year's P-SAT date is Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in the morning.  Mrs. Langworthy will explain the test to all juniors and send home additional information as well.  Note: Maple River does not have school on that Wednesday, October 15th; it is a national P-SAT test date so it cannot be moved.  Mrs. Langworthy will still test any student who would like to take it.  *There are scholarship opportunities for those students who do exceptionally well on this test. 
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:  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:  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 MEA break in October.  Please see Mrs. Langworthy if you are wanting to schedule a college visit during the school day.  Permission forms are in the guidance office. 
Sophomores:  The PLAN test will be given to all sophomores on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  This is an important test in helping to understand their academic strengths and weaknesses, prepares students for all testing during their junior year (ACT, ASVAB, Accuplacer) and providing information about their career interests. 
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. 
Freshman:  The class will be going to Bethany Lutheran College on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 for their "Respect Retreat."  It's a great day to learn about themselves and how they can make a positive difference in school when standing up to others with bullying behavior.  Madelia, LCWM and Truman will attend with us as well.
Change of Email Address:
If you had Mrs. Langworthy's email address from prior to July 1, 2013, please note that it has changed.  Her new email address is: