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Students-- TIME IS MOVING FAST!  Please don't miss an opportunity so look at my page often! --Mrs. Langworthy
 
Seniors:  Are you looking for scholarships?  Check your Naviance account for a long list of scholarships that come into our guidance office!  If you don't remember how to log in, just see Mrs. Langworthy for help.
 
Seniors:   It's time to think about financial aid!  If you are attending a 2-year technical/community college or 4-year college/university, now is the time to fill out your financial aid information on the FAFSA.  "FAFSA" stands for FREE Application for Federal Student Aid.  The only legitimate website where you should go to fill out the FAFSA is: www.fafsa.govDO NOT begin filling out your personal information on any other site that looks like it is the FAFSA!  
 
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 are attending a 2-year state community/technical college in Minnesota, a placement test known as the Accuplacer is required.  If you took the Accuplacer but know that your scores require you to take extra courses when going to college, please see Mrs. Langworthy about possibly retesting.  It could benefit you by taking less classes that cost money out of your own pocket!
 
Seniors:  Did you know that the Dollars for Scholars scholarship application is now online?  Students must register and check their status periodically to see if new scholarships have been added.  The icon to the left will take you to the website.  It is also available through Naviance.  Mrs. Langworthy will be sharing information at the financial aid meeting as well as in the Social Problems classroom soon!  
 
Juniors:   "Junior Night" is Tuesday, February 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Triple A Gym.  Mrs. Langworthy and Nancy Sprengeler, the Director of Educational Talent Search at Minnesota State University-Mankato, will be talking about career pathways, college visits and selecting a college.  They will also cover the timeline to follow for the rest of the junior year and into the senior year.  This is a very important meeting for juniors to attend with their parents if at all possible!    
 
Juniors:  If you are interested in attending a 4-year college or university, you will need to take the ACT.  The ACT will be offered at Maple River High School on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Registration is due March 7th.  The link to the left of these announcements.  Mrs. Langworthy will be going into the classroom soon to discuss who may want to take the test and how to register.    
 
Juniors:  All juniors will attend a "Career Day" at South Central College March 11th.  Juniors were asked to pick their top 5 career interest areas so they may hear speakers directly from those career fields.  If you have any questions about the upcoming "Career Day," please see Mrs. Langworthy soon!
 
Juniors:   Mrs. Langworthy will be hosting the "ZAPS ACT Prep Workshop" at Maple River High School on Monday, March 31st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This is a highly valuable workshop that gives students many test-taking tips and gives confidence in their abilities.  The workshop is also helpful to those students who just need the extra incentive to practice.  The workshop is on a non-school day.  The cost is $75 and materials are provided.  To register, click here It's a great opportunity to practice two weeks before the April ACT test date!  
 
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 now time!  Mrs. Langworthy is encouraging juniors to get out and see the college campuses if they are considering a 2-year or 4-year college.  Please see Mrs. Langworthy if you are wanting to schedule a college visit.  Permission forms are in the guidance office. 
 
Juniors:  If you would like to attend a 2-year state technical/community college, you will need to take the Accuplacer Assessment.  This will need to be done prior to applying to the 2-year Minnesota state college of your choice.  Mrs. Langworthy will be giving the test at Maple River High School this spring.  More information will follow.  
 
Sophomores:   "Sophomore Night" is set for Monday, March 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center.  Mrs. Langworthy and Nancy Sprengeler, Director of Educational Talent Search in Mankato, will be discussing the important timeline that students should follow when planning for life after high school.  Testing will be discussed as well as how to search for career and college options.  This is a highly valuable meeting for students to attend with their parents!
 
Sophomores:  Now that the PLAN scores are back and have been given out to students as a class, Mrs. Langworthy would like to talk to each sophomore individually about what their score means for them.  Please stop by and see Mrs. Langworthy soon! 
 
Change of Email Address:
Mrs. Langworthy's email address has changed!  Please note that my new email address (as of July 1, 2013) is now: guidance@isd2135.org.  Mrs. Langworthy will not be able to see any emails from her previous email address after that time.  Please use this new email address from this point on.  Thank you!