ALL GRADES: DuPont Pioneer is now hiring for short-term seasonal temporary help for summer pollinating. Students must be over 14 years old by June 30, 2013. Applications are available in the guidance office. Fill them out soon! (Date posted for this message is 01/02/13).
GRADES 7-12: The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth offers academic enrichment for bright and motivated students in grades 7-12 duirng a two-week summer experience. Students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge, challenge their perspective and inspire their future. Classes are located at Macalester College in St. Paul. There is financial assistance for those families that demonstrate financial need. To apply, students need to complete an application, teacher recommendation, and a copy of the most recent report card as well as a write a short essay (no more than 200 words) about yourself and your interests. A deposit of $280 or completed financial form. While there is no deadline, students are encouraged to apply early for choice of class selection.
GRADES 10 & 11: Any sophomore or junior interested in a business major is invited to the University of Minnesota campus for a week-long summer camp called "Gopher Business" designed for high-potential juniors interested in business, a select number of exceptional sophomores will also benefit the program. The program is FREE and allows students to use your new business skills to help a nonprofit group. Application deadline is March 18th. To apply, click here.
SENIORS: Would you and your parent(s) like some help actually filling out the FAFSA online? If so, there will be two different opportunities to receive help: Minnesota College Goal MSU on Saturday, February 23rd from 1-3 p.m in the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University-Mankato and Minnesota College Goal SCC on Saturday, March 9th from 1-3 p.m. at South Central College. Professional Financial Aid Officers will be on hand to help anyone who would like the help getting their FAFSA completed. You will need to bring certain items that day, so please look at the flyers (underlined above) for more information.
SENIORS: Please see Mrs. Langworthy soon if you haven't applied to a post-secondary school for next year and would still like to. It's time to finish the applications!
SENIORS: High school transcripts, college visits, and scholarship information can be obtained through Naviance (see icon to the left of this message). Please remember to request your transcripts if you are applying to college!
SENIORS: If you are interested in the military, please let Mrs. Langworthy know so she can start working with your recruiter the necessary military paperwork.
SENIORS: Have you taken college courses either at Maple River or at a specific college? Please remember to request your college transcripts and send them for each college application you've applied to! It's a step that must be completed, along with a copy of the ACT sent (if not submitted to the college when you took the ACT). Ask Mrs. Langworthy for help if you aren't sure how to complete these steps.
SENIORS: Financial Aid Night will be Thursday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend since they will need to know the terminology when they go off to college next fall. *There are no sporting events that night scheduled.
SENIORS: Any student who will be applying for financial aid should go to the individual websites of the college(s) that has been applied to in order to find out priority deadlines for completing the FAFSA. If you have questions about that, please contact the guidance office for clarification.
SENIORS: If you have someone else prepare your taxes, please make sure you make an appointment earlier than usual so you can complete the financial aid paperwork. It's important to have the tax information prepared for both the parent(s) and the student!
JUNIORS: Now is a great time to think about what you might want to do after high school and what particular colleges have that major. Please stop in Mrs. Langworthy's office to talk about your possible plans and where to get training for that occupation.
JUNIORS: Many juniors have already been out touring college campuses this year. If you haven't been able to visit a college campus yet, please consider going with your family sometime during this winter or spring. It's best to go when college is in session to experience what the campus is like with all the students there. Mrs. Langworthy will help any student plan their visit and help the student make the call to set up the appointment. --It's good practice for students before leaving home.
JUNIORS: Mrs. Langworthy will be talking to juniors in mid-January about the ACT test dates as well as Accuplacer and ASVAB testing.
JUNIORS: Mrs. Langworthy is offering an ACT workshop from ZAPS Learning Company on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 12:30-6:00 p.m. at the high school. The cost is $79 per student. This is a great workshop to help students become more comfortable with a timed test, such as the ACT. It's a great preparation for the ACT in giving students more confidence for taking the test. If you would like to attend but cannot afford it, please let Mrs. Langworthy know. Any student who would like to register, please go to: http://zaps.com.
SOPHOMORES: The PLAN results should be back soon. Mrs. Langworthy will let the class will know when they are back. Mrs. Langworthy will ask that students come in one-by-one to get their scores.
SOPHOMORES: This is a great year to do some volunteer work as a way to develop skills and show your work ethic! During your senior year, you will notice many scholarships asking about your volunteer experiences! Pick a project that you believe in and be committed to volunteering with that activity. Questions? See Mrs. Langworthy.
FRESHMEN: How did your first quarter grades turn out? The question to ask yourself is, "Have I worked up to my full potential?" Not everyone has to be first in their class but if you haven't been working up to your potential, you may regret it later when you are making plans for your future. Please stop by the guidance office if you have questions about your grades. In the meantime, if you need help with any particular subject, remember that you can go to Study After School (S.A.S.) in Mrs. Frank's room and get some help from 3:20 -5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.