Cooperative Extension is pleased to bring you our next issue of “Parents Make a Difference Newsletter”. The newsletters are based on the results of the 2017 Southwest Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The focus of this newsletter is: Preventing Alcohol Abuse.
Once again UW HELP will be launching our spring texting campaign and we ask you to encourage your high school juniors to sign up. Students will receive text messages that not only assist them with the transition to their senior year, but also get them thinking about attending a UW System campus. Juniors will receive text messages about topics like:
High school juniors may join the program by texting PREPARE to 99000. To receive all texts, students should join by April 4. Juniors will receive approximately three texts per month from UW HELP; messages will continue through the summer, and students may opt out at any time.
Boost Courses are offered from out BOOST Consortium Schools through our Collaborative Learning Center. The schools included are Pecatonica, Highland, Kickapoo, and Mineral Point. We are able to share courses with each other to help students better complete their course plan and avoid scheduling conflicts or to take courses that are not offered in our High School building. Check out the Scheduling portion of our website for more information. The 2018-2019 courses are being updated currently so check back often if you are interested!
Richland Medical Center Allied Health Professional/Administrative Summer Internship program is now accepting applications!
This is a paid summer internship opportunity. Students must plan to pursue a career in the healthcare field (a field requiring a minimum of a bachelor degree), be in the Richland Medical Center Service Area and be available for the summer after HS Graduation or the summer after Freshman year in college. The application is available at: https://richlandmedctr.com/join-our-team/internships.
Students interested in the following programs will get great information during the program visit days. College visit pre-excuse forms are at: College Visits.
Tuesday, October 24th
• Accounting Assistant
• Business Management
• Culinary Programs
• Golf Course Management
• Graphic & Web Design
• IT-Computer Support Technician
• IT-Network Specialist
• Leadership Development
• Supply Chain Management
• Supply Chain Assistant
• University Transfer Liberal Arts
Thursday, November 2nd
• Cancer Information Management
• Child Care Services
• Criminal Justice Studies
• Dental Assistant
• Early Childhood Education
• Health Information Technology
• Human Services Associate
• Laboratory Science Technician
• Medical Assistant
• Medical Coding Specialist
• Medical Laboratory Technician
• Physical Therapist Assistant
• Security Operation
Thursday, November 9th
• Auto Collision
• Automotive Technician
• Agribusiness (Agronomy, Animal Sci, Management)
• Agricultural Power & Equipment Technician
• Building Trades-Carpentry
• Dairy Herd Management
• Electrical Power Distribution
• Electro-Mechanical Technology
• Farm Operations & Management
• Industrial Mechanic
• Instrumentation and Controls Technology
• Precision Machining Technology
Check out the SWTC website for more information at: https://www.swtc.edu/admissions/visit-campus.
Joy Kite will be here again to talk with seniors and their parents about applying for federal financial aid. Students who do not qualify for grants still need to apply in order to access federal student loans. Beginning last year, the application is now open October 1 so taxes from the year before are used on the form. Please plan to attend this meeting! It is about 2.5 hours long, but full of extremely helpful information and updates
Homecoming the first full week of school has definitely made the start of the school year hectic, but fun! Here is a list of senior dates that I have on the calendar so far:
September 15, 2017 - date that most colleges and universities begin processing college applications for next fall. Any senior who plans to apply to college should be doing that now. Please see me with any questions!
October 23, 2017 - This year's Financial Aid Night Presentation will be in room 102 beginning at 6:00pm. Joy Kite will be here again to talk with seniors and their parents about applying for federal financial aid. Students who do not qualify for grants still need to apply in order to access federal student loans. Beginning last year, the application is now open October 1 so taxes from the year before are used on the form. Please plan to attend this meeting! It is about 2.5 hours long, but full of extremely helpful information and updates.
Priority dates for Financial Aid to be submitted for the UW System: https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/pay-for-college/about-financial-aid/
February 27 or 28, 2018 - these are the dates of Junior state testing (ACT & Workkeys). One of these two days (TBA at a later date), Seniors who plan to apply for scholarships will spend the morning (4 hours) with Mrs. Troxel working on scholarships. They will work on the local scholarship application and any other scholarships they may have questions about, etc. This has been a very successful day for seniors who have participated in the past.
March 16, 2018 - Local scholarship applications are due to Mrs. Troxel by the end of the day!
May 16, 2018 - Scholarship Night begins at 6:00pm and is held in the Elementary School Commons. This is a night that seniors and parents look forward to attending. Scholarship winners are announced here!
May 26, 2018 - The big day; GRADUATION!
These are the dates on the calendar that I want seniors to be aware of at this time. Please check this page for updates as the year progresses.
Mrs. Troxel is the 7-12 School Counselor. Please check often for updates.