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Rotary Sponsored Leadership Camp

New Prague Rotary will provide all expenses for 3 students in  11th grade to attend Camp RYLA, a leadership camp, from April 20-24, 2018.  The  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp is a weekend intensive leadership training retreat that helps students enhance their leadership skills, citizenship and personal growth.  Transportation to and from the camp at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin is provided.  Students may pick up an application in the Guidance Office, which is due by March 15.  Click here for more details: http://www.campryla.com/ 

 

Minnesota Private College Week

Summer is a good time for soon-to-be juniors and seniors, as well as their families, to begin exploring college options. An easy way to get started is Minnesota Private College Week, June 25 - 29, 2018.  These introductory visits, which include a campus tour and informational meeting, are of most value to students who are toward the beginning of their searches.  Two short sessions are held daily.  For details and to register, go to: www.mnprivatecolleges.org/mpcw.      (Registration opens April 1, 2018).

 

Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night?

Click here for a full video of Sophomore Night; click here for a full video of Junior Night.

 

Career Info

Check out the "Who's Hiring Youth in Scott County" flyer.  Details about cyber security jobs and more.  

 

 

Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected articles about the value of a liberal arts education.   

  

Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017

 

13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  

 

Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety here.  (Held Monday, Feb. 6 at NPHS)

 

Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!

 

 

Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click here for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and here for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 

 

Looking for ACT test prep?  

See your counselor for login information to our free online test prep resources:  MCIS & Naviance.  Click here for our ACT test prep page & links.

 

Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click here to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.

 

Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.

 

Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  

Article: click here

 

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click here.

 

Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click here to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 

 

Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click here for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.

 

Resilience in Youth

Click here for this article from Psychology Today. 

 

Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.

 

Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education here.   

 

E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click here for article.