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College Admissions Advice: Open Letter to Students & Parents

A great read from 24 college admission managers. From the "Inside Higher Ed" online newsletter.

PSAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test: Deadline September 19

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  7:40 AM - 11:30 AM 
  • Limited seats available. $18.00. To secure a test go to Fee Pay
  • Practice test booklet and info in Counseling Office after fee is paid.
  • Practice for the SAT (optional college admission test; all 11th grade take ACT)
  • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. ONLY 11th grade scores determine scholarship eligibility. Highly competitive; less than 1% eligible. 
  • Timed achievement test: Reading, Writing/Language, Math. 
  • 11th Grade in top 15% of class are advised to consider taking the PSAT.
  • 10th Grade in top 15% of class may consider taking the PSAT.
  • Click on National Merit Scholarship for more details.
  • Questions? Contact Mike Bartusek at mbartuse@isd721.org or 952-758-1213.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Open House, Multicultural Students

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Experience a day in the life of a Golden Gopher student.
  • See how you can expand your horizons, discover new passions, accomplish your goals & dreams.
  • Learn about 150 majors and unique opportunities to enhance your college experience. 
  • For more info, including registration details, click here.

Grief Camp for Youth: Camp Oz. Register by September 25

  • Saturday, October 5, 2019: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Camp Patterson, Lake Washington; Madison Lake, MN
  • For youth ages 6 -18 who have experienced the death of someone in their life
  • Fun environment that includes: arts/crafts, games, music, group discussion, new friendships
  • Learn that you are not alone and your feelings are a normal part of grief
  • Free of charge; Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice
  • For more info or to register by September 25, call 507-594-2989 or 1-800-327-3721. Or stop in to see your School Counselor.

National College Fair: October 2 & 3

Minneapolis Convention Center

  • October 2, 2019: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM & 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • October 3, 2019: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 
  • Two and four year colleges represented. Complete list found here.  
  • Bus transportation offered Wednesday, Oct. 2 for grades 10 - 12 (7:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • $8.00 fee; pay on FEE PAY
  • Permission slip turned into Counseling Office; Deadline is September 26
  • Seniors: Attend if unable to visit a college this fall, wish to compare multiple colleges, or are struggling to find a program.
  • Juniors or Sophomores: Attend if you wish to see a representative from an out-of-state college, discuss specific majors offered at different schools or broaden your post-secondary research. 
  • Keep in mind: Numerous regional college representatives visit throughout the school year to meet with students. Local high schools, such as Farmington and Prior Lake, offer smaller college fairs in the spring.

 

 

PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, MENTAL HEALTH  

 

Change to Chill

WHAT IS CHANGE TO CHILL? Change to Chill is a free online resource offered by Allina Health aimed at improving mental well-being among teens. Through collaboration with teens, parents, schools and community partners, the program:

* Provides easy-to-use information and resources about stress for teens

* Addresses what stress is, what triggers it and how to recognize its signs

* Equips teens with tools for coping with stress, such as meditation, mindful movement, how-to videos and guided imagery.

The Secret Life of Teens: Anxious, Overscheduled & Getting Sick

Click here to view this 5-minute video clip from KARE 11.

Youth Center in New Prague

Visit The Well website here to see what it's all about!

 

 

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