Counselor's Corner

May Newsletter

It is incredible that it is the final month of school! A lot of great accomplishments have been recorded, and a lot of academic and personal growth can be seen in each student. Please see everything that is needed for a successful finish to the school year in this newsletter. It also contains some great reminders for the summer.

Seniors...borrow wisely for college!

Review these tips before you decide how much to borrow in student loans:


  • Borrow only what you need, even if it's less than the amount offered in your award letter.
  • Try to use your student loan money only for tuition, books and fees. Get a part-time job during college to pay living expenses.
  • Compare the estimated starting salary of your potential future careers to your estimated college debt to ensure you can afford future loan payments.
  • Apply for financial aid each year you attend college by completing the FAFSA
  • Continue to look for scholarships while you're in college
  • Keep track of your student loan debt throughout college at nslds.ed.gov
To learn more about student loans, see the "Paying for College" section at EducationQuest.org and watch this brief video. To estimate your future loan payments, use this Repayment Calculator


EducationQuest Foundation, "College Planning Bulletin", May 2015

Juniors....your summer to-do list!

  • Start narrowing your college choices. Visit some college campuses this summer and check out college websites. Narrow your choices to three or four colleges by the time school starts.
  • Update your resume on Naviance. Include extracurricular activities, honors, awards, part-time jobs
  • Look for scholarships. Check out ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org and in your Naviance account
  • Find a summer job to help pay for college expenses. Ask prospective employers if they offer education assistance programs.
Taken in part from EducationQuest Foundation, "College Planning Bulletin", May 2015

ACT

Saturday, June 13th, 8am

801 18th Street

Wisner, NE

Be sure and register by May 8th! actstudent.org


Students who are eligible for free/reduced meals may use up to two fee waivers. Please stop by the school counseling office for the waivers.

Seniors--Transfer your dual credit classes!

Seniors that have earned college credit through NECC or Nebraska Wesleyan University need to transfer their credits to the college that they will be attending in the fall. Each senior will receive the paperwork to complete this, or it can be accessed online at www.northeast.edu.

Drivers Education Classes

Thursday, May 21st, 9am

801 18th Street

Wisner, NE

Drivers Education Classes will begin on May 21st. Students will then complete the classroom portion May 26-29th. Classes will meet each day from 8:00am-12:00pm. Each student will be assigned times to complete the required hours for driving. Please sign up in the front office.

Scholarships will be available for students meeting financial requirements.

School Counseling Office

The School Counseling Office is a place for all students and their families. The school counseling program strives to empower all students to reach their maximum potential in all areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. Please contact me with any concerns or suggestions.

Cheryl Kreikemeier