Counselor's Corner

April Newsletter

Everyone is excited that spring is in the air! Seniors are busy making final preparations for graduation, and the underclassmen are busy planning for the 2015-2016 school year! Spring activities are full of excitement as well!

8th Graders are going to College!

On April 22nd, the 8th grade students will travel to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Thanks to a grant from EducationQuest, the students will explore various careers and educational opportunities that are available with a college degree.

College Visits Galore!

The Juniors traveled to Midland University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha on March 23rd. Exploring two different institutions was a great way to show students the experiences that each have to offer. We highly encourage every Junior to take a college visit on their own this spring--the college visit is the best way to see which college is the best fit!

The Sophomores traveled to Wayne State College on March 19th and learned what they need to do the last two years of high school in order to be successful in the college admission process.

The Freshmen traveled to Northeast Community College on March 9th and explore different careers. This outstanding day was full of hands-on activities that let students experience new careers that they may not have originally considered!

High School Orientation Night for 8th Graders and Parents

Thursday, April 30th, 7pm

801 18th Street

Wisner, NE

The transition to high school is an exciting time! All 8th graders and their parents are invited to an orientation which will be held on April 30th at 7:00pm. Information on high school scheduling, graduation requirements, activity eligibility and college planning will be shared!

Understanding Your College Award Letter!

You have filed the FAFSA and applied for numerous scholarships....now what? Many of the financial award letters will be arriving soon. Watch the following video to help you understand the offers found on the letter. EducationQuest.org also has calculators which will help you compare financial aid offers from different colleges.

Important Dates!

April 3rd Bryan LGH Open House

April 8th American Red Cross Blood Mobile Drive @ High School; College of Hair Design Open House

April 17th UNO Junior Day; Fridays @ WSC

April 18th National College Fair @ CenturyLink

April 19th Lincoln Area College Fair @ Southeast Community College

April 21st Northeast Community College Junior Day

April 22nd 8th Grade UNL Campus Visit

April 29th NECC Performing Arts Career Day

April 30th High School Orientation Night for 8th Grade Students and Families

Ashton Kutcher Speech - Teen Choice Awards (HQ)

Ashton Kutcher tells you how to be successful! This is a must watch!

This is a powerful message about living a "real" life and finding life's success in three easy: building a life rather than living one, find your opportunities, and always be sexy.

School Counseling Office

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