Owatonna High School 11/18/2020

Compass Newsletter - OHS Counseling Dept

Counseling and Career Center Newsletter

Welcome to the OHS counselor bi-monthly newsletter!

Compass (formerly known as TMM) will not meet in person until potentially second semester so this will be it's replacement.

Message from Trooper: https://youtu.be/XqKTP5Q3s8s

Academic Planning

Attendance - make sure you are logging into Infinite Campus to do your attendance each day. Click here for information on how to set a daily reminder.

How to Connect Schoology to your Google Calendar: click here

How to organize your email: click here

Tutors- if you need help in a class, NHS students are available. If you're interested in meeting with someone, please fill out this form: Request a Tutor

Questions??? Reach out to your counselor!

Career Information

If you missed the virtual college and career fair day last week, here is some

Information on local careers: click here

Sollid Studios Intern – job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who would like to learn more about owning a small business and assist in performing some of the regular duties of the studio. The responsibilities required include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing assistance
  • Social media management
  • Creating Facebook ads
  • Clerical/organizational tasks
  • Cleaning
  • Check-in participants at classes, including temperature checks and waivers

The intern would be working with the owners and learning the inner workings of a small business. Schedule is flexible based on availability of the owners and intern. The internship would be approximately 5-15 hours per week (unpaid) and you must be at least 16 years old. An interview is required. Interested parties should send an email to azak1@isd761.org

College Preparation

Senior checklist -

Apply to college along with transcripts?

Complete FAFSA?

Local scholarship information - that can be found here

Apply for housing?

Finalize information - FAFSA, housing, course registration, etc.

Keep your OHS grades up as you will need to send a final transcript to the school you are attending once you graduate from OHS.

If you missed the virtual college and career fair day last week, here is some Information on colleges: click here. You will find a lot of information on colleges, scholarship information along with information on FAFSA, etc. Check it out!

Interested in the Speech Team?

We are nearly 100% virtual this year, so all are welcome to join us! Attend one of the following google meets (or in-person meetings) to get more information about the Speech Team!

Wednesday, Nov 18th: 2:45 Google Meet https://meet.google.com/zbi-eynh-jsw

Thursday, Nov 19th: 2:45 in G-303 (or join virtually https://meet.google.com/qcu-ivmp-vye)

Contact Mrs. Anderson (manderson@isd761.org) or Ms. Cole (bcole@isd761.org) with questions!

Social Emotional Learning

Needing support with mental health, academics, or college and career information? Please connect with your counselor-

Ms. Langlois (Last names A-E) - Click here

Ms. Craig (Last names F-K) - Click here

Ms. Lageson (Last names L-R) -Click Here

Ms. McKay (Last names S-Z) - Click here

Why do I need to have a routine each day?

The importance of a routine is critical during these times - getting the right amount of sleep and exercise, eating healthy foods, are all just a few factors in helping maintain balance. Having a routine also combat boredom too. Read more here from Psychology Today:

Resilience and routines for families during the pandemic

If you are in crisis, please reach out to the Crisis Response Team: 1-844-CRISIS2



Tasks to complete in Naviance

Login: Through Clever

Password: Lunch Pin

9th grade: Complete the career cluster finder

10th grade: Complete the career cluster finder

11th grade: Save 2 of your favorite colleges you saw in the virtual college Powerpoint

12th grade: Save 2 of your favorite colleges you saw in the virtual college Powerpoint


Secretary: Roxi Stewart - rstewart1@isd761.org

Last names A-E: Tami Langlois - tlanglois@isd761.org

Last names F-K: Sara Craig - scraig@isd761.org

Last names L-R: Amy Lageson - alageson@isd761.org

Last names S-Z: Margo McKay - mmckay@isd761.org