Student Service Connection

Planning for your academic & career journey- April Issue

End of 3rd Quarter- Thursday, April 7th!

Work hard to turn in all assigments and makeup all exams you can to earn your best for the quarter. (Quarter grades are typically 40% of your semester grade)
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PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS for students entering 11th/12th grade

Thursday, April 7th, 3:45pm

201 South Gammon Rd., Madison, WI

In Rm. 618 afterschool on April 7th, City of Madison Teens will be here holding an open interview meeting for students entering their juniors and senior year. With the City of Madison, youth will earn $9/hour while developing valuable leadership and employment skills, and learning about several different career paths. Visit this website for more information (

ASPIRE Testing (Practice ACT) - April 26th/27th - 9th/10th Grade

Freshmen and Sophomore will take a practice ACT called the ASPIRE over 2 half days in school. The ASPIRE test helps students become familiar with the ACT, and yields a score that helps to predict how they will do on the real ACT junior year.

Wisconsin Forward Exam for 10th grade students on April 28th

This aptitude test, mandated by the state of WI, will be administered during a 2 hour block of time with Sophomores.


In late April or Early May, all students will be sent a summerschool brochure at home. They will also be available in Student Services and online. Summerschool occurs between 8am-Noon for 6 weeks from mid-June through the end of July. Students can take up to 2 courses, and earn work credit if they are 16 and are credit-deficient. Summerschool is valuable for retaking a class for skill or grade improvement, or learning in some of the useful elective courses offered. Classes are at no charge, and do fill up, so sign up quickly when brochures arrive. Contact your counselor with questions.



In Memorial's Advisory Program, we do activities that build commmunity with students and staff, and help students with academic and career planning. Here's what's on schedule for this month!

April 4th, 2016:

9th grade- Financial Literacy
10th grade- AP Test Registration

11th grade- AP Test Registration
12th grade- AP Test Registration

April 18th, 2016:

9th grade- Dodgeball Competition
10th grade- TBA

11th grade- Job Hunting
12th grade- Senior Transitions

April 25th: 2016:

9th grade- Upload Artifacts to Career Cruising
10th grade- TBA

11th grade- Competitions
12th grade- TBA

DO YOU NEED HELP with academic, personal, or college & career planning?

Click on your counselor's name to book a time with them for assistance.

Fox Neighborhood:

Amy Olson (A-P)

Sherry Lucille (Q-Z)

Rock Neighborhood:

Dan Maloney (A-P)

Sherry Lucille (Q-Z)

Wolf Neighborhood:

Troy Arneson (A-P)

Len Mormino (Q-Z)

Wisconsin Neighborhood:

Joe Hamel (A-P)

Len Mormino (Q-Z)

ELL Students:

Ying Vang

“Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for your life to begin and start making the most of the moment you are in.” --- Germany Kent


Click here to see clubs that you can choose from at JMM for 2nd semester to get more involved in school! Explore careers and work on your 4-year plan in Career Cruising with someone at home!


CLICK HERE to see information about Youth Apprenticeship and applying for next year. See your counselor with questions. Explore careers and work on your 4-year plan in Career Cruising with someone at home!


Juniors, it's not too late to schedule your academic and career planning conference with your counselor! Find the link to their calendar with their name in the "Do You Need Help" section above. Explore careers and education options for after graduation Career Cruising with someone at home! After you take the ACT with Memorial on March 1st, you still have time to raise your score by taking it again in April or June. Don't miss the registration deadlines!


Does the College/University you applied to require a Mid-Year Transcript? Check with the schools you applied to for this information. If so, make sure to go to to request a midyear transcript be sent to those campuses. Don't forget to continue working on your FAFSA to help pay for college costs. No plans? See your counselor!

“You know how creative people are, we have to try everything until we find our niche.” -- E.A. Bucchianeri

More Learning Opportunities

Memorial 101 Summer Class

Want to learn the habits to succeeding in high school, register for "Memorial 101". For more information, click here, and look for "Memorial 101".