Counselor Connection

9/25/2020

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Parents of Seniors

Counselors are conducting weekly zoom informational sessions with seniors regarding college application information.

The topic for Wednesday September 30th at 1:00 is Scholarships.

Past videos:

College Application Process

Common Application


Counselors are also hosting open student zooms for any college application questions each Wednesday 2:00-2:30. The zoom links are located in Resources of the Schoology Class of 2021 group.


Parents of Freshman

On Thursday (9/24) and Friday (9/25), ninth grade students met their LINK leaders during PAWS and watched a “Welcome to High School” video made by EHS Counselors.

Video Topics Include-

  • Counselor assignments

  • Counselor role: Academic, Personal/Social, and College/Career Planning

  • How Counselors can help

  • Suggestions for getting help academically and study tips

  • Graduation requirements

  • Activities to get involved in at EHS

  • A question/answer session with their LINK leader

View the Video Here

Informational Video about Transcripts/GPA


Attention Junior Parents: PSAT offered at EHS on October 14

Juniors students have the option to take an exam called the PSAT-- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The PSAT is a practice SAT exam.

The PSAT is not a college admissions test. Juniors who earn exceptionally high scores (within the top 1% in the country) could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Taking the test as a junior is the only way to be considered for National Merit Scholarships.

The test is divided into four multiple-choice sections covering critical reading, mathematical, and writing skills. The testing portion will take 2 hours and 45 minutes. We will spend another 40 minutes on related activities.

The cost of registering for the PSAT is $25.00. Students should register on My Payments Plus Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch will automatically have the fee waived when they register.

Registration will begin Monday, September 21st. We can test a maximum of 200 students and registration will be on a first-come basis.

Test room assignments will be posted outside Counseling the day of the test.

The test will begin at 8:00 sharp. Students may enter the school beginning at 7:30. Students will be dismissed around 11:30.

If you have questions or want to discuss the appropriateness of the PSAT for your student, please contact your student’s counselor.

For more information about the PSAT, click here.


MN Virtual College Fair

Hear from Admission professionals on topics such as paying for college, application essays, college athletic recruitment and more. Learn more about 150 different colleges from all over the country in live information sessions! Virtual College Explorations take place from September 28th to October 14th. FREE for students and families. Register at www.mn-acac.org. Students should register for each session they want to attend. Once they register, they'll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar. When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with the colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties. Parents can register using their student's information.


Super College Saturday

Get ready for the first-ever Super College Saturday. This is a virtual college readiness experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students will learn about applying to college, financial aid, finding a school that is the right fit for them, and more! Sessions are 45 minutes each and students can pick and choose which sessions they attend throughout the day. Topics will include:

· Financial Aid & Paying for College

· "Hot Topics" Panel with College Admission Representatives

· The Value of Two Year Colleges/Transfer Process

· The College Search

· Understanding Holistic Review in Highly Selective Admissions

· Being Undecided!

Each session will last for 45 minutes and you can pick and choose what sessions you attend throughout the day! Register Here Made possible by: The Inclusion, Access, and Success Committee of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC)


College/Military Visits

The admission representatives that visit Eagan high school are the same people that review college applications. EHS College visits will be hosting virtual visits this year.

Students can view scheduled visits by logging into their Naviance Student account. We highly encourage students to register ahead of the meeting on their Naviance Student account. A link for the virtual visit will be available to join the day of the college visit. We ask that students do not miss class for these visits. More visits will be added soon to Monday - Thursday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m.! College visits are added daily, so students are encouraged to log into Naviance to see updates.


VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS for the Week of September 28th:


Monday, September 28:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln: 8:30 a.m.

Vanderbilt University - 9:30 a.m.

Yale University - 10:00 a.m.

Villanova University - 10:30 a.m.

Bryant University - 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 29:

Dunwoody Technical College - 8:00 a.m.

Concordia College at Moorhead - 9:30 a.m.

Gustavus Adolphus College - 10:30 a.m.

Iowa State University - 10:30 a.m.

Viterbo University - 12:30 p.m.

Miami University-Oxford - 1:00 p.m.


Wednesday, September 30:

Milwaukee School of Engineering - 8:00 a.m.

Rochester Institute of Technology - 8:30 a.m.

DePaul University - 9:30 a.m.

University of Oregon - 10:00 a.m.

Luther College - 10:30 a.m.

Butler University - 12:30 p.m.

Bethany Lutheran College - 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 1:

New York University - 8:00 a.m.

University of Wisconsin - Stout - 9:30 a.m.

Xavier University - 10:30 a.m.

University of North Dakota - 12:30 p.m.

SUNY at Purchase College - 1:00 p.m.


Friday, October 2:

Belin College - 12:30 p.m.

Adelphi University - 1:00 p.m.


If you'd like to attend any of these virtual college visits, log into your Naviance account to register!

Naviance Student - Parent/Guest Access for Post-Secondary Planning

Naviance Student is a tool for college, career, academic planning and research. Counselors engage students in specific grade lessons each year using student’s Naviance Student accounts. Parents can access important college and career information from our Naviance Student site via Guest Access- password is wildcats (case sensitive). Students should still use their individual Family Connection accounts. Visit: https://student.naviance.com/eagan and select “I’m a guest.”


Basics of Financial Aid Videos The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st.

Join the Ripon College (Wisconsin) Office of Financial Aid staff as they walk you through the basics of the financial aid process including how to fill out your FAFSA in a 6 part series.

Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors Needed for Trimester 1!

The Counseling Office is in need of virtual Peer Tutors for T1. We need help from students with excellent grades and who like to help others. Students can click on the below link to sign up to BE a Peer Tutor. Once students complete the form, they will be added to a list of available peer tutors. A counselor or counseling office secretary will contact the tutor via Schoology when we find a match.

Contact your counselor if you have questions. Thanks for volunteering to help a fellow Wildcat!

https://forms.gle/hwwkyZcQPcsLFeJQA

Student in Need of a Peer Tutor?

EHS has Peer Tutors available to help! Our Peer Tutors meet with students virtually (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meets) and can provide assistance with homework and studying for tests. Please message your EHS Counselor if you would like to be matched with a Peer Tutor this trimester.

EHS COUNSELORS:

Ms. Olsen (A-B & AVID)

Ms. Haider (C-Gr)

Ms. Streit (Gu-Kt)

Ms. Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

Mr. Fritze (Ng-Sh)

Ms. Krohse (Si-Z)


Grief Support

Eagan High School co-facilitates a grief group at EHS with the Park Nicollet Growing Through Grief program. This group is for students that have lost an immediate family member. Please contact your son/daughter’s counselor for more information on the grief group beginning later this fall.

Online Parent Support Group:

Parenting in the Age of Hybrid and Distance Learning

Youth Service Bureau helps youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community. Groups begin the week of 10/5/20. Online groups offered Monday or Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost $100 for 5 sessions, financial assistance is available. Registration closes 9/30/20.

Call 651-439-8800 to register or with questions. Email- info@ysb.net

Eagan High School Counseling

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eagan High School Counseling Website.


EHS Counselors:

Susan Olsen (A-B) AVID

susan.olsen@district196.org

651-683-6929

Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)

jolaine.haider@district196.org

651-683-6924

Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)

beth.streit@district196.org

651-683-6928

Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

michelle.lehmann@district196.org

651-683-6923

Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)

david.fritze@district196.org

651-683-6926

Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)

norah.krohsehermon@district196.org

651-683-6930

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