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Preparing for College & Career - April Issue

FAFSA - Top Priority for ALL college-bound seniors

If you have not completed the FAFSA, this should be your top priority. Students who delay may miss out on valuable financial aid for college. 3 things to remember:
  1. First step: Parent/Guardian AND Student must create their own FAFSA ID
  2. Second step: Complete the FAFSA application
  3. If current taxes are not complete, you can enter prior year taxes and log back in later to enter updated tax information.

Wisconsin has an open Primary election - Get out the vote!!

"The state will play a bigger role than it has in years past." says UW Stevens Point Political Science Professor, Dennis Riley. Check out who will be on the ballot and get informed on their positions before heading to the polls.


Check out this link about new voter laws so you are ready by April 5th to cast your vote

AP Exam - Next Step: Mandatory Pre-Administration Session

You've registered for your AP exam(s). Now what?

Attend ONE of the mandatory Pre-Administration Sessions in C17 to complete your paperwork.


  • April 19th - 11:30 am-12:15 pm
  • April 20th - 7:30-8:15am
  • April 21st - 3:40-4:25pm



**This paperwork MUST be complete before students sit for their exam(s). Students should make arrangements ahead of time if none of the dates listed work for them, as there will not be an opportunity to complete this paperwork after these dates.


Exam Calendar


Still have questions? See the district link for EVERYTHING you need to know about the exam or make an appointment with your counselor

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Summer is coming! What will you do to make your time worthwhile?

Need a Job - Click Here!

One stop link to all the Job and Internship opportunities shared with Student Services staff. Keep an eye on this page if you are a graduating senior, interested in exploring a career through internship, or need to make some cash.

Looking for a Job? Attend this event to apply!

Tuesday, April 12th, 3:45-4:45pm

La Follette High School - Rm A20

What: Youth-Business Mentoring Program

Who: Students 14-16 years old

When: Students must attend ONE meeting in order to be considered for the program.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 3:45-4:45 pm OR
  • Wednesday, April 13, 3:45-4:45 pm OR 5:15-6:15 pm

Participants receive:

  • 3 Employment and Financial Education Training
  • Job Placement
  • Mentoring to ensure a positive 1st job experience

Volunteer opportunities, forums, workshops, career and interview fairs. This spring is packed w/ events!! Continue scrolling down for details

Parent Support Group: Improving Communication at Home

Saturday, April 2nd, 10-11:30am

1904 Winnebago Street

Madison, WI

Join us for a conversation about how to implement a couple of simple strategies in your home to improve communication between you and your spouse, family, children.

We will also talk about strategies to use to process anger.


-Free – No pre-registration is required. Light refreshments are served.

- Atmosphere is relaxed, welcoming and comfortable. Confidentiality is respected – what is said at group stays at group.

- Enjoy adult conversation in a supportive atmosphere (parents/caregivers/others who care about teens only unless otherwise indicated).

- New participants are always welcome and receive an information folder with helpful resources and articles.

FREE Career Exploration for Health Workshops

Madison College invites you to enroll in a NO COST Career Exploration for health Workshop this spring. Explore health programs that best suits your interests, aptitudes, and schedule. Learn about Madison College health programs, prerequisite coursework, and income outlook.


Choose the session that works for you

  • April 16-30 (Hybrid course) Saturday, 8am-12pm
  • May 17-26 (Hybrid course) Tues and Thurs, 8:30am-12:30pm
Register here!


Additional questions? Email acthealthcare@madisoncollege.edu

Foundations for the Trades Training Academy Info Session

Friday, April 15th, 9-11am

1819 Aberg Avenue

Madison, WI

This is a 7-week training academy where in-classroom, on-the-job, mentoring with employment and supportive services are available to eligible participants.


Graduates will obtain 5 certifications, be trained on-the-job site, mentored for apprenticeship exam preparation and prepared for seeking and keeping construction related employment.


Registration and program eligibility is required: Please contact: Marvel Browne at (920) 206-7114 or molstad@worksmartnetwork.org to learn more and register.

Pharmacy Preview Day

Saturday, April 16th, 8:30am-3pm

777 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI

Visit and learn more about pharmacy practice and School of Pharmacy programs. Attendees will participate in a number of sessions that will highlight the pharmacy career diversity/flexibility, lab demonstrations, current student perspectives and much more!


Register for the event here

Asian Youth Career & College Fair

Friday, April 22nd, 9am-2pm

1701 Wright Street

Madison, WI

April 22nd, 9-2pm - Truax Campus
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Click the link for more details and to sign up!

Empower your Child through the College Admission Process

Wednesday, April 27th, 6:15-7:45pm

1000 Nichols Road

Madison, WI

Do you have a student thinking about college?
  • Learn realities of common college admission myths
  • Feel better prepared for the college process and beyond
  • FREE and open to all families and their children


Other dates in April:

  • April 12th, 6:15-7:45, Lakeview Branch Library - 2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison
  • April 20th, 6:15-7:45, Middleton Library - 7425 Hubbard Ave, Middleton

Junior Conference - one of the most important meetings you will have w/ your counselor. Dont miss your opportunity!

  • Review your senior schedule requests
  • Ensure you are on track to graduate
  • Set some academic, extracurricular, and volunteer goals for the remainder of this year and upcoming summer
  • Discuss your post high school plans and learn about the steps to get there


Acker

Bina

Christensen

Dumbleton

Offerdahl

Schwab

Taylor


**don't forget to pick up a pass!

11th & 12th Grade College Bound Athletes & NCAA

Students who plan to participate in Division I or II collegiate athletics during college, must complete an NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse form. Students should register at the end of their junior year, work with their counselor and coach.

Resources for Spanish Speakers

La Follette Local Scholarship Awards Night

Wednesday, May 18th, 7pm

La Follette High School Auditorium

Award winners will receive an invitation by mail in early May. If you receive an award, it is imperative that you attend the event as donors will be present and some may choose to rescind the scholarship if the awardee is not present. Dress up attire is appropriate for this event. No jeans, please.

Receiving a scholarship from a private sector business or the college you are attending?

We would like to recognize you in the June issue of our student newspaper, The Lance . Bring a copy of the scholarship letter to Ms. Kennedy or send a pdf to dkennedy@madison.k12.wi.us by May 5th.
Placement testing for UW System Schools

If you are planning to attend a UW System school, placement tests are required. Registration opens February 1st - Sign up today!

Minnesota-Wisconsin Tuition Reciprocity Application

Headed to a college/university in Minnesota in the fall? If so, you MUST complete the reciprocity application in order to receive in-state tuition rates

Freshman: Want to be a teacher? Get a jumpstart and apply to be a T.E.E.M Scholar

WHO CAN APPLY:


  • 9th grade students from MMSD high schools

  • Strong academic potential (Core Course GPA = 2.75 or higher)

  • Interested in teaching in MMSD

  • From an under-represented group, including:

African American
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Asian American (emphasis on Southeast Asian American)
Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Latino/a
Biracial/Multiracial
Also consideration for females interested in Math/Science Education; Males interested in Elementary Education; and or low income or first generation college



INFORMATION SESSION:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
at the Doyle Administration Bldg


APPLICATION MATERIALS
Recruiting for 2016-17 TEEM Scholars
Application Due April 11th

To download application materials, CLICK HERE

SENIORS & School Email

Seniors: Do not use school email for ANY matters related to life after high school.

Examples: college apps, parchment account, ACT, FAFSA, scholarship applications, etc

**School Email becomes inaccessible to graduates 2 wks after graduation

Moving out of LHS area but want to attend LHS next yr?

You MUST apply for an internal transfer if you plan to move out of the LHS attendance area but want to return next fall. Application window is open from May 2nd-August 26 but applying between May 2-13 is recommended.