SHS Counselor's Monthly Newsletter

January 2021

Dear Sturgeon High School Families,

I hope you all had a restful Holiday break. 2nd semester has begun for Sturgeon High School and we are so excited to have the students back in-seat. There are a lot of things happening in January and it feels like January is flying by!


Happy 2021, everyone!


Mrs. Scholes

SHS Counselor's Website

Check-out the High School Counselor's site for resources and information.

Grade Level Information

Class of 2021

During 2nd semester I will continue to meet with each Senior to discuss post-secondary planning and help support them through making this transition out of high school. I emailed each student at the end of 1st semester for an update about their college and career planning process.


This semester I plan to visit each grade to work on Missouri Connections. Each student has a username and password. During these class meetings I will have them explore interests, career clusters, occupations, schools, and learn more about the cost of living. I look forward to helping them explore their interests and turn those interests into real-life plans.


Please continue to look for new scholarships added to the Google Sheet. I will receive many new scholarships, including local scholarships, during the 2nd semester. Encourage your student to apply for scholarships to help financially with continuing their education after high school.


Also, if your student is interested in retaking the ACT, please see the link below for registration dates and deadlines. Some schools are test optional, but it is helpful to check with specific schools to see about requirements.


It is also important to keep track of any deadlines specific to schools your student may apply to or have applied to already.


Once final grades for Semester 1 are calculated, I will send out A+ Scholarship Program progress letters to each student discussing each student's GPA, attendance, and other A+ eligibility information. If your student is unsure about eligibility, please reach out and I am happy to discuss this.


If your student is needing additional help with academic and career planning, please let me know.


Please complete the FAFSA with your student. For more information about the FAFSA, see the link below.

Financial Aid Information

Check-out the FAFSA Category on this page for handouts.

Class of 2022

The Juniors will take the ASVAB on January 8, 2021. Please see the letter below for more information. I will email this letter out to students, as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. This assessment is a great way for students to learn more about their career interests. I am meeting with the Juniors today (January 7, 2021) to remind them of the ASVAB test, go over questions, and they received a copy of the letter.


Juniors will be taking the ACT in the Spring at Sturgeon High School. There will be more details in the future.


This semester I will visit with each grade level to work on Missouri Connections. Each student has a username and password. During these class meetings I will have them explore interests, career clusters, occupations, schools, and learn more about the cost of living. I look forward to helping them explore their interests and turn those interests into real-life plans.


Once final grades for Semester 1 are calculated, I will send out A+ Scholarship Program progress letters to each student discussing each student's GPA, attendance, and other A+ eligibility information. If your student is unsure about eligibility, please reach out and I am happy to discuss this.

Class of 2023

This semester I will visit with each grade level to work on Missouri Connections. Each student has a username and password. During these class meetings I will have them explore interests, career clusters, occupations, schools, and learn more about the cost of living. I look forward to helping them explore their interests and turn those interests into real-life plans.


Once final grades for Semester 1 are calculated, I will send out A+ Scholarship Program progress letters to each student discussing each student's GPA, attendance, and other A+ eligibility information. If your student is unsure about eligibility, please reach out and I am happy to discuss this.


Next year students who are interested and meet requirements can attend Moberly Area Technical Center (MATC) during their 11th and 12th grade year. Typically a recruiter from MATC would show the students a presentation, but due to COVID restrictions, they will be sending out a recorded presentation I will share with the students. I will send updated information for this as I receive it.

Class of 2024

This semester I will visit with each grade level to work on Missouri Connections. Each student has a username and password. During these class meetings I will have them explore interests, career clusters, occupations, schools, and learn more about the cost of living. I look forward to helping them explore their interests and turn those interests into real-life plans.


Once final grades for Semester 1 are calculated, I will send out A+ Scholarship Program progress letters to each student discussing each student's GPA, attendance, and other A+ eligibility information. If your student is unsure about eligibility, please reach out and I am happy to discuss this. I am missing A+ documents from many students establishing that they are participating in the program. If you are unsure if your student is needing to return A+ documents, please reach out and I can let you know what I am missing. This information will also be noted on their letter.

A+ Tutors

Now that students are back in-seat, please submit all logs from August to January to the Counselor's office so I can update your hours and your file. Students are to continue going to their A+ tutoring hour and continue to log hours. Once students have met the 50 required hours, please continue to log your hours on the log sheet.


For A+ Requirements visit the link below.

Dual Credit Students

I have met with Dual Credit MACC Students. Students have received their book list information and enrollment packets. If your student is dual credit online, they have received their login information, too.


Second semester courses with MACC begin on January 12, 2021.


Enrollment for 2nd semester dual credit classes with MACC will be on January 13, 2021. This will be held via zoom at the high school. Once your student has completed their enrollment form, they can leave it in my office or hold onto it until January 13 when MACC will complete enrollment. Please fill out the enrollment sheet entirely.


As a reminder, if your student is taking College Math in-seat or College Human Anatomy in-seat at Sturgeon, they do not need to re-enroll for these courses. These are year long courses that they have already enrolled in and paid for at the beginning of the year.


For a copy of the book list and course offerings for 2nd semester, see the links below.


If you have questions about Dual Credit or enrollment, please send me an email.

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