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Preparing for college & career - November Issue

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Post High School Planning Night

Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 5:30-7pm

LaFollette High School

Open to all students. Sophomore/Junior students and their parent/guardian are strongly encouraged to attend.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

2nd Annual Community Job Fair

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 2:30-5:30pm

4002 School Road

Madison, WI

Employers and employment organizations will be on hand to share their current hiring initiatives with potential employees. The fair is open to all Madison residents with an emphasis on the East and Northside communities.

The fair will include both small and professional-level jobs. Job seekers will have an abundance of choices to choose from; Hospitality, IT support, Customer Service, Banking Sectors and so much more. Contact Sonia Spencer at 608-204-7862 for more details.

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Interested in learning more about a career in the trades?

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 8am-3:30pm

702 Pflaum Road

Madison, WI

If you would like to learn more about careers in the trades, see Mr. Hataj, Ms. Sherwood, or Ms. Spoerk to sign up for Trades Week. You will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that carpenters, electricians and other trades people will be hosting.
UW System application Status

Click here to learn about the timeline for all of the UW schools in Wisconsin.

Begin Earning Scholarships in 9th grade through

Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. Watch this video to learn more.
Looking for a job? Click here!

Right before the holidays is the perfect time to pick up a job. You can also get up to 5 high school credits for working! See Ms. D'Amelio for details.

Youth and College Career Fairs

Asian Youth Fair

January 30th, 2020

African American Youth Fair

February 13th, 2020

Latino Youth Fair

March 19th, 2020

Hosted by Madison College and Edgewood

Project Teen Money-Summit Credit Union

Project Teen Money is a peer education, video scholarship program.

You can win a $2,500 scholarship! Even runners-up win a $500 scholarship!

Visit this link and click Apply to find out more

STEM Update

Monday, Nov. 25th, 6pm


AFS Project Change

Tell us your idea for a volunteer project that could have a meaningful impact abroad. Get votes from your family and friends on your idea, and you could win a full scholarship to go abroad for 10-15 days and make your vision come to life!. All U.S. 8th to 12th grade students are eligible to enter. Learn more here

Deadline: January 15th

Our own Erin Schmitz from LHS (class of 2018) is a past winner! Here is her feature in the WI State Journal.

Experience Madison College

This opportunity allows students to tour campus and learn about their career interests through hands-on activities. There is still room at the following events:

  • Human and Protective Services-Friday, October 26th
  • Applied Science, Engineering, and Technology-November 2nd
  • Liberal Arts Transfer-Friday, November 9th

Register here

Madison College Instant Application Night

Students ready to apply can come to campus for help completing their application. Staff will be available to answer questions. No registration required! Next Madison session is Tuesday, November 13th from 3-6pm.


Highlighted Scholarships, direct links to college websites, search engines and more!

Applying to U of M Twin Cities? Check out the Share My App Program

Students who complete their application for admission to the Twin Cities campus are invited to participate in the U of M Share My App Program

  • Apply for admission at one or more additional campuses of the University of Minnesota system with no additional application and for FREE
Visit a UW Campus this month!

Many universities are holding campus visit events this month. A visit is one of the best ways to see if a college is a good fit for you. Don't miss out - carpool w/ a friend, visit a LHS alumni, work a visit into a family vacation.

Wrap up your college applications NOW!! At a minimum, colleges need the following:

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

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

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.

UW Journey

UW Journey is a free app that helps you explore UW campuses and find your best fit for college! Here, you can navigate the application process, explore options to pay for college, and view and compare campus offerings The app provides reminders, check lists, and calendar events to help you stay informed!