Counselor Connection

Preparing for college & career - November Issue

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.
Fall General Election-Tuesday, November 6th!

Find your polling place, candidate information, and other important voting information here!

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.

Southeast Asian New Opportunities

Sunday, Nov. 11th, 11am-4pm

716 Langdon Street

Madison, WI

The Lao and Cambodian Student Association is hosting their annual pre-college workshop to provide details about insight into college, scholarships, pre-college programs and more!

Contact for more information

Register by November 4th

Future Planning Night

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 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.

Latino Parent Night

Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 6:30-8:30pm

LaFollette High School, LMC

School Safety will be the topic of discussion. There will be a Q&A session with staff answering parent questions.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Youth and College Career Fairs

African American Youth College and Career Fair-Friday, February 15th, 2019

Asian Youth College and Career Fair-Friday, March 1st, 2019

Latino Youth College and Career Fair-Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Register by December 3rd!

Hosted by Madison College

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 to find out more

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: November 25th

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

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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

Senior Conferences are wrapping up!

Counselors encourage all seniors to have their college applications COMPLETED by Thanksgiving. Please check in w/ your student to see where they are at in the process. If they havent had their senior mtg yet, they should get on their counselor's schedule ASAP!




Emily Valdivia



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

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

College Reps coming to La Follette!!!

Open to all students. Juniors & Seniors STRONGLY encouraged to meet with college reps to hear first hand about what various colleges have to offer.

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!

Want text updates? Join your student's class group and stay in the know!

Class of 2019: Text @laf2019 to 81010

Class of 2020: Text@2020lhs to 81010

Class of 2021: Text @lancer2021 to 81010

Class of 2022: Text @lancer2022 to 81010