Student Service Connection

Monthly Newsletter- September Issue

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AVID Contract Signing Night

Monday, Sep. 11th, 6:30pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Held in the Cafeteria, come celebrate your student's commitment to the AVID program. Special Information for senior families will be provided.

Senior Parent Night

Thursday, Sep. 14th, 7pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Held in the JMM Auditorium, learn the essential steps to preparing for graduation and the next step in your student's learning journey. (Seniors will view this presentation during school hours)

Freshmen Parent Night

Tuesday, Sep. 19th, 7pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Held in the JMM Auditorium, learn the crucial steps to supporting your freshman in having a great start to high school.

GO TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Monday, Sep. 25th, 6:30pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Learn what it's like to walk in your student's shoes by going through their class schedule, and meeting their teachers.

Financial Aid Night

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 7pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Held in the JMM Auditorium, learn about completing the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA), and other initial steps in funding your student's next level of education after high school.

PSAT Registration

PSAT Registration for the October 14th administration at JMM will be the week of September 18th-27th, 2017 in student services.

October Dates and Deadlines on the way....

-Youth Options enrollment for the Spring is October 1st

-FAFSA can be submitted beginning on October 1st

-PSAT Registration for the October 14th administration at JMM will be the week of September 18th-27th, 2017 in student services.

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ALL STUDENTS

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Academic-Career Planning (ACP) and Advisory Information

To see what's happening with ACP, CLICK HERE.

DO YOU NEED HELP with academic, personal, or college & career planning?

Click on your counselor's name to book a time with them for assistance.


Fox Neighborhood:

Amy Olson (A-Sn)

Andrew Stendahl (So-Z)


Rock Neighborhood:

Dan Maloney (A-Sn)

Andrew Stendahl (So-Z)


Wolf Neighborhood:

Troy Arneson (A-Sn)

Andrew Stendahl (So-Z)


Wisconsin Neighborhood:

Emily Cochran (A-Sn)

Andrew Stendahl (So-Z)


AVID Students:

Len Mormino (students)


ELL Students:

Ying Vang

---------------Learning Experiences Beyond The Classroom-----------------

Think about some Learning Experiences Beyond The Classroom this summer. Click Here for ideas.

FRESHMEN

Explore your interests, creativity, and future paths that seem interesting to you. Visit our Learning Experiences Beyond The Classroom page or Career Exploration Page on the JMM Website.

SOPHOMORES




-This is a great year to consider job shadowing someone in a career of interest to you for an hour or two.

-Consider exploring Pre-College programs at this link.




-If you want to get hands-on experience, there are some careers that offer a Youth Apprenticeship. CLICK HERE to see information about it and applying for next year.

-Explore course options and your 4-year plan in Career Cruising with someone at home!

-Don't forget to explore your interests outside of the classroom as well. Ideas HERE.

JUNIORS

Sign up for the October PSAT at JMM during the week of September 18th-27th, 2017 in student services. This is the year to visit programs, colleges, and options you are thinking about for after graduation. If you feel that preparation for the ACT/SAT might be helpful, this semester is a great time to do it. Start with METHOD TEST PREP in Career Cruising, and see your counselor if you need more help.

Experiential Learning Credit

Interested in earning credit for "Experiential Learning"? See your counselor with questions.

SENIORS

Schedule and do a 15 minute conference with your counselor to inform them of your plans following graduation, and any help you need.

GET STARTED ON COLLEGE APPS...


  • 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 is deactivated soon after graduation.
  • Work on Application Essays - this is often the hardest and most critical piece of your application! Fresh off the press: The UW System essay prompts
  • Request any transcripts you need at www.parchment.com.

  • Prepare to submit your FAFSA on and after October 1st to help pay for college costs.

  • Send your ACT/SAT/Subject Test scores directly from those testing websites.
  • Complete the Activity Sheet (Shared w/ you by your counselor in an email following your Junior Conference.) Share w/ the teacher whom you would like to write you a letter of recommendation and to reference for college and scholarship application essays.
  • Join the UW System Texting Campaign to receive text messages that assist with the transition to your senior year. Topics include:
    • Choosing a rigorous senior year schedule
    • Taking the ACT/SAT
    • Making the most of summer
    • Visiting campuses
    • Applying for admission
    • And more!

    Join by texting PREPARE to 99000.

"I know that luck has a way of happening to people who shoot high, who never sell themselves short" Teri Teachout

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