NHS Student Services

October Newsletter

From the North High Student Services Department:

The North High Student Services Department extends warm greetings to students and parents as we begin the 2021-22 school year. We are all looking forward to the start of a great school year and look forward to working with your family. North has five counselors, each with a caseload of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. There is also a School Social Worker, School Psychologist, Reading Specialist and a Transition Specialist. Please feel free to contact us any time with your questions or concerns.

Information for Senior Students

Need Help??

Your senior year can be exciting, fun, and very hectic and overwhelming at times. Sometimes it can feel like there is so much to do in so little time. If you need any help/assistance with your senior year and/or post-secondary plans then do not hesitate to contact your counselor via email or schedule an appointment to talk to them. Help is only a click away!

See the counselor info at the bottom to schedule an appointment or to contact your counselor.

Requesting Your Transcripts for Colleges and Scholarships

Requesting your transcripts for colleges/universities:

Follow the instructions on the attached sheet if you need to send out your transcripts to a college, university, technical college or the NCAA/NAIA? If you have any questions please stop in (or contact) the Counseling Center.

If you are utilizing the Common App for the application process then your counselor will be submitting your transcript to the schools that are part of your Common Application. You do NOT have to also request to send your transcript for your Common App schools through Xello.


Requesting your transcripts for Scholarships:

Complete the linked form: https://tinyurl.com/yjb73gl5

Need to Find your G.P.A?

Need your GPA? Check your Portfolio in Skyward and reference your last report card (please note that if you took a summer 2021 course you need to contact your counselor for an updated gpa). The GPA that should be reported out is your unweighted, Cumulative GPA (not your weighted GPA).

College Applications

Students should be starting to apply to the colleges/universities of their choice (if they have not done so already). Please pay attention to any application due dates and required materials as part of the application process.

Counselors are available for any help with application questions.

For the UW Schools UW Help is a great resource for parents and students alike. Go to https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/

Note: The application fee for all UW campuses with the exception of UW-Eau Claire ($25), UW-La Crosse ($25), and UW-Madison ($60) has been suspended for all undergraduate applicants effective as of December 11, 2020 for approximately the next two years.

FAFSA for College Bound Seniors

There will be an informational meeting on Financial Aid and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Wednesday, October 13th from 6:30-8 pm in the North High IMC/Library. Students/families can start filling out the FAFSA as soon as October 1st.

Important Information for Seniors to Start the Year

Important Information for Seniors clickable Powerpoint and video. This information also covers different types of scholarships and the application process(es).

Senior Details Webpage and Daily Announcements

Stay up-to-date with important information about events and dates for your senior year and general news/announcements! Click on the links below for more specific information:

Senior Details Web Page

Daily Announcements

Seniors Looking to Enter Directly into the Workforce

If you are still interested in looking for employment after graduation, please check out the links below. Not only can you get guaranteed interviews with companies who are hiring now, but also resources on how to build a resume. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!

Inspire Sheboygan Job / Career Fair Page -- Employers who have guaranteed interviews for Students/Soon to be Graduates.

Click here to receive more information about opportunities locally here from Inspire Sheboygan County

Inspire Resume Builder -- Creates a Google Doc that is automatically shared with you. You will have to ‘clean up’ the document (delete any fields not needed) + fix the formatting accordingly. Then print and/or upload to email the employer.

Xello Resume Builder (1:59)

Youth Co-Op Opportunities

The youth co-op program through Inspire Sheboygan County is open to students ages 16-18 who are looking to explore a variety of career fields including manufacturing, engineering, automotive, healthcare, finance, business management and entrepreneurship. The youth co-op experience is a minimum of 75 hours within an academic quarter or summer. Students are placed in youth co-op roles through an application and interview process. Students are paid an hourly wage based on industry standards and receive ½ credit upon successful completion of the youth co-op. The co-op is pass/fail and does not receive a grade. Students must also be enrolled in a related course.

Learn more here and get ready to apply!!!

College / Military / Workforce Reps Visiting North

Find out who will be coming to North and when they will be here! Sign up to talk to a college admissions, military, and/or workforce-company rep to find out more information about their school, branch of the military, or workplace opportunities they have for you. If you sign up a pass will be sent to you the day the rep visits North. Please be sure to sign up by the end of the school day - the day before the rep visits to ensure that a pass will be sent for you.

College Visit Calendar

College/Military Rep SIGN UP

Information for Junior Students

PSAT (Pre or Practice SAT)

PSAT Registration is/has been open. The deadline to register is Monday, October 4th at 11:59 pm. Space is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. More information can be found here. Registration can be done through: https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/502095. Contact Mr. Matus with any questions.

Information for Sophomore Students

Sophomores -Counselors will be visiting your Western Civ classes towards the end of October and will be covering various topics that are important as you start your Sophomore year in high school. In September Mr Matus put together a short presentation that yoou should have viewd in your homeroom. If you have not yet heard the presentation then here is the link for the Important Things For Sophomores to Begin the Year.

Information for Freshmen Students

Welcome to North High School. We hope you’re enjoying your first few weeks of high school and are getting settled into your routine. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your school counselor. Lots of information can be found here, including links to easily schedule an appointment with your counselor. For a review of “Important Information for Freshmen to Begin the Year” that should have been presented to you in Homeroom on 09/10/21, click here. More information will be provided throughout the year to continue to help orient and acclimate you to high school and prepare/plan for life beyond graduation.

Miscellaneous Information

College and Career Readiness - Community Service Hours

One of the Career Readiness goals adopted by the Sheboygan Area School District, is for each student to have acquired a minimum of 25 hours of community service while in high school by the time a student graduates. Please note that this is not a graduation requirement. The Community Service hours form can/will also be utilized to document community service hours that are being done by a student seeking to meet the community service hours requirements for National Honors Society. Please print off the attached sheet, fill in the needed information, get the needed signatures and hand the form in to your high school counselor. If you have any other questions please contact your high school counselor.

Need to record some hours of community service - Click here for the form

These two links will provide you a quick way to search what volunteer options are available here in the Sheboygan area -- and you can even check out how to participate from home!

Just Serve - Make sure to add location

Volunteer Sheboygan

There will be information coming out about an event that will be highlighting volunteer opportunities in the Sheboygan area in late October. More information will be sent out soon from the school. As we get information we will also share out in our newsletter.

Volunteer Opportunities through Aurora

Good Morning,

My name is Michelle Tisljar and I am the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator for Advocate Aurora Health Care.

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center is in dire need for volunteers and am wondering if you could communicate this need to your students as this may be a wonderful fit for them.

Please note that all volunteers need to be at least 15 years of age, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, receive an annual flu vaccination, and the Volunteer Manager does require a 64 hour minimum commitment during a calendar year.

Would you be so kind as to display the attached flyer for students to view.

Students can apply by clicking on the following link which takes them to the volunteer application https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=540687935.

Job Postings!

Looking for a job? Visit all of our current listings on the Student Service website!

To start your search for where you will be making some $$$$, click here.

Check back every few weeks to see if more opportunities are available!

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Virtual Calming Room

A Place to take a quick break, relax, and recharge!!!

NEW --Yoga Video and Guided Mindfulness Video

Do you have an idea for the Calming Room? Have something you want to see added? We are looking for more people to contribute!!! Email your School Counselor to get involved!

SNHS Virtual Calming Room