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Preparing for college & career - October 2017 Issue

Register to Vote at La Follette!

Will you be 18 by November 8th? If so, exercise your right to vote. First step? Register! The League of Women Voters will be at La Follette this month. Look for a text to your class group for details (text @lhslancers to 81010 to sign up). Dont miss out on this opportunity. Bring a State ID, Drivers License, OR Summary Page print off from Infinite Campus (LHS staff can print this for you.

Job, Internship, Volunteer Opportunities

One stop link to all the opportunities shared with staff in our Student Services staff. Keep an eye on this page if you are interested in exploring a career through internship, need to make some cash, or are a graduating senior.

Creative Writing Festival

Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 8am

800 West Main Street

Whitewater, WI

Open to all high school students

Check out the link for details and see Mr. McCuaig in B35 if you would like to attend.

Struggling financially? Need housing & resources?

Click on this link to find resources for community, housing, health, legal, childcare and more!

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Course Options & Youth Options

Course Options (open to 9th -12th graders) - submit your request to your counselor by NOVEMBER 15 to have the best chance of getting a seat in the course

Youth Options (open to 11-12th graders) - applications must be submitted by March 1st, 2018 in order to be considered for approval to take a course during the Fall 2018 semester.

PSAT

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 7:30am

LaFollette High School, C17

Who: Interested Sophomores & Juniors

Cost: $20 - Come to Student Services to sign up - 1st come, 1st serve

  • Test prep is available for FREE through Khan Academy & PSATPrep Live
  • REQUIRED: Complete pre-test paperwork during ACP on Monday, Oct 9th in C17.


Reasons to take the PSAT:


  • Practice for the SAT
  • Juniors MUST take PSAT in order to compete for the National Merit Scholarship
  • Practice for sophomores who would like to compete for National Merit their Junior yr.

Looking for volunteer hours?

Volunteer for the Trick or Trot 5k Run/Walk:


  • course marshal
  • hand out candy to runners at the trick or treat stations
  • fill and and out water cups
Contact Amber Sowards at amber@gsafewi.org or (608) 310-5784
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.

Experience Madison College

Madison College hosts several open houses to let you experience a day as a college student. You’ll meet instructors and students, participate in hands-on class activities and take a campus tour that highlights your interests.

SAVE THE DATE

  • ARTS & SCIENCE/LIBERAL ARTS — Oct. 6, 2017 from 12 - 4 p.m.
    REGISTER HERE
  • HUMAN & PROTECTIVE SERVICES — Oct. 13, 2017 from 12 - 4 p.m.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • APPLIED SCIENCE, ENGINEERING — Oct. 20, 2017 from 12 - 4 p.m.
    & TECHNOLOGY
    REGISTER HERE
  • BUSINESS & APPLIED ARTS — Oct. 27, 2017 from 12 - 4 p.m.
    REGISTER HERE

Explore Apprenticeship Opportunities!

Find information about local apprenticeship opportunities through the Building Trades Council. Tracy Jallah is your first point of contact if you are interested in an apprenticeship. Email her at tracy.jallah@dwd.wisconsin.gov when you are ready to get started!

Senior Conferences are happening NOW!

Book an appointment w/ your counselor online:

Acker

Christensen

Dumbleton

Schwab

Taylor

Valdivia


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

SAIC Workshop

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), will be hosting a SAIC Day your area this Fall! You will have an opportunity to meet SAIC admissions staff and faculty and receive one-on-one portfolio reviews and learn more about SAIC’s curriculum, application process and requirements, as well as Merit Scholarships.


SAIC Day - Madison: Sunday, November 19, 2017 // 2pm-5pm // Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Dr., Madison, WI 53703

Discover your Major

Unsure which UW campus offers your degree of interest? You can search for majors and fields of study across the entire University of Wisconsin System.


Check out Major Mania!!

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Updates

Priority Deadline: November 1st. Priority consideration for admission, admission to the Univ Honors Prog, and most Univ scholarships is given to students are completed by November 1st.

Regular Deadline: December 15th. Full consideration for admission. Univ Honors Prog admission is on a space-available basis and scholarship consideration is on a funds-available basis.


FAFSA priority deadline: March 1st, 2018. Applying for aid as soon after Oct 1st 2017 is strongly encouraged. This will help to ensure students and families have submitted the info necessary to receive their financial aid award notice as soon as it is available. Univ of Minn will begin sending financial aid award notices to admitted students by early February.


Secondary Admission Programs: Additional Application Materials Required


All college need these three application materials:

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**

Paying for College

College Goal WI - Free professional assistance to complete the FAFSA

La Follette and Memorial high schools will be hosting College Goal Wisconsin for the Madison area this year! College Goal WI is a FREE FAFSA completion workshop for all Madison seniors applying to college and their families. Check out the flier for more details


  • Learn more about the FAFSA - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - a critical part of students accessing federal loans and grants to pay for post-secondary education
  • FREE individualized assistance from FAFSA experts to complete the application.
  • Get in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship

Still need to retake the ACT? Dont delay, sign up and start prepping now!!

Next ACT Test Date: December 9th

Regular Registration Deadline: November 3rd

Late Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required): November 18th



  • Log into Career Cruising, click on "My Plan" then "Method Test Prep" to get ready for the test.
  • During sign-up, don't forget to choose 4 FREE destinations for your test scores.
  • If you receive free/reduced lunch, see your counselor before signing up.

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