Counselor Connection

10/9/2020

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Parent/Teacher/Counselor Fall Conferences


This year conferences will look a little different. Counselors will be hosting 5 minute zoom meetings with parents and guardians using a waiting room feature in Zoom that will allow us private communication. This is a less efficient vehicle for our meetings, but one we need for the safety of everyone. Counselors always welcome Zoom meetings with all parents and guardians during our work day as well. Those appointments can be made through the Calendar links below. If you have a lengthy topic to discuss about your student, this may be the preferred way versus a 5 minute conference when others are waiting.


If you plan to meet a counselor using Zoom during our conferences, please be ready to tell us your students name, have your video on and your full name showing on your screen.

When? Monday October 12 from 5:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:30 -10:30 AM.



Counselor

Zoom Link for Conferences

Calendar link for meeting at another time



Ms. Olsen (A-B, AVID)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9219941157?pwd=MkFBRWZsTklDb3V1aHB3NlYxbjUzQT09

Meeting ID: 921 994 1157

Passcode: olsen

https://calendly.com/susan-olsen



Ms. Haider (C-Gr)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6826363462?pwd=dENBZzJubzFLWlhCTngvOFYvN0tUZz09

Meeting ID: 682 636 3462

Passcode: Haider


https://calendly.com/jolaine-haider



Ms. Streit (Gu-Kt)

https://zoom.us/j/4679190232?pwd=LzJ2MXNwUkRZdE1EU2lkRGJTaVl1Zz09

Meeting ID: 467 919 0232

Passcode: streit

https://calendly.com/beth-streit



Ms. Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5960882123?pwd=UnU1SDhwZUE1M3VnVGpqd0VaVFVhQT09

Meeting ID: 596 088 2123

Passcode: Lehmann

https://calendly.com/michelle-lehmann



Mr. Fritze (Ng-Sh)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6632912050?pwd=Z0RvM2J3WFlacEpBbmUrcTBQOGhTdz09

Meeting ID: 663 291 2050

Passcode: Fritze

https://calendly.com/david-fritze



Ms. Krohse (Si-Z)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7597847288?pwd=ZVJZZFg2RDhWbHk3NFB1dzNGL2lidz09

Meeting ID: 759 784 7288

Passcode: Krohse


https://calendly.com/norah-krohsehermon




Parents of Seniors:


Counselors conducted zoom informational sessions with seniors regarding college application information.

Recorded videos:

College Application Process

Common Application

Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Students taking the PSAT on Wednesday 10/14


  • Testing will take place in the Student Commons. Please enter the building through the East Lot entry doors. They will be open by 7:30 AM

  • Students should arrive to the Commons no later than 8:00. Students may not leave the test early.

  • Please bring the following:

    • 2 sharpened, soft lead (#2) pencils

    • A PHOTO ID to be admitted to the test.

    • Your scientific or graphic calculator. You will not be allowed to share a calculator or use your phone’s calculator.


Prudential Award/Scholarship

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards applications are due by Wednesday OCTOBER 14th! This is open to ALL students 9th- 12th grade who excel at community service. The student could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., next May. Eagan High School can select one student as a local honoree and then they are considered for further rounds. More information and application can be found in the scholarship list in the College Tab on Naviance Student, in the Counseling office. Print the application form and submit to the Counseling office by 10/14/20 OR email application to Kristi.L.O'Brien@district196.org.


College-Bound Student-Athlete NCAA Webinar

The Eligibility Center is hosting a webinar for college-bound student-athletes and their families on Saturday, October 10 at 11 a.m. Eastern. Please share this link with your student-athletes and encourage them to attend this important event.


Minnesota State Week!

October 12-16, 2020

Fall is a great time to explore Minnesota State and learn more about your 37 state colleges and universities!

Over the MEA break, each of the 30 colleges and 7 universities of Minnesota State will be offering special visits — including virtual visits — for high school students. Get a feel for what college is all about and receive a promo code to use the week of October 25-31 to waive your application fee when you apply!

All Minnesota State colleges and universities are waiving their application fee October 25-31.

RaiseMe Scholarship Opportunity- Senior Deadlines Approaching

RaiseMe is a platform that helps 9-12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 2,000 Colleges and Universities have partnered with RaiseMe, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities.

How does it work?

Students create a portfolio and select colleges they’re interested in attending. As they add achievements to their portfolio - grades, club or sports participation, even college visits - they can see the micro-scholarships add up. Partner colleges assign a potential dollar amount to certain achievements, which shows students how much they’d be guaranteed in scholarships if they are accepted to that school. For example, one college may offer $100 for an A, and another may offer $500. As long as students meet the college’s eligibility requirements and any deadlines, and are accepted to the university, they can count on at least that much in scholarship awards on a per year basis. By following a college, you indicate that you would like to earn scholarships from that college, learn more about them, and allow the college to learn more about you. They will gain access to basic information about you when you Follow them.

Why is Following so important?

Following a college is the crucial first step in earning micro-scholarships. If you are Following a school, you'll be able to see what potential micro-scholarship dollars you'd earn based on the achievements on your Portfolio.

Colleges have earning deadlines – Many colleges have November 1st of their senior year as the following deadline.

You must be Following a college by their earning deadline in order to be eligible for Micro-Scholarships at that school.

Examples of schools that EHS students commonly follow: University of St. Thomas, University of MN- Duluth, Gustavus Adolphus, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin- Stout, Creighton University

Visit www.raiseme.com to create a portfolio and start following colleges.


EHS Job Opportunities Bulletin Board

The information from the bulletin board we normally post local job opportunities for high school students is now available online here.


Native American College Fair


The Native American College Fair was started in 2013 as a way to bring colleges, universities and training programs to Twin Cities Native youth and their families. We provide a setting that allows students to have meaningful conversation with representatives about college life, courses and admission & financial aid requirements.

Although we enjoy gathering with you each year in order to protect everyone’s health this year we will not be having an in-person event, instead we have created a website for Native Youth, their families and community members which features information and videos provided by colleges, universities and financial aid opportunities. The website also features videos created by a variety of Native professionals and college students, including a recorded panel of college students discussing their educational experiences. The website can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/view/2020nativeamericancollegefair beginning the morning of Friday, October 9, 2020 and will remain available at least through the end of October.


MN Virtual College Fair


Hear from Admission professionals on topics such as paying for college, application essays, college athletic recruitment and more. Learn more about 150 different colleges from all over the country in live information sessions! Virtual College Explorations take place from September 28th to October 14th. FREE for students and families. Register at www.mn-acac.org. Students should register for each session they want to attend. Once they register, they'll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar. When students register, they are sharing their registration information only with the colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties. Parents can register using their student's information.


EHS College/Military Visits


The admission representatives that visit Eagan high school are the same people that review college applications. EHS College visits will be hosting virtual visits this year.

Students can view scheduled visits by logging into their Naviance Student account. We highly encourage students to register ahead of the meeting on their Naviance Student account. A link for the virtual visit will be available to join the day of the college visit. We ask that students do not miss class for these visits. More visits will be added soon to Monday - Thursday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m.! College visits are added daily, so students are encouraged to log into Naviance to see updates.


Monday October 12

Case Western Reserve University 8:00 am

St Olaf College 9:30 am


Tuesday October 13

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 8:00 am

Normandale Community College 8:30 am

Hamline University 9:30 am

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 12:30 pm

University of St. Thomas 1:00 pm


Wednesday October 14

MN State University Moorhead 10:00 am

Reed College 1:00 pm


Mental Health Services Available at EHS through Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center and Associated Clinic of Psychology

District 196 and Eagan High School offer Co-Located Mental Health Services to our students. EHS has teamed with Water’s Edge Counseling & Healing Center and Associated Clinic of Psychology to provide an office space within the school and a convenient way for students to access therapy however, the clinic is separate from EHS.


Grant Programs for Veterans and their Children/Dependents

Distance Learning Grants are available for Veteran’s and their children/dependents. The purpose of the COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant is to mitigate the negative financial impact a family experiences by implementing their school district’s distance learning or hybrid learning plans by providing a one-time grant in the amount of $3,000.

This grant and other opportunities can be found at: http://MinnesotaVeteran.org/CovidRelief.


Free Virtual Event for Families and Professionals on Supporting the Mental Health of Children During Unsure Times

When: October 10, 2020

Join PACER Center for a special virtual event with Dr. Bravada Garrett-Akinsanya and PACER’s Children’s Mental Health Project staff on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Garrett-Akinsanya is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized expert in mental health, diversity, and multiculturalism. At this free webinar, she will discuss strategies that families and professionals can use to support the emotional wellness of children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This virtual event is sponsored by PACER’s MN Statewide Family Engagement Center and the Children's Mental Health Project.

Register Here

Free and Reduced Lunch and Breakfast!

Your child may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals

District 196 provides healthy meals each day for all students. And your family may qualify for free or reduced-priced school meals. If you participated in this program last school year and wish to participate again this year, you must submit a new application each year.

Federal funds and school-related fees are determined with this information. The failure to complete the application could result in the loss of millions of dollars to our school system, which would negatively affect teaching and learning in a significant way.

All students in our district are currently eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch through the extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s free meals program, however this funding is not guaranteed long-term. It is important families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals still apply this year.

To apply, click here, or visit https://paypams.com/Applynowisd196 or call 651-683-6958 if you need assistance filling out the application.

EHS Job Opportunities Bulletin Board

The information from the bulletin board we normally post local job opportunities for high school students is now available online here.

Naviance Student - Parent/Guest Access for Post-Secondary Planning

Naviance Student is a tool for college, career, academic planning and research. Counselors engage students in specific grade lessons each year using student’s Naviance Student accounts. Parents can access important college and career information from our Naviance Student site via Guest Access- password is wildcats (case sensitive). Students should still use their individual Family Connection accounts. Visit: https://student.naviance.com/eagan and select “I’m a guest.”


Grief Support

Eagan High School co-facilitates a grief group at EHS with the Park Nicollet Growing Through Grief program. This group is for students that have lost an immediate family member. Please contact your son/daughter’s counselor for more information on the grief group beginning later this fall.

Eagan High School Counseling

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eagan High School Counseling Website.


EHS Counselors:

Susan Olsen (A-B) AVID

susan.olsen@district196.org

651-683-6929

Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)

jolaine.haider@district196.org

651-683-6924

Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)

beth.streit@district196.org

651-683-6928

Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

michelle.lehmann@district196.org

651-683-6923

Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)

david.fritze@district196.org

651-683-6926

Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)

norah.krohsehermon@district196.org

651-683-6930

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