Student Service Connection

Monthly Newsletter- May Issue

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Wednesday, May 1st, 7-8:30pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Do you have an 8th grader coming to JMM? This is the night to find out the latest information about what to expect this FALL, and get excited!

Highly Competitive Colleges Night

Tuesday, May 14th, 7pm

201 South Gammon Road

Madison, WI

Planning to apply to those IVY-LEAGUE-ish type, super competitive schools? A panel of JMM students who just did that will be available to share their experience, as well as a college consultant to help lend some strategies.

Summer School Registration

Registration materials for summerschool are available here. Your student can talk to their counselor if they would like to sign up. You can also fill out the application here, and hand it in to their counselor or student services..

Junior Conferences with Counselors

Counselors continue to hold 30 minute conferences with their juniors to work on a plan together to help them pursue their post HS goals. Students can sign up by clicking their counselors name on this page and scheduling it on their calander.

June Preview:

-June 6th- Final Exams Begin

-June 15th- Graduation


"It always seems impossible until it's done." ~~ Nelson Mandela

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

In May:

-Sophomores students will have the opportunity to share highlights from their year in English and Academic-Career Planning (including their growth and future plans). They'll meet with an adult volunteer for around 12 minutes on either May 15th/16th (Harris/Walkner's classes) or May 22nd/23rd (Mitchell/Esbeck's classes).

- Sophomores will do a budgeting activity for their future in World History class

-Seniors will have quick check-ins with their counselors during English class in late May to share their reflections on the year, and offer any more support needed for academic-career plans.

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) (also PATHWAYS COUNSELOR)

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

ELL Students:

Ying Vang

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.

~~ Howard W. Newton


Explore your interests, creativity, and future paths that seem interesting to you. Visit our Learning Experiences Beyond The Classroom and Career Exploration pages on the JMM Website, and spend some time in Xello to explore your interests, skills, and related paths for the future. Consider exploring Pre-College programs at this link.


-Job shadowing someone in a career of interest to you for an hour or two.

-Consider exploring Pre-College programs at this link.

-Wondering about some Work-Based Learning Experience? Click here.

-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 Xello with someone at home!

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


-Visit programs, colleges, and options you are thinking about for after graduation. Evaluate them before making the trip with THIS WORKSHEET.

-Consider signing up for an SAT test here if you wonder if it's a good college admissions test for you..

-If you feel that preparation for the ACT/SAT might be helpful, start with METHOD TEST PREP in Xello


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

-Complete an application for colleges or training programs after graduation that will help prepare you for your long term careers of interest.

-Make sure to fill out the FAFSA if you plan to attend a college that you'll need financial aid for.

-Continue to explore careers and visit schools and/or programs of interest if you're not sure about what option is best for you.

Experiential Learning Credit

Interested in earning credit for "Experiential Learning" as you work or volunteer? See your counselor with questions.

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


Part-Time Open Enrollment Wisconsin

Allows you to take certain courses, often online, outside of MMSD with financial assistance and transcripting on your home school's transcript.

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