Owatonna High School 11/4/2020

Compass Newsletter - OHS Counseling Dept

Counseling and Career Center Newsletter

Welcome to the OHS counselor bi-monthly newsletter!

Compass (formerly known as TMM) will not meet until at least second quarter so this will be it's replacement.

Academic Planning

2nd quarter schedule changes have to be made before the quarter starts! Reach out to your counselor if you need to make a change as they must be requested by tomorrow, 11/5.

Tutors- if you need help in a class, NHS students are available. If you're interested in meeting with someone, please fill out this form: Request a Tutor

Questions??? Reach out to your counselor!

Virtual College and Career Fair Day - 11/6

Virtual College and Career Fair Day - take time on Friday, November 6 to review the two Powerpoints on local career and college options. Some colleges have live meetings at certain times, you can access those times within the College presentation. Tons of information for you to review and it's never too early to start planning ahead. Fabulous prizes are available too, so keep an eye out for those opportunities!

Intro to College and Career Fair: https://youtu.be/ZOhghLi7HjQ

Information on colleges: click here

Information on local careers: click here

Colleges doing live Zoom meetings

Cornell College--- Schedule a time

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University--- Schedule a time

Gustavus Adolphus College --- 9-10 am

University of Northern Iowa --- Schedule a time

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota --- 9-11 am

The College of St. Scholastica--- Schedule a time

South Central College - 9-10 am

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Social Emotional Learning

Why do I need to have a routine each day?

The importance of a routine is critical during these times - getting the right amount of sleep and exercise, eating healthy foods, are all just a few factors in helping maintain balance. Having a routine also combat boredom too. Read more here from Psychology Today:

Resilience and routines for families during the pandemic

How is social media impacting our youth?

Have Netflix? Check out the documentary "Social Dilemma" - The documentary drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. More information can be found here:


If you are in crisis, please reach out to the Crisis Response Team: 1-844-CRISIS2



Tasks to complete in Naviance

Login: Through Clever

Password: Lunch Pin

9th grade: Complete the career cluster finder

10th grade: Complete the career cluster finder

11th grade: Save 2 of your favorite colleges you saw in the virtual college Powerpoint

12th grade: Save 2 of your favorite colleges you saw in the virtual college Powerpoint

Needs Assessment Survey

Those of you that still haven't done the needs assessment survey, please take 2 minutes to complete!

~ Counselors and Social Workers are looking for your input on what topics you would like to discuss this year at OHS - perhaps during advisement (COMPASS) or potentially 1-on-1 meetings. Please take time to let us know what you would like us to offer. Your responses will only be seen by counselors and social workers. Thank-you!

Log in to Naviance to take the survey

Login: student school email address

Password: lunch pin #

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~ Needs Assessment


Secretary: Roxi Stewart - rstewart1@isd761.org

Last names A-E: Tami Langlois - tlanglois@isd761.org

Last names F-K: Sara Craig - scraig@isd761.org

Last names L-R: Amy Lageson - alageson@isd761.org

Last names S-Z: Margo McKay - mmckay@isd761.org