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Preparing for college & career - December Issue

Community Resources

Struggling financially? Looking for child care, job training, adult education, food pantries or mental health services? Start here!

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Youth Apprenticeship Information Meetings

This meeting is for students and parents/guardians who are interested in learning about the Youth Apprenticeship Program and Program areas. Attend any one of the following information meetings:


Tuesday, November 27th at La Follette (Room C17)

Wednesday, November 28th at Memorial (WI Neighborhood)

Wednesday, December 12th at West (LMC-Room 2047)

Tuesday, December 18th at East (LMC Gold-1042)


For more information, contact our Experiential Learning Coordinator, Sherrie Stuessy (608-663-1978) or slstuessy@madison.k12.wi.us


Pre-register here

Youth and College Career Fairs

African American Youth College and Career Fair-Friday, February 15th, 2019

Asian Youth College and Career Fair-Friday, March 1st, 2019

Latino Youth College and Career Fair-Thursday, March 21st, 2019


Register by December 3rd!

Hosted by Madison College


These events are open to all high school students in the MATC District.

See Mr. Milton for more information.

Early College Stem Academy

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6-7pm

702 Pflaum Road

Madison, WI

An exciting opportunity for 10th grade students!


We have partnered with Madison College to expand access for students to college courses in science, technology, engineering and math. Students can earn college credit as high school students at no cost to them or their families.


Students would attend 11th and 12th grade at Madison College, taught by both Madison College instructors and MMSD teachers, and would have access to state-of-the-art STEM labs and equipment for hands-on learning.


For more information, please plan to attend an information session on Wednesday, December 12th in C17. In the meantime, please contact your child's school counselor with questions.

Latino Family Night

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 6:30-8pm

LaFollette High School

At this meeting we will discuss financial aid and community service.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Casa Abierta - UW Milwaukee Bilingual Day

Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 7:30am

UW-Milwaukee

This event is intended for 9th-12th grade Latino students and their families. All information shared during the event will be in English and Spanish

Students will be able to:
• participate in a resource fair
• take part in breakout sessions about high school preparation, admission to UWM and financial aid
• attend a student panel; ask questions and get the answers from the student perspective
• enjoy a campus tour and lunch


En este evento tendrán la oportunidad de participar en:
• Una feria de recursos e información
• Talleres de Preparación para el colegio, admisiones, y asistencia económica.
• Podrán hacer preguntas a un panel de estudiantes exitosos
• Tomar un tour de la universidad.


**Complete the registration here


See Jennaro for more information and a permission slip!

UW Health Mindfulness Programs

Online registration is now available for mindfulness programs through UW Health!

Winter 2019 Class Offerings

Business Emerging Leaders (BEL) Program

  • Designed for promising 10th grade students who come from diverse backgrounds and have strong academic records and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Program participation gives students a distinct competitive advantage when adjusting to college life, learning in classes, and applying for internship opportunities, ultimately preparing them for successful careers in business.
  • BEL Program students who are admitted to UW–Madison and major in business are granted a full-tuition scholarship for four years of attendance.
  • Application opens November 1st and closes February 1st
  • Details and application here

Summer Research Scholars

Are you curious about research, different careers in health and research, or teen health and media use?


This is an opportunity for high school students through the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team through UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health to conduct their own research study on media and teen health. This is a free program with meals included. At the completion of the program, students are given $100. No prior research experience needed to participate!


Program Details:

When: July 22-26, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm daily

Where: UW Madison Campus


The application deadline is May 24th, 2019.

Contact smahrt@pediatrics.wisc.edu or visit the website

PSAT scores expected to arrive mid/late Decemember!

  • Students: Check your email to access your scores
  • More information will be provided as the date gets closer.
ACT Test Information

All Juniors will take the ACT for FREE w/ their class at La Follette on February 20th, 2019

Freshman Conferences Happening NOW!

Counselors at LHS stay with their students from the start of high school all the way through graduation. In order to get to know students, we do a 15 minute check in with all Freshman to go over grades, attendance, academic supports, and ways to get involved at LHS. Students can set up their own appointment to do this. Links to counselor calendars are below.


Acker

Christensen

Peterson

Valdivia

Schwab

Taylor


**don't forget to pick up a pass from the Student Services secretary ahead of time!

UW Journey


Want to know what's happening in the UW System? Download the UW Journey App! This free app allows prospective students to find the University of Wisconsin campus that best fits their individual needs, navigate the application process, and explore options to pay for college.

SENIORS: Wrap your college applications up THIS MONTH! At minimum, colleges need the following:

UW System Online Application Office Hours

Do you have questions or need some help completing your UW System online application? UW Help will be hosting online office hours on the following dates:


Thursday, December 13th 4PM

Thursday, January 17th 4PM


This webinar will walk through a few areas of the application where students may encounter issues. After that, there will be an open chat to answer student questions about applications and any other questions about the admissions process.

UW Systems Campus Tours and Visits

Guided tours are filled with facts and what to expect from your academic and student life. You'll also meet with an admissions representative.


Preview programs include a campus tour and meeting with representatives from student services offices, admissions, academic departments, and possibly current students.


Check here for campus tour dates in the UW system.
After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You've Submitted Yours

This article covers frequently asked questions about the FAFSA such as, "Will I hear from anyone?" and "Where can I make changes to my FAFSA?"

Univ of MInnesota Share My App Program

Students who applied to University of Minnesota Twin Cities can apply to Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester for Free! Click the link for more details

Seniors: La Follette Local Scholarship Opens December 1st!

Complete one application and get in the running for 40-50 scholarships! All seniors planning to continue their education after high school should apply. The link will be sent to seniors' school email and can also be accessed here. Deadline: Jan 31st.

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

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