OHS Compass September 23, 2020

Owatonna High School Counseling Dept

Counseling and Career Center Newsletter

Welcome to the OHS counselor bi-monthly newsletter!

Information will be updated on a regular basis so stop by so you're up-to-date on the latest and greatest information on colleges, careers, social emotional supports, and academic planning!

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

There are two tasks that are assigned throughout the newsletter, please make sure you are completing these!

Academic Planning

Any issues with technology, you can reach out to: 444.8630

AP sign ups start next week for fall and full year classes. Registration forms are in the career center and for virtual only students, please email Ms. Craig at scraig@isd761.org

PSAT Sign Up (Test date: Oct 14) - The first 100 students to sign up (hybrid students bring $ to Roxi in the career center. Virtual Only students can pay Joe at the front desk) are given priority. Those students who are top 25% of their junior class are encouraged to take the test as it can potentially qualify you for a National Merit Scholarship. The test is mostly for juniors, but some sophomores also test. Cost of the test is $17, check (made out to OHS) or cash will be accepted

College knowledge month - free applications to various MN colleges and universities are offered during this time.

FAFSA Night - More details to come but families can come in and complete their FAFSA with the guidance of local financial aid representatives.

Questions??? Reach out to your counselor!

College & Career Readiness


  • many colleges and universities are moving away from ACT as a requirement for admissions. Colleges and Universities know that high school academic performance is a better indicator of college success.
  • However, Seniors who are planning to play a sport or do an activity in college will need to see if the ACT is a requirement as NCAA rules indicate that you will need to still test.
  • More information and registration for ACT can be found: actstudent.org

College Gear Tuesdays and Fridays - wear your favorite college sweatshirt days!

Virtual College Exploration- Check out all kinds of information on MN schools, out of state schools, Financial Aid, Community College Options, STEM Schools, Being a student athlete, etc. Sign up for various sessions: https://www.mn-acac.org/virtualcollege

Social Emotional Learning

Task #1: Needs Assessment Survey

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 #

~ About Me

~ My Surveys

~ Needs Assessment

If you are in crisis, please reach out to the Crisis Response Team: 1-844-CRISIS2 www.crisis2southeastmn.com


Task #2 - Grades 9-12 -

Once you log in to Naviance, under the assigned task on the main page, it will bring you to the Learning styles inventory.

All students will need to log in to their Naviance Account to take the Learning Styles Inventory

Log in to Naviance

Login: Student school email

Password: Lunch pin #


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