Counselor Connection


Big picture

Tips for Structuring the Distance Learning School Day

Having a toolkit of time management strategies to choose from can help students maximize their productivity and aid parents in a more balanced approach to at-home learning.

Blog Post

School Refusal and Avoidance

Tips from Associated Clinic of Psychology (EHS Co-Located Mental Health Counseling Service)

It's no secret that this year has had its challenges! On top of navigating increased mental health needs, you might also be noticing an increase in school refusal and school avoidance. In the age of COVID, many students are experiencing environmental stress (wearing masks, social distancing), new pressures (inconsistent schedules, family stress), and academic expectations (online learning, navigating digital platforms) - they are anxious and stressed out! Other contributing factors may include a combination of school, family, and child dynamics. All of these big feelings may present themselves as emotional distress (crying, begging, worrying), somatic complaints (sleep issues, headaches, stomach pain, etc) or as behaviors (clinginess, tardiness, classroom disruptions, skipping school, etc). The good news is there are ways to identify and work through the anxiety that presents itself in school refusal and avoidance!

Read more on strategies here

Building Trades Exploring Post

We are looking for excited youth to learn more about our Skilled and Building Trades!

Careers like Construction, Carpentry, Electricians, Glaziers, Heat and Frost Installers, Heavy Equipment Operators, Pipe Fitters, Tile layers and so much more!

October 26th 6:00 pm

Northern Star Council Leadership Center

6202 Bloomington Rd

St. Paul, MN 55111

See More Information Here

Dakota County Library- Virtual Program Series

Each class runs from 7–8 p.m., and registration required for each event. Sessions will be recorded and made available for those who are not able to attend live.

  • Monday, Oct. 26: Welcome to Dakota County Library: Learn how to get a library card, search for materials, and more. Register here.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 5: Introduction to Online Homework Help: Explore HelpNow, a free online tutoring service. Register here.

  • Monday, Nov. 9: Explore E-books and Digital Collections: Discover free digital collections of books, audiobooks, and more that support K-12 learning. Register here.

Link to Library Series Brochure

EHS College/Military Visits

EHS has had over 90 virtual college visits already this school year!

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. We also host visits Thursday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m.! College visits are added daily, so students are encouraged to log into Naviance to see updates.

Virtual College visits for the Week of October 26th:

Tuesday, October 27th:

University of Tampa - 10:30 am

Bemidji State University - 12:30 pm

North Dakota State University - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, October 28th:

University of Utah - 10:00 am

University of Toronto -1:00 pm

Thursday, October 29th:

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - 9:30 am

University of Wisconsin - River Falls - 10:00 am

*** If you'd like to attend any of these virtual visits, please register on Naviance.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information and Help

The FAFSA opened up October 1st for current seniors applying for aid in fall of 2021.

See EHS opportunities for more information and assistance.

Paying for College 101: A Virtual Event Hosted by Sallie Mae

Join us for a special virtual event for high school juniors and seniors. Invite your students for a virtual assembly like no other.

You can choose a day and time from the following:

  • Tuesday October 27

    • 1 – 2 p.m.

    • 6 – 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 28

    • 9 – 10 a.m.

    • 11 – 12 p.m.

Join the event on YouTube Live:

Dee-1 keeps it real as he uses his relatable college experience to talk to your students about the higher education decisions they’ll be making and what they can mean for their future. If Dee-1 could talk to his younger, high school self, no doubt he’d be laying down how important applying for free money first is. Filing the FAFSA and applying for scholarships could save your students hundreds, even thousands!

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


Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)


Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)


Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)


Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)


Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)


Follow us on Twitter