Counselor Connection

9/18/2020

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WELCOME!

The EHS counseling office is excited to support students and families in the 2020-2021 year!

You can expect a Friday Counselor Connection email with timely information and updates from the counseling office. The EHS comprehensive school counseling program includes lessons for students in each grade, parent seminars, individual student appointments and a variety of other services in the academic, career/post-secondary and social/emotional domains. For more details about our program and resources visit the Eagan High School Counseling Website.


EHS Counselors:

Susan Olsen (A-B) AVID

susan.olsen@district196.org

651-683-6929

Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)

jolaine.haider@district196.org

651-683-6924

Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)

beth.streit@district196.org

651-683-6928

Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

michelle.lehmann@district196.org

651-683-6923

Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)

david.fritze@district196.org

651-683-6926

Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)

norah.krohsehermon@district196.org

651-683-6930


College/Military Visits

The admission representatives that visit Eagan high school are the same people that review college applications. EHS College visits will begin virtually starting the week of September 21st. We already have 26 colleges signed up for next week!!

Students can view these 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! More visits will be added soon to evenings Monday - Thursday 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 currently scheduled for the week of September 21:

Purdue University

George Washington University

Loyola University Chicago

University of WI- Madison

University of Chicago

Drake University

Saint Norbert College

University of Miami

Winona State University

Illinois Institute of Technology

High Point University

Saint John’s University (with College of Saint Benedict)

Colby College

Southern Methodist University

Creighton University

North Central University

Montana State University

Southwest MN State University

Saint Mary’s College

Northern Michigan University

Grinnell College

Arizona State University

Michigan State University

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

University of Colorado Denver

University of Missouri-Columbia

Naviance Student - Parent/Guest Access for Post-Secondary Planning

Naviance Student is a tool for college, career, academic planning and research. Counselors engage students in specific grade lessons each year using student’s Naviance Student accounts. Parents can access important college and career information from our Naviance Student site via Guest Access- password is wildcats (case sensitive). Students should still use their individual Family Connection accounts. Visit: https://student.naviance.com/eagan and select “I’m a guest.”


Attention Parents of Seniors:

Counselors will be conducting weekly zoom information sessions with seniors regarding college application information. The first session was held on Wednesday, September 16th to provide an overview of the college application process at EHS.

A recording of the session can be found here.

The topic for Wednesday September 23rd at 1:00 is the Common Application. This session is REQUIRED for any student that will be using the Common Application. Students can find the link to the zoom session in the class of 2020 schoology group.


Counselors will also be hosting open student zoom rooms for any college application questions each Wednesday 2:00-2:30.


Attention Junior Parents: PSAT offered at EHS on October 14

Juniors students have the option to take an exam called the PSAT-- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The PSAT is a practice SAT exam.

The PSAT is not a college admissions test. Juniors who earn exceptionally high scores (within the top 1% in the country) could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Taking the test as a junior is the only way to be considered for National Merit Scholarships.

The test is divided into four multiple-choice sections covering critical reading, mathematical, and writing skills. The testing portion will take 2 hours and 45 minutes. We will spend another 40 minutes on related activities.

The cost of registering for the PSAT is $25.00. Students should register on My Payments Plus Students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch will automatically have the fee waived when they register.

Registration will begin Monday, September 21st. We can test a maximum of 200 students and registration will be on a first-come basis.

Test room assignments will be posted outside Counseling the day of the test.

The test will begin at 8:00 sharp. Students may enter the school beginning at 7:30. Students will be dismissed around 11:30.

If you have questions or want to discuss the appropriateness of the PSAT for your student, please contact your student’s counselor.


For more information about the PSAT, click here.

Peer Tutors Needed for Trimester 1!

The Counseling Office is in need of virtual Peer Tutors for T1. We need help from students with excellent grades and who like to help others. Students can click on the below link to sign up to BE a Peer Tutor. Once students complete the form, they will be added to a list of available peer tutors. A counselor or counseling office secretary will contact the tutor via Schoology when we find a match.

Contact your counselor if you have questions. Thanks for volunteering to help a fellow Wildcat!

https://forms.gle/hwwkyZcQPcsLFeJQA


Student in Need of a Peer Tutor?

EHS has Peer Tutors available to help! Our Peer Tutors meet with students virtually (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meets) and can provide assistance with homework and studying for tests. Please message your EHS Counselor if you would like to be matched with a Peer Tutor this trimester.

EHS COUNSELORS:

Ms. Olsen (A-B & AVID)

Ms. Haider (C-Gr)

Ms. Streit (Gu-Kt)

Ms. Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

Mr. Fritze (Ng-Sh)

Ms. Krohse (Si-Z)


Free Online Homework Help

With a Dakota County Library card, students have access to free online homework help, 7 days a week.