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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paying for College

Here's another little "tidbit" of information to help you learn about different ways to pay for college. This is directly from the the publication "Paying for College" from MOHE.

American Indian Students
American Indian students in Minnesota may be eligible for additional financial aid from the state of Minnesota, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and their tribe.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Scholarships are available to eligible American Indian students who are either undergraduate students enrolled at least 3/4 time or graduate students enrolled at least half time. Eligibility and awards are based on need.

Eligibility Requirements: In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be:
• one-fourth or more American Indian
• a Minnesota resident for state financial aid purposes
• enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota
• undergraduates must qualify for a Pell or State Grant, graduate students must demonstrate need
Application Process: Students should complete the FAFSA and complete an application at www.getreadyforcollege.org/indianscholarship. The priority deadline is July 1. Information and application forms also are available from:
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Minnesota Office of Higher Education Tel: (651) 642-0567 or (800) 657-3866 E-mail: info@ohe.state.mn.us


American Indian Tuition Waiver

The American Indian Tuition Waiver at the University of Minnesota, Morris, recognizes the campus’ origins as the Morris Indian Boarding School founded in the 1800s. American Indian students admitted to the University of Minnesota, Morris, may apply for this waiver by submitting the American Indian tuition waiver application and supplying acceptable documentation.
Eligibility Requirements: To qualify for this benefit, students must be accepted by the university’s admissions office, complete the American Indian Tuition Waiver
application and provide American Indian heritage documentation, which may include the following:
• tribal registration proving membership in a federally- recognized American Indian tribe
• certificate of Indian blood • other legal documentation of American Indian heritage
Application Process: Complete the application at www.morris.umn.edu/aip.html. Students with questions should call (800) 992-8863 or e-mail morrisfa@morris.umn.edu.

Announcements for the week of December 19th

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, December 22

Menu: Nachos, Meat & Cheese Sauce, Romaine Lettuce, Steamed Carrots, Peaches, Apples, Chicken Nuggets

New Items

Anyone who made cranes for Maggie and would like to be in a picture for her with all the cranes, come to the library at 3:00 today. This includes all students and staff. The picture will be taken at 3:05 sharp, so don’t be late.

The Middle School Jingle Jar movie will be shown this Friday, December 23rd during 6th and 7th hour. Students need to check in with their 6th hour class and then go down to the auditorium. The winning classes were Mr. Noll, Mr. Hoyt, and Ms. Schinkel.

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Congratulations to Scottie Stone who was named West Central Conference Boys Basketball player of the week last week

Congratulations to Jenna Orth for being named St. Cloud Times Girls Athlete of the Week!

Musical Students: If you ordered a DVD of the musical please pay Audrey the $10.00 in the senior high office.

Congratulations to the gymnastics team for winning the Brainerd Holiday Invite this weekend with a score of 143.25. This was the first time that Melrose ever won this meet.

Lost a black T-mobile phone. If found please bring to Audrey in the office.

An Ipod was found in the parking lot. See Erma if you lost yours. You will need to identify it! Also teachers can you ask your students if they lost one as well? Thanks! Erma.

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Madison Blommel, Jeremy Goebel

The next sessions of classroom drivers education are January 9 – 24 from 3:15 – 6:15 and February 21 – March 5 from 3:15 – 6:15. If you are interested in either of these sessions sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 – they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up and the rest by the first day of class. Make checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Tennis T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $19.00

Purple Pride T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $12.00

Found a pair of black framed glasses. Claim them in the Middle School office.

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Also pick up a sheet explaining where you can get discounts and businesses who donated money for the program. If you enter these businesses please thank them for contributing to the Renaissance program. Your Renaissance cards are good from December 5 – February 17. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 pick your cards up from Audrey in the senior high office and grade 8 see Cheryl in the middle school office. See Audrey if you have any questions.

WSI Class (Water Safety Instructor) - December 26 - 30, Melrose High School.

For a detailed schedule or to sign up, please see Stacey in Community Ed or Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot.

Bracelets for Maggie Lieser are on sale for $5.00. All money will be donated to the Lieser family. Any questions talk to Hannah Hoeschen, Kiersten Atkinson or Kristin Weber.

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! mahscounselor.blogspot.com ~Ms Dusha

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, December 22

Wrestling-----------------------Quadrangular at Melrose – 5:00

Girls’ Basketball------------------------Melrose & Paynesville – Home – 6:00

Boys’ Basketball-----------------------------Melrose & Holdingford – There – 6:00

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Announcements for the week of December 12th

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, December 15

Menu: Lasagna, Lettuce, Corn, Pears, Bananas, Chicken Nuggets

New Items

Lost a black T-mobile phone. If found please bring to Audrey in the office.

An Ipod was found in the parking lot. See Erma if you lost yours. You will need to identify it! Also teachers can you ask your students if they lost one as well? Thanks! Erma.

The following students will be gone on Friday, December 16th, to go on a college visit. We will be leaving at 10:00 am from door #7. - Raul Zamora, Manuel Raya, Elizamar Valencia, Janette Villanueva, Alondra Cervantes, Maria Bravo, Clarisa Raya, Yesenia Orozco, Nora Botello, Rosa Ramirez, Carmen Reynaga, Freddy Melena, German Hernandez, Sonia Ambriz, Francisco Vazquez, Nestor Vazquez, Nancy Raya, Jose Martinez, Monica Villanueva, Gabby Raya, Victoria Portuguez, Cesilia Montanez, and Cristal Martinez.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hellermann, Shannon Raya or Sandy Zierden

Thanks

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Madison Blommel, Jeremy Goebel, Harrison Rothfork, Ethan Klaphake, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha

Dress up days for Holli Daze week

Friday: Pink and Purple day. We ask for everyone to wear purple and pink in support of Maggie Lieser. Pink and purple are Maggie’s favorite colors. Pink and purple day will take place of Dutchmen Friday of this week.

Jingle Ball for grades 9-12 will be held on December 16th. The dance is semi-formal and the ticket cost is $7.00.

Alee photography will be at the dance Friday to take photos. Please pick up your order packet from Cheryl. Additional packets will be available at the dance. $1 from each package sold will be donated to Maggie's Fund.

If you would like to bring a date to the dance Friday from another school please stop and get the form from Audrey. Also the dance is semi-formal so dress up!!

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The Jingle Jar winners will be viewing their movie this Friday, December 16th during 6-7th hour. The class winners were Mr. DeCann, Mr. Dusha, Mr. Haan, and Ms. Vedbraaten. You may go to the auditorium after your 5th hour class. We need to start the movie as soon as possible to be able to finish it.

If you have a test during your 6-7th hour, you need to stay back and take the test, unless you set up a different plan with your teacher.

Thank you, Ms. Nietfeld

There will be a speech team meeting after school on Monday, December 19th. All members must attend. Speech students must have their speeches chosen by the time they come back from the holiday break.

The next sessions of classroom drivers education are January 9 – 24 from 3:15 – 6:15 and February 21 – March 5 from 3:15 – 6:15. If you are interested in either of these sessions sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 – they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up and the rest by the first day of class. Make checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Winter Soccer practices begin this Friday. Girls practice from 3:10 to 4:00, and Boys practice from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Gym 1)

The following B Squad and Varsity boys’ basketball players are excused at 2:45 on Thursday for a game in Kimball:

12th Grade: Dylan Schmiesing, Austin Van Beck, Jordan Welle; 11th Grade: Ryan Elfering, Jacob Hinnenkamp,

Mitchel Niehaus, Mitch Reller, Ty Reller, Tyler Revermann, Issac Sawyer, Scottie Stone, Corey Wiehoff

10th Grade: Seth Noll, Ben Klaphake, Cole Van Beck, Brock Bosshardt, Alex Borgerding, Carter Atkinson, Gentry Middendorf, Mitchell Moening, Nathan Goebel

We are looking for volunteers to help with the travel team tournament on Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th. If you are interested please see Mr. Ruoff by Wednesday. Maybe these volunteer hours could be used for confirmation or NHS

Tennis T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $19.00

Purple Pride T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $12.00

Found a pair of black framed glasses. Claim them in the Middle School office.

Musical Students: If you ordered a DVD of the musical please pay Audrey the $10.00 in the senior high office.

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Also pick up a sheet explaining where you can get discounts and businesses who donated money for the program. If you enter these businesses please thank them for contributing to the Renaissance program. Your Renaissance cards are good from December 5 – February 17. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 pick your cards up from Audrey in the senior high office and grade 8 see Cheryl in the middle school office. See Audrey if you have any questions.

WSI Class (Water Safety Instructor) - December 26 - 30, Melrose High School.

For a detailed schedule or to sign up, please see Stacey in Community Ed or Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot.

If you haven’t turned in your senior pictures and last words sheet for the yearbook you must do that. Bring pictures and last words sheet to the office!

Bracelets for Maggie Lieser are on sale for $5.00. All money will be donated to the Lieser family. Any questions talk to Hannah Hoeschen, Kiersten Atkinson or Kristin Weber.

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! mahscounselor.blogspot.com ~Ms Dusha

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

St Mary's is looking for a student 16 years or older to help with their kids time program. Hours are from 3:30-5. If interested they should call St Mary's at 256-4257 and talk to Amanda Hellermann.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, December 15

Grades K-3 Holiday Program – Auditorium – 1:00

Grades 4 & 5 Holiday Program – Auditorium – 1:45

Boys’ Basketball----------------------------Invitational at Kimball – 4:30

Girls’ Basketball-----------------------------------Melrose & BBE – Home – 6:00

Boys’ Swimming-------------------------Melrose/SC & Alexandria – at Sauk Centre – 6:00

Friday, December 16

Wrestling-----------------------------------Quadrangular at Sauk Centre – 5:00

Girls’ Basketball---------------------Melrose & Osakis – Home – 6:00

7th & 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball-----------------------Melrose & Albany – There – 4:15

Dance Team---------------------------Invitational at Detroit Lakes

Saturday, December 17

Boys’ Basketball--------------------------Invitational at Kimball – 10:30

Hockey-----------------------------------Prairie Centre & Bagley – There – 1:00

9th Grade Girls’ Basketball-------------------------------Invitational at Pierz – 10:00

Gymnastics-----------------------------------Invitational at Brainerd –11:00

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Maggie

As most of us are aware Maggie Lieser, one of our senior students, was critically injured in a car accident on November 12th. Since then the students of this school have done an amazing job coming together to support Maggie and her family with fund raisers of selling (and hand making!) hundreds (if not a thousand) bracelets and creating and selling t-shirts with Maggie's beautiful face on them. All of the proceeds will go to Maggie's family. Our kids are amazing. They have supported each other and Maggie in overwhelmingly emotional ways as well.

Next week on Wednesday between 3rd and 4th hours all students who are wearing Maggie's shirt should come to the HS Gym to have their picture taken. Wear your shirt and show your support!

If you haven't already, please check out Maggie's Caringbridge site.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Federal Grants for Aspiring Teachers

Taken from the MOHE's web site:

Federal Grants for Aspiring Teachers

Beginning fall 2008, the federal government offers the TEACH Grant program, which provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, students must agree to serve as a fulltime teacher in a public or private school serving low income students for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant.

Eligibility Requirements: To receive a TEACH Grant, students must meet the following criteria:

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (although financial need does not need to be demonstrated)
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student at a participating institution
  • be enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching and meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25)
  • sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

IMPORTANT: Students who fail to complete the four-year service obligation will have the total amount of their TEACH Grants converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Students must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education and will be charged interest from the dates of the grant disbursement. Application Process: Students apply to their college financial aid office. Each year that students receive a TEACH Grant, they must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve available from the U.S. Department of Education at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Announcements for the week of November 28th

The Morning Bulletin

Wednesday, November 30

Menu: Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Fresh Broccoli, Pears, Fresh Oranges, Chicken Patty/Potatoes

New Items

Cheerleading Banquet: This Sunday, December 4th @ 6:00pm: Location: Greenwald Pub: Please invite your family! If you haven’t turned your cheer uniform in, please do so.

Student Council meeting Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 in the Quiet Room.

There has been a change of time for the 8th grade girls basketball meeting on Thursday. The new time will be at 3:30. Still in room E403. Thanks

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Jordan Winter, Madison Blommel, Lydia Butkowski, Abigail Hellermann, Ktelyn Hellermann, Blake Hemker, Alisyn Hoeschen, Alexus Jungles, Drew Kingston, Matt Kluempke, Hunter Kvistad, Isaac Lieser, Zakary Luetmer, Brooke Lund, Kody Ronning, Gabriel Sawyer, Bailey Arnhalt, Erik Barten, Brent Blommel, Alex Borgerding, Jailyn Brinkman, Olivia Droogsma, Nathan Goebel, Michaela Kellen-Van Zee, Brian Klaphake, Gentry Middendorf, Morgan Notch, Dana Overman, Sydney Rasmussen, Dallas Rieland, Caleb Rothfork, Briana Schmiesing, John Schwieters, Zach Zink, Cole Arnzen, Audrey Blommel, Wesley Dickhaus, Jeremy Harms, Johsua Harren, Jacob Hinnenkamp, Krista Klassen, Ty Reller, Tyler Revermann, Gaven Sand, Scott Stone, Shelby Uphoff, Abby Wessel, Corey Wiehoff, Chelsea Atkinson, Karrie Becker, Katelyn Becker, Jordan Doetkott, Jeremy Goebel, Shelby Goodrich, Jenna Orth, Sydney Petermeier, Samantha Rasmussen, John Reimann, Dylan Schmiesing, Morgan Tschida, Abby Walz, Andrew Welle, Jordan Welle, Zach Duevel, Alex Thompson, Lisa Weber, Jewell Budde and Abby Moening.

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T-Shirts for Maggie’s fundraiser are in! Pick them up in the Dutchmen Depot. You must pay first. Cost $15.00

There will be a speech meeting/practice (7-12) on Thursday, December 1st in room 302 (Ms. V's room). All must attend. Treats will be served.

Attention students! On Thursday Dec. 1st we are looking for volunteers to help tie 150 fleece blankets for our troops. We will be starting immediately after school in the high school cafeteria please come and help as this is a big project. See Michelle at The Depot to let her know you are coming, you can stay for as long as you would like, come after practice if you want we will be there with plenty for EVERYONE to do. Thanks in advance for your help!

Students: Activity tickets are here. 9-12 graders pick them up from Audrey and 6-8 grades pick them up from Cheryl in the office. You will need your activity ticket with picture ID when you enter any of the winter sporting events.

Bracelets for Maggie Lieser are on sale for $5.00. All money will be donated to the Lieser family. Any questions talk to Hannah Hoeschen, Kiersten Atkinson or Kristin Weber.

All 1st hour teachers should have received their Jingle Jar and money bag. Please let me know if you still are in need of one.

Jingle Jar will run this week Thursday (12/1) during 1st hour. Student council members will be collecting the money from each MS/HS classroom before 9am these mornings. We will do our best to keep interruptions to a minimal. The top 3 classes in MS and the top 4 class in HS will get a daily prize given to the class the following morning. There will be a grand prize given to the overall top 3 classes in MS and the top 4 classes in HS.

We want to thank all of you for your flexibility and support during these few days. We understand that this does interrupt class time, but we also know that there are students that walk our halls each day that will benefit from our schools generosity.

Please let Erma or I know if you have any questions or concerns.

Only one more day left to participate in this year's "Giving Tree" project sponsored by the Melrose chapter of National Honor Society. If you haven't participated yet, please take an ornament with specific gift ideas off the tree during your lunch and furnish those gifts before Friday, December 2 to the NHS. The tree will be displayed during the three lunch periods in the cafeteria and the gifts will be distributed to needy families in our community. Thanks to all who have already participated and those who will participate this week!

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

If you are interesting in tutoring after school for Homework Help please see Ms. Mounsdon. More tutoring positions have come available. The hours are Monday and Wednesday from 3-4:30 and Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:15. This is a paid position and you make great relationships with many students. Thanks, Ms. Mounsdon

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! mahscounselor.blogspot.com ~Ms Dusha

Middle school students who are interested in being on the memory book staff please see Ms. Mounsdon or Ms. Sakry for more information.

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

St Mary's is looking for a student 16 years or older to help with their kids time program. Hours are from 3:30-5. If interested they should call St Mary's at 256-4257 and talk to Amanda Hellermann.

Ms. Rush and Ms. Clifford are seeking high school students interested in working in an after school program for elementary students. Hours will range from 2-4 hours per week. These are paid positions. If interested, please pick up an application in the high school office.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, December 1

7th & 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball-------Melrose & Albany – There – 4:15

Band Concert – Auditorium – 8:00 PM

Friday, December 2

Wrestling--------------Melrose Invitational – 4:00 PM

Girls’ Basketball---------------Melrose & Cathedral – There – 6:00

Hockey----------Prairie Center & Alexandria – at Sauk Centre –5:15

Saturday, December 3

Gymnastics----------------Invitational at Becker – 12:00

Monday, November 14, 2011

National College Application Week (and a free application fee opportunity)!

This week (Nov 14-18) is National College Application Week (NCAW). This is the information that was provided to me by the Collegeboard regarding NCAW. States are being encouraged to support and promote “National College Application Week,” planned for Nov.14–18, 2011. This national campaign is modeled after North Carolina’s College Application Week, which aims to provide every graduating high school senior with the opportunity to apply to college online. A focus is placed on first-generation students and students who may not otherwise apply to college. (For application fee waivers, all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities accept the College Board fee waiver for students with financial need as determined by the school counselor.) Some institutions waive application fees for all students during National College Application Week.

With that said, I received the following email from the admission counselor at St Cloud Technical and Community College with an opportunity for students to apply THIS WEEK for free!!

Hello,

St. Cloud Technical and Community College is participating in the MN Dept of Education Minnesota College Application Week.



SCTCC is waiving the application fee beginning:

Monday November 14, 2011 @ 7:30AM through Friday November 18, 2011 @ 4:00PM

· Student application must be received by Friday November 18th 2011 @ 4PM

· High School Transcript should be received shortly after.

· Student must follow letters and check-list information to avoid cancellation.



Please encourage students interested in SCTCC to apply this week to avoid the application fee.

Feel free to share this information with colleagues!



Thank you,

Susan



Susan Brunn

Admissions Representative

St Cloud Technical & Community College

1540 Northway Drive

St Cloud, MN 56303-1240

320.308.5927

sbrunn@sctcc.edu


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Health Professions Loan Programs

Health professions continue year after year to be a popular area of study for students. Here is some information on a loan program specifically for students interested in this area. The following was taken from the MN Office of Higher Ed's publication "Paying for College".

Various federal scholarship and loan programs are available for students interested in health professions, such as nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry or medicine. Campus-based programs include the Health Professions Student Loan Program, the Primary Care Loan Program, Loans for Disadvantaged Students Program and Nursing Student Loan Program.
Additional health loan repayment programs may be available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Application Process: Students should contact the financial aid office at the school where they are enrolled or intend to apply for admission. Visit www.bhpr.hrsa.gov to learn more. Contact flrpinfo@hrsa.gov with questions.

Financial Aid

I just returned from the MN Office of Higher Education's annual financial aid meeting. It's always good to hear what is new in the world of financial aid and hope that you all will keep Monday, January 23rd free to attend the meeting sponsored by the MN Office of Higher Ed for parents and students at the College of St Benedict. There will be a mailing sent to you if you are a senior/senior parent during the month of Decemeber. The letter will be coming from the College of St Benedict, so please don't just throw it out thinking it won't apply to you! It's being held at St Ben's but is NOT affiliated with St Ben's - it's a meeting for ALL senior students who plan to attend some type of college after high school.

Between now and the meeting I will have a once a week post on different types of financial aid to help familiarize you or help you recognize some new types of aid that you may not have thought about before.

As always, feel free to contact me of the college you plan to attend if you have questions about financial aid.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Scholarships

Make sure to check out the new scholarships listed on the right side of this blog!! I add scholarships as I get them and so it is important to keep checking regularly to see if there is a scholarship for you!

Announcements for the week of October 31st

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, November 3

Menu: Nachos, Meat & Cheese Sauce, Romaine Lettuce, Steamed Peas, Peaches, Fresh Oranges, Chicken Patty/Chips

New Items

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Tara Ostendorf, Brenna Pierskalla, Rayanne Crosby, Georgianna Toenies, Vinny Zirbes, Mitch Niehaus, Ryan Elfering, Scottie Stone, Isaac Sawyer, Ty Reller, Mitchell Moening and Nathan Goebel.

The German Advent Calendars have arrived and they are available for purchase. They are being sold by students who are participating in the annual Germany excursion. Quantities are limited, so purchase your calendar(s) now. Thank you for your support.

Middle School ZAP tonight from 2:50 – 3:30 in room J105.

St Mary's is looking for a student 16 years or older to help with their kids time program. Hours are from 3:30-5. If interested they should call St Mary's at 256-4257 and talk to Amanda Hellermann.

All seniors and sophomores are invited to the matinee of “Anything Goes” on November 9th. It will begin at 12:15 and go to 2:50. Report to your class for attendance and turn in your ticket to your 5th hour teacher. Tickets are $2.00 and available during lunch Friday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 8th.

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All NHS members: Please pick up your permission forms for the Senior Matinee from Audrey today and place the signed form in Mr. Rink's box by Friday. Thank you.

"Any students interested in playing high school hockey please see Coach Wehrman at your earliest convenience."

Hailey and Jailyn Brinkman, Christine Wiechman, Kayla Uphus, Michaela Worms, Grace Brang please return warm ups and uniforms to Ms. Schiffler.

Friday is the end of 1st quarter and there is no school on Monday, November 7 – Teacher Workshop.

Yearbooks are now $50.00. The next 100 people to buy one get this price. After 100 buyers or starting November 14th the price goes up to $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or buy one online. (Click on the link on the school web page.)

Sign up for the “King of the Court” basketball fan t-shirts in the library. Cost is $14.00.

Ms. Rush and Ms. Clifford are seeking high school students interested in working in an after school program for elementary students. Hours will range from 2-4 hours per week. These are paid positions. If interested, please pick up an application in the high school office.

Show your support for the Melrose Dutchmen while looking cool. Buy a pair of Dutchmen Sunglasses for only $4.00. Wear them with your “King of the Court” basketball fan T-Shirt. The sunglasses should not be used during class. Mr. Baumgard

The following jacket was left in the library: Black ZeroXposure with white and blue strip on the side, Size Large. See Karen in the library if it’s yours.

There is a free college fair with busing provided for all Latino/a students on Friday, December 16th. Sign up in the Guidance Office by Nov. 7th!

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

MSU Moorhead -- Wednesday, Nov 9th @ 10 AM

NDSU – Wednesday, Nov 9 @ 1:00 PM

NDSCS -- Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 11:30

St. Cloud State University –Monday, November 21 @ 9:00 AM

Events this Week

Friday, November 4

End of 1st Quarter

Monday, October 24, 2011

Diversity College Fair

On Friday, December 16th there will be a (FREE) college fair for all Latino/a students offered at St Cloud Technical and Community College. Busing is provided, you just need to sign up in the Guidance Office by Monday, Nov. 7th.

Thursday: PLAN test for all 10th graders

On Thursday all 10th graders will be taking the PLAN test.  This is a follow up test to the EXPLORE test that they took in 8th grade and a pre-test to taking the ACT test (if they choose).  If you have questions about the test, feel free to click here.



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Week of October 17th Announcements

The Morning Bulletin

Tuesday, October 18

Menu: Chicken Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Celery Sticks, Mandarin Orangse/Kiwi, Pumpkin Bar, Hamburger & Potatoes.

New Items

The 2011-2012 Melrose FFA Officers are: Dustin Kalthoff - President, Kayla Olmscheid - Vice President, Amanda Wiechman - Secretary, Corey Herdering - Treasurer, Andrew Thell - Reporter, Anthony Lieser - Sentinel. Congrats!

Melrose FFA Members: Group picture tomorrow. Gather by Media Center Quiet Room at 8:00am. Officers please wear official dress. See Ms. Clifford for details.

Student Council meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in the quiet room.

Congratuations to Gabi Sawyer who was named the St. Cloud Times Athlete of the Week for this week! The article is in today's paper.

If you are interested in joining the dance team but want to try it first, there will be an opportunity next week: October 24th-28th will be a trial period. Attend practice from 3:05-5:05 to try it out in one of the elementary gyms and if you like it, you are part of the team, and if not, just let us know. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Sykora.

He following students need to stop and see Cheryl H: Ashley Maus, Amy Berscheit, Ashley Nathe, Justine Revermann, Abby Hinnenkamp, Cory Ahrens, Tyler Bussmann, Jenna Friedrichs, Emily Hellermann, and Emily Schulzetenberg.

All Seniors stop in Cheryl H's office to sign the logo for senior class shirts.

The fall session of classroom drivers education will be on October 20 and 21 from 12:30 – 3:30 and October 31 – November 10 from 3:15 – 6:15 in the Quest Room. If you are interested – sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 - they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up. Write checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

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Congratulations to the Girls' Swimming and Diving Team who won the Section 6A True Team Championship on Saturday. They edged out the top ranked team in the state, Sartell. They will compete at State at the U of M Aquatic Center on Thursday. Congratulations to Sydney Rasmussen who set a school record in the 100 Breastroke at the meet. Medal winners included Jordan Doetkott, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha, Madison Blommel, Jenna Orth, Alli Maleska, Audrey Blommel, Katelyn Becker, Morgan Kingston, Abby Moening, Katelyn Koetter, Samantha Rasmussen, Annie Herkenhoff, Rachael Kulzer, Jackie Blomker, Jewell Budde, Natalie Ahrens, Gina Spicer, and Brittney Budde.

Linemen wolfpack t-shirts are here please see Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot if you are part of the pack! Cost is $14.00.

Magazine packets for the junior class fundraiser are due on October 28th. You can hand them in at any time in Mr. Nietfeld’s room.

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) – Christina Schulzetenberg, and, Jenna Friedrichs.

Seniors -- Just a reminder that your Open Campus forms are due by 8:15 AM on Wednesday, October 26th. If you have not returned your form bring them to Audrey. If you need a copy see Audrey.

Donate a non perishable food item at the Dutchmen Depot for the local food shelf and register to win a fleece tie blanket. One entry for every item donated. 3 blankets to be given away, donated by Wobegon Fabric & Quilting - Karen Olmscheid.

Lifeguards needed for the 9th grade Swimming Unit: 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th hours

Starting Tuesday, October 25 and ending, Friday, November 4

Please let Mr. Chris Anderson or Mrs. Oberg know if you are interested. These are paid positions.

Dutchmen Fridays -- We have $5 for students and $5 for staff each week to give away. Remember, if your name is called and you’re not wearing Dutchmen apparel the money rolls over to the next week. Your name can only be drawn once a month. Show your Dutchmen pride!!!!

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

St Cloud Tech & Community College -- Tuesday, Oct 18th @ 10:30

Southwest MN State University -- Wed, Oct 19th @ 9:00 a.m.

U of MN, Crookston – Tuesday, October 25th at 10:45 AM

Crown College -- Wednesday, Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM

NDSU – Wednesday, Nov 9 @ 1:00 PM

St. Cloud State University –Monday, November 21 @ 9:00 AM

Events this Week

Tuesday, October 18

7th & 8th Grade Football – Melrose & Holdingford – There – 4:15

7th & 8th Grade Volleyball – Melrsoe & New London/Spicer – There – 4:30

Girls’ Tennis – Individual Sections at Sartell – 5:00

Volleyball – Melrose & Foley – Home – 6:00

Girls’ Swimming – Melrose & Little Falls – Home – 6:00

Wednesday, October 19

Football – Melrose & Sauk Centre – Home – 7:00

Thursday, October 20

Girls’ Swimming – State True Team

No School – Education Minnesota

Friday, October 21

No School – Education Minnesota

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Miscellaneous Information

Are you interested in attending the Model College of Hair Design? If you are, see me. Model College sent two scholarships that can be used by any of the Melrose Area High School seniors.

On Tuesday myself, Ms Pottratz, and 42 juniors and seniors went to the college fair hosted by the MN College Admissions Counselors at Halenbeck Hall at St Cloud State University. The students seemed to enjoy the time visiting with the representatives and I was again so proud to have such polite and well rounded students representing Melrose HS!

On Thursday, October 27th during 1st-4th hours I will be giving the PLAN test to all of the 10th grade students. The PLAN program helps 10th graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success and provides information needed to address school districts' high-priority issues. It is a comprehensive guidance resource that helps students measure their current academic development, explore career/training options, and make plans for the remaining years of high school and post-graduation years. PLAN can help all students—those who are college-bound as well as those who are likely to enter the workforce directly after high school. The test is given only once and since it is not required, there will not be a make up day for the test.

Lastly, there are numerous college admission representatives that will be coming to Melrose HS to talk about their college. This is an opportunity for students to talk with the rep, find out more about the colleges, ask any questions they may have, and start gathering information to help in making a college decision. Sign up for a pass in the guidance office on the bulletin board. To see a list of colleges, check the announcements or the bulletin board.

Week of October 10th Announcements

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, October 13

Menu: Tater Tot Hot Dish, Steamed Peas, Lettuce, Mandarin Oranges, Yellow Delicious Apples, Hot Dog/Tots

New Items

The following students need to see me (Audrey): Kayla Herdering, Kristin Weber, Christina Schulzetenberg, Aundrea Manning, , Kevin Klaphake, Jordan Doetkott.

Melrose Area Girls' Soccer Team versus Teachers will begin at 3:30 on the soccer field (behind the Elementary School). All students and faculty are welcome to attend and to cheer on the teams. See you there!

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If you are planning to be on the 2011-12 Dance Team, there will be a parent and dancer informational meeting held on Monday, October 17th @ 7:00pm in the High School Cafeteria. This is a meeting I expect a parent and the dancer to attend. If you have questions, contact Ms. Sykora.

The Melrose FFA will be having their next FFA Meeting this Sunday at Melrose Bowl from 1-2:30. FFA officers will be elected and FFA Fruit Sales information will be handed out! If you can't make the meeting...... see Miss Clifford ASAP! Officer applications can be picked up from Ms. Clifford throughout the week!

The fall session of classroom drivers education will be on October 20 and 21 from 12:30 – 3:30 and October 31 – November 10 from 3:15 – 6:15 in the Quest Room. If you are interested – sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 - they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up. Write checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the NHS project "Healthy Body, Healthy Mind". This week, the banner will be prominantly displayed in the HS cafeteria for the remainder of the school year. Your signature on the banner reflects your pledge to make the healthiest choices in all areas of your lives and the Melrose chapter of the National Honor Society appreciates your total commitment to that cause.

NHS members – Your T-Shirts are in at the Dutchmen Depot. Cost is $10.00.

Dutchmen Fridays -- We have $5 for students and $5 for staff each week to give away. Remember, if your name is called and you’re not wearing Dutchmen apparel the money rolls over to the next week. Your name can only be drawn once a month. Show your Dutchmen pride!!!!

Seniors – If you did not receive an open campus form please stop by the office and see Audrey for a copy. Remember to turn in forms before the first open campus date on Thursday, October 27.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Alexandria Tech/CC –Monday, Oct 17 @ 9:00 AM

Ridgewater College -- Monday, Oct 17th @ 1:30

St Cloud Tech & Community College -- Tuesday, Oct 18th @ 10:30

Southwest MN State University -- Wed, Oct 19th @ 9:00 a.m.

Crown College -- Wednesday, Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM

NDSU – Wednesday, Nov 9 @ 1:00 PM

St. Cloud State University –Monday, November 21 @ 9:00 AM

Events this Week

Thursday, October 13

7th & 8th Grade Football – Melrose & Minnewaska – There – 4:30

JV Football – Melrose & Albany – There – 4:30

7th & 8th Grade Volleyball—Melrose & Long Prairie/GE – There – 4:15

Girls’ Tennis—Individual Sub Sections at Sartell

Volleyball—Melrose & Minnewaska – There – 6:00

Girls’ Swimming---Melrose & Morris/Minnewaska – There – 6:00

Friday, October 14

Football---Melrose & Minnewaska – There – 7:00

Saturday, October 15

Girls’ Swimming---Section True Team