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Friday, January 28, 2011

Announcements for the week of January 24th

The Morning Bulletin
Friday, January 28, 2011

Menu: Sloppy Joe on a bun, French fries, corn, pears, sugar cookie, chicken nuggets and fries.

Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl teams that received second place in both the varsity and junior varsity competitions at Kimball on Thursday.

Today is the last day to change schedules.

Looking for student help tutor for a 4th grade student on Tuesday and Thursday for one hour after school. If interested please see Wendy Barutt.

If you would be interested in going to an open house at the MN School of Business on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 – 2:00, free transportation will be provided if there are 20 or more students. See Ms. Dusha to sign up.

Speech students need to be at the loading dock (behind the school) by 6:05 Saturday morning for the Eden Prairie tournament.

The Miss Melrose meeting that was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21 will be rescheduled for a later date.

Synchronized Swimming begins next Monday, Jan. 31st at 3:00. All swimmers and managers will meet in the quiet room of the library. You must have turned in the appropriate forms and fees to Mr. Ruoff’s office before you will be able to participate.

Dutchmen Softball Players 7th-12th- Looking for an inexpensive softball camp located near by? St. Scholastica is offering a camp that will be hosted in Wadena, MN and 100% of registration fees will go directly to the WDC Softball program. This money will be used to replace equipment and uniforms damaged in the June 17th tornado. The camp is Saturday, February 19th, contact Coach Birch for more details. Ext 3226

Speech students sign up for speech meets outside Ms. V’s room asap.

Buy a carnation for someone special for Valentine’s Day. Buy yours at lunch February 1st – 11th for $2.00. Flowers will be delivered to 7th hour classes on Feb. 14. (Love, Friendship, Secret Admirer, Just Because).

Tryouts for the Talent Show are going to be on Wednesday, Feb. 9th and Thursday, Feb. 10th. Remember to sign up! The talent show will be the 18th.

To see if you bought your yearbook – there is an updated list outside of Ms. Halbert’s room.

Spring Session Driver Education is scheduled for Feb. 14-28 from 3:15 – 6:15. See Carol to sign up.

Students add Kraemer Lumber Co., Inc. to the list of businesses who have contributed to the Renaissance Program.

Activities for This Week
Friday
Conference Wrestling Tourney at Albany at 4:00
Jr. High Swim/Dive at Alexandria at 5:00
BBB at home vs. Mora at 6:00
Hockey at LP/GE vs. Detroit Lakes at 5:15
Saturday
Knowledge Bowl at Buffalo at 9:00
Speech Meet at Eden Praiarie at 9:00
Dance Team At Eastview at 12:00
Gymnastics State True Team at Martin County West at 12:00
Swim/Dive State True Team at U of M at 1:00

There are extra Purple Reign and Fusion shirts available if you did not already get one - see Michelle at the Depot.

ACT Prep Course, Sunday, March 20, Melrose High School. Cost is $129. See Stacey in the Community Education Office to register.

Seniors – reminder that I put any scholarships I receive out on my web site, make sure to check it frequently. mahscounselor.blogspot.com Ms. Dusha

The following students see Carol today:
Grade 11 – Annie Herkenhoff, Corey Klapahake, Ethan Klaphake, Manuel Raya, Kristen Scherping, Janette Villanueva, Nicole Welle.

Grade 12 – Sammi Keller, Dakota Massmann, Kayla Meyer, Megan Meyer, Staci Meyer, Richard Milla, Dora Raya, Emily Scholz, Emily Schulzetenberg, Mechelle Turner, Kyle Welle.

Grade 9 – Jackie Arias, Jailyn Brinkman, Nathan Goebel, Maria Juarez, Amanda Kemper, Ben Klaphake, Blake Loxtercamp, Cristian Martinez, Kate Maus, Morgan Notch, Dana Overman, Sheila Poepping, Sydney Rasmussen, Madison Rausch, Clarisa Raya, Emily Revermann, McKayla Roske, Caleb Rothfork, Brooke Scherping, John Schwieters, Shannon Steinhofer, Elizamar Valencia, Megan Viere, Monica Villanueva, Kyle Wiechmann, Kelli Wielenberg, Patricia Wollan

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Career and College Fair, Come one, Come ALL!

MAHS College and Career Fair

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
HS Cafeteria, 2:15-4:00 p.m.

Open to all 10th-12th grade parents and students

This is the perfect opportunity to visit with colleges and military recruiters!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Coming soon...Semester 2!

A week from tomorrow, Jan. 25th is the start of semester 2. Wow, that time went fast! Just think, we are half way through the school year and half way (or more through winter)! HOORAY!

A few reminders as schedules are handed out this week:

* If there are any errors or problems with your schedule, please see me this week.

* All changes need to be done by the end of the first week of the semester (Friday, Jan. 28th).

* If you want to do TA, Work Release or be an Office Aide, you can pick up the forms in the guidance office on or after the first day of the semester (Jan. 25th).

* There will be no forms or schedule changes accepted after the last change date of Jan. 28th.

Friday, January 14, 2011

College Major of the week: Video Gaming and Application Development

Whew, I am back with the major of the week. It's been a chaotic few weeks, so I apologize for the lag in resuming this part of the blog!

This week: Video Gaming and Application Development at MN School of Business in Richfield, MN or Century College in White Bear Lake, MN.
- Length of the program: 2 years or more (depending on your degree)
- Typical Career Name: Video Gaming Designers, Video Gaming Programmers, Video Gaming Engineers
- What do I do with this? Video Gaming programs prepare people to design gaming systems. Students learn about gaming hardware, software, and networking. They learn to create easy-to-use system designs.
- Things to know: It is common for employers to require you to have a bachelor's degree to gain entry-level work in the field. Video Gaming degrees are sometimes offered as part of an overall computer science program. In many case, they are combined with engineering into a single program. In some programs, business courses are also offered. This is because much of your work will be project-based. Therefore, management and organization courses are useful. Perhaps one of the best things about Video Gaming programs is that you stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. This usually means that you take courses in state-of-the-art classrooms with access to several types of computers and software.
- Approximate starting wage: $26 per hour. This career has a high demand rating if you are willing to work with computers, it is considered an average demand if you are only wanting to work with video gaming.

Announcements for the week of January 9, 2011

The Morning Bulletin
Friday, January 14, 2011

Menu: Nachos, meat and cheese sauce, fresh carrots and broccoli, pears, chocolate chip cookie, chicken nuggets/chips.

No School Monday, January 17 - Teacher In-service and no school Monday, January 24 – Teacher Workshop.

There will be Dance Team Competition Monday Night at home at 7:00. Teams competing are Fergus Falls, New London-Spicer, Rocori and Melrose.

Boys’ basketball game vs. Litchfield at St. John’s University at 5:30 Monday night. (Varsity Only)

There will be a short speech meeting at 3:00 on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in Ms. V’s room. All members must attend.

St. Mary’s 9-12 graders return Castaway forms to Colleen at St. Mary’s Church.

Attention all sync members, you must see Michelle in the Dutchmen Depot by the end of the week concerning shirts. Thank you.

There will be a meeting in the library on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, after school for all synchronized swimming number heads and managers.

Senior class meeting 9:10 – theatre – (25 min.) Friday
Sophomore class meeting – 10:05 – theatre (25 min.) Friday

The Snowmobile Certificates have arrived. Please stop in the Community Education office to pick yours up.

There are extra Purple Reign shirts available if you did not already get one - see Michelle at the Depot.

The 7th grade girls travel team has their 1st backcourt games this Saturday at 2:00 please be at school by 1:45. Any questions contact Nathan Notch at 267-9604.

Just a reminder that Osakis is hosting a “Prom Dress Sale” this Saturday, January 15 from 12:00 to 3:00.

9th and 10th grade softball players – please talk to Grace Brang, Morgan Notch, Michaela Worms or Kali Pohlman to sign up as a volunteer at the Lion’s Breakfast on January 16 from 11:00 1:30.

Miss Melrose informative meeting, Monday, January 31 at 7:00 in the Quiet Room. Come and ask questions and learn more about Miss Melrose.

ACT Prep Course, Sunday, March 20, Melrose High School. Cost is $129. See Stacey in the Community Education Office to register.

Any 7-12 boy who is interested in boys’ tennis this spring, please sign up in the high school office by January 14th. We need about 12-15 boys to sign up to offer boys tennis this spring.

Stearns County American Dairy Assn.(ADA) is looking for potential dairy princess candidates. If you are a daughter/sister of a dairy farmer or work for a dairy farmer and are between the ages of a senior in high school and under 24, you are asked to share your knowledge of the dairy industry and promote your family’s business and way of life to the public by participating in this year’s Dairy Princess Program

Seniors – reminder that I put any scholarships I receive out on my web site, make sure to check it frequently. mahscounselor.blogspot.com Ms. Dusha

Activities This Week
Friday
BBB at home vs. Cathedral at 6:00
7/8 wrestling at Minnewaska at 6:30
Senior class meeting 9:10 – theatre – (25 min.)
Sophomore class meeting – 10:05 – theatre (25 min.)
Saturday
Gymnastics at Lakeville at 9:00
Knowledge Bowl at Eden Valley-
Watkins at 9:00
Dance Team at ACGC at 12:00
Wrestling at Hinckley-Finlayson at 10:00

The following students see Carol today: Grade 10 - Anthony Barutt, Ashley Bertram, Nicole Hoppe, Cortiney Kerfeld, Kevin Klaphake, Tayler Reller, Torri Reller, LeAnna Thom.

Grade 11 – Eric Blonigan, Annie Herkenhoff, Corey Klapahake, Ethan Klaphake, Manuel Raya, Kristen Scherping, Craig Steinhofer, Janette Villanueva, Nicole Welle.

Grade 12 – Paige Austing, Amanda Bertram, Diana Bertam, Kyle Bertram, Jill Beuning, Elizabeth Blomker, Hannah Breitbach, Tony Droogsma, Rachael Ellering, Alicia Evans, Olivia Gruber, Samantha Hinnenkamp, Sammi Keller, Amee Leukam, Kara Kramer, Dakota Massmann, Michael Mayers, Kayla Meyer, Megan Meyer, Melissa Meyer, Staci Meyer, Devin Middendorf, Richard Milla, Katelynn Mueller, Jackie Perez, Michelle Rademacher, Dora Raya, Christina Sand, Carter Sawyer, Cody Scherping, Emily Scholz, Emily Schulzetenberg, Eric Terres, Zach Thelen, Mechelle Turner, Lucero Vazquez, Kyle Welle.

Grade 9 – Jackie Arias, Carter Atkinson Brent Blommel, Jamie Boecker, Jackie Boeckermann, Jailyn Brinkman, Tyler Bussmann, Alondra Cervantes, Trevor Doll, Austin Douvier, Nathan Dragseth, Alyssa Fleischhacker, Cody Fuechtmann, Nathan Goebel, Joseph Hartung, Kelsey Heinze, Kim Herdering, Amanda Hiltner, Garrett Hoeschen, Ken Horn, Maria Juarez, Dallas Kalthoff, Michaela Kellen-VanZee, Amanda Kemper, Ben Klaphake, Tiffani Klein, Blake Loxtercamp, Cristian Martinez, Yasmeen Martinez, Kate Maus, Chris Meyer, Morgan Notch, Dana Overman, Sheila Poepping, Sydney Rasmussen, Madison Rausch, Clarisa Raya, Emily Revermann, McKayla Roske, Caleb Rothfork, Brooke Scherping, John Schwieters, Kelsey Servatius, Shannon Steinhofer, Abe Thull Rolfzen, Elizamar, Megan Viere, Monica Villanueva, Eric Wiechmann, Kyle Wiechmann, Kelli Wielenberg, Patricia Wollan

Students of the Month of December
High School
Jenna Frierichs – Math
Courtney Rieland – Family and Consumer Science
Dustin Leukam – Industrial Technology
Breanna Hellermann – Science
Ross Welle, Jordan Welle – English
Kayla Meyer – Social Studies
Chandni Patel, Helena Olmscheid – Art
Kimberly Kuehn – Music
Sheila Poepping, Anthony Barutt – Physical Education
Ross Welle, Amee Leukam – Spanish
Elaine Kraker, Jenna Ritter – German
Middle School
Ben Heller, Emily Goerdt – Math
Morgan Swank, Trevor Wensmann – Family and Consumer Science
McKenna Von Wahlde, Stephanie Rasmussen, Neliza Orozco – Science
Michael Salzl, Tara Ostendorf, Shawn Scherping – English
Bryant Sand – Social Studies
Mikayla Hartung, Chloe Notch – Physical Education
Sean Caveny – Industrial Technology

Thursday, January 6, 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!

Please be sure to check out the scholarships on the side of my blog. I just added 3 new ones today. The National Wild Turkey Federation scholarship awards one scholarship to Melrose and to date nobody has applied. This is free money so take advantage of this opportunity to apply.

Announcements for the week of January 3, 2011

The Morning Bulletin
Thursday, January 6, 2011

Menu: Chicken Ala King, rice or mashed potatoes, peas, peaches, corn dog and potatoes.

Swim meet scheduled for tonight at home has been moved to Sauk Centre because the diving board is broken. Swimmers the bus leaves at 4:00.

Check it Out. Lucero Vazquez photography display of student images now showing in the senior high Art Room Display case. Independent Photography course.

Girls and Boys soccer will begin next Tuesday, January 11. The girls will play from 3-4 pm and the boys from 4-5 pm. We will meet in the Elementary gym. Anyone in grades 7-12 who is interested in playing soccer and staying in shape during those cold winter months, feel free to join us. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rink (room 410).

If you are not signed up for psychology but are interested in taking it next semester and you are a junior or senior see Ms. Dusha by the end of the week. She is not here today.

Seniors – the National Wild Turkey scholarship is due this week. So far nobody has applies. One scholarship is designated to a Melrose student. See Ms. Dusha’s website to apply.

Lifeguards will be needed for Open Swim on Wednesdays from Jan. 12 through March 16. Please see the sign up sheet hanging outside the Community Education Office. Thank you.

Needed: 3 lifeguards for Friday, Jan. 21 from 12:20 to 1:40. Please see Stacey in the Community Education Office, you will be paid for this.

Mandatory Yearbook meeting Friday at 7:45 in Ms. Halbert’s room.

Last chance to buy your yearbook before the price goes up on Monday. Bring your yearbook money to Carol in the high school office.

Seniors last chance to get senior pictures and last words in the yearbook. Pages will be sent in on Monday.

The following students who ordered GAME BIBS need to pay $26.00 and pick the up. Tony Droogsma, Devin Horn, Tyler Schmit, Cody Olmscheid, Kyle Bertram, Richard Milla.

The following students have Purple Reign t-shirts to be picked up and paid for cost is $12.00….please see Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot ASAP…Thank-you!
Katelyn Duclos, Melissa Meyer, Carly Skillings, Andrea Yurczyk, Courtney Rieland, Rachael Ellering, Michaela Althaus, Elizabeth Blomker, Amanda Wiechmann, Abby Moening, Chandi Patel, Jackie Blomker, Janette Villanueva, Hannah Hoeschen, Christina Schulztenberg, Brenna Pierskalla, Kendra Braun, Helena Olmscheid, Abby Wessel, Brook Munsterteiger, Taylor Reller, Torri Reller, Amanda Bertram, Ted Hellermann, Amber Roering, Brady Schulzetenberg, Annie Herkenhoff, Dylan Goerdt, Richard Milla, Arielle Bauer, Diego Hernandez, Michael Cave, Bryan Sprenger, Scott Stone, Cody Eichers, Dillon Vogel, Carter Sawyer, Mitchel Niehaus, Isaac Sawyer, Mike Mayers, and Alex Thompson.

Any 7-12 boy who is interested in boys’ tennis this spring, please sign up in the high school office by January 14th. We need about 12-15 boys to sign up to offer boys tennis this spring.

Any 10-12 softball players who have not signed up to work the Lion’s breakfast on January 16th please see Nicole Welle to sign up as soon as possible. Workers are needed.

Stearns County American Dairy Assn.(ADA) is looking for potential dairy princess candidates. If you are a daughter/sister of a dairy farmer or work for a dairy farmer and are between the ages of a senior in high school and under 24, you are asked to share your knowledge of the dairy industry and promote your family’s business and way of life to the public by participating in this year’s Dairy Princess Program

Winter session classroom driver education starts January 10 – 21 from 3:15 – 6:15.
Spring session starts February 14 – 28 from 3:15 – 6:15. (Note time change)

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 come to the high school office and grade 8 go to the middle school office. If you have any questions see Carol.

The weight room will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday’s after school from 3:00 – 4:00. All Athletes who are not out for a winter sport are encouraged to attend. See Mr. DeCann if you have any questions.

Seniors – reminder that I put any scholarships I receive out on my web site, make sure to check it frequently. mahscounselor.blogspot.com Ms. Dusha

Activities This Week
Thursday
Swim/Dive at home vs. Dassel-Cokato at 6:00 at home
Gymnastics vs. Morris at 6:30 at home
Wrestling at Foley at 7:00
Friday
GBB at home vs. Holdingford at 6:00
Saturday
Swim/Dive at U of M
Knowledge Bowl Meet at Monticello at 9:00
Dance Team at Alexandria at 11:00
Wrestling at Perham at 11:00
Gymnastics at Watertown-Mayer at 1:00

The following students see Carol today: Jeremy Goebel, Brady Schulzetenberg, Scott Stone, Natalie Ahrens, Alex Austing, Anthony Barutt, Ashley Bertram, Nora Botello. Ryan Elfering, Matt Frieler, Caleb Flood, Jacob Gaebel, Jeremy Harms, German Hernandez, Jacob Hinnenkamp, Olivia Hinnenkamp. Nicole Hoppe, Cortiney Kerfeld, Morgan Kingston, Carlee Klaphake, Crystal Klaphake. Kevin Klaphake, Makayla Michael, John Miller, Kiersten Moulton, Aaron Mueller, Mitchel Niehaus, Helena Olmscheid, Daneira Orozco Chavez, Tayler Reller, Torri Reller, Carmen Reynaga, Gaven Sand, Mitchell Sand, Isaac Sawyer, Andrew Thell, LeAnna Thom, Brynn Van Heel, Lisa Weber, Derek Welle, Ross Welle, Ashley Winter, Michaela Worms

Seniors: Financial Aid Time!

Seniors and parents of seniors: it's time to get ready to apply for financial aid! There will be a meeting at the College of St Benedict on Monday, Jan. 24th. Registration starts at 6:30 with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Gorecki Dining and Conference Center. Here are directions and a map of the campus. Please call (320) 363-5388 to confirm your attendance.

This meeting is sponsored by the MN Higher Education Office and is not affiliated with St. Ben's, nor do you need to be going to college there - it's just being held at that location. It is free to attend and you will gain valuable information regarding applying for aid as well as where to get your application forms.