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Friday, March 25, 2011

Senior Scholarships

I hope I can assume that the seniors have been picking up the senior scholarships available from local businesses in the main office?! There have been numerous announcements regarding the scholarships overhead and in the announcements (like below). Every year local businesses give JUST MELROSE SENIORS around $25,000 in scholarship monies. If you haven't done so, please check as new ones have been added weekly.

Many of these scholarship applications are due to Carol in the office by April 1, which is next week Friday. The applications typically ask for letters of recommendation and transcripts, so make sure that you have asked for that information in plenty of time to get your applications completed and in on time!

Enjoy your weekend.

Announcements for the week of March 21st

The Morning Bulletin
Friday, March 25, 20011

Menu: Baked potato bar, cheesy veggie blend, fresh broccoli, pears, apples, chocolate pudding, hamburger on a bun.


Sync practice starts at 3:10 sharp on the pool deck for all swimmers and managers.

The Melrose Economics Challenge Group placed 2nd in the small school division at St. Johns.



Students, if you are interested in joining spring practices for soccer, you must sign up this week in Mr. Rink’s room (410). Boys and girls grades 7-12 are eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Rink.

7th-11th Grade boys' swimmers: If you have not done so already, please get your money to Jared Von Wahlde for the senior gifts that were given at the banquet.

Sync members will be selling tickets for next Wednesday’s Senior Matinee. They will sell before school Friday thru Tuesday.

Seniors – scholarship applications are due April 1st.

Speech Team Members meet in Ms. V's Room Friday after school.

Synchronized Swimming tickets are on sale in the office. Tickets are $6.00 and are available only from Carol in the high school office. Show dates are Thursday, March 31 at 8:00, Friday, April 1 at 8:00, Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 and Sunday, April 3 at 1:00. Students will not be selling tickets this year.

Seniors – stop by the office and check the folders for scholarships – I added two new scholarships and check Ms. Dusha’s web site.

Seniors bring a graduation picture to the office by April 1st. The junior parents need a picture for your graduation lock in party. There is a box on the table in the office for your pictures.

Any students interested in a one-time volunteer opportunity with the Great River Regional library, see Stacey in the Comm. Ed. Office. They need 4 assistants on April 14 from 3:30-5:00 to help students preschool to age 10 with some craft projects.

Make a video and you could earn $3,000 for our library! Enter the Why I Need my Library teen video contest. Deadline is April 18th. Rules and entry information can be found at also linked on the Media Center homepage under Contests.

Teen Dance March 25 at the Melrose American Legion 8:00 to midnight. Cost is $5.00.. Open to students in grades 9-12 from any school. Music provided by Dean-O-Mite. Bring a food shelf donation for a chance to win door prizes.

Mrs. Osterberg has Inpulse CD’s available for $10.00.

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

Activities for This Week
End of 3rd Quarter
Speech Meet at Melrose at 9:00
No school – Teacher Work Day

Thursday, March 17, 2011

College Major of the Week: Interior Design

This week: Interior Design, offered at Alexandria Technical College
- Length of the program: 2 years (Associate's Degree)
- Typical Career Name: Interior Designer, Designer's Assistant, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Residential Designer, Sales Associate or Manufacturer's Representative
- What do I do with this? Interior design programs prepare people to plan and design indoor spaces. Students learn drafting and graphic methods to express their designs. They learn to select furniture and furnishings to fit their space designs. They also learn about building codes and laws.
- Things to know: Getting a diploma or an associate degree in interior design typically prepares you to be only a design assistant and not a professional interior designer. However, it also provides a useful introduction to this program of study. If you decide afterwards that this program is truly right for you, you can apply to get a baccalaureate or graduate degree.

Many states require you to be licensed before you can practice. Even when licensing is not required, a potential employer or client wants assurance of your professional competence and educational background. Passing the certification exam given by the National Council for Interior Design shows these things about you; it also qualifies you for licensure where necessary.

- Approximate starting wage: $25.28 per hour with a high growth (meaning a good job outlook)!

Monday, March 14, 2011

PLAN Test Meeting for 10th grade Parents

This is just a reminder regarding the letter I sent home about 1 week ago regarding the PLAN test results. There will be two optional meetings held in the HS Auditorium on Wednesday, March 16th. Both meetings will cover the same information, but are offered at two different times hoping it will work for everyone's schedules. The first time is at 12:15 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. If you have questions regarding the meetings, please feel free to contact me.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Announcements for the week of Feb 28th

The Morning Bulletin
Friday, March 4, 2011

Menu: cheesy veggie blend, carrot sticks, applesauce, fresh oranges, sugar cookie, corn dog.

Good Luck Swimmers at State this weekend.

Donaldo will be competing today at the state wrestling meet.

All NHS members will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:40 in the quiet room. Please be punctual.

Boys’ basketball tournament
Thursday, March 10
Melrose vs. St. John’s Prep at 7:00 at Melrose
Passes and activity tickets cannot be used for admission


FYI meeting on Monday, March 7th. Please meet Shannon by door #7 at 3:15.
Student Council bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. from door #6 Wednesday.

If you were not at the track meeting and you are interested in going out for track, you can still sign up. Please see Ms. Olson or Mr. Knight for more information.

Locker Clean Out is Thursday, March 10th
Seniors – 8:20
Juniors – 9:13
Sophomores – 10:06
Freshmen – 12:30

Parent//Teacher Conferences are March 7, 8, and 11.
Monday, March 7 – PreK – 12th grade: 5:00-8:00
Tuesday, March 8 – PreK – 8th grade 5:00 – 8:00
Friday, March 11 – PreK – 12th grade: 8:00 a.m. – noon

District 740 will be hosting AWF Pro Wrestling on March 12th at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in helping sell tickets for the AWF wrestling please contact me.
Tickets are $10 and all children 10 and under are free.

Please have the following students stop and pick up an envelope from me: Danielle Aranda, Jacob Berscheit, Madison Blommel, Tyler Braegelmann, Sam Dockendorf, Levi Feldewerd, Kyle Fuechtmann, Brianna Hartung, Barry Hellermann, Luis Hernandez, Logan Hinnenkamp, Kalie Klaphake, Matthew Kluempke, Isaac Lieser, Jordan Lieser, Allison Line, Maria Maleska, Joel Martinez, Kendra Moening, Tyler Moscho, Bryce Nathe, Maegan Nordby, Taylor Poepping, Kylie Primus, Brittany Rademacher, Stefanie Rasmussen, Tiffany Reller, Cody Rohe, Dustin Rohe, Cally Roering, Zahcary Schneider, Levi Schwieters, Miranda Shiniabarger, Kegan Stueve, Adam Van Beck, Adam Viere, McKenna Von Wahlde, Kenneth Warzecha, Derek Wiechmann, Jeron Wiechmann, Nicholas Wiechmann, Shawn Wielenberg, Andrew Wilwerding, Isaac Zink.
Thanks, Audrey

Seniors – stop by and check out the scholarship applications – I have added about 5 more packets.

There will be a Lifeguarding class at Rocori on Saturdays March 12, 26, April 2 from 9:00 – 5:30 and a Sunday class on March 27 from 12:30 – 6:00. The cost is tentatively set for $150. register by calling 320-685-8631, or e-mailing Mark at Melrose will also be holding a Lifeguarding class in May.

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

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. Ms. Dusha

Activities for This Week
GBB Sub-Section tourney at St. Johns
Swim/Dive State Tourney at U of M
BBB at Osakis at 6:15
State Wrestling Tournament
Swim/Dive tourney at the U of M
Speech meet at Sauk Centre at 9:00
State Wrestling Tourney