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Monday, October 14, 2019

Financial Aid Meeting for Seniors/Parents


What:FAFSA Completion Event
Who:Seniors and their parent/guardian
Where:Melrose High School Media Center
When:6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday evening, November 12th 
(during the same time as parent-teacher conferences)
More Info:
There will be financial aid representatives here during this event that will help
you complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid).
The FAFSA is required if you are hoping to receive grants or loans from a college. 
Please fill out this form 3 days before the event and bring your 2018 income tax
Also, there are two videos at the bottom of this post that will help you in the
process of getting ready for this event and for completing the FAFSA. 

Another opportunity if you cannot make it to the Melrose HS event:
The Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s financial aid office will be hosting a
FAFSA-completion event on Monday, November 11 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library.  You are not required to
apply to CSB/SJU in order to utilize this service.  RSVP using the link below: 
because space will be limited, families will be asked to sign
up for one of two times-slots:  5:00 – 6:00 or 6:00 – 7:00 PM. 


Thursday, October 10, 2019

October is "College Knowledge Month"!

October is known as "College Knowledge Month" in the state of MN as a way to encourage students to start thinking and applying to college.  There are many different activities planned with MN State Colleges to help a student with navigating the college application process during this month.  Check out the website linked below where you will also learn about the various colleges that are offering a free application during the month or the last week of October.  See me if you have questions!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Remind App and Texts for Seniors

Well we are already almost done with the 2nd week of school!  It's been a great, yet crazy start to the year.

This week I started meeting with all of the seniors in small groups to hopefully get them "thinking" graduation and college applications.  So far the meetings have been well attended.

During the meetings we have talked about applications, transcripts, financial aid and recently I have started using a texting service called "Remind" that allows me to text the seniors with information or I can send, or they can send, individual messages to me.  I hope this turns out to be a good way to communicate and get information to them. Parents are invited to sign up as well, your senior has this information in the blue packet they received from me during their senior meeting.  Otherwise email me for the directions, I would be happy to provide them!

Lastly, in regards to financial aid - we will have a FAFSA (financial aid application) completion event on November 12 from 6-8pm which is during parent-teacher conferences.  More information to come regarding this.

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Changing your Schedule

Welcome back, students and parents!

If you need to make a change to your schedule you can find the schedule change form by clicking here.

If you need to see what classes are offered and their hours, please click here

I, along with teachers, will return the week of August 26th and I will return any emails after this date.

As a reminder, I will not process your requests without all proper signatures from parents and teachers.  Once your form is completely filled out, you may turn it into the orange box outside of my door.  If you need assistance or do not understand how to fill out the form, please make an appointment to see me.  You can send me an email at 
and I will email you back with a time to see me upon my return.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Additional Local Scholarship Added

Seniors - check the link on the left side of this blog.  We just added the Freeport Lions Scholarship as a local scholarship.  It is due by April 5th to Audrey in the HS office.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Melrose Public Utilities Scholarship

If you/your parent has utility services with Melrose Public Utilities, you are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors with educational pursuits that are related to the electric industry. Up to 10 scholarships will be granted each year in two categories. The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2019.
1)  Scholarships for Full-Time Undergraduate Studies
Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who meet the following qualifications:
  • Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 61 MRES member utilities. (Melrose Utilities is included)
  • Must enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school no later than the fall of 2019. 
Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing courses of study for careers related to the electric industry, such as an electrical technician (field service technician, wind turbine maintenance, power plant maintenance, etc.), electrical engineer or other engineering disciplines, mathematics, science, energy management, or other closely related field. 

Scholarship materials are available here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Win a Trip to Washington D.C.

National Rural Electric Youth Tour:

A Washington, D.C. Trip

Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,500 students on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors and seniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about.

Each year, Stearns Electric Association sends one high school junior or senior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington, D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour. The selected student will visit with congressional representatives, tour some of the most famous museums in the world, and make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Learn how to apply below.

To select one high school junior or senior to represent Stearns Electric Association at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

The contest is open to any current high school junior whose family is a member of the Cooperative.

See this website for more information.