STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS September 17, 2015 Attention all Freshmen! There will be a link crew social cookout tonight beginning at 4PM in the commons. Come eat and make signs with the Link Crew and attend the JVR football game, the soccer match, and the volleyball game! There is no cost to attend. See you there! If you are bringing a guest to the Homecoming dance you should pick up a permission form in the office. Anyone without a signed permission form will not be allowed in. Any Golden Eagle Fans who will be attending the football game in Nekoosa on September 25th, you can get into the game for FREE if you bring one of the following breakfast items: a box of cereal, a box of poptarts, a box of pancake mix, a bottle of syrup, a box of granola bars, a box of cereal bars, or a box of oatmeal packets. All food collected will be donated to Nekoosa’s “Back Pack for Kids” program. There will be a FACT meeting on Thursday the 17th after school in the business lab across from the art room. Snacks will be provided. If you're interested in great leadership opportunities and can't make it to the meeting contact Kyle Barribeau or Ms. Friend. There will be a Spanish Club meeting during Pride Time on Friday in Sra. Luke's room. This is an organizational meeting only. No worries if you cannot make the first meeting. Seniors: Jostens will be distributing cap, gown, and other souvenir and graduation party supply ordering information on Tuesday, October 13— during PRIDE TIME They will return on Tuesday, October 20— during the three lunch periods for ordering. In order to participate in the graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 5, seniors need to purchase a cap, gown, 2016 tassel, and stole. If you have a recent years MHS cap and gown from a sibling/friend, you certainly may use that. Check fit and condition though to make sure it will work. If borrowing, you still would need to order a 2016 tassel and stole. Part-time Employment: If you are 16 years old, have a good attendance record and clear discipline record, available after school and weekends for part-time hours - stop and see Mrs. Mead in the counseling office to learn about current employment opportunities. College Bound Seniors: If you need to ACT re-test yet to meet your college entrance requirements, the postmark deadline for the October ACT test is Friday, September 18. Mauston is NOT a test site in October. Register on-line at www.actstudent.org Open Weightroom hours will be from 6-7:30 am beginning on Monday with Mr. Ewing. Please contact him if you have any questions. Western Technical College - both our local Mauston campus and the LaCrosse campus are holding an Open House on Thursday, October15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. for interested students and parents. Tours, resource and program information, refreshments, and door prizes will be available. Any seniors that apply for admission during the Open House will save the $30 application fee, if you apply in person at the Open House. Women in Engineering– Fall Career Day to be held on Monday, October 26 at UW-Platteville. This is for young women in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in learning more about carers that require creative problem solving, encourages forward thinking, and shaping the future of our world. Cost is $20 and students/parents would be responsible to transport their child to UW-Platteville. Register by October 11. A brochure is available in the counseling office. Seniors Scholarships: Juneau County Peace Scholarship— Seniors design and execute a peacemaking project in their community. Awards range from $200-$1000 per project. Pick up an interest sheet from Mrs. Mead by Friday, October 16 You will have until March to complete your project. $3000 Kohl Excellence Scholarship— Seniors will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement and academic achievement. Pick up applications from Mrs. Mead. Only the MHS two finalists need to obtain the three recommendation letters. Apply by Wed. October 28.. Coca-Cola Scholarships- Coca-Cola is awarding 150 merit based scholarships to outstanding high school seniors with a 3.0 minimum GPA. Apply by October 31. on-line. Horatio Alger Scholarship Program- for seniors pursuing a 4-year college degree and financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross family income), involvement in co-curricular and community activities Apply online by October 25 AES Engineering Scholarship– AES Engineering is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Apply on-line by October 7. College Reps coming to MHS: Ripon College—Friday, September 18—8:45 a.m. See Mrs. Mead for a pass ahead of time if interested.