STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS September 30, 2015 Students can pick up their homecoming t-shirts from Mrs. Casey in room A214 today. Any student interested in writing for the school newspaper should contact Mr. Dahlke in the Counseling Office. If you like writing,you have the opportunity to write for the Eagle Echo-a once a month publication in the Star Times newspaper. P.S.A.T. Test: Wednesday, October 14—P.S.A.T. Testing for sophomores and juniors—Cost $15 See your counselor to determine if appropriate. Testing at 8:00 a.m.—MHS #A111 To register, pay Mrs. Mead the $15 by Friday, October 9. Seniors: You need to select your class flower, class song, and class motto to be used at graduation and various printed materials. Please drop off or email Mrs. Mead any appropriate suggestions for class flower, class song, and class mottos by 3:30 Wednesday, October 7. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at Mauston High School on Wednesday, October 7 from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the high school teacher classroom areas. Progress reports for Term 1 will be available to parents and may be picked up in the counseling office. All parents and students are encouraged to attend. Juniors have an opportunity to attend the annual Career Expo with over 40 career speakers and the WEF-Wisconsin Education Fair with over 100 college and post-secondary representatives. It is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of careers and college opportunities. Registration packets are available in the Counseling Office or can be printed from your school email. Forms and the $3 trip fee are due by Thursday, October 1, 2015. FFA Fun night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Red Ridge Ranch. For $2.00 and your FFA Dues paid you can trial ride, have a cook out and refreshments and of course bond with your FFA advisors. Permission forms are available in the agriculture room. Students who had any errors with their school pictures should notify the front office. Picture Retake Day is scheduled for October 9th. 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. Great Wolf Lodge of Wis. Dells will be in the commons during the three lunch periods on Wednesday, September 30, recruiting workers for part-time Fall/Winter positions. 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. Open Weight room hours will be from 6-7:30 am 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.