Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Melrose Utilities Scholarships

All scholarships listed in the message below are located on the right side of this webpage (remember you need to view as desktop version if you are on a mobile device).  Any questions, see Ms. Dusha!
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Parents of high school seniors…
MRES Scholarship
Is your child planning to attend a college or technical college and interested in a line of study related to the electric industry? Missouri River Energy Services and Melrose Public Utility  are offering two types of scholarship opportunities:

1. $1,000 scholarships for 2-year or 4-year undergraduate studies in mathematics, science, electrical engineering or other engineering programs, electrical technician, etc. 
2. $1,000 scholarships for 1-year studies to become a Power Lineworker at an eligible technical college in the upper Midwest region.
Scholarship applications for students graduating in 2020 are available from your
high school guidance counselor or available at 
www.mrenergy.comCheck out
this opportunity now! Applications must be postmarked no later than March 15.

Minnesota Municipal Utility Association (MMUA)  Scholarships
MMUA will be giving away four scholarships:  $2,000 (1st place); $1,500 (2nd place); $1,000 (3rd place); $500 (4th place).  This is open to any eligible Senior who lives in MMUA territory.   Deadline is April 3, 2020 at Noon.  Applications can be dropped off at the High School Counseling Office or at the City Center office, or emailed to cwinter@cityofmelrose.com

Melrose Public Utilities Scholarship
Melrose Public Utilities is giving away a $1,000 Scholarship to an eligible Senior who lives in the Melrose Public Utility Service Area. 
Deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, 2020.  Applications can be dropped off at the High School Counseling Office or emailed to cwinter@cityofmelrose.com.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Plan Ahead for Changing your S2 Schedule

Wow!  We are almost done with half of the school year!  As we start thinking about 2nd semester, if you are wanting to make any changes to your schedule, please try to do this before the start of the semester.  The deadline to change your schedule, however, is Friday, January 31 (the end of the 1st week of the new semester).  

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 want to let you know that due to personal reasons, I will be out of the office January 13-17 which is why it is important that you plan ahead.  Any schedule changes that are turned in during that week will be processed upon my return on Monday, January 20 (which is the last week of 1st semester).  Any emails sent during the week I am gone will also not be answered until I return on January 20.  Thank you for your patience and assistance in preparing ahead of time as to not cause any stress for yourself as you wait for your schedule to be adjusted.


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 mdusha@isd740.org 
and I will email you back with a time.

Good luck with the end of 1st semester!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Financial Aid Meeting for Seniors/Parents

YOU’RE INVITED!!  


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
information.  
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. 


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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. 

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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 mdusha@isd740.org 
and I will email you back with a time to see me upon my return.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!