Thursday, December 22, 2011

Paying for College

Here's another little "tidbit" of information to help you learn about different ways to pay for college. This is directly from the the publication "Paying for College" from MOHE.

American Indian Students
American Indian students in Minnesota may be eligible for additional financial aid from the state of Minnesota, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and their tribe.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Scholarships are available to eligible American Indian students who are either undergraduate students enrolled at least 3/4 time or graduate students enrolled at least half time. Eligibility and awards are based on need.

Eligibility Requirements: In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be:
• one-fourth or more American Indian
• a Minnesota resident for state financial aid purposes
• enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota
• undergraduates must qualify for a Pell or State Grant, graduate students must demonstrate need
Application Process: Students should complete the FAFSA and complete an application at www.getreadyforcollege.org/indianscholarship. The priority deadline is July 1. Information and application forms also are available from:
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program Minnesota Office of Higher Education Tel: (651) 642-0567 or (800) 657-3866 E-mail: info@ohe.state.mn.us


American Indian Tuition Waiver

The American Indian Tuition Waiver at the University of Minnesota, Morris, recognizes the campus’ origins as the Morris Indian Boarding School founded in the 1800s. American Indian students admitted to the University of Minnesota, Morris, may apply for this waiver by submitting the American Indian tuition waiver application and supplying acceptable documentation.
Eligibility Requirements: To qualify for this benefit, students must be accepted by the university’s admissions office, complete the American Indian Tuition Waiver
application and provide American Indian heritage documentation, which may include the following:
• tribal registration proving membership in a federally- recognized American Indian tribe
• certificate of Indian blood • other legal documentation of American Indian heritage
Application Process: Complete the application at www.morris.umn.edu/aip.html. Students with questions should call (800) 992-8863 or e-mail morrisfa@morris.umn.edu.

Announcements for the week of December 19th

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, December 22

Menu: Nachos, Meat & Cheese Sauce, Romaine Lettuce, Steamed Carrots, Peaches, Apples, Chicken Nuggets

New Items

Anyone who made cranes for Maggie and would like to be in a picture for her with all the cranes, come to the library at 3:00 today. This includes all students and staff. The picture will be taken at 3:05 sharp, so don’t be late.

The Middle School Jingle Jar movie will be shown this Friday, December 23rd during 6th and 7th hour. Students need to check in with their 6th hour class and then go down to the auditorium. The winning classes were Mr. Noll, Mr. Hoyt, and Ms. Schinkel.

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Congratulations to Scottie Stone who was named West Central Conference Boys Basketball player of the week last week

Congratulations to Jenna Orth for being named St. Cloud Times Girls Athlete of the Week!

Musical Students: If you ordered a DVD of the musical please pay Audrey the $10.00 in the senior high office.

Congratulations to the gymnastics team for winning the Brainerd Holiday Invite this weekend with a score of 143.25. This was the first time that Melrose ever won this meet.

Lost a black T-mobile phone. If found please bring to Audrey in the office.

An Ipod was found in the parking lot. See Erma if you lost yours. You will need to identify it! Also teachers can you ask your students if they lost one as well? Thanks! Erma.

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Madison Blommel, Jeremy Goebel

The next sessions of classroom drivers education are January 9 – 24 from 3:15 – 6:15 and February 21 – March 5 from 3:15 – 6:15. If you are interested in either of these sessions sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 – they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up and the rest by the first day of class. Make checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Tennis T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $19.00

Purple Pride T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $12.00

Found a pair of black framed glasses. Claim them in the Middle School office.

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Also pick up a sheet explaining where you can get discounts and businesses who donated money for the program. If you enter these businesses please thank them for contributing to the Renaissance program. Your Renaissance cards are good from December 5 – February 17. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 pick your cards up from Audrey in the senior high office and grade 8 see Cheryl in the middle school office. See Audrey if you have any questions.

WSI Class (Water Safety Instructor) - December 26 - 30, Melrose High School.

For a detailed schedule or to sign up, please see Stacey in Community Ed or Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot.

Bracelets for Maggie Lieser are on sale for $5.00. All money will be donated to the Lieser family. Any questions talk to Hannah Hoeschen, Kiersten Atkinson or Kristin Weber.

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! mahscounselor.blogspot.com ~Ms Dusha

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, December 22

Wrestling-----------------------Quadrangular at Melrose – 5:00

Girls’ Basketball------------------------Melrose & Paynesville – Home – 6:00

Boys’ Basketball-----------------------------Melrose & Holdingford – There – 6:00

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Announcements for the week of December 12th

The Morning Bulletin

Thursday, December 15

Menu: Lasagna, Lettuce, Corn, Pears, Bananas, Chicken Nuggets

New Items

Lost a black T-mobile phone. If found please bring to Audrey in the office.

An Ipod was found in the parking lot. See Erma if you lost yours. You will need to identify it! Also teachers can you ask your students if they lost one as well? Thanks! Erma.

The following students will be gone on Friday, December 16th, to go on a college visit. We will be leaving at 10:00 am from door #7. - Raul Zamora, Manuel Raya, Elizamar Valencia, Janette Villanueva, Alondra Cervantes, Maria Bravo, Clarisa Raya, Yesenia Orozco, Nora Botello, Rosa Ramirez, Carmen Reynaga, Freddy Melena, German Hernandez, Sonia Ambriz, Francisco Vazquez, Nestor Vazquez, Nancy Raya, Jose Martinez, Monica Villanueva, Gabby Raya, Victoria Portuguez, Cesilia Montanez, and Cristal Martinez.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Hellermann, Shannon Raya or Sandy Zierden

Thanks

The following students need to stop and see me (Audrey) today: Madison Blommel, Jeremy Goebel, Harrison Rothfork, Ethan Klaphake, Sydney Rasmussen, Gabi Sawyer, Amanda Warzecha

Dress up days for Holli Daze week

Friday: Pink and Purple day. We ask for everyone to wear purple and pink in support of Maggie Lieser. Pink and purple are Maggie’s favorite colors. Pink and purple day will take place of Dutchmen Friday of this week.

Jingle Ball for grades 9-12 will be held on December 16th. The dance is semi-formal and the ticket cost is $7.00.

Alee photography will be at the dance Friday to take photos. Please pick up your order packet from Cheryl. Additional packets will be available at the dance. $1 from each package sold will be donated to Maggie's Fund.

If you would like to bring a date to the dance Friday from another school please stop and get the form from Audrey. Also the dance is semi-formal so dress up!!

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The Jingle Jar winners will be viewing their movie this Friday, December 16th during 6-7th hour. The class winners were Mr. DeCann, Mr. Dusha, Mr. Haan, and Ms. Vedbraaten. You may go to the auditorium after your 5th hour class. We need to start the movie as soon as possible to be able to finish it.

If you have a test during your 6-7th hour, you need to stay back and take the test, unless you set up a different plan with your teacher.

Thank you, Ms. Nietfeld

There will be a speech team meeting after school on Monday, December 19th. All members must attend. Speech students must have their speeches chosen by the time they come back from the holiday break.

The next sessions of classroom drivers education are January 9 – 24 from 3:15 – 6:15 and February 21 – March 5 from 3:15 – 6:15. If you are interested in either of these sessions sign up with Audrey – cost is $285.00 – they ask that you pay the whole amount or $50.00 down when you sign up and the rest by the first day of class. Make checks payable to Central Lakes Driving School.

Winter Soccer practices begin this Friday. Girls practice from 3:10 to 4:00, and Boys practice from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Gym 1)

The following B Squad and Varsity boys’ basketball players are excused at 2:45 on Thursday for a game in Kimball:

12th Grade: Dylan Schmiesing, Austin Van Beck, Jordan Welle; 11th Grade: Ryan Elfering, Jacob Hinnenkamp,

Mitchel Niehaus, Mitch Reller, Ty Reller, Tyler Revermann, Issac Sawyer, Scottie Stone, Corey Wiehoff

10th Grade: Seth Noll, Ben Klaphake, Cole Van Beck, Brock Bosshardt, Alex Borgerding, Carter Atkinson, Gentry Middendorf, Mitchell Moening, Nathan Goebel

We are looking for volunteers to help with the travel team tournament on Saturday and Sunday the 17th and 18th. If you are interested please see Mr. Ruoff by Wednesday. Maybe these volunteer hours could be used for confirmation or NHS

Tennis T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $19.00

Purple Pride T-shirts are in at the Depot – cost $12.00

Found a pair of black framed glasses. Claim them in the Middle School office.

Musical Students: If you ordered a DVD of the musical please pay Audrey the $10.00 in the senior high office.

Renaissance cards are ready for you to pick up. Also pick up a sheet explaining where you can get discounts and businesses who donated money for the program. If you enter these businesses please thank them for contributing to the Renaissance program. Your Renaissance cards are good from December 5 – February 17. Check the display case in the hallway across from the media center. Grades 9-12 pick your cards up from Audrey in the senior high office and grade 8 see Cheryl in the middle school office. See Audrey if you have any questions.

WSI Class (Water Safety Instructor) - December 26 - 30, Melrose High School.

For a detailed schedule or to sign up, please see Stacey in Community Ed or Michelle at the Dutchmen Depot.

If you haven’t turned in your senior pictures and last words sheet for the yearbook you must do that. Bring pictures and last words sheet to the office!

Bracelets for Maggie Lieser are on sale for $5.00. All money will be donated to the Lieser family. Any questions talk to Hannah Hoeschen, Kiersten Atkinson or Kristin Weber.

Last opportunity to buy a yearbook or be guaranteed one, now until the end of the year yearbooks are $55.00. See Ms. Halbert or order online.

I have added many new scholarships on my web site, be sure to check them out! mahscounselor.blogspot.com ~Ms Dusha

Students, you are not allowed to pick up your brothers or sisters in the round about area by door #2 after school.

St Mary's is looking for a student 16 years or older to help with their kids time program. Hours are from 3:30-5. If interested they should call St Mary's at 256-4257 and talk to Amanda Hellermann.

The weight room will be open for all students after school from 3:00 – 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays during the fall.

PAID POSITION: If you would be interested in working in the nursery during church services at 1st Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre on Sundays, see Ms. Dusha. It would be from approximately 7:30-11:30 a.m. These are PAID positions.

College Rep Visits:

Events this Week

Thursday, December 15

Grades K-3 Holiday Program – Auditorium – 1:00

Grades 4 & 5 Holiday Program – Auditorium – 1:45

Boys’ Basketball----------------------------Invitational at Kimball – 4:30

Girls’ Basketball-----------------------------------Melrose & BBE – Home – 6:00

Boys’ Swimming-------------------------Melrose/SC & Alexandria – at Sauk Centre – 6:00

Friday, December 16

Wrestling-----------------------------------Quadrangular at Sauk Centre – 5:00

Girls’ Basketball---------------------Melrose & Osakis – Home – 6:00

7th & 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball-----------------------Melrose & Albany – There – 4:15

Dance Team---------------------------Invitational at Detroit Lakes

Saturday, December 17

Boys’ Basketball--------------------------Invitational at Kimball – 10:30

Hockey-----------------------------------Prairie Centre & Bagley – There – 1:00

9th Grade Girls’ Basketball-------------------------------Invitational at Pierz – 10:00

Gymnastics-----------------------------------Invitational at Brainerd –11:00

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Maggie

As most of us are aware Maggie Lieser, one of our senior students, was critically injured in a car accident on November 12th. Since then the students of this school have done an amazing job coming together to support Maggie and her family with fund raisers of selling (and hand making!) hundreds (if not a thousand) bracelets and creating and selling t-shirts with Maggie's beautiful face on them. All of the proceeds will go to Maggie's family. Our kids are amazing. They have supported each other and Maggie in overwhelmingly emotional ways as well.

Next week on Wednesday between 3rd and 4th hours all students who are wearing Maggie's shirt should come to the HS Gym to have their picture taken. Wear your shirt and show your support!

If you haven't already, please check out Maggie's Caringbridge site.