Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I know I sound like a broken record, but be sure you are checking out the local scholarships for Melrose seniors on the right side of this blog. It looks like there are 26 LOCAL scholarships (and many more non-local scholarships). See me if you have any problems printing any of the applications off.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Local Scholarships are rolling in!

Make sure you are checking out the local scholarships on the right under scholarships. I added quite a few today. Keep watching and apply, apply, apply!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Message from Mr. Doetkott

February 13, 2012

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Craig Wiechmann, a senior in our school. Craig died from injuries suffered in a farm accident that occurred Saturday afternoon.

The funeral will be held at St. Rosa of Lima Church in St. Rosa on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Rosa of Lima Church in St. Rosa during the hours of 4-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 hour prior to the funeral. The school will provide bussing for students that would like to attend the funeral. Students not taking the bus, but wanting to attend the funeral are encouraged to attend with their parents.

Students will have varied reactions to the death of a peer. Any reaction is normal in the grief process and can range from withdrawal, to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss with your child their reactions and feelings regarding the death of Craig. Special counseling services have been made available to students today and will continue to be available throughout the week and longer, if needed.

If you think your child needs additional counseling support, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Dusha or Ms. Nietfeld, counselor and social worker at 320-256-4224.


Chad Doetkott, HS Principal

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tomorrow is the Career and College Fair!

If you are a 10th-12th grader or parent, I hope you are planning to attend the Career and College Fair being held in the HS Cafeteria tomorrow, Wednesday. During 6th hour it is open to only juniors, 7th hour is open to 10th-12th graders and from 2:50-4:00 it is open to 10th-12th graders and their parents. Currently over 20 colleges, Melrose businesses, and military branches will be in attendance. I hope you will be able to make it!