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Thursday, April 15, 2021

2021-2022 Course Registration Time is Coming!

On Monday I will be having information sessions during school hours for all 8-11th graders to talk about registration and course selection for the 2021-2022 school year.

I sent an email to all parents and students yesterday explaining how the process will work.  After the sessions are complete I will email a recording of the information sessions along with all paperwork.  I will also post that information on this blog.

Course selection is due by 8am on Friday, April 23.  Students must enter their requests into StudentVue.

As always, please contact me with any questions regarding registration!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Melrose Senior Scholarships

 This is just a friendly reminder that most of the local (scholarships just for Melrose HS seniors) are due by March 24, 2021 to Audrey.  Please take some time to look over the guidelines and applications (on the right side of this website).  

We are so lucky that so many local businesses and organizations are offering these financial opportunities to our seniors year after year.  Last year these businesses and organizations gave away around $30,000 to seniors!

Contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

2021-2022 Registration Survey

This week 8-11th graders will be completing a survey letting us know what electives they would like us to offer next year.  This is not registration but rather is an opportunity for students to have a say in what classes we offer next year.  After the information from the survey is collected and analyzed, administration creates a "master" schedule - this is an hour by hour list of classes we will offer.  As you can imagine, the process of completing the master schedule takes some time!  After this is all completed, official registration for the 2021-2022 school year typically takes place around the end of April.  During that time students attend an information session during school time where I discuss numerous things (honors credits, college credits, graduation requirements, etc) and then students are given time to start choosing classes.  These information sessions are recorded and posted for parents to review, too.  Students are given about a week to complete the registration.

With that information in mind, keep a watch out for emails and blog posts announcing the start of registration this spring.  In the meantime, the 2021-2022 Registration Guide is always available under "Useful Websites and Forms" on the right side of my blog so that you can review the different classes that we may offer to better assist your student when their time to select courses occurs.

If you have questions, just let me know! 

Monday, November 30, 2020

S2 Schedule Change Requests

It’s crazy to think we are almost near the end of 1st semester. With that, sometimes students want to make a change to their schedules.  Schedules will only be changed for very few, required reasons (example: you already took a class, you didn’t take the prerequisite class, you are missing an hour - not to be with friends or switch lunch hours).  Also, just because you request a change does not mean it can be done.  Remember there are many factors that play into whether a change can be made (is the class full? Does it conflict with another class in your schedule?) 

Please click here to access the change form (you must be logged into your school email in order to access the form). This is timestamped and will be processed in the order of when I receive the request  

If you would like to see a list of all of the classes for each semester and what is offered each hour, please click here.  

If you have questions and would like to schedule a time to do a video meeting with me, click here.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, I won't be printing schedules or a copy of the courses and times they are offered. 

Schedule changes can be requested up to 5 days after the start of the first day of 2nd semester.  

Thank you!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

FAFSA Completion Event

On Tuesday, November 10th at 5:30 p.m., we (Albany, Sauk Centre, Eden Valley-Watkins and Melrose Schools) have collaborated to bring parents and senior students an opportunity to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the help of a financial aid representative from Dakota Technical College in Rosemount, MN (you can be planning to attend any college to attend this event).  This event will be done via Zoom.  A link to the Zoom session will be sent to those that RSVP in the form (link) below.

This is a great way to get some help and to get that FAFSA completed.

Free Application Week!

Seniors and senior parents: it is free application week!  Please check your emails for more information on this.  I am providing sessions to help seniors apply to college (step by step) - we will complete the application and send your required transcript and then you just need to wait to find out your admission status.  Don't delay, take advantage of applying to college FOR FREE!  Contact me with any questions.

Below are the colleges that you can apply to for free this week (click on them to go directly to their website to start the application should you want to do this on your own): 

Alexandria Technical & Community College

Anoka Hennepin Technical College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Cambridge

Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids

Bemidji State University

Central Lakes College

Century Comm & Tech College

Dakota County Technical College

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Hennepin Technical College-Brooklyn Park

Hennepin Technical College-Eden Prairie

Hibbing Community College

Inver Hills Community College

Itasca Community College

Lake Superior College

Mesabi Range Comm & Tech College

Metropolitan State University

Minneapolis Comm & Tech College

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota West Comm & Tech College

MN State Community & Technical College

MN State University - Moorhead 

Normandale Community College

North Hennepin Community College

Northland Community & Technical College

Northwest Technical College

Pine Technical College

Rainy River Community College

Ridgewater College

Riverland Community College

Rochester Community & Technical College

South Central College-Faribault & Mankato Campus

Southwest MN State University

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Technical & Community College

St. Paul Technical College

Vermilion Community College

Winona State University

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

October is College Knowledge Month!

During the month of October, in an effort to encourage potential to apply to college, many colleges are waiving the application fee.  Here is a link of the MN schools that will not require a fee.  Some are free all month and some are just during the last week of October.  Be sure to reach out to me if you want any help with your application!  Stay tuned as there will be a couple different sessions I will hold to help students during the last week of October to apply to college.