Student Bulletin Monday, October 19 Day 1
Let’s show Monticello High School’s support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for October. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STAFF AND STUDENTS are encouraged to WEAR PINK tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20th. Mrs. Ralston will be collecting donations for those wanting to make a donation to the fight against breast cancer. Wear Pink tomorrow!!
This year MHS will be celebrating Veteran’s Day virtually. If you would like to participate you can either submit a photo or video of you with a vet you’d like to honor. Or we have students who will come take a photo or video of you. Contact Mr. Hospo if you’d like to participate.
If you are interested in joining Jones County F-H, please see the attached flyer.
Seniors: Turn in senior and baby pictures by email to Mrs. Woodhouse or to the office window. Label on the back if turning in a hard copy. The last day to turn one in is Dec. 18.
Subway in Monticello is hiring. Visit their website for an application or pick up one up Subway.
Kirkwood Community College is presenting a free, virtual event, “Mark Perna: Unleashing the Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations” tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. The evening will focus on empowering parents and educators to help the youth in their life find a purpose and develop a career pathway that will take them through high school, post-secondary training options, and beyond. See the attached flyer.
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All students, especially seniors, should be checking out the Scholarship webpage linked from the MHS Counseling website. Scholarship season is starting and information and applications will begin to be posted. Past scholarship applications are listed to help you research the ones you want to apply for – look at the old applications to get an idea of how to answer questions and essays then watch for the updated application. Watch for deadlines and how to submit the applications. Also check out the Counseling Announcements for information on colleges, college visits and contacts plus other counseling information.
Students are invited to attend the Prepare to Launch Virtual Career Series to help launch you into a successful career. Technology professionals will share information and resources. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prepare-to-launch-tickets-114744722554
If you are considering college next year, please fill out the FAFSA ASAP. Watch this video for more info. Complete the Senior Survey by October 30th. If you haven’t yet, schedule a senior meeting with Mrs. Stenger by the end of this month.
It’s FAFSA Completion Time for any seniors considering college next year! Let Mrs. Stenger know you completed your FAFSA and stop by for a phone pocket. Find FAFSA Completion information and resources in your Class of 2021 Google Classroom under the College Preparation topic.
College representatives will be arranging virtual college visits with our school this year. See a list of the scheduled colleges and a link to the Zoom meeting by visiting here. More will be added as they schedule with us.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Applicant must be a middle or high school student, have been engaged in a volunteering activity that has occurred at least in part, after September 1, 2019. See information sheets for more information and other important deadlines on the MHS Scholarship webpage linked on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline: November 10, 2020
Iowa State University Multicultural Vision Program Scholarship – The “MVP” Scholarship is a four-year, full tuition award for 100 multicultural Iowa high school students. Learn more about this scholarship by going to <multicultural.dso.iastate.edu/programs/mvp/apply>. Deadline: December 1, 2020
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Applicant must be a high school senior planning to pursue a four-year degree in a US college or university. They need not be related to a member of the Elks. Male and female students compete separately. See information posted on the MHS Scholarship webpage linked on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline: November 15, 2020
PeopleService Scholarship Opportunity – The demand for certified, skilled water/wastewater operators is high. PeopleService is committed to bringing awareness to the water/wastewater industry as a rewarding and long-term career for individuals who enjoy math, science, technology and helping protect the environment and community’s health. They have established a $3000-per-year scholarship program where these individuals can earn an Associates Degree from an accredited college and upon graduation have a job. Candidates interested in applying for the scholarship can go to: www.peopleservice/growwithus You can also contact Kim McDonald at 402-344-4800 ext 7002 for more information. No deadline given. See website for more information.
Heisman High School Scholarship – The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, is proud to continue its 26-year tradition, honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. At least a 3.0 GPA is required, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstration of leadership at school and in the community. Referral needed. Go to heismanscholarship.com to apply and for more information. Deadline: October 20, 2020
Aspirations in Computing Award NCWIT – This award honors women in grades 9-12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Recipients are chosen for their demonstrated interest and achievements in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance and plans for post-secondary education. View our video at https://vimeo.com/359893851 and to apply, go to https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCAward . Deadline: November 5, 2020
Iowa College Aid Scholarships & Grants – Go to www.iowacollegeaid.gov for listing of scholarships and grants. See website for deadlines.
TuitionFit and Scholarship Owl – TuitionFit and Scholarship Owl have teamed up to help high school seniors with scholarship opportunities. Go to www.tuitionfit.org and scholarshipowl.com for more information. See website for deadlines.
Horatio Alger Scholarships – Go to www.scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/ for all information and requirements for the following scholarships: State Scholarships, Career & Technology Scholarships, Targeted Scholarships and their National Scholarships. Deadline is October 25th for some of these scholarships – see each scholarship for deadline information.
Coca Cola Scholarships – Seniors need at least a 3.0 GPA and to fill out the online application. Find details and application at www.cokeurl.com/scholarships . Deadline is October 31, 2020
Hagan Scholarship – Applicant must be an Iowa senior with a 3.25 GPA or higher and must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college and before each academic year of college. See information for more requirements. Deadline is November 15, 2020
AXA Equitable Excellence Scholarship – Applicants must be high school seniors planning to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Deadline is December 15, 2020
Burger King Scholars Program – Applicant must be a high school senior applying to a four-year accredited US college or university. Must have at least a 3.3 GPA and minimum ACT composite of 25 or minimum combined SAT score of 1220. Must demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity, as well as substantial work experience. Online application only. For more information call 507-931-1682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Deadline: December 15, 2020
Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program – Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers life skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. The program takes place in all 50 states – participants must participate in either their junior or senior year. Participants are evaluated on Scholastics, Interview, Talent, Fitness and Self Expression. Local winners advance to state level, then on to the national level. Go to www.distinguishedyw.org/programs/what-is-dyw for more information and to apply. No deadline given. See website for more information.
Today’s Lunch: Breaded pork/bun, baked beans, French fries, pears, & milk