Student Bulletin Thursday, February 25 Day 1
For tonight’s District Boys Basketball game here vs DeWitt, we will not be limiting fans. The IAHSAA has moved to an online ticket format for their post season events. There will be no cash sales of tickets here at the gate. Tickets must be purchased in advance at this link: https://iahsaa.hometownticketing.com/embed/event/922?es=m71jlcgt093qommkml6su0j3gu
When you arrive at the game, your ticket will be scanned at the gate.
NHS applications and criteria will be available at the office drive up window and on the district website on Monday, March 1. Applications are due to the high school office by Friday, March 12 at 3:15. No exceptions will be made for late submissions. Sophomores and Juniors with a 3.5 GPA and 40 hours of documented community service are eligible to apply. Email Mrs. Schockemoehl at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In support of Rare Disease Day, please consider wearing blue on Friday.
Students who completed paperwork to take Kirkwood classes next year and have not enrolled in Dual Enroll, Kirkwood will be contacting you to schedule an individual appointment.
Tree Fundraiser: Student Council is holding a fundraiser to raise money for Trees Forever to help regrow trees that were knocked down in the derecho last summer. They will be selling “leaves” and “trees” during lunch for $1, 5, 10, or 20.
Book Drive: Student Council is also holding a book drive. Please bring gently used books and place them in the box in the front entry.
There will be a Girls’ Golf meeting at 3:15 on Friday, February 26 in Mr. Ries’ room 102 at the middle school.
Attention Seniors — If you would like to be a DARE Role Model, compose a brief essay as to why you are a candidate for DARE role model. Email your essay to Officer Graver at email@example.com
by March 12th at 3:15 pm.
Attention Juniors and Seniors — Post Prom donation & Post Prom entry fee/shirt forms are available at the office drive-up window, on the Monticello Post Prom Page on Facebook, and at this link Post Prom Parent Donor Letter 2021.pdf. Please return the forms to the office by Monday, March 22.
Scholarships are updated every day – all students, but especially seniors and juniors, should be checking to see what scholarships they may be eligible for! One local scholarship, the Sacred Heart Carpenter Scholarship is due February 28th! If you are eligible, the applications can be picked up at the Sacred Heart Church Office. Don’t miss out!
Sophomores that would like to take a practice ACT test Wednesday, March 24th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm should sign up with Mrs. Stenger by Thursday, March 11th. The Pre-ACT is free for sophomores.
Driver’s Ed registration forms are available at the office drive-up window. Forms are due in the office on Friday, February 26th.
Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in entering a contest to design the Post-Prom t-shirt, get your entry to Mrs. Woodhouse by 3:15 on Feb 26. The design will need to be in one color with the theme Under the Sea, and the words Monticello Post Prom 2021. See Mrs. Woodhouse if you have any questions.
M Town Tire and Auto in Monticello is currently looking for a part-time employee that would like to learn automotive and tire repair. The position would be a mix of helping and learning automotive, tire repair, shop maintenance, customer service, and shop cleaning duties. We are a small shop and treat our employees like family. We currently have 2 full-time employees that been with us for 8 years. 1 employee came to us right out of high school and has stayed and grown with our shop. A driver license is required to work at the shop. Contact Mandi or Ryan at 319-465-2886 or Mtowntire@gmail.com if you are interested in this opportunity.
The Eastern Iowa Sports Facility is open for the winter sports season. Cages can be rented on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8AM – 8PM. Also Wednesdays and Fridays from 8AM – 4PM. The cost to rent a cage is $20.00 for an hour and $12.50 for a half hour, plus tax. Call 319-480-9878 to schedule a time.
The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union is looking for female student-athletes interested in serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The 11-member committee is comprised of two female athletes from each of the state’s four districts (NE, SE, NW, SW), along with 3 “at-large” representatives. Committee members serve a two-year term. Five seats will become available at the conclusion of the 2021 school year. Applications may be submitted electronically or mailed to the IGHSAU by April 12, 2021. The application can be found under the following link or on the IGHSAU website in the Documents and Forms section located under the Coaches and Administrators tab. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Application For additional information, visit the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee link on the IGHSAU website (ighsau.org) or contact Lisa Brinkmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-401-1835.
Today’s Lunch: Chicken & noodles, green beans, mixed fruit, frosted cinnamon roll, and milk.
Activities: Boys District Basketball here vs DeWitt 7:00.
Silver Service/Community Service Opportunities:
Next week is Read Across America/Dr. Suess’ Birthday Week. Heather Weers, Jones County Coordinator, CPPC/JCFC, and Sacred Heart are teaming up and looking for high school students to record themselves reading a Dr. Suess book and then it could be shared with the Sacred Heart students. Contact Heather Weers at email@example.com if you are interested in this community service opportunity.
The Children’s Cancer Connection has several volunteer opportunities which include: being a camp counselor at Camp Heart and at day camps, a special events volunteer and making fleece tie blankets. See information on the Counseling bulletin board in the hallway outside the counseling office.
Animal Welfare Friends has numerous silver service/community service opportunities available.
Walk and or brush dogs. There is always a need for walking and brushing dogs during shelter hours Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30! For your first time, please call Amy, the AWF shelter manager, to schedule a shelter tour and learn about shelter protocol for walking and brushing. 319- 975-8283. After your first visit, drop ins are welcome when it works in your schedule. Feel free to bring a friend!
Cat socialization. Our cats love attention!! For your first visit, please call Amy, the AWF shelter manager, to schedule a shelter tour and learn about shelter protocol. 319- 975-8283. After your first visit, drop ins are welcome Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30 when it works in your schedule. Feel free to bring a friend!
Morning cat chores. May be done in groups. Changing litter boxes and general clean-up of AWF cat rooms and kennels. Start time daily between 8 and 10 AM for approximate 3 hour shifts seven days a week. Schedule is flexible, so you pick days that work for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-875-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling.
PM cat chores. May be done in groups. Changing litter boxes and general clean-up of AWF cat rooms and kennels. Start time daily between 4 and 5 PM for approximate 2 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule is flexible, you pick days that work for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-975-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling.
PM dog chores. May be done in groups. Walk dogs to outdoor kennels and cleaning of kennels. Start time daily between 4 and 5 PM for approximate 2 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday. Schedule is flexible, so you pick when it works for you. Contact Amy, the AWF shelter manager, at 319-975-8283 for tour, learning about online scheduling, chore training, and scheduling.
Monthly van maintenance. A generous donor recently blessed AWF with a newer Dodge Caravan and we are anxious to show our appreciation by keeping the van in top shape. Keep track of oil changes, check tires and windshield wipers, general cleaning of van. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Creation of a U Tube video,
Video 1. Welcome to AWF for shelter visitors and volunteers
Video 2. How to encounter and walk a dog.
Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Create a pamphlet featuring your town’s destination spots. AWF would like to support area businesses by having pamphlets available featuring area town’s destination sports for AWF visitors. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Inserting letters for upcoming donation campaigns (can be completed off site)
Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Filing of shelter paperwork. Flexible when it works for you during shelter hours. Tuesday through Saturday noon to 6:30. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Scanning. Scanner required since work will be scanned and saved to a jump drive at your home or office. Jump drive provided. Call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Occasional sidewalk and outdoor kennel snow removal. If you like outside work, this is a great job for you! Call Amy, the shelter manager, 31-975-8283 to add your name flexible on call list. Snow blower and snow shovel provided.
Spring clean and organizing of shelter storage areas. Consider yourself neat and tidy?
Please give Amy, the shelter manager, 319-975-8283 to schedule time to show AWF your talents!
Organization of an event to promote and or support AWF. Perhaps you or a group you belong to would like to organize an activity to promote Animal Welfare Friends. Ideas include but are not limited to: dog walks, bake sales, 5ks, spare change collection (domestic or foreign) microchip events, garage sales inner or area school fundraiser challenges, cookie and candy walks. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Shelter research. Many businesses and corporations offer programs for free or reduced supplies for shelters like AWF. Occasionally, someone will bring an opportunity to our attention but at times, we lack the man power to research these opportunities. In addition, we can always use people to search additional opportunities as well. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Help with AWF Sponsor a Pet Program. Some people love animals but are not able to personally have one. AWF will soon be offering the opportunity for individuals to sponsor a shelter dog or cat. Volunteers will be needed to help implement the program and or share pictures and updates for pet sponsors. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Lawn mower maintenance.We could use someone to maintain our riding lawn mower: check and change oil, sharpen blades. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Lawn mowing. If you are interested in having your name and contact info added to our lawn mower list, please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Assist with the Facebook Animal Welfare Friends Virtual Garage Sale site. Volunteers needed to promote, post items, and or pick up donated items. Please call Cindy 319-480-1125 or email email@example.com for details.
Counselor’s Office News:
All students, especially seniors, should be checking out the Scholarship webpage. 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.
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.
Senior families, it is time for college award letters to be sent out. See this video to learn more about what an award letter looks like and what to do.
ICAN College Planning and Financial Aid presentations will be presented virtually this year as follows:
College & Career Planning
MARCH 3, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Understanding Financial Aid
MARCH 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Here are the Zoom Webinar Links for Monticello:
College Planning: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2816100288395/WN_lAH1wiUIRi-0pWXs-kXyQg
Iowa College Aid Scholarships – Go to www.iowacollegeaid.gov/lastdollar for information on the Last Dollar Scholarship offered to graduation seniors. This scholarship will cover tuition for postsecondary credentials up to two-year degrees leading to rewarding high-demand jobs. Continue to search this site and/or go to www.iowacollegeaid.gov for listings of many scholarships and grants. See the website for all requirements and different deadlines.
Children’s Cancer Connection Empowering Scholarship – Applicant must be directly affected by childhood cancer (have or have had cancer before age 18 or a sibling of that individual). Must also live within the service area and must plan to attend an accredited two or four-year institution. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Fall 2021 Deadline: May 28, 2021 and Spring 2022 Deadline: September 24, 2021
Jacquie Lambert Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a Monticello senior planning to pursue a higher education in the nursing field. Must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is February 27, 2021.
James B Morris Scholarship – This scholarship gives financial assistance, motivation and internship opportunities for minority students pursuing post-secondary and graduate degrees. Applicant must have a strong academic performance, community service involvement and have a need of financial help. Go to www.morrisscholarship.org for more information and to apply online. Deadline is April 2, 2021.
Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a US graduating senior with at least a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled at an accredited US college or university. Must demonstrate leadership activities participating in community service or other extra-curricular activities. Go to www.jimscottmemorialfund.org/apply for eligibility and to apply online. Deadline is March 31, 2021.
Monticello Community Schools Foundation Scholarship – Check off the scholarships you are eligible for. See each scholarship for eligibility. Application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is April 8, 2021.
Jones County 4-H Scholarships – Applicant must currently be a Jones County 4-H and/or FFA member, a high school senior and are planning to continue your post-seconday education. Go to www.extension.iastate.edu/jones/news/2021-jones-county-4-h-scholarship-open for more information and to apply online. Deadline is March 5, 2021.
John Kortemeyer Art Scholarship – Applicant will be selected based on artistic achievement and goals. Will exemplify strong, positive character and promise for future success in their selected art-related field of study. Minimum 2.0 GPA required. Planning to attend a 2 or 4-year program at a college, university or technical school in an art-related program. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is April 16, 2021.