Student Bulletin Thursday, March 11 Day 1
Tomorrow is our Standard Improvement Day (SID). On this day, teachers and para educators will be working with students in small group settings to facilitate learning. If you are passing all your classes, then you will not be required to attend school. However, if you have standards you need to reassess then you will be expected to come to school tomorrow. You will receive a letter this morning to take home either informing your parents of your need to attend tomorrow or informing your parents of your ability to not attend. Come to the office if you did not receive your letter. If you must attend tomorrow, once you are meeting all your standards and your teacher signs you out you may leave for the rest of the day. The buses will be running their normal routes and times. Breakfast and Lunch will be served as normal.
Weight room hours:
Before School – Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:45-7:45am
After School – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:15-4:30pm
Kirkwood is hoping to arrange virtual career presentations for careers you are interested in. Please take this 2 question survey to help them plan.
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.
NHS applications are available at the office drive up window and on the district website. 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.
If parents & students missed the free ICAN College Planning and Financial Aid webinars, here are the links and access passcodes for you to view.
Topic: Financial Aid
Access Passcode: d7#1n!eR
Topic: Life After High School: A Guide to Career and College Planning
Access Passcode: %@E4yc?j
Julie Welter, Career Counselor from the Kirkwood Jones County Regional Center is available for career advising appointments via Zoom to help guide you in the career decision making process. If you are interested in meeting with her, please use her Calendly link to set up an appointment: https://calendly.com/julie-welter-kirkwoodadvising or e-mail her at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
By Friday, 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.
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.
Come Pollinate at Corteva Pioneer!
Looking for students and adults ages 14+
Working Monday – Sunday; morning to mid-afternoon
Starting first part of July to mid-August
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Apply online at www.asinc.net
Indicate location as “Iowa-Cedar Rapids”
For more information, contact ASI: 319-393-1200 or Corteva Agriscience: 319-377-2870
Today’s Lunch: Cheeseburger/bun, seasoned potato cubes, green beans, mixed fruit, and milk.
Silver Service/Community Service Opportunities:
Animal Welfare Friends has numerous silver service/community service opportunities available. Contact Amy at 319-975-8283 or Cindy at 319-480-1125.
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.
Ray Schneider Living Endowment for Youth Scholarship – Any graduating Monticello High School senior is eligible to apply. Must be planning to attend a post-secondary educational program at an accredited trade school, college or university. Information and application can be found at www.rayzorray.com . Application is also available on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is April 15, 2021.
Monticello High School Fine Arts Boosters Scholarship – Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0, have been involved in high school choir or band 3 or their 4 years and must be pursuing a music-related major in college. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is April 23, 2021.
Lloyd & Joyce Welter Endowed Scholarship – Applicant must be a Monticello graduate with at least 2.5 GPA. Criteria includes economic need, citizenship, predictability for success and academic achievement. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is March 30, 2021.
Eastern Iowa Men’s Golf Association Scholarship – Applicants must be active male members in one of the EIGA affiliated clubs and plans to attend a college, university, 2-year community college or junior college, business college, trade school or professional golf school. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the HS Counseling website. Deadline is the end of May.