Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Internships are more popular that ever!

Gain work experience and find out if a career is right for you through the Workplace Learning Connection's internship program. High school juniors and seniors (sophomores can do a summer internship between their sophomore and junior year) can get 90 hours of planned and supervised career experiences. Interns will gain insight that will help them make more informed career choices while earning LM credit. Deadline to apply is Nov. 14. Go to www.workplace-learning to see intern positions and download an application.

Langford Teams Project

Be part of an exciting business/school cooperative experience for a selective team of students! Students will spend 2 days at the Kirkwood KTOS Center learning problem solving tools and skills, then spend 3 more days applying these skills to solve a problem for a REAL local business. Learn about the real world and make important contacts!

If you’d like to be considered for this very cool experience, please pick up an application in the Counseling Office. Applications are due Oct.15. Call Denae Zigtema at 319-447-3098 for more information or email dzigtema@linnmar.k12.ia.us

Thursday, September 25, 2014

9th Grade Information Night- Planning for your future! Powerpoint presentation

Welcome to 9th Grade Parent Information Night

Reminder- Golden Circle College Fair this Sunday!

Golden Circle College Fair is Sept. 28 in Des Moines!
It is traditionally the largest college and career fair in Iowa. Last year, more than 140 colleges and career experts exhibited to more than 2,000 students and families.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
12:30-3 p.m.
Iowa Events Center- Hy-Vee Hall
Des Moines, Iowa

College Planning Night/Financial Aid Night

Join us in the Little Theater on Monday, Sept. 29th from 6-8 p.m. for College Planning/Financial Aid Night. A representative from Iowa College Access Network will be presenting information for students and families. All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

9th Grade Parent Info Night- Planning for Your Future! Tues. 9/23 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us in the media center for a 45 minute presentation related to topics that are important to planning for your 9th grade child's future. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be available online later this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Selective Scholarship Opportunity

Would you like to attend college for free or with very little cost out of your pocket? Do you excel academically at the top of your class and are involved in activities within your community? If so, a highly selective scholarship may be the right direction for you.

Highly selective scholarships are available to some of the nation’s top schools such Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Washington University and the list goes on. These scholarships provide dollars for full or partial tuition. These are amazing opportunities to take advantage of. The counseling department has put together a link for more information on these scholarships at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/selectivescholarships

These deadlines are fast approaching and may require a counselor to nominate you for the scholarship. If you are interested, please fill out the Selective Scholarship Survey link from the School Counseling website at http://www.linnmar.k12.ia.us/schools/High_School/GUIDANCE/default.html . Any questions, see the Counseling Department or stop in the College/Career Center.