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Job Shadows Last Day May 1

On March 31, 2015, in Career, College, by Mrs. A.

All job shadows need to be scheduled and completed by May 1, 2015. It is important that you attend your classes in May to prepare for final tests.

If you would like to learn about different careers from real people in those jobs, but do not have time to job shadow, check out the Career Conversations YouTube channel by ND Youth Forward.   Doctors, attorneys, teachers, clinical lab scientists, autopsy technicians, mechanics, and more answer student questions, much like the interview part of a job shadow.

Take the time to explore the videos that match your career and future interests.



Young Entrepreneurs Academy

On March 23, 2015, in Career, College, by Mrs. A.

Don’t just plan your future, start it now! The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) teaches 11-18 year olds the skills they need to start and run their own successful business. Start as a student, finish as the CEO of your own company. Embrace your passion. Live your dream. Change the world. Application deadline is May 8, 2015.



Proud and Thankful

On March 18, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.

As I walk through the commons at WFHS, I am met with positive and uplifting quotes, comments, and posters created by students about taking responsibility for our actions and thoughts. Additionally, I have received more thank you notes this year than in my previous seven years in the district. I am so proud of these students and their efforts to model the 4 R’s (respect, relationships, responsibility, and rigor). What a great place to work and learn. Thank you, WFHS students for being a great group of kids!


Countdown to ACT for Juniors

On February 26, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.

All North Dakota juniors will take the ACT on March 17. For some free preparation, students can access TestGEAR. You can get there by going to – click on High School Student – and then scroll down to TestGEAR. Use the directions in the video to get you started:

Another great resource is the ACT app available in iTunes. Use the directions in the video to get you started:

You can always stop in to talk over some of your concerns about taking the ACT. Mrs. A. is in the Career Center in the library at WFHS on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and in the Counseling office at SHS on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


College Conversations

On February 12, 2015, in Career, College, by Mrs. A.

College Conversations will be hosted by Sheyenne High School on February, 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the SHS Commons. All West Fargo students in grades 9-12 are invited. This is your time to ask representatives from 20 college, military, and post-secondary opportunities your questions about the future!


Problem Finders

On February 10, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.

Here is an interesting TedxLondon talk about having students find their own problems to solve. Brilliant! What are your thoughts?


Girls in Engineering

On January 30, 2015, in Career, College, by Mrs. A.

POWER (Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering)

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Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles (POWER) is a weekly program for high school girls grades 9-12 to interact with NDSU’s Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) members and do hands-on projects to get interested in engineering as a potential career.

The program consists of four sessions which are March 2nd, March 9th, March 23rd and March 30th and will go from 4:00-6:00 pm. The cost of the program is $20. These projects will take place in the NDSU Engineering labs and classrooms


Registration link:



Scrubs Academy 2 – Bismarck State College

On January 21, 2015, in Career, College, by Mrs. A.

Students in grades 9-11 are invited to participate in Health Scrubs Academy 2 at Bismarck State College this summer. You will participate in hands-on activities and learn about the exciting opportunities in the health care fields. You will become HIPAA certified, learn about different body systems, and how health care professionals work with those systems. Learn more about Forensic Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Dentistry, Licensed Massage Therapy and tour the Sanford AirMed aircraft.

Applications are due April 1. you can apply at  Stop in the career center for more information.


New Year – New You!

On January 6, 2015, in Career, College, Part-time Jobs, by Mrs. A.

Well, not really a new you. But, the new year is a great time to concentrate on getting more sleep, better study habits, making good choices, and planning for your future. Stop in the career center (library at WFHS and counseling office at SHS) to start preparing for the ACT, visiting colleges, exploring careers, job shadowing, and more. Maybe you have time for a part-time job, check out  or  for a list of available PT jobs in the Fargo/WF area.  Stay warm! Stay safe!


We’re Back!

On December 19, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Mrs. A.

After some technical issues, we are back….right in time for winter break! Since you have extra time in the next few weeks, now is an excellent time to begin preparing for the ACT (juniors!).  The higher your ACT score, the more scholarship and college opportunities you will have!

Stay safe! Do something nice for somebody…just because you can.