Take care of yourself this week. Try your best with completing projects and tests before FINALS next week!
All Semester 2 Service Learning packets are due this Friday, May 22. For WFHS students, packets are due in the Career Center, located in the library by 4 p.m. For SHS students, packets are due in the Counseling Office by 4 p.m.
Working with 20 young people, Venture Youth Alliance developed a mapping system called godoo, designed to make it easy to find programs and services for youth and families in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The mobile app, is available for iPhone and Android and the desktop version can be accessed on the website. An added benefit of the desktop version is a layering feature included to see where programs are located in terms of demographic information.
For more information: check out this website @ www.ventureyouthalliance.com
Junior and Senior girls are invited to a free overnight engineering event at UND hosted by the UND chapter of Society of Women Engineers. Information and registration are available at www.tinyurl.com/2015EngineerIt. Deadline to register is April 20.
The Herdina Academy for Construction Trades will be held June 1-12, 2015, at M|State in Moorhead. Students who successfully complete the Academy will earn three college credits from M|State. Students will work side-by-side with industry and education professionals, learning about occupations, tools, safety requirements, and skills required for satisfying, well-paying careers. Learn first-hand how residential and commercial buildings are constructed. A $1000 scholarship from Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation will be awarded to an outstanding student who completes the Academy and plans to enroll in a construction-related field at M|State or NDSCS-Wahpeton. www.hbcfm.com for more information or www.facebook.com/TradesAcademy
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. https://www.youtube.com/user/NDCareerConversation/videos 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.
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. www.fmwfchamber.com/YEA
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!
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 www.rureadynd.com – click on High School Student – and then scroll down to TestGEAR. Use the directions in the video to get you started: www.tinyurl.com/wftestgear
Another great resource is the ACT app available in iTunes. Use the directions in the video to get you started: www.tinyurl.com/wfACTprep
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 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! www.tinyurl.com/shsfuture