Dec 01

Design a Logo Contest!

Design a logo for a shared event for WFHS and SHS seniors titled “Launch” in March 2016. The event will feature speakers from the business community discussing taking risks, failing, achieving goals, actively participating in your life, creative problem solving, and handling life’s roadblocks. Submissions must be digital and the deadline is Tuesday, January 5, 2016. What’s in it for the winner? An opportunity to add to your professional portfolio/brand for samples of your work and a mystery prize. Contact Mrs. Aipperspach in the SHS career center/counseling office for more information.

If you describe yourself using words including creative, clever, fun, witty, and artsy – THIS IS THE CONTEST FOR YOU!



Nov 24

Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo – 9th Graders

On Thursday, December 3, all freshmen will attend the Health, Tech & Trades Career Expo at the Fargodome. Students have an opportunity to explore more than 75 interactive exhibits representing multiple industries and careers requiring 2 and/or 4 year degrees. To learn more:   Here is this year’s map: Expo Map And here is a longer video from previous years – it’s a great showcase of what you will experience on December 3!

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Nov 17

Applications still being accepted for Junior Bank Board!

The Junior Bank Board is a program offered to juniors and seniors as an opportunity to learn about several businesses and the role they play in the community and the economy. Meetings are for one hour once per month (usually Wednesday mornings) at Choice Financial in West Fargo. This is a great way to gain leadership skills, meet new people, and learn valuable skills for your future. Learn about the importance of savings, insurance rates, personal economics, credit reports and scores, credit cards, and other financial literacy topics. Applications are available in the counseling office at SHS and career center at WFHS.



Nov 06


Scholarships are updated at and

You can also access scholarships in your site. Your Account Name:  nd.lastname.firstname.mmddyyyy (birthdate) and your Password should be your Student ID#

Scholarships are FREE MONEY for college!


Oct 28

West Fargo High School College Fair!

All students are invited to attend WFHS College Fair on Thursday, November 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Commons. This is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and post-secondary programs to answer your questions and guide you in your decision making about your future.

Participants include:

Air Force

Air National Guard

Army National Guard

Bank of North Dakota

Butler Machinery

Concordia College

Freedom Resource Center

Globe University

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Job Corps

Job Service

Josef’s School of Hair Design

Lynnes Welding

M|State Moorhead

Mayville State University

MSUM – Minnesota State University Moorhead

North Dakota Implement Dealers – NDIDA

NDSU – North Dakota State University

NDSCS – North Dakota State College of Science Fargo and Wahpeton

Protection and Advocacy

Rasmussen Business College

The Salon Professional Academy

Transition Academy

US Marines

US Navy

University of Jamestown

University of Mary

UND – University of North Dakota

Valley City State University

Vocational Rehabilitation

Wells Fargo Bank

For any questions, please contact Mrs. Dauner or Ms. Schacher in the WFHS Career Center.

Oct 27

Coding, Electronics, STEM at NDSU Ideaspace

WFHS and SHS students interested in coding, electronics, programming, and other STEM-y activities, you are invited to NDSU Ideaspace:–registration-19123870010 For the next five Mondays, different topics will be discussed. Monday, November 6 is electronics. Registration is FREE!


Oct 16


A short week is a great time to start applying for scholarships. Check out and for current lists. Also, if you know the city where you will be attending college, look at the high school websites in that city to view their scholarship listings. Another national site is – Log in with your account name: nd.lastname.firstname.mmddyyyy (birthdate) and password should be your Student ID#. If your Student ID# doesn’t work, try mmddyyyy (birthdate). Click on the FINANCIAL AID PLANNING tab at the top. Click on Find Scholarships. Scroll down and click on Scholarship Finder. Enter your information by using the Add/Change tabs and then Add to your List and Update your Profile. It takes a while the first time, but after that it’s like somebody else doing your scholarship search for you!

$$  If it was easy, everybody would get scholarships! Put the effort in, and you will be rewarded. $$



Oct 09

Seniors and Decisions

It’s a busy time of year with college fairs, job shadows, and senior resumes and interviews. Seniors are also having their senior meetings with their counselors. These discussions have invoked feelings of nervousness, excitement, anticipation, and sometimes fear of the unknown. Deciding what to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions most students have had to make at this point in life. Some seniors know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Others have no idea, and will put off making a decision because of that fear. So, how do we decide? WFHS has a great video about finding your spark to follow: SHS has an activity called “Your 5 Lives.” Imagine there are no barriers (education, geography, money, test scores, GPA, etc.). Now write down five “lives” that interest you. Think about things like location – Where are you: New York? North Dakota? Mars? What are you doing – working, living, outdoors, indoors, with people, independently? What is important to you (what do you value) – family, travel, money, faith? Of your five lives listed, does one stand out above the others? What can you do now to bring you closer to that life? If you are struggling with this exercise, stop in the career center/counseling office, and we can help you to get started on your path.


Oct 07

Learn to Code for Free

Coding is all the rage. There are a plethora of jobs for individuals who know how to code. Here are 12 sites that will teach you how to code for free:

Liberty Middle School students can learn about coding and technology careers from a creative director at a start-up on Friday, October 9, at noon in the library. You won’t want to miss this Career Café!

Oct 01

Construction, Drafting, CE, Surveying Job Shadows

The North Dakota State College of Science’s Construction & Design Technology Department is once again excited to offer students who are interested in Architectural Drafting, Construction Estimating, Construction Management, Building Construction, Land Surveying and/ or Civil Engineering the opportunity to participate in a Job Shadow. NDSCS will coordinate the visit with companies, firms, and/or organizations in your local area.

Goals of the program are to help young people:

» Gain a better understanding of the job elements of their career choice.

» Determine if the career is compatible with their interests and abilities.

» Learn what type of education is needed to gain entry to this career.

» Make contact with a potential future employer in your local area.

Stop in the Career Center (WFHS Library, SHS Counseling Office) to make this happen!


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