The VHS Counseling Office will use the Remind App to send out important reminders to VHS students and parents this year. To receive messages via text, text @vhscounse to 81010.  Or click on the following link: http://www.remind.com/join/vhscounse
 
(You can opt out of text messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @vhscounse')
 
Method Test Prep - Free online ACT Prep Program 

You’ve signed up for the ACT.   A solid score can mean qualifying for the reduced tuition dual credit program, scholarships, and being accepted at your top choice school.  Instead of spending the time before the test searching for four-leaf clovers and other lucky charms, how about spending a little time on Method Test Prep?

Method Test Prep is a FREE online ACT Prep program available to all VHS students through their SD MyLife portal.   Students can access the self-paced program anywhere they have an internet connection.  Mrs. Larsen provided a short demo of the program to students and parents of the “What?” “Where?” and “How?” of Method Test Prep during Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

Links to the presentation and to the Method Test Prep Student User Guide (for iPad) are located below:

 
 
ATTENTION SENIORS:  - New FSA ID:  In May, the Department of Education implemented a new FSA ID to replace the FSA PIN as the login process for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Seniors and their parents need to create a FSA ID and are encouraged to do it now.  It's also important that students and parents create their own FSA ID as they will need them to sign and complete the FAFSA each year the student plans to apply for financial aid.  The following PDF walks through the steps for creating the new FSA ID needed to log into the FAFSA website.  Creating FSA ID

NEW THIS YEAR!! Students attending college in 2017-2018 will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. For more information, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

College Camps, Fairs and Visits:  
 

Yankton Manufacturing & Entrepreneurial Academy (YMEA):  June 5-9, 2017 and June 12-16, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Yankton School District's Career and Manufacturing Technical Education Academy, 1200 W. 21st St., Yankton, SD (Presented by: Regional Technical Education Center-RTEC, Inc.). Open to students entering grades 9-12 during the Fall 2017. This is a two-week summer academy with exposure to a variety of hands-on activities which will teach students how to weld, to use lathes and mills and will also give them an introduction to computer aided drafting (CAD) using SolidWorks and 3D printers. Students will tour local manufacturers and gain insights into entrepreneurship while developing their leadership, teamwork and presentation skills. Applications are available at RTEC's office at 1200 W. 21st St. in Yankton, on their website at www.rtecedu.org,  or in the Guidance Office. Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to contactrtec@gmail.com or mailed to RTEC, 1200 West 21st St., Yankton, SD  57078. As of May 4, 2017 there were 23 spots left open - - - there is no charge to attend and lunches and snacks are included.

 
 
Staff:

Counselors: 

Len Griffith, len.griffith@k12.sd.us  

Patty Larsen, patty.larsen@k12.sd.us 

Secretary:

Maureen Lee,  maureen.lee@k12.sd.us

 

Phone:  605-677-7033

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