Student Services Department Newsletter Muskego High School I November Edition


The MHS Student Services staff looks forward to working with you and your child. We empower students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners so that they have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We promote a healthy self-concept, decision-making skills, career exploration, and academic achievement for students. As a team, we encourage personal, academic, and social/emotional growth by helping students build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other school personnel, as well as bridge communication and student support between home and school. Student services are also an integral part in the development and implementation of academic and behavioral programming so that all students learn, grow, and succeed.


School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, and School Nurses keep information confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student/counselor or others or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed. The Pupil Services Staff may consult with other appropriate professionals when they deem it necessary. All of the above is in keeping with legal and professional ethical standards.

Career Coaching

Muskego High School will be partnering with Career Coach Chris Mancheski from WCTC. Chris will be providing one-on-one student meetings and classroom presentations at MHS throughout the 2018-19 school year. Chris will help students who are interested in attending WCTC with the application and enrollment process. Chris will refer students to partnering post-secondary institutions, military and/or apprenticeships if a student’s area of interest is specifically not offered at WCTC. If you’d like your junior or senior to meet with Chris, please contact your student’s counselor and a time will be scheduled. We’re happy to welcome Chris here to assist our students with college and career planning.

MHS Seniors – College Application Process

We have a detailed process outlined on our web site that you may access by clicking here.

Planning for College and Career Junior Evening

On Tuesday, November 13th, the school counseling department will host a Planning for College Presentation for all juniors and their parents in the Performing Arts Center at MHS, from 6:00-7:30pm. UW-System, Wisconsin Private Colleges, and Wisconsin Technical College Representatives will present important information about the college planning process. The presentation will be uploaded to the MHS Student Services Website. Use the following links to view the presentation, MHS Student Services, WCTC, Carroll University, UW- Parkside.

Two Leadership Opportunities for Sophomores

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) is held in Wisconsin at Edgewood College in Madison. It is a dynamic, interactive educational program designed to prepare our country’s youth to become effective and ethical leaders. This is a three-day seminar where students interact with leaders in our business, government, education, media, and nonprofit sectors. Students will get a realistic look at our nation, its people, and their role within the world community. This year’s seminar will be held June 7-9, 2019. See http://www.hoby.org/ for more information. Please come to Student Services to apply!

The Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) will be holding its annual 3-day leadership seminar for outstanding high school sophomores. WILS is a local volunteer organization that identifies outstanding high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin and provides them with the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their leadership potential. 2019 marks the 42nd straight year that the program will be offered at no cost to the schools or students, with transportation to and from the seminar being the only cost to students and their families. Muskego High School can nominate one sophomore to the 2018 Wisconsin Leadership Seminar held at Carroll University on June 14-16th, 2018. Please see http://wils.us/ for more information. Please come to Student Services to apply!

ACT Test Dates

All students graduating in 2020 will be required to take the ACT test on Wednesday, February 20, at Muskego High School. This test will be able to be used for college admission purposes. Students are able to take additional ACT tests throughout the year. You may register online at www.actstudent.org. You must register well in advance of the test date. Colleges/universities will use your best ACT composite test score for college admission.

There is an optional writing assessment included with the ACT. Some colleges will require the writing assessment. Please see ACT’s website at www.actstudent.org for a listing of which colleges require the writing assessment. Some colleges, including UMN-Twin Cities, will require the writing assessment for all college freshmen.

ACT Preparation Opportunities

A list of ACT preparation opportunities is available in the Student Services Office and on the district’s website and linked at ACT Preparation Resources. MHS will provide a free ACT practice test on September 18 for all junior students and a Pre-ACT test for all Freshmen and Sophomores.

Doorway to College (formerly ZAPS Learning Company) will be hosting an ACT Preparation Seminar at Muskego High School on October 17th and 18th, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in room 230. This seminar teaches students strategies for answering specific question types and general test taking tips. Hands on practice allow students to understand their strengths and weaknesses and offer suggestions for post workshop test preparation. Students will receive a Study Guide and practice tests. Students can enroll for the seminars at www.doorwaytocollege.com and the cost is $95.

Additional seminar dates and location can be found on the Doorway to College website.

SAT and SAT Subject Test Dates

Students planning to attend college out of state may decide to take this test. Register online at www.collegeboard.com – you must register well in advance of the test date. Additional SAT registration and test dates can be found here.

SAT Test Dates

Student Assistance Program- Rosecrance Substance Abuse Treatment Center

The Rosecrance Substance Abuse Treatment Centers and the Muskego Norway School District have partnered for the 2018-2019 school year. Rosecrance will be providing a Student Assistance Program Counselor at the high school 1 day per week. The program provides individual screening and referral for students identified at risk of substance abuse, support groups for students who are at risk of using substances, actively using substances, or concerned with others who are using substances, and prevention education for students, staff, and the community. For questions, please contact Jen Gigl, School Social Worker, at 262.971.1790 ext. 4560.

College and Military Rep Visits at MHS

  • UW-Stout, Thursday, November 1st - 8:20am
  • UW-Parkside, Tuesday, November 6th - 12:40pm
  • UW-La Crosse, Thursday, November 8th - 10:10am
  • MSOE, Wednesday, November 14th - TBD
  • US Navy, Thursday, November 15th - 10:10am

Free Money Friday

Do you or your student(s) have questions about scholarships? A counselor will be available in the cafe during all lunches on the fourth Friday of every month to answer scholarship questions!


Did you know that last year’s senior class reported receiving more than $2,000,000 in scholarships? Seniors are encouraged to start the scholarship search process early in the senior year. Scholarship information, including scholarship search engines and the MHS Scholarship List, is on the district’s web site Scholarship list link.

Seniors - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Muskego High School hosted a Financial Aid Information Session on Tuesday, September 25th. The presentation can be viewed here or on our website (under Student Services > Presentations) for those who were unable to attend. For the class of 2019, families will be able to begin applying for financial aid after October 1, 2018. Families can apply for financial aid at this site.

Free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available in October and November. Go to www.collegegoalwi.org to learn about dates and locations and what you need to bring to the meeting. This is a great opportunity to complete the FAFSA before college deadlines. Also, attendees are eligible to receive scholarships!

Freshman-Junior Families:

If you are interested in learning if you will qualify for financial aid you can complete a financial aid estimator here!

Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County

The Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County has been providing Christmas toys and/or clothing for the children of families in need since 1949. Families who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch may apply. The deadline to submit applications is November 21, 2018. Please contact, Jen Gigl, School Social Worker, at 262.971.1790 ext. 4560 if you would like an application or have questions.

Absent Work

Please look at Infinite Campus regarding any missing homework. If homework is not posted in Infinite Campus, please have your student contact teachers by email to request information about homework that was missed due to absence. Please inform the Health Office of extenuating circumstances that have caused an extended absence.

Waukesha County Technical College

Throughout the year WCTC sponsors “open houses” for different areas of study and a general all campus Open House on November 15th. Please see the WCTC website so you don’t miss the one focusing on your program of choice. Attendance can earn a waiver for the application fee and provide great information and a first-hand look at the facilities. To register click here.

MHS Student Services Staff

Do you have any questions or concerns? Please reach out to our staff who will be happy to help! The phone number to the high school is: 262-971-1790 and each individual extension is listed below.

Administrative Assistants:

Ms. Bong

Extension x4509: rissa.bong@muskegonorway.org

Mrs. Andrews

Extension x4510: colleen.andrews@muskegonorway.org

School Counselors

Mrs. Sobczak

Extension x4514: jessica.sobczak@muskegonorway.org

Mrs. Knapp

Extension x4511: christine.knapp@muskegonorway.org

Mr. Smith

Extension x4525: paul.smith@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Fleischmann

Extension x4527: tiana.fleischmann@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Schuett

Extension x4513: susan.schuett@muskegonorway.org

School Psychologists

Mrs. McKeever

Extension x4524: pamela.mckeever@muskegonorway.org

Ms. Natzel

Extension x4512: shirley.natzel@muskegonorway.org

Mrs. Rutkowski

Extension x4512: julia.rutkowski@muskegonorway.org

School Social Worker

Ms. Gigl

Extension x4560: jennifer.gigl@muskegonorway.org

District Nurse

Ms. Staudacher

Extension x4535: tracy.staudacher@muskegonorway.org

MHS Health Office

Mrs. Steiner and Mrs. Wieting

Extension x4516: mhshealthoffice@muskegonorway.org

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