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MMHS Counseling Newsletter September 2021

Welcome Back to MMHS 2021-2022 school year ! Counselors are delighted to have students back in the building and are ready to work hard to assist students with College and Career Planning, as well as Social/Emotional Learning.

Class changes were finalized on August 20th. We will open class changes back up for 2nd semester sometime near the beginning of January. Remember we do not do class changes at term breaks. This creates many problems for student's credit and scheduling.

Counselors are currently working on Sophomore presentations, Utah College Application Week and teaching college and career readiness lessons in the classrooms. Make sure to check out our Upcoming Events, and other resources listed below. We are excited to serve our students and get to know you better this year!

Meet your Counselor

Caryn Neilsen A-B

I recently learned to golf, and usually love it depending on how I play that day. :)

I grew up on a cattle ranch riding horses, which I still love to do. My horse's name is Ned.

Kassidy Daley C-G

I love dogs!! Especially my pup Moose.

2. Eating food is my favorite hobby. (Taco Bell is life!)

3. Huntin', fishin', and lovin' everyday.

4. Favorite quote: " For there is always light if we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it". - Amanda Gorman

5. Love being a Golden Eagle!

Megan Hart H-L

Horseback rider

Lover of 70s music

Book and Movie nerd

Owner of way too many plants

Soda addict

Bree Moulton M-R

This is my 22nd year as a school counselor, and I'm still loving it!!

I love traveling to National Parks, hiking, and spending the day on a river fly-fishing......this is my solace.

I love a good foreign film

Dark chocolate is my go-to stress treat......and garden tomato garlic toast!

Courtney Packard S-Z

Chips and Salsa lover

Living each day one soda at a time

Fan of 80s music

Professional organizer

Techy

Upcoming Events

August 25th- BYU Application is now open!

September 1st- The BYU-I Fall 2022 application will open up for Seniors. BYU-Idaho will begin to make admission decisions around October. Applicants can apply by visiting our website. The BYU-Idaho Admissions Office will be hosting a YouTube Live event on Thursday, September 2nd going over tips and tricks for the admissions application this year.BYU-Idaho will also be hosting our annual Campus Day virtually again this year on Saturday, September 25th. The event is designed to introduce our campus and programs to prospective students, and let them familiarize themselves with what BYU-Idaho has to offer them. All high school grades are welcome and encouraged to participate. Prospective students can register here

September 8th/9th- Counselors presenting career information in Sophomore English courses.

September 15th- Jostens will meet with Juniors and Seniors in the morning regarding graduation packages, class rings, etc.

September 17th- Deadline to sign up for the October 23rd National ACT Test.

September 22nd- Parent-Teacher Conference 3:00-7:00 pm.

September 18th & 25th- ACT Prep Classes at MMHS-Sign up in the finance office. Students take the course over two Saturdays and the cost is $50. Sign up quick to reserve your spot!

October 1st- FAFSA opens up to all seniors. We encourage all seniors to apply for potential grant money, loan options or work study to help pay for college. Visit fafsa.ed.gov for more information!

October 6th & 7th- UCAW (Utah College Application Week) Seniors will be filling out college applications in their English classes with counselors and college representatives.

October 6th- FAFSA Completion Night in the MMHS Library Lab from 5:00-7:00pm.

October 6th- USU Open House event. 5:00-7:00pm at Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Academic scholarships will be awarded on the spot to qualified students who complete an online application BEFORE attending the open house.

Scholarship Information

September 30th- Make Your Mark Scholarship

October 11th- DAR Good Citizen-A nominated Senior who has demonstrated the qualities of citizenship; specifically dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

October 19th- Heisman High School Scholarship- The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. Among thetop male and female applicants from each state, the twelve (12) most outstanding will be identified as national finalists and win at least $2,000.

October 31st- Voice of Democracy- Grades 9-12th essay contest. Theme "What Makes America Great"