Post-Secondary Planning Night (2017)
This event offers the opportunity to meet two-year college, four-year college, military and financial aid representatives for presentations and question/answer sessions. This event is offered at the end of October each year and is geared toward sophomore/junior students and their parents/guardians
Financial Strategies Night (2017)
This event includes a presentation offered by the financial aid staff from UW- Madison. This presentation is offered in January of each year and is geared toward junior/senior students and their parents/guardians.
Naviance Video for Junior Advisories 2017-18
This video explains the use of Naviance for college planning.
High School 101 2017-18
This event offers grade-level specific information regarding post-secondary planning for students and parents/guardians of all grades. This presentation is offered in mid-to-late-September each year.
- High School 101 - Freshmen - Fall 2017
- High School 101 - Sophomore - Fall 2017
- High School 101 - Juniors & Seniors Fall 2017
- MHS High School 101 general for ESL presentation 2017 SPANISH
Senior Class Meeting Fall 2017
A whole class meeting is held to discuss graduation/college admissio requirements, the college application process, scholarship information and post-secondary planning resources. This meeting is held in early-to-mid September.
.Junior Seminars (2016)
These small-group meetings will have a maximum of ten families and are designed for you and your child to focus on their education and career development and learn information to continue planning for their future. These seminars will last approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour and take place at various times throughout the school day. Your involvement in this conference is very important!
The Junior Seminar is an important piece of planning for the final year of high school as well as for developing a post high school plan. Below are some of the items to be discussed during the seminar:
High School Transcript Review
High School Graduation vs. College Admission Requirements
Senior Course Selections
Post-Secondary Planning Timeline
Online Resources/Future Opportunities
Freshman Planning Conferences 2017
Freshman and their parents/guardians are invited to participate in a freshman planning conference with their school counselor. A specially designed meeting for the student to focus on the development of their four year plan. The conferences are an opportunity to discuss the students interest, courses, and post-secondary plans. It is not a traditional parent-teacher conference or an appropriate place to discuss discipline issues. Conferences are schedule to last 30 minutes and will be completed before course registration in January (when 9th grade students will pick their 10th grade classes).
These meetings will only be taking place during the months of November and December. Counselors are asking that the students and parents/guardians do some prep work on the 4 year plan before their meeting. This will be critical in order to finish the meeting in a half hour.
Curriculum and Instruction: Advisory
Team building activities are provided to the freshman students on the first day of school in a large group setting as well as in individual classrooms during the month of September.
Activities and discussion around the importance of grades and calculating grade point average are provided to the freshman students in their advisory classes.
Academic Goal Setting Worksheet
Making the Grade: Steps for Success Handout
Calculating GPA Worksheet
Information on how to interpret the Explore results is provided to students in their advisory classes.
Activities and discussion around sophomore registration are provided to students in their advisory classes.
Activities and discussion around four-year planning are provided to students in their advisory classes.
Four Year Planning Worksheet
Sample Four Year Planning Worksheet
Activities and discussion around career cluster inventories and career planning are provided to students in their advisory classes.