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MRHS School Counselors

Welcome to the MRHS Counseling website!

Your MRHS counselors are Mrs. Emily Adolphson and Mrs. Amanda Mendez. We are available to assist students in a variety of areas.

Click HERE for an overview of the counseling services available at MRHS.

If a student would like to meet with one of us, he or she should sign up on our white boards at school, and we will call them from class. For parents and other community members, the best way to contact us is through e-mail but face-to-face meetings can also be arranged. Call ahead please!

For freshman and sophomore questions, please e-mail Mrs. Amanda Mendez at amendez@mr238.org.  

For junior and senior questions, please e-mail Mrs. Emily Adolphson at eadolphson@mr238.org. 

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Counseling Announcements: 

Bulletin 3/15/18: Testing Day is quickly approaching! Students will take the PSAT in grades 9 and 10, and the SAT in grade 11 on Tuesday, April 10. Seniors will have the opportunity to volunteer, job shadow, or visit a college on this day outside of the school building! We recommend college-bound seniors schedule appointments with their college academic advisors on this day.

Bulletin 2/6/18: Scholarship Applications are beginning to trickle in! Pay attention to the announcements for newly released scholarships and come see Mrs. Adolphson for applications.

Bulletin 2/6/18: Counselors are currently meeting with students to plan next year's classes. Ask your student what they're signing up for! 

Bulletin 12/5/17: If you are planning to take a dual credit class through Carl Sandburg in the spring, please do NOT pay your tuition at this time. The district is using grant money to pay for dual credit tuition and fees at Carl Sandburg for the spring semester! If you have already paid, a check will be issued to you. This does not apply to you if you use financial aid for your tuition and fees. This is a very exciting grant that we hope we can use over and over again in years to come!

Bulletin 11/15/17: Eligibility for winter sports/activities began this week. Grades are pulled each FRIDAY morning, teachers are given time to update grades over the weekend, then official grades go into effect on MONDAY and last through Saturday. 1 failing grade requires students to attend study table once that week for 45 minutes (or until missing work is completed), and 2 failing grades disqualify a student from all activities for the week. Get into the habit of checking your grades regularly--preferably Wednesday nights so that you can talk to your teachers Thursday before grades are pulled Friday morning.

Bulletin 10/16/17: Invitations to FRESHMAN ORIENTATION are going out in the mail tomorrow! Click here for a copy of the invitation. All 8th grade students and parents are invited! 

Bulletin 10/12/17: College Application Week is quickly approaching! Next week, we will be calling all seniors into the counseling office in small groups to apply to colleges of their choice, or discuss their career paths or plans to join the military. Students should have a list of colleges they would like to apply to prior to coming into the counseling office. Click here for more information on college applications. #collegechangeseverything

Bulletin 10/6/17: The PSAT is next Wednesday, October 11. This is a JUNIOR ONLY test. It is a Late Start Wednesday, but juniors must be at MRHS by 8:00 as the test begins at 8:05. Students will not be allowed to take anything into their testing rooms but pencils and a calculator. The test will be done around 11:20, and students will go to lunch. Juniors will return to school by 5th hour. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be following a normal Late Start Wednesday schedule.

Bulletin 9/28/17: If you missed the FAFSA informational meeting last night, your student can pick up an information packet in the counseling office. The FAFSA opens on Sunday, October 1. Start collecting the necessary documents to file your FAFSA as soon as possible! Get more information on the financial aid process here.

Bulletin 9/19/17: Invitations for the Academic Awards Breakfast are going out tomorrow. The breakfast is next Wednesday, Sept. 27. 

Bulletin 9/6/17Eligibility is pulled on Friday mornings. It be pulled for fall sports/extracurriculars beginning on Friday, September 15, with those grades going into effect Monday, September 18Eligibility can affect attendance to the homecoming dance1 F requires students to attend study table once that week for 45 minutes, and 2 F's disqualifies a student from all activities for the week. Get into the habit of checking your grades regularly!

Bulletin 9/1/17: Today, Mrs. Mendez met with all freshmen and sophomores to go over beginning-of-the-year information. Ask your student about it! See the presentation here