January 12, 2016
It’s time for the juniors to start looking ahead. Senior year will be here before you know it! One of the first decisions to make is regarding the ACT test. The ACT is required for admission to all 4-year colleges and can also be used in place of the Accuplacer ,which is required for 2-year colleges. So, no matter what your plans might be, taking the ACT as a junior can be beneficial. We will offer the ACT test at Red Rock Central on April 19. This test is paid for by the MN Dept. Of Education and saves you the typical $56.60 test fee. A letter and participation form was sent home on Monday. Please make sure these are returned this week.
November 23, 2015
Attention 10th graders! I have an amazing opportunity for you. Each year we send students to the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY). There is also a partner program called Minnesota Mile that has a similar purpose. Both programs are meant to help develop character and leadership in students so that they can return to their schools and communities ready to make a difference.
This year, both inspiring leadership seminars will be held June 24-26, 2016 on the campus of The University of Northwestern in St. Paul. The school will cover the cost of two students attending. If more students are interested, there are options available where students can split the cost of attending. Here is a promo video about HOBY. If any 10th graders are interested, they need to sign up by my door by the end of November. At that point, we will see how many have an interest and will go from there.
October 27, 2015
Here are some pictures from our Anti-Bullying Day! It was so much fun to see the hallways full of orange.
October 20, 2015
October is also Anti-Bullying month – where we focus on making our school a more welcoming place for students. In the elementary school – we are reading the book, “Have You Filled a Bucket Today.” Here is a video/song to go along with the book. This is another great one! If you haven’t read this book yet – do so! It is great book for use at home too. At both schools, we will be participating in the Wear Orange day on October 21st – to take a stand against bullying.
October 14, 2015
October is College Knowledge Month in MN, where we work to increase knowledge and interest about college in people of all ages. We have been having some fun at school doing college trivia and contests. The first week, students had to find college logos that were hidden all over the school. The second week was a quiz naming the actual college that is home to well-known mascots in the NCAA. This week, we will be finding out where some well-known people went to college. For high school seniors, this also means that they can save some money by applying during FREE College Application Week October 26-30th.
September 25, 2015
The 5th and 6th graders will be working with me all year on leadership skills. Much of what we will do comes from the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. I am excited to see what we can accomplish as a class!
September 16, 2015
Today and tomorrow I will be visiting the 10th grade classes to talk about the Career Expo that we will attend on September 29th at SMSU in Marshall, MN. The Career Expo is an interactive day filled with a game show, interactive exhibits and a campus tour that are all designed to get the 10th graders thinking about careers.
September 15, 2015
This week I will begin making classroom visits to the elementary classes. We will talk about what a school counselor does at school, and how I can help. We will also be talking about our new positive behavior program called “Caught Being Good.”
September 1, 2015
I am already planning to meet with the juniors and seniors to give them some preliminary info about college and career planning for this year. Seniors will all meet with me individually during 1st quarter so that I can help with applications, arranging campus visits, or just answering questions. If you need to see me – stop in anytime! You do not need to wait to be called in. The same goes for parents – call, email, stop in – I’d be happy to meet with you and help you along this journey. I will also be updating the college rep visits and campus visit pages here, so check back for frequent updates. I provided some handouts in class including the Junior Year Timeline and Senior Year Timeline.
August 25, 2015
Welcome back to another school year! It’s a great year to be a RRC Falcon. We have about 20 new students in our district this year, and many of those families specifically chose to enroll at RRC because of our school’s reputation for great academics and a welcoming environment. I am so proud to be a part of this school and look forward to another great year!