From the High School Counselor’s Desk: April 2019

Schedules for School Year 2019-20

The plan is for the junior high and high school schedules for next year to be in the students’ hands by May 3. Ask your student to see theirs. If any questions or concerns arise with these schedules, please have students see Miss Mulder by Wednesday, May 15 so that next school year can begin with a minimum amount of schedule changes.

Junior High Community Service Days

The last day of school this year is Friday, May 31 at 12:30pm. Therefore, the dates for Junior High community service days are now Thursday & Friday, May 30 & 31. With 150 students in our Junior High, we have a HUGE need for parent supervision, as well as multiple vehicles for transportation. If you are willing and able to give ½ day, a couple days to volunteer in this endeavor, please give Kim Mulder a call at the junior high (753-4917) or email at .

College Level Classes for School Year 2019-20

Registration forms are now available from Miss Mulder for NCC college classes for next year. These classes are available to upcoming Juniors and Seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. These courses do count towards extra curricular and sports eligibility. Students receiving a failing grade at semester will be ineligible to participate in extra curricular activities for 30 days. Also - students must receive a grade of a C or higher for colleges to accept the class for credit. As required by the state, West Lyon will continue to pay for the tuition for these college classes if they are taken during the actual school year. However, please be aware that the West Lyon administration is considering a potential change with regards to the purchase of books for these class. It is likely that, moving forward, the student/parents themselves will be responsible for the purchase of (and finding of) the books used for these classes. Likewise, for classes that students take that use an “electronic” or “embedded” book, those costs would also be passed on to the student/family (if our administration chooses to move forward with this decision). ALL REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE IN TO MISS MULDER BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 8.

A NEW State of Iowa initiative in the Governor’s Future Ready Iowa plan now allows for high schools to pay for a few career ready courses that students want to take in the summer. This means that students who want to take a course from NCC in CNA, Explorations in Technology, Product Design & Development, Windows Workstation operating System, and LAN & WAN Network Fundamentals can do so and have West Lyon pay the tuition. (Note - these are the only summer classes that the state of Iowa will allow high schools to pay for). If students are interested in any of these summer courses they should see Miss Mulder for a registration form. You must register through West Lyon by the end of May to take any of these courses.


Camp and Scholarships Info

Students in grades 9-12 are reminded to check the West Lyon website. There are job opportunities listed there as well as summer college camp information and scholarship information.