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New Salem - November 24, 2009

Career Corner

Mrs. Linda Becker
National Certified Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
New Salem-Almont High School
Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor

Important Dates for Seniors!
November 30, 2009 7:30 PM - The Financial Aid Night at New Salem Almont High School will be in the ITV room. Parents of seniors and of course senior students are encouraged to attend. Sandy Klein, Director of Financial Aid at Dickinson State University will discuss how to complete the 2010-2011 FAFSA, step-by-step. Even if parents have completed the FAFSA in previous years, it is very important to attend the information session because significant changes have been made. There will be door prizes given at the end of the session. We hope you will attend.

Important Dates for Juniors!
January 12, 2010 - The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given at the high school to interested juniors. The ASVAB is a nationally-normed, aptitude test battery. It is required for enlistment in the armed services. However, there is no military obligation for taking the ASVAB. There is no charge for students to take this test.

April 28, 2010 at 8:30 AM - The ACT or WorkKeys assessment will be given to juniors at the high school. There is no charge for students to take the test. Every junior student in the state of North Dakota will take either the ACT or WorkKeys assessment. This is a provision in HB 1400, which was passed in the most recent legislative session.

Important Dates for Sophomores!
December 2, 2009 - The PLAN assessment will be given to all sophomores. The PLAN is ACTís college readiness test for 10th graders. It is similar to the ACT in some ways. The students will receive a written report that shows how they scored in the academic areas of reading, math, science and English. An interest inventory is also part of the test. This will help students identify where their interests are so they can use that information to help them choose a career path. There is no charge for students to take this test.

Every day is important when it comes to learning. I hope students will learn new things everyday and keep a positive attitude about school.

If you have any questions on career and other counseling issues, please contact Mrs. Linda Becker at New Salem Almont High School at 843-7610. She is most often at the High School on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Do your best!