SLHS Counseling Calendar

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Welding Training and Employment Opportunity!

​Sabre Industries out of Sioux City, IA has a great training opportunity for you: Start a career in welding AND get paid while learning the trade!

Sabre Industries and Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) have partnered to offer a paid training program for welders. 

The training program includes 13 weeks of formal classroom, laboratory courses and on the job training. As a trainee, you will be a full-time employee of Sabre Industries and be eligible for benefits. After completing the training and passing the necessary requirements, you will receive a college certificate. There is a 12-month commitment to Sabre Industries upon completing the program. 

Here's what to expect during your 13 weeks of training: 
  • ​Base Salary 
  • Earn promotions with raises as you advance through the courses and pass the final certification
  • Courses included: Safety, math, measuring & layout, intro to GMAW, blueprint reading, GMAW for production, oxy-acetylene, business communication, overhead rigging, advanced blueprint reading, quality

Apply online at by clicking on the Welder Trainee button.
Sabre will hold an informational session before each 13 week training session. If you'd like to sign-up for the information session or you have questions, lease call (712)224-1400 or email

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Like to Fish? Join the Lakes Area Youth Bass Club!

Like to fish? Considering joining the ​Lakes Area Youth Bass Club! 

  • Who: Youth in Grades 4-12th interested in Fishing!
  • What: Come learn about TWO brand new area Fishing Clubs (one for high schoolers and one for youth in 4-8th grade)
  • Where: Great Lakes Marine Co. 1907 18th St. Spirit Lake, IA
  • When: Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 PM

Direct inquiries to Ross Wilburn, 515-294-1482,
Unable to attend, but interested in learning more, call Hannah Brockshus at (712) 336-3488 or Shane Kendall at (712) 336-3822.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Summer Institute for High Altitude Ballooining

Ok, this looks pretty cool!
Many of us dream of exploring space but there are only a few ways for a student to do so. Amateur astronomy and rocketry are two common ways, but neither can match the sheer awe of building and launching a private spacecraft. Although it is difficult to get into deep space, near space is within our grasp. High altitude balloons are unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen, that are released into the stratosphere, generally reaching between 60,000 to 120,000 feet before they burst and their payload is returned to earth by parachute. The most common application of these balloons is to study weather, but they are becoming increasingly popular with both amateurs and professionals as a platform for other kinds of experiments in the upper atmosphere.Not only is high altitude ballooning a great way to introduce the electronics and programming skills needed to collect and analyze data from the spacecraft, it provides a fun way to explore scientific concepts from pressure, temperature and volume to cosmic radiation.

Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN is offering a High Altitude Ballooning Camp for students entering their freshmen-senior years from June 25-30th, 2017. Students who attend this camp will gain valuable hands-on experience with electronics, programming microcomputers to collect data from a variety of sensors, building payloads, using a variety of cameras, planning flight paths, and flying balloons.

Complete details and registration information can be found here. For further questions:
Jessie Petricka                    
Professor of Physics
Gustavus Adolphus College507.933.7314
Chuck Niederriter             
Professor of Physics
Gustavus Adolphus College507.933.7315

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Tippie Gateway Summer Program

I am contacting you with information about the Tippie Gateway Program, a six day FREE residential program for students interested in studying business at University of Iowa.

The Tippie Gateway Program is intended for current high school juniors. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in business including minority, low-income, and/or first-generation. The only cost for participants is their travel to and from campus.

Program highlights:
  • Six-day, residential program: Sunday June 25 through Friday June 30, 2017
  • No cost to the students; housing, meals, and other expense are covered by scholarships
  • Learn about the various business majors: Finance, Marketing, Economics, etc. 
  • Interactive workshops focused on their strengths as students and leaders
  • Participate in a case study competition
  • Interact with students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Tippie College of Business
Application process:
  • Applications accepted through April 1, 2017
  • Participants will be selected and notified by April 15th 
If you have questions or want to discuss the program further, please contact:
Gabriela Rivera​
Assistant Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success
Henry B. Tippie College of Business
The University of Iowa
Phone: (319) 335-1037 

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Offers Summer 2017 Diatoms Course

​Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and Regents Resource Center is pleased to offer advanced high school students the opportunity to study diatoms - one of the world's most unique and interesting group of organisms-  and earn up to two college credits free of cost! 
The High School College Prep Diatom course will be offered in one (July 23 - 28) or two-week (July 23 - August 4) sessions. Application instructions and deadline information found here.

Jane Shuttleworth 
Outreach Education Coordinator 
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory 
1838 HW 86 Milford, Iowa 51351 
712.337.3669. Ext. 7

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Business Horizons 2017

​What: An action-packed week of competitions, challenges and fun for 100+ high school students from across the state. Students gain real-world experience and develop their personal and professional skills as young leaders while setting goals for a successful future. 
When: Sunday, June 25 (1pm) - Thursday, June 29th (6pm)
Who: Any current high school students (grade 9-12 during the 2016-17 school year)
Where: Central College (Pella, Iowa)
What's in it for you?
  • ​Connect with Iowa professionals and new friends from across the state
  • Discover how your personal strengths and leadership skills can benefit you and a team
  • Learn valuable life lessons for personal and professional success
  • Experience life on a college campus and set goals for your future
  • Gain experience to set yourself apart on applications and resumes
  • As an added bonus, all participants can receive college credit and a Central College Scholarship!
Cost: Apply before April 10 - $325
  1. ​Learn more about the program at
  2. Download an application from the website and submit it using contact information below
Iowa ABI Foundation
400 E Court Ave., Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50309