SLHS Counseling Calendar

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Summer 2017 Career Prep Program

  • Planning on working this summer?
  • Do you want to earn money all while earning a SLHS vocational credit?
June 5-July 14, 2017
You Earn:
  • SLHS Vocational Credit
  • Possible College Credit
  • MONEY to pay for today’s extras & tomorrow’s education
You Acquire
  • ​Skills to help plan for future education
  • Skills needed in a future career
  • Job Experience that looks good on a resume
  • Job Experience that looks good on a college application
The Summer Career Prep Program (SCPP) details: 
  • Students must be 16 or older
  • Opportunity to work in an area you may be interested in as a future career
  • Opportunity to use existing summer job
  • Keep a journal and time log
  • Must be able to provide your own transportation

SCPP applications are available in the high school office! Deadline to turn them into Mrs.Nelson is April 7th! Let me know if you have more questions! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

TRIO services and resources now available to SLHS!

Iowa Lakes Community College TRIO Talent Search Program has been established for quite some time in area schools, such as: Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Emmetsburg Catholic, Emmetsburg Public, Estherville Lincoln Central, North Union, Graettinger Terril, Ruthven Ayrshire, Okoboji, Sacred Heart, Spencer and West Bend-Mallard and is NOW serving Spirit Lake!!!

TRIO is for students in grades 6-12 who 1) neither parent has graduated from a 4-year college OR 2) meets very liberal TAXABLE income guidelines OR 3) Both!

TRIO allows for new friendships to be formed, great experiences to be had and a chance to grow both academically and personally. Some FREE activities offered include:
  • In-school advising sessions: great information and tips on test taking, note taking, self-esteem, scholarship opportunities, ACT prep, financial aid, colleges, careers and more!
  • Campus visits to great colleges and universities
  • Fun educational trips
  • Help with homework
  • Summer bus trips: 8th-11th grade students visit college and university campuses in new places

If you believe you and/or your child is eligible for TRIO programming, please either fill out the application attached or you will find paper applications available outside of my office. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Faust Institute of Cosmetology Career Event

Interested in cosmetology? 
Faust Institute of Cosmetology invites you to attend their Career Event on Wednesday, December 14th from 1-3pm. 
  • ​Meet talented staff
  • Tour the school
  • Overview of admission and financial aid
  • Observe students in action
  • Try your hand at several techniques
  • Q & A session with instructors and students
  • Register for door prize give away 
Demonstrations: Manicure, curling with irons, perm wrap, hair cut, make up, pedicure, braid, highlight, wax, facial

ENROLL/APPLY to attend at Faust Institute while you're at the Career Event and be entered to win a $2,000 scholarship!

Please RSVP by December 9th.
1543 18th Street
(712) 336-0512
Bring your parents or bring a friend!