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2 months ago

By Michelle Ray

Missouri Girls State applications are now available.  Check out the website for information and eligibility.  All applications must be printed and returned to the counselor's office by January 15, 2019.

Missouri Boys State applications are now available.  Check out the website for information and eligibility.  All applications must be printed and returned to the counselor's office by January 15, 2019.

Job Opportunities

about 1 month ago

Check out  Many of the local businesses list openings through this site.  Places like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Denny's, Applebees, etc. have many openings.  

Sinks Pharmacy is looking for new staff.  Check out their webpage and application.

John J. Steuby Company is looking for high school graduates who are interested in learning the MACHINIST trade.  There are free weekly classroom training opportunity to become a life-long Machinist.  Check their employment opportunities.

IBEW-NECA Joint Apprenticeship is available.  The applicant must be 18 years old, have one year of high school Algebra, have a high school diploma, have a valid driver's license, and pay a $35 non-refundable application fee.  This opportunity is the I.B.E.W. Local Union #257.

Denny's in Sullivan is looking for help.  Apply online and follow up with a phone call (573) 468-4799).  They are hiring now!

3 Bridges Raft Rental in Sullivan will be looking for summer help starting at the end of May.  If you are interested in either working in the office or as a canoe hauler, you can apply by calling 573-468-7238.

Town & Country Supermarket is hiring now.  You must be 16 years old.  You can apply online or in person.

 Barnabas Redwood Manor Care Center is hiring floor aides.  Floor aides assist residents in the facility who range in ages from 19-90.  Starting pay is $8 per hour.  Contact Sally or Katie at 573-468-8150 or pick up an application at 1194 Landon Road, Bourbon.  

Camp Mihaska is hiring lifeguards and housekeeping staff.  Please contact Teddy Walker at 573-732-5535 if you are interested.

BLUE BEACON OF CUBA is hiring team members.  Check out the attached flyer.  You must apply  in person at:  Blue Beacon of Cuba, 301 Highway DD (Exit 208), Cuba, MO.

KIRBERG COMPANY is hiring roofing apprentices. St. Louis based family-owned contractor serving the Midwest since 1920 has excellent opportunities for roofing professionals. Looking for roofers in slate, tile, and all forms of commercial flat roofing. Men and women over 18, who are drug free and physically fit can apply for a small number or pre-apprentice positions. All new hires will be enrolled in the roofers union and receive full health, welfare benefits, and training. Come Join An Industry Leader With Modern Equipment! Visit our website to complete an application or call Kirberg today at 314-534-4444. Kirberg Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Meeks Lumber (573-468-4104) is looking for a soon-to-be college bound graduate to work in the Sullivan location.  Students may come in and pick up an application or go online and complete the employment application.  Once complete, you may email to  Former students currently attending college are also eligible to apply.

Lion's Choice in Sullivan is currently accepting applications.  You may print an application

FAS-Trip in Sullivan is currently hiring.

Mobil On The Run has job opportunities.  You must apply online.  You must be 18 and have transportation.

Planet Sub applications are online.  Make sure to follow up with the local store after you apply.

Wal-Mart may have openings.  Apply online.

Useful Links

about 1 month ago

Cappex allows you to explore colleges and gather information to make an informed decision.  

Suicide Prevention Lifeline-If you need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Safe & Sober Parent Video-Talking points to prevent drunk driving

Local Treatment Center Locator - a resource to help you find a treatment center for a teen/pre-teen struggling with addiction.

College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators offers information for students with disabilities and their families to find resources to help with their dream of a college education. There are many pathways to achieve independence through higher education, and Maryville University has created this helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) to give you an idea of what to expect as you research your options.

Community Resources-This list contains local resources for counseling, mental health services, and other community services.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has many resources available to help high school students.  Check out the page!

AIR-Addiction is Real Resources for Parents

Marijuana Addiction and Abuse-Symptoms and Solutions

Bullying Report Form-If you have been the target of bullying or have witnessed the bullying of a district student, complete this form and submit it to the building principal. 

Trauma Informed Schools Information - Students may have experiences that create fear, anxiety, or other psychological impacts.  The goal is to help survivors rebuild a sense of control.

Check out the College Scorecard website to see what is the best educational fit for you.

I'm First is a great resource for students who will be the first in their family to attend college.  Check it out!

A+ eligible schools

All seniors need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  If you need help, please let me know.  





Practice Test Opportunities

5 months ago

By Michelle Ray

ACT Test Prep-Start practicing today!

ACT Practice - follow the link and go to  Practice Tests-Academic and Professional > College Prep Center > Prepare for Your ACT.  Create an account; everyone has to do this to use the practice tests. Click on ACT practice tests.  Choose the area you would like to practice.  Ms. Scheel recommends "Practice" or "Learner" mode.  They tutor you as you take the tests.  

Check out the ASVAB practice site.  ASVAB Practice Test Online provides a full length ASVAB practice test with sample questions from each section designed to emulate the official ASVAB test questions. All of our ASVAB test prep articles and tests are 100% free. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is an exam that is administered to newly-entering members of the military in order to assess their aptitude for various skills and subject matters.   

FAFSA & Transcript Requests

5 months ago

FAFSA is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid.  ALL seniors should complete the FAFSA and it is REQUIRED for A+ and other financial aid.  Please note the deadlines for your college.  The Missouri deadline is APRIL 1, but many colleges have an earlier deadline.  

PRIVATE STUDENT LOANS - Not all students qualify for grants and scholarships.  Make sure you understand what private student loans are and how they work.  

Transcript request for dual credit college from East Central College.

Transcript request for dual credit college from Central Methodist College.

Transcript request for dual credit college from Drury University.  Click on "Order-Track-Verify" at the top.  Follow the directions from there.

A+ Requirements

4 months ago

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 years immediately prior to graduation.1
  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing prior to graduation. 2
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol while in grades 9-12.
  • Have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.3

 Alternative method to meet requirement: 

           ACT Math Score


High School GPA

17 or greater


2.5 or greater



2.8 or greater



3.0 or greater