Current Announcements & Articles






Agriculture Career Expo Day

The Willmar Campus of Ridgewater College is holding an Ag Career Expo Day on Friday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.  Current Ag students will give demonstrations of a variety of excellent paying Ag careers.  To register or for additional information:  Email Kim Tensen at [email protected] or call 1-800-722-1151 Extension 7606.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 26.  


PSAT Test Deadline Sept. 12

Sophomores and Juniors received an email from the Counseling Office with details about this opportunity. Click here for a copy of those details, including how to reserve your seat by paying the $17.00 fee on Fee Pay.   


U of M Twin Cities Open House for Multicultural Students

Saturday, September 29, 2018. Click for all details.


ACT Test Prep? 

Free online prep for NPHS students on MCIS & Naviance.  Click here for our ACT test prep page and links to both resources. 




Grief Camp: Saturday, October 6, 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice is offering Camp Oz, a free, day-long grief camp for children and teens, ages 6 to 18, who have experienced the death of a loved one. The camp is a time to remember, share memories, have fun and connect with others who are grieving. For information or registration materials, call 507-594-2989. Registration deadline is Sept. 26.


Free Classes!

On Saturday, October 13th, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota will present a day of free classes hosted at Prior Lake High School to educate parents and caregivers on ways they can help youth achieve mental wellness. This is a collaborative effort to provide resources to all of the schools in Scott County!  Click here to see the flyer and links to register. 


Youth Center in New Prague

Visit The Well website to see what it's all about!





College & Career

Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected about the value of a liberal arts education. 


Career Info

Check out the "Who's Hiring Youth in Scott County" flyer.  Details about cyber security jobs and more. 


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (2017)?

Click for a full video of Sophomore Night; click for a full video of Junior Night.


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  



Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.


Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education .  


Personal & Social Development, Mental Health 


Top 10 Social Issues for Teens in 2017

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13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  


Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety .  (Held Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at NPHS)


Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!


Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 


Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.


The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click .


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click  to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click  for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.


Resilience in Youth

Click  for this article from Psychology Today. 


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click  for article.