- Community Career Opportunities
- Minnesota Career Information System - MCIS
- FAFSA 101 Informational Sessions
- iHelpBlog Scholarship
- FastWeb Scholarship
- MCC Scholarship Program
- Viterbo Health & Science
- FFA Scholarship
- Unigo Scholarship
- United Educators
- Clean Air Choice
Below are local scholarships available to WSHS seniors. Applications can be found in the counseling office.
*Youth Scholarship Alliance/Community & Merit Scholarship Award - Deadline: April 19th, 2019. Available to any WSHS Senior. Applications can be found in the counseling office.
*Henry, Edith and Christine Hanson Scholarship (University of MN) – Deadline: April 26th, 2019. Available to any senior planning on attending any of the U of MN campuses. Applications can be found in the counseling office.
*WEA Janet Luttmers Education Scholarship - Deadline: May 1st, 2019. Available to any WSHS Senior. Applications can be found in the counseling office.
MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) is a comprehensive career information and planning system for high school students and adults. It includes a wealth of information on occupations, post-secondary schools of all types, scholarships, job search skills and much more. Users are able to create personal portfolios that support lifelong career planning and promote career self-reliance. MCIS includes tools that encourage self-assessment, exploration, research, goal setting, and decision-making.
By the end of 8th grade all WMS students will have set up a MCIS account with the assistance of their school counselor.
The Winona Senior High School Counseling Office is offering FAFSA 101 informational sessions on parent/teacher conference nights this school year.
The sessions will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons on the following days:
- Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
- Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
- Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
A representative from either Winona State or Minnesota State College Southeast will walk families through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) process, and will have brochures and handouts to disburse.
FAFSA is the form that the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid. Submitting it is the first step toward accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans, but there are important variables students and families need to consider before starting the process.
The WSHS Health Office is located on the first floor near the main office. The Health Office is open each student school day from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Our School Nurse is Mitzi Girtler, RN.
Students utilize the health office daily when ill or injured and for daily treatments or medications. We also screen all sophomores each year for vision and hearing status.
Families in Housing Transition
Winona Area Public Schools participates in the F.I.T. Program. During these difficult economic times many families are struggling to keep jobs and homes, and to cover basic expenses. Also, some families are going through relationship changes that are putting stressors on the lives in that household.
Families in Transition is available to assist parents and guardians who may be in need of assistance. In the Winona Area Public Schools we can help get youngsters enrolled in a pre-school program, Community Education offerings, school-aged childcare, or a K-12 academic or athletic program. The F.I.T. program is free and is available year round to also help with information and questions about registration, immunizations, and school breakfast and lunch programs.
The Miller Mentoring program promotes and nurtures the relationship between mentor and student. When a positive relationship is created, we begin to see our students gain:
- Appropriate Social Interactions
- Emotional Maturity
- Improved Self-confidence
- Academic Success
Winona Middle School program meets Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in room 280 at WMS.
Winona Senior High School program meets Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in room 229 at WSHS.
The program schedule coincides with District 861 calendar.
Become a Mentor
- Must be 18 years of age
- Complete an application that includes references and background check.
- Attend a mandatory training session.
- Be dependable, consistent, respectful, understanding, patient and positive.
- Commit to one day per week for the academic school year.