Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Resource -

YourLifeIowa is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Department of Public Health, The Crisis Center of Johnson County and Foundation 2 that was launched in November 2012 and connects young Iowans with caring people who will listen. Trained counselors can be reached through texting, online chat, or phone. It’s free, private, and easy to use. You can contact YourLifeIowa for problems big and small. 

Here are a few reasons you may want to reach out:

- Bullying 
- Depression and anxiety
- Peer pressure 
- Self-esteem 
- Friends and relationships
- Thoughts of suicide

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Another Reminder!! Seniors ~ Most of these local scholarships are due THIS FRIDAY, April 15th by 3:45 pm (some deadlines have passed). NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER THAT TIME!!! Please make sure to have them to the guidance office BY that time/day.

I encourage you all to fill out the ones you are eligible for!!

Also, if you have been awarded a scholarship from the college you will be attending and you would like it recognized at senior awards day, please bring me a copy of the letter of award from the college/university.

Click on the SCHOLARSHIP link on this blog to access the local scholarship applications.

Career Academy Programs - ILCC

Here is a list of the Career Academy programs available to ELC High School Juniors and Seniors.

Students interested in signing up for one of these programs to begin next fall should see Mrs. Brechwald ASAP for the registration forms.  Students receive college credit, along with 3 high school elective credits for the courses they complete through this program.  This is a great opportunity to explore an interest area. Students who participate in these must be on track for graduation at the high school.  Students attend college the 1st three periods of their school day and then return to the high school for the remainder of the day.  Students who attend a program in Emmetsburg will be bused to ILCC and back daily. The programs available are:

Monday, April 4, 2016

Summer School Letter

April 4, 2016

Dear Students and Parents;

We would like to make you aware that ELC High School is once again planning a summer school opportunity this year to assist students who have failed a course and wish make up the credit.  Summer school will run from June 6 - June 30 and be in session from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00,  Monday through Friday.  Students will have the opportunity to make up 2 credits dependant on the amount of time spent working on the course (30 hours of work is a realistic number necessary to complete 1 course).

Summer school location will be at South Campus (Alternative High School), located at 1814 7th Avenue South.  Registration in summer school will be limited based on seat availability.   Students farthest behind credit wise will receive first priority for available seats.

During this time, students will work independently under the supervision of certified staff members of the ELC faculty.  Upon successful completion of all required assignments and exams, credit will be awarded.  All school work will be completed in the classroom.  No homework will be allowed.

There be an attendance policy due to the fact seating is limited.  Those who miss more than 1 day per week will be dropped to allow the open seat to the next available student on the waiting list.  A completed day consists of 4 hours of work time.  Vacations, appointments, work etc., should be scheduled around summer school hours.

Please assist us in the planning process by indicating your intention to participate in summer school on the attached form.  Please return the form to the high school office no later than May 1, 2016.  
If you have any questions, call or email either of the school officials listed below.


Brad Leonard Mindy Brechwald
High School Principal High School Counselor

Registration form HERE