Phone: 507-732-7395
Email: [email protected]
Title: Guidance Counselor
Location: Middle/High School 


Timeline for Seniors



  • Retake ACT if desired score has not been reached - December is typically the last time for seniors to retest! You can sign up and find test dates/locations @
  • Visit schools you are interested in
  •                   ZM Will be going on College tours to DCTC and MN State University Mankato.  Signs ups will be in the announcements as they get closer! 
  • Meet with Mrs. Lockner for your senior meeting
  • Apply to at least 3 colleges/universities as soon as possible, before Thanksgiving break
  • Start reaching out to apprenticeships/job shadowing opportunities if interested
  • Keep up the hard work in your classes
  • Volunteer and Participate in Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Start Searching for Scholarships
  • Complete the FASFA with your parents. You will need to create an FSA ID.
  •                   **New this year - FAFSA will not be available until December 2023! 
  • We will have a virtual FAFSA night in Jan/Feb to help you with the process.
  • Local scholarship info will be available in February, but you can check out or for national scholarships.


  • Fill out scholarship applications - online, through your parents workplaces, organizations you are affiliated with, churches, etc.
  • Senior Profile due to the News Record by March 1st! 
  • Decide on your college by the national decision deadline: MAY 1st!
  • Accept or decline financial aid offers
  • Let Mrs. Lockner know where to send your final transcript after graduation
  • MAKE SURE YOU ARE PASSING ALL CLASSES  and earning your 26 required credits!
  • Graduate!