The New London Nursing and Rehab Center is needing volunteers and is a perfect opportunity for Silver Cord hours. Possible activities might be manicures for the residents, craft classes, seasonal decorating, Halloween Haunted House, fall soup supper, playing games, reading stories, and sitting outside with residents, to name a few. If interested, please call Kathy Mahoney at 367-5753.

Silver Service opportunity The Danville Care Center, located at 401 S. Birch, is in need of volunteers to walk residents, play checkers, etc. Please call the activity director, Mel DeLlanos at 319-392 4259.

Distance Ed at U of IA and Ed to Go (ed2go) have partnered to offer a wide range of interactive courses over the internet to include an overview of the things needed to know about the general makeup of the ACT and SAT and test preparation courses: Browse the catalog at http://www.ed2go.com/iowa/ to find out about these and other courses.

March 2 Success (www.march2success.com) is an online test preparation, self-paced course which can improve your performance on standardized tests by improving math, science, and English skills.

IA National Guard Youth and Teen Program services for dependents of National Guard members, including resource & referrals in mental health services, academic support, college financial aid planning, and child care; school programs upon request; information guides; youth and teen program websites; and curriculum developed to deal with separation issues, plus many more worthwhile programs. For more info, contact Jeremy Van Wyk at 800-294-6607 ext. 4040 or 515-252-4040 and jeremy.vanwyk@us.army.mil .

April 1 Deadline for Junior Volunteens needed for Great River Medical Center, Burlington Silver Cord hours, and volunteer experience. Please call 319-768-3340 or www.greatrivermedical.org

Great River Medical Center in Burlington offers Health-care Careers Workshops on 10/3/13, 12/5/13, & 5/1/14 from 12:00 to 3:00 in the Walnut Room. To register, please call 319-768-4070 or for questions, call 319-768-4006.

Boys State, sponsored by The American Legion, and Girls State sponsored by The American Legion Auxilliary: For more information about criteria for attendance, please contact the local Legion or Auxilliary and/or www.boysandgirlsstate.org

TGIF at Kirkwood CC on 10/11,18, 25, or 10/22/13; 11/1,8, 15, 11/22/13; 12/6&7/13; 1/31/14; 2/7, 14, 2/21 & 22/14; 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/25 & 28, or 4/4, 5, 11, 4/25/14
and 5/5/14 www.kirkwood.edu/TGIF

Discover DMACC Days for 2012-13: 9/28/12, 10/26, 11/7, 11/16, 11/17, 11/30, 1/25, 2/9, 3/29, 4/10, 4/12, and 4/19/13. Please call 877-TO-DMACC ext 7100.

Ellsworth CC Panther Preview Days for 2013-2014: 10/4, 11/8, 12/6, 1/24, 2/21, 3/28, and 4/11.

Graceland University visit days: 1/31/14, 2/15/14, 3/7/14, 4/5/14, and 4/18/14

Indian Hills Community College has a 3-day weekend EVERY weekend: 4-day academic week and over 50 degree and diploma programs: Unique programs include Renewable Energy, Lasers, Aviation Pilot Training & Maintenance.

IHCC Wednesday visits: 10/2/13, 10/30/13, 11/6/13, 11/20/14, 12/11/13, 1/29/14, 2/12/14, 2/26/14, 4/2/14, 5/7/14, 6/18/14, and 7/16/14.

Simpson College days: 9/21, 10/12, and/or 11/8/13. Also Junior Visit Day is April 4, 2014.

University of Dubuque Days: 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7/13 and 1/20, 2/1, and 3/1/14

Iowa Central Community College Jam-the-Gym and Senior Visit Day on Feb 1, 2014; Stuff-the-Stands on Nov 2, 2014; Senior Visit Days are 10/18/13, 12/6/13, 3/14/13, and 4/11/13.

Grand View University Action and Visit Days: Nursing Action Day--10/4/13; View Visit Days--1/20/14 & 6/13/14 Art Action Day--11/1/13

March 27, 2014--Washington High School Career Fair with 60 representatives from colleges and other organizations. Please RSVP @ 319-653-4245 or jdalrymp@washington.k12.ia.us.

Upper Iowa Visit Days: 2/17/14 & 4/5/14

Oct. 18, 2013--SCC Day with demonstrations by Career Ed students and Faculty, campus tours, student panel, and free lunch. See counselor for sign-up cards.

Central College Visit Days: 9/20/13, 10/14/13, 11/11/13 and Fall Overnighter (Seniors only) is 11/15/13-11/16/13. Spring Visit Day is 4/11/14. Register online at www.central.edu.

SCC CAMPUS EVENTS: Sept. 25 = Sneak Peek, Oct. 15 = College Rep Day, Oct. 18 = Career Day, Nov. 13 = Sneak Peek, Feb. 22 = College Goal Sunday (FAFSA), Mar. 26 = SCC Day, and April 9, Sneak Peek.

Silver Service Opportunity: Volunteers for Hospice in our area homes, assisted living centers or nursing homes. Please call Diana Spranger @ 319-362-2500 or 563-370-7682. Her email is diana.spranger@hospicecom.com .


9/14/13 is an open house at St Ambrose U, Rogalski Center for students interested in Physical Therapy from 8:30-3:00. Details at www.sau.edu/pt or call 563-333-6403; email pt@sau.edu.

September 30, 2012 deadline for application to Congressman, Dave Loebsack, for nominations to the nation's Armed Services Academies. Please contact Alicia Trimble at 150 1st Ave. NE, Suite 375, Cedar Rapids 52401 or call 319-364-2288 or email at Alicia.Trimble@mail.house.gov.

9/25/13: Sneak Peek at W. Burlington campus of SCC--10:00-12:15 (please use college visit form for student absence)

9/29/13 is this year's date for the Golden Circle College Fair at the Iowa Event Center from 12:30-3:30.


10/4/13 Deadline for US Senate Youth Program application for chance to attend Washington Week which is from March 8-14 and win a $5,000 scholarship. See counselor for paper application and send to Shannon Johnson, GPAEA, 3601 West Ave.; W. Burlington, IA.

10/15/13 Deadline for legislative page application for Juniors and Seniors at the 2014 Legislative Session, if interested in government and politics. Packets are available in the Counselor's office.

10/9/2013: College Rep Day (please use the college visit form for student absence); please see the counselor for details on building, time, and map of the college. 55 reps will be at SCC from 4 states. Please let the counselor know if you and/or your parents will attend. She will email/call the college coordinator.

10/21/2013: @ UNI: Humanities & Fine Arts Day-- to register, go to www.uni.edu/admissions/visit.


11/13/2013 Sneak Peek @ W. Burlington campus of SCC from 10:30-1:15. Please send in class request forms by 11/4/10 (please use college visit form for student absence).


1/2/14 ICAN Financial Aid Informational Meeting in the Library of New London MS/HS at 6:30


2/22/2014 10:00-2:00 FAFSA Assistance for seniors/parents @ no cost on SCC campus.

3/6/2014 is Fine Arts Day at SCC by invitation.


3/26/14 is the date for the Seeing Careers during the SCC Campus day. Please see the counselor for cards to send to SCC with session choices. Please postmark by 3/21/14.

3/3/14 is the deadline for the Access Energy Coop sponsored Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C application. Applications are in the counselor's outer office.

3/27/14 is College Day at Washington High School from 1:15-2:45 in the varsity gym. See the counselor for a list of those colleges attending and a map of Washington. Please RSVP to 319-653-4245 or jdalrymp@washington.k12.ia.us .


4/1/14 Deadline to apply for the Great River Health System's Junior Volunteen program for the summer. www.greatrivermedical.org or 319-768-3340.

4/9/14: Sneak Peek @ W. Burlington campus of SCC (Please use college visit form for student absence). Find out more about SCC, attend a college class, and get a free lunch. Please see the counselor for a mail-in card which reserves a specific class for you. Juniors/seniors may attend and must fill out the college visit form that's available in the counselor's outside office.


5/30/14 Deadline for registrations for State 4-H Youth Conference on June 24-26 on the ISU campus. Fee for housing, meals and program cost. Some counties may have transportation. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference.