School Counseling Center Update

Rebel Round Up

What’s happening this fall in the Counseling Department at MCC High School? 

This year we are forming a School Counseling Advisory Council.  This will be made up of students, staff, school board, parents, and community/business representatives.  We will meet three times a year:  fall, winter, spring.  The meetings will take place in the Counseling Center at MCC High School.  The purpose of the Council is:

  •  To provide a platform through which we can collaborate on how to best serve our students
  • To identify student and community needs
  • To make recommendations regarding the school counseling department’s response to those needs
  • To advocate for and support the school counseling program

Forming this council is in accordance with the American School Counselors Association “National Model for School Counseling”.  If any parents or business/community members are interested in being a part of this, contact me by email:

Other things happening:

Rebel the Therapy Dog is happy to be back in school! 

Financial Aid Night:  Sept. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium, Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Career Expo: Sept. 25 for all Careers Class students at MN West in Worthington

7th Grade “Girls’ Group” will be forming in September.  Parents will be receiving information about this.  I am looking for guest speakers for this, so contact me if you would like to present.

October:  “College Knowledge Month” meetings with each senior to discuss graduation requirements as well as college and scholarship applications

PSAT Test: Oct. 16, for Juniors who register.  This is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Program

Careers Class Presentations:  assist students with their Personal Learning Plans

Health/PE/Rec Class Presentations:  discuss mental health and suicide prevention

Unity Day: Oct. 23, The TEAM will be organizing activities.  Wear ORANGE to show your support.

ASVAB Test:  Oct. 29 for ALL Juniors

Nov-Dec:  Meet with each Junior and their parents to discuss graduation requirements, college visits, post-secondary plans, financial aid, and more.  Junior parents will get an email with information to set up a date and time to meet.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact me.  I can be reached by phone at 507-836-1702 or email:

Mary Beech

MCC Licensed School Counselor