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Ramla Yussuf is a junior this year at OHS. This is her first year in magnet. In school, Yussuf is involved in Student Council, SHOC, Key Club, DECA and Link Crew. Outside of school she likes reading, watching...

Ruby Garza is a senior at Owatonna High School and this is her third year on the Magnet staff. The reason Garza decided to continue being in Magnet was because she has enjoyed her experience in the class...

Crystal Garza is a senior this year at OHS. This will be her second year on Magnet as a writer. In school Garza is involved in Key Club, Link Crew, and Young Life. Outside of school Garza has a job at...

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Crystal Garza
Student Britta Henderson showing Alyssa Bock the new Student Hub.

With five months of school left, the time when students have to start thinking about what comes next has begun. The registration window will open on Feb. 19 and close on March 7 at midnight. Registration this year will look a little bit different, as staff have been working hard to make registration an easier process.

This benefits students who have raised concerns in the past and incoming freshmen who haven’t seen the high variety of classes that come with the high school journey.

Junior Jenny Jones said, “I’m excited to look at the new classes and hopefully see classes that will help me further my education and get me ahead in my career path. But I hope that the classes I’ve already taken can help me out for next year.” Students this year will easily be able to see and prepare their classes for the next school year, and freshmen can go on the “ROSE” and track their course to make a “4-year plan” and make the most out of their high school experience.

A major change coming this year is the way students will access all information. As the website was not widely used, starting Feb. 7, students will be emailed out and be able to access a “Student Hub.” This will be known as the “ROSE” and will be added to students’ bookmarks on their Chromebooks. “ROSE” contains a Word document that will have links for anything you’ll need for registration, including step-by-step playlists.

As a reminder to students, this is not a race; classes are not first come, first served. Assistant Principal Philip Wiken said, “We look at what students want, and then we take all those numbers and see how many sections we can offer.” With that being said, it’s important to think about the sequencing of classes, look at prerequisites, and check the benefits of taking PSEO, AP, and CIS as the grading scale, eligibility is also important. All this information can be easily accessed in “ROSE.” Mr. Wiken also recommended that students keep a copy of their registration sheet in case computer errors lead to mistakes in their classes.

To ensure that your registration is coming along, during your compass, teachers will hand out a worksheet for you to write down your courses. During the second compass before the window closes, teachers will have you fill out the worksheets, and throughout compass time, students will also have the opportunity to talk to teachers and figure out pre-requisites. The last compass given for registration is March 6, right before “registration night” for students or parents that have additional questions.

The student ROSE can be accessed here The ROSE_Student Hub

About the Contributor
Crystal Garza, Writer
Crystal Garza is a senior this year at OHS. This will be her second year on Magnet as a writer. In school Garza is involved in Key Club, Link Crew, and Young Life. Outside of school Garza has a job at the Target Starbucks and babysits. Garza enjoys hanging out with her friends, family, and her dog Toby. Other than friends and family she spends money shopping, often rearranges her room, and likes to lay down to read a book while listening to music. Although her career path has changed throughout the years. In the future Garza would like to pursue a career in sports medicine, being a physical therapist or an athletic trainer. Garza joined Magnet to help her writing skills and get more involved in what's going on in OHS. Garza is looking forward to another fun year in Magnet.