Welcome to the South High Counseling Office
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     The South High Counseling Office is located on the 2nd floor of the STEM Wing in the Student Center
    Salina High School South Counseling Department Mission Statement
    The mission of Salina South High School‘s Counseling Program is to:
    • Recognize the uniqueness and personal worth of each student
    • Assist each student to acquire academic, career and personal/social competencies
    • Develop each student‘s skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners

    School Profile

    Counseling News...

    SHSS Welcomes - College/University and Military Recruiters - During Lunch in the Commons

    Tuesday, October 23 - Hays Hair Academy of Salina

    Thursday, October 25 - Bethel College

    Friday, October 26 - Tabor College

    Monday, October 29 - Fort Hays State University

    Thursday, November 1 - Kansas State University

    Wednesday, November 7 - Butler Community College

    Wednesday, November 14 - Air National Guard


    Career & College Readiness Conferences

    The Career & College Readiness Conferences are October 17 & 18, 2018.  All students must schedule a time for their individual conference.  The conference scheduler will open September 26th during ELO. The sooner you book your appointment, the better chances you have of getting the day and time your parents want.


    2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form is Open

    The 2019-20 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open!  Students enrolling for academic year 2019/2020 will submit a FAFSA beginning October 1, 2018; families should use their 2017 income tax information.  Before students and parents can complete the FAFSA, the student and parent must create an FSA ID.  To create your FSA ID go to FSA ID Website


    ACT and ACT WorkKeys to be administered free to South High Juniors and Seniors in February 2019

    Salina High School South juniors (and any senior who has not yet taken the test) will be able to take the ACT test while juniors and seniors will be able to take the WorkKeys assessment at South High.  Both assessments will be free.

    The ACT Test, gauges a student’s readiness for success in the first year of college.  The no-cost ACT test will be offered statewide Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.   The ACT WorkKeys assessments have been used for more than two decades to measure essential workplace skills and help people build career pathways. WorkKeys measures foundational workplace skills, including both hard and soft skills.  The free WorkKeys assessment will be administered statewide Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019.

    Stop by the Student Center to sign up for the ACT or ACT WorkKeys assessment.  The deadline to sign up is Monday, November 26, 2018.


    ASVAB Testing - Salina Area Technical College

    Salina Tech now offers the opportunity for students to take the Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) every month! The ASVAB is a great way for students to assess their own skills and abilities, and to learn about potential careers that fit with those abilities that they might not have considered previously. Any students may take the ASVAB, and it is not required to share the results with the military.  It will be on our campus – 2562 Centennial Road – in the downstairs computer lab in Building A.  It is first-come, first-serve. 


    JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas. The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.  The Profile in Courage Essay Contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2018. The contest deadline is January 18, 2019.  For more information, visit:  JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest  

    Thinking about changing your Class Schedule? 

    August 22, 2018


    Last Day to Drop/Add a 1st Semester Class without Administration Approval

    August 29, 2018


    Last Day to Drop/Add a 1st Semester Class with Administration Approval

    October 5, 2018


    Last Day to Drop a 1st Semester Class with WP (Withdraw Pass) or WF (Withdraw Fail) on Transcript

    January 15, 2019


    Last Day to Drop/Add a 2nd Semester Class without Administration Approval

    January 23, 2019


    Last Day to Drop/Add a 2nd Semester Class with Administration Approval

    March 7, 2019


    Last Day to Drop a 2nd Semester Class with WP (Withdraw Pass) or WF (Withdraw Fail) on Transcript


    Counseling Center Staff


    PBD Director, Counselor, Dept. Chair

    Lindsey Sellers




    Senior Class Counselor (Class of 2019)
    Amy Wagner



    Junior Class Counselor (Class of 2020)

    Jim Allen

    Sophomore Class Counselor (Class of 2021)

    Melanie Goodrich




    Freshman Class Counselor (Class of 2022)
    Danna Gordon




    School Psychologist

    Lori Thornton




    Counseling Department Secretary

    Joyce Billings





    Melanie Stavropoulos




    Our School Counselors...
    • Counsel students individually and in groups
    • Provide developmental classroom guidance activities
    • Respond to students‘ needs in crisis situations
    • Orient new students to school programs and settings
    • Work with potential drop-outs and other at-risk students
    • Participate in the referral process for helping students and families connect with community agencies
    • Analyze test results and provide information about students‘ abilities, achievements, interests, and needs
    • Coordinate efforts with other school professionals
    • Conduct conferences with parents
    • Guide students‘ school and career plans
    • Adhere to ethical and legal standards
    • Pursue opportunities for professional growth
    • Conduct periodic evaluation of the school counseling and guidance program   


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