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 (East) Wing in the Student Center
    Salina High School South Counseling Department Mission Statement
    The mission of Salina High School South'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



    Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Opportunities

    2019/2020 PowerPoint Presentation


    School Profile

    Counseling News...

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




    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


    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. 


    Nightingale Experience - Fort Hays State University

    Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing proudly presents The Nightingale Experience to be held on July 10 and 11, 2019.  This is a two-day event for 2019-2020 sophomores, juniors and seniors.  This exciting experience is designed for those who have expressed an interest in nursing, but would also benefit anyone undecided about their career plans.  To register, click HERE.  More information regarding this life-changing event can be found on the FHSU website at www.fhsu.edu, or by contacting Michelle VanDerWege at mlvanderwege@fhsu.edu.  The deadline to complete an application is June 1, 2019.


    Thinking about changing your Class Schedule?

    August 21, 2019


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

    August 28, 2019


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

    October 4, 2019


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

    January 14, 2020


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

    January 22, 2020


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

    March 5, 2020


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


    Counseling Department Staff


    PBD Director, Counselor, Dept. Chair

    Lindsey Sellers




    Senior Class Counselor (Class of 2020)
    Jim Allen



    Junior Class Counselor (Class of 2021)

    Melanie Goodrich

    Sophomore Class Counselor (Class of 2022)

    Heather Smith




    Freshman Class Counselor (Class of 2023)
    Amy Wagner



    Student Support Counselor
    Elise Potocnik




    School Psychologist

    Lori Thornton




    Counseling Department Secretary

    Lynnette Froome




    School Registrar

    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   


Last Modified on May 29, 2019