Troy School District 287

From the Desk of the THS Counselor

Shannon Morris
Counselor,Troy Junior Senior High School
smorris@troysd287.org 
(208) 835-2361 ext. 207
 
 

 


FROM THE COUNSELOR

 

Now that Quarter 1 is completed, it is important to make sure students are preparing for next year. Here are some important dates and deadlines to be aware of. Here is a quick look at several items to take note of and put on your calendar.

 

· College and Scholarship Application Night

On November 2, 2017, we will have a College and Scholarship Application Night from 6-8 pm. Students can come to the computer lab and work on applications. Mrs. Christensen and I will be available to assist them in completing applications and answer any questions that they may have. We will meet in the computer lab. We will also provide pizza!

 

· FAFSA

The FAFSA for 2017-2018 opened on Oct. 1, 2017. This should be completed before scholarship deadlines. Our FAFSA night is passed, so if you need assistance with this please call or email me. It is wise to plan to complete your FAFSA this month!

 

· College Application Deadlines

Please be aware that college application deadlines vary. For example, University of Idaho and Lewis Clark State College applications with priority consideration for scholarships are Dec. 1, 2017. Check each website to find the deadlines for your college of choice.

  • ACT/SAT

If students need to take or retake the ACT or SAT assessment, these college entrance exams are given every couple of months. For the ACT you can find more information at www.act.org and for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org. Deadlines to register are Nov. 2 to take the SAT on Dec. 2 and Nov. 3 to take the ACT on Dec. 9.

  • Scholarships

Current scholarship lists are now available and posted on the bulletin board. They have been passed out to all Seniors. Please encourage your student to check monthly for an updated list. Scholarship information can also be found online at the school website www.sd287.k12.id.us in the counselor section.

 

· SAT School Day for Juniors

The in school SAT will be given on April 11, 2017 to all juniors. Students can start preparing now by going to https://www.khanacademy.org/sat and setting up a study program. PSAT results will be available in December. Those results can be linked to Khan Academy to individualize the study program for the SAT.

 

· College and Career Choices

For students who are unsure of what they want to do in the future, whether that is selecting a college, a major, or a career training program, they should come visit with me. I have options available to help them learn about themselves and find a good fit for a career. They also have access to the Idaho Career Information System (idahocis.org) to explore careers.

In addition to meeting with students, I am also available to meet with parents. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you would like to discuss your student’s needs, have concerns, need information, or need further resources.

 

Sincerely,

 

Shannon Morris

Troy School District Counselor

 

Troy Junior / Senior High School is dedicated to the empowerment of students to become responsible and productive members of society through education for a lifetime.

 

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102 W Fifth Street    PO Box 280
Troy, Idaho 83871    Phone: (208) 835-3791
Brad Malm, Superintendent    bmalm@troysd287.org

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