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

As we move through the second semester, there are lots of things to be completed! Here are some highlights of both opportunities as well as some important deadlines.

· College and Career Assistance (All Students)

Every Monday and Friday morning from 8:30 – 10:00 am, Kami Heath will be in the THS Library to assist students with college applications, scholarship applications, job searches and applications, career explorations, and answer questions about college and career. If your student needs assistance please encourage him/her to come see Mrs. Heath.

  • Scholarships (Juniors & Seniors)

Current scholarship lists are now available and posted on the bulletin board. 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. New lists are published every month.

· Moscow High School Career Fair (Juniors and Seniors)

Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the Moscow High School Career Fair on Feb. 15. There is a sign up in the school office.

· Campus Visits (Seniors)

Most colleges will have some type of campus visit/orientation in the spring or summer. Check with the college you are going to attend and schedule a visit!

  • ASVAB (Juniors & Seniors)

Juniors and Seniors have who took the ASVAB were able to explore the Career Exploration Program. They have an access code and can continue to use this to explore careers!

· College Application Deadlines (Seniors)

Please be aware that college application deadlines vary. LCSC applicants must have their materials in by March 1. Check each website to find the deadlines for your college of choice.

· Lewis Clark State College (Seniors)

On February 13 an admissions counselor will be at Troy High School to meet with any Seniors interested in attending Lewis Clark State College. She will be working with them to make sure all their paperwork is completed by the March 1 deadline.

· FAFSA (Seniors)

If you have not completed the FAFSA you need to do so ASAP! The FAFSA for 2017-2018 opened on Oct. 1, 2016. This should be completed before scholarship deadlines. Our FAFSA night is passed, so if you need assistance with this please call or email me.

· SAT School Day (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.

  • ACT/SAT (Junior and Seniors)

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 collegeboard.org.

Juniors will be taking the SAT in school on April 11.

In addition to meeting with students, I am also available to meet with parents. Please feel free to contact me at any time during the school year 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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Troy, Idaho 83871    Phone: (208) 835-3791
Christy Castro, Superintendent    ccastro@troysd287.org