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 we are in the middle of the Holiday season, it is easy to put things on hold. This is a very important time of year to be preparing for life beyond high school. Friday is the priority deadline for the University of Idaho. If your student is interested in attending there, please make sure they have applied. Here is a quick look at several items to take note of and put on your calendar.

 

College Application Deadlines

Please be aware that college application deadlines vary. Check each website to find the deadlines for your college of choice. It is very important that your student apply for college NOW! They also need to stop by my office and request that a transcript be sent to every college they are applying to.

 

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!

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.

 

PSAT Results

PSAT results are due to come out the second week of December. I will be providing the information to the Juniors who took the exam as soon as the results are available. If you have any questions about this be sure to call or come by and visit with me. The PSAT results can be linked to Khan Academy to individualize the study program for the SAT.

 

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. Students who spend 6 hours using the Khan Academy study program have averaged a 90 point increase in scores.

 

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.

 

LCSC Campus

On Dec. 6 we are taking a group of students to LCSC to visit the nursing school. This trip is open to any student who is interested in nursing or another medical field.

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