Salina High School South Counseling Department 

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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


Counseling News...

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

  • Friday, October 22nd - University of Kansas
  • Monday, November 1st - Cloud County Community College
  • Monday, November 8th - Washburn University
  • Wednesday, November 10th - Hutchinson Community College


College Planning Conference at South High
On Wednesday, October 20th, from 1 pm to 3 pm, South High will be hosting a College Planning Conference.  The Kansas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) hosts College Planning Conferences for high school students throughout the state of Kansas. South High juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to visit with college, technical, and trade school representatives from across the state and nation. KACRAO is pleased to announce we have partnered with StriveScan to bring their student barcode scanning technology to our college fairs starting this fall. StriveScan will make the experience more efficient and productive for students and colleges, plus provide KACRAO and the fair organizers with valuable data about the events. For more information, visit Barcode Scanning.


ApplySouthHigh will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, in the South High Library.  The first step in going to college is to apply! The goal for the Class of 2022 is for every senior to apply to at least one post-secondary school. Apply South High will give you time and space to work on your post-high school plans during the school day with help, guidance, and a cheering squad from school staff. Please fill out the following form. You will be contacted by student services staff with more information before the dates of the event. Applying to a post-secondary school does not obligate you; but once you do, it is that much more obtainable! Immediate questions? Ask Mrs. Sellers or Mrs. Goodrich in the Student Center. Click #ApplySouthHigh to register.



KSU PolyCATS Parent & Student Night
In Spring 2021, Dr. Curtis Stevens presented a Virtual Meeting for South High parents and students on the new KSU PolyCATS program.  Learn how high school students in USD 305 can earn dual credits and an Associate degree while in high school.

Parent & Student Night - Recorded Presentation


Extra Help Available to Students
Teachers can be available on GOLD days from 7:10 am to 7:40 am to provide you with academic assistance.  Please make an appointment with them in advance so they know to expect you and to avoid days when they may have other job duties. Please reach out to your counselor or assistant principal if you have any questions.  


2022-23 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2022-22 FAFSA is now open! Students enrolling for academic year 2022/2023 can submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2020 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 Method Test Prep
Students can take advantage of ACT Method Test Prep in XELLO. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the ACT test. Students can access Method Test Prep under "Links and Resources" in their XELLO account.



 School Profile

2019/2020 Salina High School South - School Profile


Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Opportunities

2019/2020 PowerPoint Presentation



Thinking about changing your Class Schedule?

August 19, 2021

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

August 26, 2021

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

October 14, 2021

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

January 12, 2022

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

January 19, 2022

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

March 10, 2022

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



Counseling Department Staff

PBD Coordinator, Counseling Dept. Chair Lindsey Sellers 785-309-3711 Senior Counselor (Class of 2022) Heather Smith 785-309-3709
Junior Counselor (Class of 2023) Amy Wagner 785-309-3712 Sophomore Counselor (Class of 2024) Jim Allen 785-309-3710
Freshman Counselor (Class of 2025) Melanie Goodrich 785-309-3786 Student Support Counselor Elise Potocnik 785-309-3725
Counseling Dept. Secretary Lynnette Froome 785-309-3715 School RegistrarMelanie Stavropoulos785-309-3707
School Social WorkerKirsten Bruce785-309-3672 Family SupportJennifer Andres785-309-3722

School Psychologist Becky Baird 785-309-4383
School Psychologist

Kristi Herr



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