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

Due to restricted visitation at Salina High School South, all college, university and military recruitment visits will be conducted virtually.  Please check the Virtual Visits page for updated visit scheduling and information. 


2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2021-22 FAFSA is now OPEN! Students enrolling for academic year 2021/2022 can submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2019 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.


Virtual College Fairs
The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) is proud to announce that student and counselor registration is now open for the 2020 KACRAO Virtual College Fairs! Students can explore colleges and ask questions to admissions staff much like they would during a traditional college fair. Registration is FREE to both students and counselors. You will have the opportunity to participate in multiple virtual college fairs where you can hear from several different colleges and universities in one session and have the ability to ask questions to college reps.  Register for Virtual College Fairs


ACT Method Test Prep
Students can take advantage of ACT Method Test Prep in their Career Cruising Account. This is an excellent tool to prepare for the ACT test. Student can access Method Test Prep by signing into Career Cruising and clicking on "My Plan". Next click on the "ACT Link".


2021 Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. All submissions must adhere to contest requirements.  The contest deadline is January 15, 2021.  Awards:  First-place: $10,000, Second place: $3,000, Five Finalists: $1,000 each, Eight Semi-finalists: $100 eachProfiles in Courage Essay Contest


 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?

September 4, 2020

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

September 11, 2020

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

September 29, 2020

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

December 4, 2020  

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

January 29, 2021

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

February 5, 2021

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

February 22, 2021

Last Day to Drop a 3rd Quarter Class with WP (Withdraw Pass) or WF (Withdraw Fail) on Transcript

April 28, 2021  

Last Day to Drop a 4th Quarter 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 2021) Melanie Goodrich 785-309-3786
Junior Counselor (Class of 2022) Heather Smith 785-309-3709 Sophomore Counselor (Class of 2023) Amy Wagner 785-309-3712
Freshman Counselor (Class of 2024) Jim Allen 785-309-3710 Student Support Counselor Elise Potocnik 785-309-3725
School Psychologist Lori Thornton 785-309-3719 School RegistrarMelanie Stavropoulos785-309-3707
Counseling Dept. Secretary Lynnette Froome 785-309-3715


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