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


Salina Regional Health Center Summer 2020 Student Volunteer Program
Student Volunteers are selected from high school and college students who apply for summer volunteering. Materials are posted online mid- March through mid-April annually. Click HERE for 2020 Materials.  Volunteer applicants must be in high school at the time of application and need to be able to contribute at least 35 service hours to Salina Regional during the summer months. Volunteers must meet GPA, health, orientation, and other hospital requirements. Students who meet hour and evaluation requirements are eligible to volunteer a second summer.  The volunteer program targets students interested in healthcare careers, and most volunteers serve more than 35 hours during the summer. Some volunteers become employees or return later as healthcare professionals after completing academic studies.  The number of Student Volunteers is limited to 30-35 each summer. Students are assigned to one of up to 25 hospital departments or units. Duties center on staff support; few involve direct patient interaction.  For further information call the Health Center at (785) 452-6159 or email

CNA Certification Classes - Lindsborg Hospital
Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Home will once again be hosting the Scholarship CNA Training Program in conjunction with Hutchinson Community College.  As the name implies, tuition, books, fees and meals are completely underwritten with no cost to the student.  It truly is an incredible opportunity to gain insight and experience in the medical field. This year we will be offering 3 sessions:  Session 1 – May 11-May 29, Session 2 – May 29-June 17, Session 3 – July 6-July 23.  Each session will be limited to only 12 students, so encourage those interested to get their applications in soon.  The deadline for applications is March 27, 2020.  I would also encourage the students to focus on the essay questions.  That is the only way the selection committee gets to know who they are. A PDF copy of both the brochure and the application is available in the Student Center.  It can also be found on our website at

Salina Public Library - Summer Volunteers for Youth Services
Salina Public Library needs volunteers, ages 13 - 18 to help in Youth Services for the Summer. Stop at the library for application information.  301 W. Elm St, 785-825-4624

2020-21 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2020-21 FAFSA is now open!  Students enrolling for academic year 2020/2021 can now submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2018 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 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".


 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 21, 2019

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

August 28, 2019

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

October 4, 2019

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

January 14, 2020

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

January 22, 2020

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

March 5, 2020

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



Counseling Department Staff

PBD Director, Counselor, Dept. Chair
Lindsey Sellers
Senior Class Counselor (Class of 2020)
Jim Allen
Junior Class Counselor (Class of 2021)
Melanie Goodrich
Sophomore Class Counselor (Class of 2022)
Heather Smith
Freshman Class Counselor (Class of 2023)
Amy Wagner
Student Support Counselor
Elise Potocnik
School Psychologist
Lori Thornton
Counseling Department Secretary
Lynnette Froome
School Registrar
Melanie Stavropoulos


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