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

  • Independence Community College - Monday, March 27th
  • Wichita State University - Tuesday, March 28th
  • U.S. Army Recruiter - Thursday, April 6th
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology - Thursday, April 20th
  • U.S. Army Recruiter - Thursday, May 4th

Salina South High School utilizes RepVisits to schedule visits to South High.  College, University, and Technical School admissions personnel can search and sign up for visits with the click of a button.



Summer 2023 CNA Classes - Lindsborg Community Hospital
Lindsborg Community Hospital and Bethany Village are offering free CNA classes in the Summer of 2023.  Four summer sessions are available, each session is limited.  Classes meet during the week, Monday-Friday.  Tuition, books, fees, and meals are underwritten 100%, with no cost to the student.  College credit is provided by Hutchinson Community College.  Students must be at least 16 or a Junior in high school if seeking college credit.  Applications are available in the Student Center.  The application deadline is April 1, 2023.  


Salina Spring Spruce-Up 2023
The Salina Spring Spruce-Up will be on Saturday, April 29 from 8 am-12:00 pm.  There are several sites to choose from and tools will be provided.  Spring Spruce-Up Information


Summer 2023 SRHC Hospital Student Volunteers
Salina Regional Health Center is looking for healthcare career-oriented students for their summer volunteer program. Duties are NOT clinical in nature but still give the student a good introduction to the world of health care.  Interested students should review the Student Volunteer Information page and apply ONLINE.  Questions should be directed to [email protected]


Earning College Credit During High School
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the South High Counseling Department hosted an information session on opportunities for South High students to earn college credit during high school.  Below is the PowerPoint presentation for review.  College credit information is also available in our 2023/2024 Enrollment Guide.      2022/2023 Dual Credit Information


South Middle School Parent Night Presentation
On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the South High Counseling Department presented high school pre-enrollment information to South Middle School 8th-grade parents and students.  Below is the slideshow presentation for review.  MS Parent Enrollment Presentation

KSU PolyCATS Parent & Student Night
In the spring semester of 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.  


2023-24 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Form
The 2023-24 FAFSA is open! Students enrolling for the academic year 2023/2024 can submit their FAFSA; families should use their 2021 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.


Students can take advantage of ACT/SAT Test Prep in XELLO. 
Methodize is Method Learning’s brand-new online learning platform. Methodize consists of newly updated and revised ACT and SAT courses. Our online program has served over a million students in the past two decades and Methodize distills that experience into a new platform that makes it easier for students and teachers to do test prep. Students can access Methodize under "Links and Resources" in their XELLO account.



 School Profile

2021/2022 Salina High School South - School Profile


Advanced Placement & Dual Credit Opportunities

2019/2020 PowerPoint Presentation



Thinking about changing your Class Schedule?

August 18, 2022

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

August 25, 2022

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

October 13, 2022

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

January 10, 2023

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

January 18, 2023

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

March 9, 2023

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 2023) Amy Wagner 785-309-3712
Junior Counselor (Class of 2024) Jim Allen 785-309-3710 Sophomore Counselor (Class of 2025) Melanie Goodrich 785-309-3786
Freshman Counselor (Class of 2026) Heather Smith 785-309-3709 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 Support Social WorkerSequena Harvin785-309-3722

School Psychologist Christina DeWitt 785-309-9796
InterventionistDr. Brian Pekarek



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