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. 


Drivers Education 2021  (June 7 - July 23)
Online Registration has begun and will end Friday, April 30, 2021.  (Link below) Space is limited.  Online registration does not guarantee a spot!  If enrollment exceeds capacity, the courses will be filled by random assignment. You will be notified of selection or wait list status by May 3. IF selected, you will receive notification of your appointment time for in-person vision screening and enrollment on Saturday, May 8, at South High School Commons.  Students must be 14 years of age by June 7, 2021 to enroll. Driver Education is open to current USD 305 students ONLY.


For more information contact: Christy Underwood, 785-309-3978 or


KSU PolyCATS Parent & Student Night
On Monday, February 22, Dr. Curtis Stevens presented a Virtual Meeting for South High parents and students on the new KSU PolyCATS program.  Learn how next year's high school students in USD 305 can earn dual credits and an Associate degree while in high school.

Recorded Presentation


SMS 8th Grade Parent Night Presentation
If you are a South Middle School 8th grade parent and were unable to attend the high school transition meeting on Tuesday, February 16th, we have a recording of the Webex meeting as well as a link to the PowerPoint presentation for review.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Goodrich at

Recorded Presentation

Presentation PowerPoint


Extra Help Available to Students
Teachers can be available 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.  


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.


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?

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