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 CityGo "Get On & Go" - Summer Youth Bus Pass 
OCCK Transportation, through Salina CityGo, is continuing the successful “Get On & Go” program for Salina area youth ages 7-18 for the summer of 2022. Youth ages 7-18 will be able to purchase a “Get On & Go” Summer Youth Bus Pass for $10.  The pass will be good for unlimited rides on Salina CityGo from June 1 to August 31.  Youth must show the drivers their “Get On & Go” pass when they board the buses. Riding the bus gives kids the freedom to get around in the summer.  The “Get On & Go” Summer Youth Bus Pass is a great way for kids to get to summer activities, summer lunches, community centers, parks, the library, shopping and more.  Social distancing policies will be followed as needed. The Summer Youth Bus Pass is available for purchase online on May 16, 2022, at and Buy A Pass, with options for pick up.  They will also be available at OCCK Transportation, 340 N. Santa Fe; and at the OCCK Corporate Office, 1710 W. Schilling, starting May 16, 2022.  


Earning College Credit During High School
On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, the South High Counseling Department hosted Kansas State University Salina, Salina Area Technical College, and Hutchinson Community College.  Each school presented information on opportunities for our South High students to earn college credit during high school. Below are their presentations for review.  College credit information is also available in our 2022/2023 Enrollment Guide.

Kansas State University Salina

Salina Area Technical College

Hutchinson Community College


Middle School Parent Night Presentation
On Monday, January 31, 2022, the South High Counseling Department presented high school pre-enrollment information to 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.  


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

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 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