Counselor Corner

. . . A Few Good Vibes For My Tribe!

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State and Final Exam Testing

Our last day of classes for the first semester is Wednesday, December 22 with an early release at 10:50 a.m. The school counseling department wishes you a peaceful and restful winter break. We hope you are able to take time to relax and reconnect with loved ones.

The end of a high school semester also means final exams and state testing. Who will take a state test? Students enrolled in the following courses:

*Algebra I /Honors Algebra I

*Biology/Honors Biology

* English II/Honors English II

*American History/Honors American History

*Government/Honors Government

*Geometry/Honors Geometry

*Any student who needs to retest from previous years will be notified.

You can find the full testing schedule and alternate bell schedule attached here:

Students should speak with their teachers about final exams as they are not optional this semester.

College Credit Plus Informational Night

The College Credit Plus Informational Night will be held on Thursday, January 20th in the Goodwin Theatre at 6:00 p.m. Any students who may be interested in participating in CCP next school year should attend this session as well as complete the letter of intent due May 1.

Registration Night

Perry High School will hold their annual registration night on Tuesday, February 8th for grades 8 through 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. We will hold a 20 minute general overview of the registration process with an approximate 30-35 minute work session afterward where students and families can begin scheduling as the high school counselors are available to assist. Department teacher leaders will be present, as well, in case any students and families would like to ask course-specific questions.


Seniors who are interested in looking for scholarships should check the PHS guidance web page at least once a week. We post scholarships as we receive them. Typically the page becomes populated closer to winter break. The LEAF page is another great resource. Stop in and see your school counselor should you need assistance.

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We wish you and your family and happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing all students back at school on Tuesday, January 4th.

Meet the School Counseling Department

Guidance Department:

Lisa Gigante - School Counselor (A - K):

Kelly Holderman - School Counselor (L - Z):

Amy Sorine - Counseling Department Secretary:

Guidance Related Services:

Kali Borovic - Student and Community Connector:

Elia De La Garza - LEAF Advisor:

Bob Gecewich - Social Emotional Specialist:

Russell Newman - District Social Worker:

Rita Soeder - Director of Engagement and Post Secondary Pathways: