Student Services Newsletter

Southmont High School, October 2021


Google Classroom Class Codes

Please make sure to join the Counseling Google Classroom pages to stay up to date on different activities, clubs, scholarships, and other important school information!


Freshman (Class of 2025)—Google Classroom Code: 6dowvay

Sophomores (Class of 2024)—Google Classroom Code: pwcgzr3

Juniors (Class of 2023)—Google Classroom Code: qm7vurh

Seniors (Class of 2022)—Google Classroom Code: okdbirc

  • Oct. 1 FAFSA opens
  • Oct. 13 PSAT Day
  • Oct. 18-24 Fall Break
  • Oct. 29 Trick or Treat @ SHS, 5-7pm
  • Oct. 30 Fall Formal
  • Nov. 7 College Goal Sunday-Ivy Tech
  • Nov. 12 Trimester 1 Ends
  • Nov. 15 Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Night Hosted by InVestEd, 6:00pm SHS Auditorium
  • Nov. 23 ASVAB Test

PSAT Day

This year, the PSAT is going to be offered to all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors on October 13.


Seniors will have the opportunity to visit a college/university, military recruiter, or a local employer to learn more about the respective institution. If you plan on missing school that day, please have your parents call in the absence or bring a note from the place you visited. Visit forms can be picked up in the Guidance Office.


Students are encouraged to bring two #2 sharpened pencils with erasers and a scientific calculator with them on their testing day.


Students may not bring their cell phone!


To prepare, students may review the student bulletin or visit https://www.collegeboard.org/. Click on PSAT/NMSQT, and click on KHAN ACADEMY practice.

College Rep Visits During October

Any Junior or Senior is encouraged to attend during Homeroom in the glass room. College reps will be discussing different programs offered at their institution, as well as providing handouts and beneficial information on their college admissions process.


  • Oct 12 Purdue
  • Oct 15 ISU
  • Oct 26 Wabash
  • Oct 29 UIndy

Senior Scholarship Info:


  • The Sibyl and T. Herman Davis Scholarships were established as four-year scholarships for students from Southmont High School or home-schooled students who reside in the South Montgomery Community School District.



One need-based scholarship is awarded to a student who will attend Wabash College, the second is awarded to a student who will attend Wabash College or any other accredited four-year education institution in the United States. These scholarships are based on character, academic performance, extra-curricular activities and financial need. Students attending Southmont High School must be ranked in the top half of their class at the end of their tenth semester in order to be considered for these awards.


You can stop by the Guidance Office to pick up an application. Application and all materials must be received by the Wabash College Financial Aid Office on or before 3:00 p.m. on December 4, 2020 by uploading documents to https://www.wabash.edu/admissions/finforms/uploaddocs



  • Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is available to any high school student who is planning to teach in the State of Indiana for at least five years can apply for a $7,500 scholarship per year of college (up to $30,000 total) through the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship program.



We will be posting more scholarships on the Senior Google Classroom page and Announcements as they become available. Students may also pick up paper copies in the Guidance Office.

The FAFSA is now open!

For students planning to attend a college or university next year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds.


Watch the video below that explains the process of filling out the FAFSA!


On Monday, November 15 at 6:00pm in the SHS Auditorium, professionals from INVested will be here to present on Financial Aid and walk through the process of filling out the FAFSA.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

College Goal Sunday

The first of two College Goal Sunday http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/ events will be held on Sunday November 7, 2021, also at Ivy Tech - Lafayette, from 2-4 pm. Staff from both Ivy Tech and Purdue will be on hand to assist students/families submit their FAFSA at the College Goal Sunday event. Note: Daylight Savings time ends on November 7th.

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

  • An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others. Power imbalances can change over time and in different situations, even if they involve the same people.
  • Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.

(https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/what-is-bullying)

10 Ways to be an Upstander

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