Saranac High School Counseling News

Vol 11

Welcome Back!

We are SO excited to kick off the new school year with returning and new students. We started the year with a wonderful open house for our freshmen on August 31st and it was so nice to see all of the new smiling faces! We have a lot of wonderful new things in store from the guidance office this year and we will continue to use this newsletter to keep you informed. Mr. Payne worked with us for a few days in the summer before taking a full time job. We are so lucky to now have Mrs. Nicole Sproule as our full time counselor this year, filling in for Ms. Renee Pelkey. Mrs. Sproule grew up outside of Buffalo and attended SUNY Fredonia where she earned her bachelors degree in communications with a minor in psychology. She then attended Canisius College and earned her Masters of Science in Counselor Education. She has recently moved into the area with her family and brings with her 13 years of experience, 4 years in Virginia and 9 years in New Jersey. She has been working very closely with Mrs. Rosenbaum this week and will be working with students with the last names L-Z.

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes for students took place this week and END tomorrow. After tomorrow we will not make student requested changes again until 2nd semester for new half year courses that begin If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

PSAT and PreACT

All juniors signing up for the PSAT and PreACT must let us know by the end of the day tomorrow and payment must be in tomorrow as well. Checks can be made to Saranac Central School District. The PSAT costs $16 and the PreACT costs $12.

CAP Classes

All students taking a CAP class will be registering on Monday, September 15th. Students must know their social security number in order to complete the registration process. Fall semester bills will be mailed out around October 11th and payment is expected to CCC by October 27th,

Important Information about Junior and Senior Parent Night

We are holding our senior and junior parent nights earlier than we have in the past in hopes that we can get students and families the necessary information for them to have a successful year.


Senior parent and student night is next Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30pm. We will send out an email RSVP closer to the event for planning purposes but if you do not RSVP please still come! This year we strongly encourage children to attend with their families if possible.


Our junior parent night will take place on Monday, October 2nd at 6:30pm. This is just two nights before the College Fair at SUNY Plattsburgh Field House on Wednesday, October 4th. This informational night will be very helpful to attend before the College Fair. Again, we would love to see children attend with families if possible.

SUNY Roadshow

We will host our first SUNY Roadshow September 26th from 9:15-10:15 in the auditorium. This is a mandatory assembly for our juniors and seniors. Although this is our first time hosting the SUNY Roadshow this assembly has been traveling all over New York State for years. 6 colleges are represented (SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton, Clinton Community College, North Country Community College and Jefferson Community College) and representatives will speak about their colleges, the SUNY system, the application process, scholarships, the financial process etc. This is a great way to kick off the college search process for juniors and strategically falls right before our junior parent/student night, SUNY Plattsburgh's Open House, the PSAT and the PreACT. This is the perfect time for juniors and families to begin thinking about college and for seniors that are still unsure this will provide them with a wealth of information.

College Fair

SUNY Plattsburgh will be hosting their annual college fair for students in the North Country. This is truly an amazing opportunity for students to connect with over a 100 colleges. This event is held in the field house and will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Important Dates

9/20/17: Senior Parent Night @ 6:30pm

9/26/17: SUNY Roadshow (in school assembly for juniors and seniors)

10/2/17: Junior Parent Night @ 6:30pm

10/3/17: College Visit SUNY Canton @ 10am

10/4/17: College Visit Utica College @ 9am

10/4/17: College Visit SUNY Oneonta @ 11:30am

10/4/17: College Night at SUNY Plattsburgh 6:30-8:30pm

10/5/17: College Visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts @ 8:30am

10/5/17: College Visit SUNY Geneseo @ 10am

10/7/17: SAT (registration deadline is September 8th www.collegeboard.org)

10/11/17: PSAT (in school)

10/16/17: College Visit SUNY Potsdam @ 10am

10/25/17: College Visit LeMoyne College @ 8:30am

10/25/17: PreACT (in school)

10/28/17: ACT (registration deadline is September 22nd www.act.org)

10/30/17: College Visit SUNY Plattsburgh @ 9am

11/4/17: SAT (registration deadline is October 5th www.collegeboard.org)

11/7/17: College Visit North Country Community College @ 10:45am

11/14/17: College Visit SUNY Brockport @ 11:30am

11/14/17: Financial Aid Night @ 6pm with Kerry LuBold

11/15/17: College Visit Castleton College @ 8:30am

12/2/17: SAT (registration deadline November 2nd www.collegeboard.org)

12/9/17: ACT (registration deadline November 3rd www.collegeboard.org)