Crusaders' Counseling Connection

Littleton High School Counseling Newsletter for Grades 9-12

Happy New Year, Crusader Community!

I'd first like to thank each of you for your patience this school year as I've learned the ropes of my position and the needs of the school community. We're a work-in-progress in the High School Counseling Office, but rest assured, the foundation is being built for future years while presently meeting the academic, career/college, and social/emotional needs of students.

As the Littleton High School Counselor, two of my priorities are student access to opportunities and transparency. To achieve this, I've chosen to switch my newsletter structure from a PDF newsletter to this online platform in hopes of strengthening communication. Additionally, please check out the Littleton High School/Daisy Bronson Middle School Instagram and Facebook pages for schoolwide updates and events. Speaking for the High School Counseling side of things, it's my hope that students, parents/guardians, and staff feel in the loop.

Looking to Second-Semester & Scheduling

  • First-semester classes end on Friday, January 20th with second-semester classes beginning on Monday, January 23rd.
  • Students have the ability to change their schedules during our Add/Drop period which occurs between now and the end of the day on Friday, January 27th.
  • Students and/or families can book a meeting or reach out by phone or email to request changes.

Upcoming College Planning Nights with the NHHEAF Network

Upcoming Suicide Prevention Training Workshop for Parents/Guardians and Community Members

Big picture

Career & College Planning

Senior Specific

  • It's never too late to explore your post-secondary plans! Many colleges, especially in-state schools, are still accepting applications if you want to diversify your college list. Connect with me for help!
  • FAFSA reminder for Senior families: Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you should fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible. For support, please contact the NHHEAF Network. For Junior families, the FAFSA becomes available in October.
  • The Littleton Scholarship Application will become available on February 24, 2023 and are due back by April 14, 2023 for local scholarships. Some national opportunities are listed on the High School Counseling website linked below.

Junior Specific

  • As promised, second-semester is the time for us to talk about your post-secondary plans individually! Once we introduce Xello to you (see the very exciting announcement below), I'll send out some reminders for you to make a 30-minute appointment with me. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss your options and identify how I can help.

Upcoming College/Career Fairs

  • Northeast Kingdom College Fair held at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon on Monday, April 3rd from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. Over 100 2- and 4-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools, and trade schools will be in attendance.
  • NEACAC Spring College Fair held at Keene State College on Monday, May 22nd from 9 AM to 11 AM. This is a large college fair that provides students access to hundreds of 2- and 4-year colleges and universities from throughout New England and around the globe.

Xello: Our New Career & College Exploration Platform

I'm thrilled to share that LHS/DBMS has purchased a new career and college program called Xello - pronounced "zell-oh". Starting second-semester, students will be given access to their Xello account and will engage in bi-weekly lessons during Mentor Mondays. As we work to roll out this program and learn how to best utilize its features, more information will be shared on how families and staff can see students' progress and goals in Xello. We're excited and hope you are too!


Prepare every student for college and career success with a K-12 online program that makes every student future ready. Xello is the only education software that's been built to encourage student engagement. It personalizes the college and career planning experience to ensure every student develops the skills and knowledge they'll need to succeed. Watch the following video for a glimpse into what's to come!

Xello: Make Every Student Future Ready!

Magnify Voices Expressive Art Contest

Granite State students in grades 5 through 12 are welcome and encouraged to submit creative pieces about their experiences with mental health in New Hampshire. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges with varied expertise according to their grade (5-8th and 9-12th). Creative pieces will be showcased to help raise awareness, erase stigma and effectuate change!

Contest details & registration!

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a federal program that allows low-income families to get free/reduced-priced broadband. Check out the application here!
Littleton High School Counseling Website

Here you'll find a plethora of resources within the three domains of School Counseling - academic, career/college, and social/emotional support. Please explore!

Crusader Events Calendar

The Crusader Events Calendar lists important dates, events, and post-secondary visits.

Previously Shared Documents