SHS Counseling Newsletter

Fall 2015

Meet Your Counselor

Hi Everyone! I am Mrs. Gillum, SHS Junior and Senior Counselor. I am a lifelong Sanger resident and graduate of SHS. I am so excited to be home. I have a Bachelor of Arts from University of North Texas and a Masters in Counseling and Human Development from Texas Woman's University. I taught Language Arts grades 6th - 8th and have been a Middle School Counselor. I am enjoying my leap into high school. I have learned a great deal. My favorite experience has been getting to know some of the students and help them get prepared for their adventures after high school. I look forward to more of that.


To contact me, you can call SHS at (940)458-7497 or email jgillum@sangerisd.net. Students, if you need to speak to me, please email me or fill out a request form in the front office.

Your Next Adventure

What are your plans after high school graduation? Are you going to college or entering into the workforce? Whatever your plans, now is the time to start preparing for those plans. Below are some links to help.

Acts of Kindness

Small acts of kindness go a long way. Think what the culture of SHS would be if we did things like this? Please watch this short video. It is very powerful!
You are Braver, Stronger and Smarter Than You Think

Important Dates to Remember

10/12 - Staff Development & Student Holiday

10/13 - Senior pictures and retakes

10/13 - Underclassmen pictures

10/14 - PSAT for Juniors

10/16 - Purple Out (Pep Rally)

10/24 - ACT at SHS (Registration is closed)

11/7 - SAT at SHS (Registration open until 10/9)

11/10 - Underclassmen picture retakes and club pictures

College & Career Readiness Website

We have added a tab to the SHS Website called College/Career Readiness. There is a great deal of useful information here on choosing a career, college and entrance exams. We are updating the page regularly so keep checking it. If there is something you would like to see added, please let us know!

SAT Prep

You need to prepare for the SAT test. At the very least, you need to familiarize yourself with the format of the test. You can also prepare by purchasing a prep book, completing online courses and working on a "Question of the Day".
  • www.sat.org has a great deal of information including videos, practice questions and complete practice exams.
  • Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat) has full-length tests that you can take, then watch videos showing step-by-step solutions to the problems you missed.
  • There's an APP for that! Of course, there are several apps including the College Boards' Question of the Day App.