Wildcat Counseling Newsletter

Plano Senior High School- November 2022

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Students that are enrolled in a Spring 2023 Dual Credit class must make payments by Wednesday, November 30th to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

Dates to Remember:

Registration: October 11th- November 30th (enrolled students are automatically registered)

Payment Deadline: November 30th by 7pm

Semester Dates: January 17th- May 12th

Payment Instructions:

Ensure your classes are paid for by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped for non-payment

  1. Log into CougarWeb account
  2. Under Student Quick Links
  3. Click on CougarPay
  4. Click the Collin College Account Suite button
  5. Then click on Make a Payment

Meet our new College & Career Counselor for Collin College!

Kenzie Lopes is a College & Career Counselor for Collin College. She is here at Plano Senior Mon-Fri in C105 to assist with Dual Credit, students interested in attending Collin College, and any other general advisement as needed.

Kenzie grew up in Memphis, TN and recently moved to Texas from Utah where she worked at Utah Valley University as the director of a STEM outreach program for middle school and jr. high students. In her free time she enjoys drawing, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Contact Info:

Room: C105 (near Student Center)

Phone: 469.752 9567

Email: kenzie.lopes@pisd.edu

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PSAT Scores

Juniors- If you took the PSAT in October, scores will be available on December 6th. They will be emailed to the address you provided on test day. Counselors will have access to scores later in the month. Questions about your score? Contact Keith Walls: keith.walls@pisd.edu

December Application Deadlines

Seniors: The following schools have a December college application deadline, so if they are on your list please make sure to have your application completed and submitted ahead of the date. Questions? Watch the SchooLinks video below and then contact your Counselor!

UT Austin

Texas A&M- College Station

UT Dallas (Priority Admissions)

University of Oklahoma (Priority Scholarship Deadline)

University of Arkansas (Priority Financial Aid Deadline)

November 30: University of California and California State Universities

SchooLinks for College Applications

College Admission Testing

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Seniors can log in using the email they provided on test day to see their scores from the March 2022 SAT: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/scores

SAT- If you’d like to take the SAT, you can register here: http://www.sat.org/

ACT- If you’d like to take the ACT, visit their website to register: https://www.act.org/

TSI- Click here for Plano ISD information about the Texas Success Initiative Assessment

ASVAB- Plano Senior High will be offering the ASVAB in the Spring. Check back for details!

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What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine a student’s eligibility for all types of federal and state financial aid. Completing the FAFSA or submitting an official FAFSA Opt-Out Form is a Texas Graduation Requirement. You can submit your proof of completion by logging into SchooLinks or you can contact your counselor for assistance. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be able to complete the TASFA. Only specific students qualify to complete the TASFA, see your counselor for more information.



A student who will not be applying for Financial Aid may choose to opt-out of completing the FAFSA by submitting an official opt-out form. Complete the form and upload it to your SchooLinks account or bring it to your Counselor:

English FAFSA Opt-Out Form

Spanish FAFSA Opt-Out Form

Financial Aid Events

Need some additional information? Plano Senior High is hosting a Financial Aid event this month in partnership with local college professionals:

November 16, 6:30-7:30

Zoom Virtual Session

Meeting ID: 915 0445 8894

Passcode: 481957

In addition to these, you are welcome to attend events at other Plano ISD campuses. Please see the flyers below for more information.

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We keep an extensive Scholarship List on our website that is updated regularly. Check there periodically to see which ones you want to apply for.

Scholarships can also be found on SchooLinks- student can access this program through the Plano ISD Webdesk

College and University websites often list their scholarships and the requirements necessary to be considered.

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Plano Senior High Counseling Department

Giovanna James- Lead Counselor (12th AVID Students)
giovanna.james@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9316

Google Classroom: npnpxf7

Wendy Rupp (A-Caq)

wendy.rupp@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9417

Google Classroom: cvsfs6k

Joel Brzezinski (Car-Gam)

joel.brzezinski@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9317

Google Classroom: 5su3knp

Jennifer Medina (Gan-Jac)

jennifer.medina@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9320

Google Classroom: rke7zhe

Quincy Ham (Jad-Ma)

quincy.ham@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9416

Google Classroom: kkcwrcj

Lance Davis (Mb-Ph)

lance.davis@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9322

Google Classroom: bpmpvc7

Grace Delgado (Pi-Sta)

grace.delgado@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9442

Google Classroom: tddxfdm

Toby Schulte (Stb-Z)

toby.schulte@pisd.edu ~ 469-752-9318

Google Classroom: fgb56ej

Latresha Murphy- Counseling Office Clerk



Jennifer Cooney- Counseling Office Secretary



Keith Walls- Testing Coordinator



Ally Nyp- Social Worker



Kenzie Lopes- Collin College Counselor