Counselor Connection

May 2022

ADM High School Counseling Office


  • There are only 23 more days of school???!

  • Seniors LAST DAY OF SCHOOL is May 25th, which is just a few weeks away!

  • There are 79 days of Summer vacation for our students at ADM!

College Decision Day is MAY 1ST


Did you know that May 1st is College Decision Day (the deadline for seniors to pick their college)? For many seniors, they are facing the single biggest decision of their lives. Have you made a final decision on where you are headed next year? Come share this information with your counselor. We would love to hear more about it!

10 Facts About FAFSA

For the last 9 months, we have consistently delivered information on FAFSA, and we aren't finished yet! Only 77 of our 119 Seniors have filed the FAFSA. That's a 61% FAFSA Completion Rate for ADM High School. Our goal is that 100% of our college-bound students file a FAFSA to receive student aid!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? File at the link below.

I'm ready to file my FAFSA now!

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Reading and Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

Did you already apply for FAFSA but you're struggling to understand what the financial aid award letters/offers really mean??? Here is a link to help you better understand what all of that information REALLY means!

Feeding Families at the Good Samaritan Food Pantry

Did you know that:

  • 1 in 9 Iowans is food insecure, meaning they do not have enough to eat to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

  • 1 in 6 Iowa children does not have enough to eat.

  • The food pantry in Adel gives out over 4,000 food items each month.

If you are in need of food or would like to donate to the food pantry, please reach out to them at

515-478-3769 or visit them at

Lifeworks at ADM

For the time being, school-based mental health referrals are being waitlisted. If you are interested in mental health services for your child, please reach out to the counseling office and we can either send a referral to Lifeworks for your student to join the waitlist, or we can provide you with a list of outside resources for your student.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is mental health awareness month. How are you caring for your mental health???

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AP Testing

April brings "showers" and May brings... AP TESTING!

The schedule for AP testing is as follows:

AP Government - Monday, May 2nd at 8:15am at the DAC

AP Psychology - Tuesday, May 3rd at 12:00pm at ADM High School

AP Literature - Wednesday, May 4th at 8:15am at the DAC

AP Statistics - Thursday, May 5th at 12:00pm at ADM High School

AP US History - Friday, May 6th at 8:15am at the DAC

AP Studio Art - Turn all materials in to Mrs. Rebel on Friday, May 6th

AP Calculus - Monday, May 9th at 8:15am at ADM High School

AP Lang & Comp - Tuesday, May 10th at 8:15am at ADM High School

AP World History - Thursday, May 12th at 8:15am at the DAC

AP Music Theory - Friday, May 13th at 8:15am at ADM High School

Students meeting in the ADM High School should report to the main office prior to the scheduled testing time. All AP tests taken at the high school will be taken in the small conference room.

Students meeting at the DAC should report directly to the DAC prior to testing time (with the exception of AP World History). AP World History students should report to the high school commons by 8:15am on their test day. These students will be bussed from the high school to the DAC.

Important Date Reminders

5/2-5/13 AP Testing

5/25 Seniors Last Day of School

5/25 Rotary Awards

5/29 Commencement

6/2 Last Day of School

DMACC College and Career Transition Counselor

DMACC questions? FAFSA questions? College application questions? Dr. Tice has the answers!

Dr. Tice works in our building on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and she sees students/parents by appointment. You can email her here to set up a meeting!

Virtual Counseling Offices

Click here to be directed to Ms. Gill's virtual counseling office.

Click here to be directed to Mrs. Rebel's virtual counseling office.

ADM Counseling Office

Mrs. Lori Mann, HS Counseling Office Admin Assistant

Mrs. Jill Harsh, PT Counseling Office Admin Assistant

Ms. Melonie Gill, HS Counselor (A-L)

Mrs. Jennifer Rebel, HS Counselor (M-Z)