Starr's Mill High School Counseling

February 28, 2022

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Who Are Your School Counselors?


Meshanna Marcus marcus.meshanna@fcboe.org Student Last Names A - D


Shellie Edwards edwards.shellie@fcboe.org Student Last Names E - Lac


Colleen Petty petty.colleen@fcboe.org Student Last Names Lad - Re


Connie Patterson patterson.connie@fcboe.org Student Last Names Rf - Z


Judy Dillon dillon.judy@fcboe.org Secretary, School Counseling Department

Class Registration

We have begun the process of registering for classes for the 2022-23 school year through individual advisement sessions. Please review the steps to have the most efficient advisement session.


Step 1: Review student's next year qualifications. Click here to view directions.


STEP 2: View the Virtual AP Night/Special Programs presentations. Please note that information about Work Based Learning, Yearbook, and Dual Enrollment U.S. History is also included on the list of presentations. Click here to visit website.


STEP 3: Review list of pathways and electives for 2022-23. Students and parents should make a list of at least three electives and three alternates so that students are prepared to register for those courses when they meet with their counselor. Click here to view a list of pathways and electives.


STEP 4: Student will have an individual advisement session with his/ her counselor to register for classes.

Registration Advisement Schedule

Registration and advisement sessions for each grade are as follows.


  • 11th grade: Beginning Feb 9th in Math classes
  • 10th grade: Beginning March 2nd in World History classes
  • 9th grade: Beginning March 9th in English classes


SMHS is excited to begin the registration process for the 2022 - 2023 school year. If you have any questions, please contact your student's school counselor.

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Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are part of our country's history. Below are students who share their highlights of their culture.

Dual Enrollment Information

If you are interested in participating in Dual Enrollment for the 22-23 school year, there will be dual enrollment information sessions. All new and returning DE students and parents must attend a session or view it virtually to be eligible to participate in dual enrollment. Please visit the Fayette County Dual Enrollment Website for details.
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Fayette County Dual Enrollment Website

Click here to view the steps for dual enrollment

Dual Enrollment at COI

Click here to view dual enrollment at the Center of Innovation

Viewing Transcripts

Did you know that unofficial transcripts can be viewed in Infinite Campus? Just click into "Documents" and you are able to view an unofficial transcript.
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UGA 2022 Accelerated Business Program


I am excited to invite your students to apply to our 2022 Accelerated Business Program (ABP) from June 12 – 15, 2022 at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. This program is open to all high school sophomores and juniors as well as seniors who have been admitted into the University of Georgia and plan to enroll this fall. Tuition is $195 thanks to generous corporate sponsorship. Applications are due March 18, 2022.


Participants get to preview "college life" by staying in a UGA residence hall, eating in the university’s award-winning dining halls, and attending a variety of instructional programs. The evenings are filled with fun outings, entertaining activities, and time to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow APB participants.


Students will often create lifelong friendships and gain a competitive advantage for college by acquiring the networking skills for internships and career advancement.


Thank you for your time, and I hope that you will visit our website to learn more and apply to this program. Please contact me at 706-542-1379 or rgroomes@uga.edu if you have questions.


Sincerely,


Randy S. Groomes

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602 · 706-542-1379

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Piedmont Fayette Student Volunteer Program

The Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce that it will again be sponsoring the summer Student Volunteer Program, beginning June 6 and ending July 29, 2022. Interested Fayette County students who are rising 9th grade through 12th grade will be given an opportunity to serve others in specific areas of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. This volunteer opportunity in a hospital setting gives exposure to young people who may become interested in pursuing a career in a medically related profession and hone soft skills.


Due to the limited number of youth volunteer positions available, applicants will be considered on a first come first serve basis and will be required to attend an interview and orientation session.


Criteria:

  • Students in Fayette County Schools and/or children/grandchildren of Piedmont Fayette Hospital employees and volunteers.
  • Students who are rising 9th through 12th grade
  • Students who can commit to volunteering at least 25-30 hours over the 8 week program.

Deadline for completed applications is March 18 at 4 p.m. Completed applications should be HAND-DROPPED at the Piedmont Fayette Auxiliary Office, 1279 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214, 3rd floor.


If you have any questions I can be reached at 770-719-7287 or Charlang.Ferguson@piedmont.org. Please stop by Starr's Mill High School Counseling Department to pick up application.

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The American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion is sponsoring BOYS STATE and GIRLS STATE this summer. Girls State/Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and is a unique citizenship training program in which Auxiliary members guide the youth of our nation toward an understanding, comprehension and appreciation of their roles as United States Citizens. Delegates to the Girls State/Boys State programs are selected in their junior year based on their potential leadership qualities, interest in government and current events, high moral character, and above average scholastic standing.


BOYS State will be held at Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia from June 12-18, 2022. GIRLS State will be held at Valdosta State University from June 12-17, 2022. Come by Guidance to pick up applications and more info. Applications for Girls State are due in Guidance by March 4. Boys State applications must be submitted to Post 50 by May 20, 2022.

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Please stop by Guidance to pick up application and obtain more information.
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More Scholarship Opportunities

Seniors! Would you like to see more scholarship opportunities? Please follow the steps below to view additional opportunities in Naviance.
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FAFSA Information

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available! FAFSA is used to apply for federal or state supported financial aid such as the HOPE Scholarship and it can determine other financial assistance. Click here to learn more information about FAFSA.
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News from the 'Class of 2022' Sponsors

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SMHS Counseling Schoology Page

Additional information found on our Schoology page includes,


  1. AP College Credit Policy
  2. GPA Quality Point Calculation
  3. Mental Health and Crisis Resources
  4. Work Based Learning
  5. Scholarships
  6. FAFSA
  7. Dual Enrollment