Saranac High School Counseling News

January 2019

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! We are ready to dive into the New Year and soon a new semester. Monday, January 28th marks the first day of the second semester. Schedule changes will take place before the semester begins on Thursday, January 24th, Friday, January 25th and Monday, January 28th. No changes will take place after the 28th. Year long courses are not included in these changes. This is for semester courses only.

Mental Health Unit in Health Class

Mrs. Rosenbaum and Mrs. Sproule will be going into heath classes this week to discuss mental health in conjunction with Mrs. Brown's mental health unit. Mental Health is an issue that we take very seriously and it affects people of all ages groups, socio-economic levels, etc.

Note: The 24 Hour North Country Crisis Helpline is: 1-866-577-3836.

Upward Bound Recruitment

Upward Bound recruitment will take place on January 17th in foreign language classes for freshmen and sophomores. Upward Bound is a program to help eligible college bound students reach their post-secondary goals. There is an application process, with specific requirements. If your child has any interest, please contact us.

Sophomores CV-TEC Career Day

Thursday, February 7th, we will be taking sophomores interested in attending CV-TEC next fall to the annual CV-TEC Career Day. Students will be able to attend three different programs. This event will take place from 8:30-11:00am. Field trip permission forms are attached below as well as student admission forms. Please review and complete all documents. Your child must bring them back to the counseling office by Friday, February 1st. If you are unable to view or print the documents, we have hard copies available in the counseling office.


In December, Mrs. Rosenbaum and Mrs. Sproule presented to all juniors during English class on college and career preparation. PSAT and PreACT score reports were handed back as well. College bound juniors are encouraged to sign up for a spring SAT and/or ACT as well as a fall SAT and/or ACT. Juniors will begin meeting with their counselors in the next couple of weeks to complete course requests for next year as well as begin discussions on their plans after they graduate. They are encouraged to check out the Career Cruising site as well as the Big Future Site before their junior meeting occurs. Please see those links below and encourage your student to explore them!

Alumni Panel Representatives

Photographed below left to right:

Lydia Miner (2016) Junior at SUNY Plattsburgh

Andrew LePage (2018) Freshman at University of New Hampshire

Taylor Alexander (2018) Freshman at SUNY Plattsburgh

Tyler Blair (2017) Sophomore at Utica College

Tyler Baisi (2017) Sophomore at Cornell University

David Dormann (2012) Local National Guard Recruiter and former Active Duty

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CAP Registration

CAP registration will begin for spring semester classes this month. This includes French 102, Spanish 102, Physics 112 (all continuations of French 101, Spanish 101, and Physics 111). It is expected that bills will be mailed home in early March, with the bills due March 29th. Scholarships are available and have been made known to the students. Please encourage your child to see his/her counselor for the scholarship paperwork. Don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Rosenbaum or Mrs. Sproule with any questions.

New Visions

The CV-TEC New Visions Medical Program is designed as a career immersion program for high achieving seniors. New Vision students have the unique opportunity to receive a theoretical and practical introduction to their career field of choice. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Please see attached application for more information. Application is for current juniors only and requires recommendations.

Senior Scholarships

Please make sure your seniors are coming in to check on scholarships that we offer through the Guidance Office. Online websites that can be used are listed below!

Important Dates