SHS Counselor Update

Sept 2022 What You Need to Know!

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First Six Weeks Tidbits

-counselors enrolled 240 new students

-academic counselors met one on one with 200+ students on the 3rd day of school to answer scheduling questions

-new counselor Mrs. Romine held minute meetings with every senior in her alpha group

-SAVE process 50 students changed level in a core class

-one presentation on suicide awareness to all students

-classroom presentations to all seniors on FAFSA first steps

-parent meetings for juniors and seniors regarding post-secondary options and financial aid

-academic counselors attended 2 training sessions for new college/career portal SchooLinks

-Mrs. Bradshaw attended a conference to learn about college admission requirements & trend

-Intervention counselor distributed One Pill Can Kill (Fentanyl) Flyer at open house


*FAFSA for Fall 2023 opens up October 1, 2022! Seniors should plan to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible, but no later than January 15th. This is a requirement for two reasons: the state of Texas made this a graduation requirement and this is how students get assistance for college.

*Parents can make an appointment on Fridays to meet with our College & Career Specialist, Mrs. Cathy Bradshaw for one on one assistance with FAFSA. Be looking for an email from Mrs. Bradshaw about scheduling an appointment.

*Seniors can email to make an appointment during their lunch period for assistance with the college or financial aid process.

Angel Tree Assistance- Deadline Approaching!

We just started school, but those families desiring Angel Tree assistance should be aware of an approaching deadline...October 15th.
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Parents and Students

Concerned about bullying, cyberbullying, or other issues going on at school? Please visit the site below for district reporting options:

Student IDs

The Suicide Hotline and Crisis Text Info are on the back of every student ID.

Suicide Hotline: Text or Call 988

Crisis Text: Text HOME to 741741

September Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month


EMSISD has a new tool for students to use as they plan for college & career. Stay tuned for more info to come!
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Upcoming Dates

  • 9/28 College Night
  • 10/5- Homecoming Pep Rally/Fireworks
  • 10/12 PSAT
  • 10/13 Pre-ACT
  • 10/15- Super Saturday 9-12
  • 10/18 College Series- Financial Aid
  • 10/28- Pep Rally (Pink Out)
  • 11/2- Arena Scheduling Parent Meeting (Virtual Meeting)
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EMSISD College Night had a big turnout!!

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Don't Miss Out on our Next Opportunity!

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Contact Your Counselor!

Kristin Koulabouth

Lead Counselor

Serving Special Education Students

Mary Coker


Serving students with last names A - Ed

Jeanette Hernandez


Serving students with last names Eg-Le

Tonya Romine


Serving students with last names Li-Ra

Kelly Miller


Serving students with last names Re - Z

Cathy Bradshaw

College and Career Readiness Specialist

Natalie Johnson

Intervention Counselor

Join the SHS Remind 101 Account for your class!

Class of 2023 text: @h3faee to 81010

Class of 2024 text: @3caegb to 81010

Class of 2025 text: @7fbb7k to 81010

Class of 2026 text: @gcadkc to 81010