RHS Counseling Center News

November 2022 (Volume 1, Issue 3)

Counseling Center Highlights

  • Mental Health Moment
  • Financial Aid Advising Event
  • College & Career Opportunities
  • Did you know?
  • Community Service Opportunities
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Financial Aid Advising Event

Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00-7:00 pm

Hosted by Rainier High School Counseling Center

This will be an evening of information and support for all seniors and their parents. Our event will include:

  • A Presentation by Tracy Dahl from Centralia Community College
  • Support with filling out FAFSA, WASFA, & the College Board's CSS profile applications
  • Information on the Washington College Grant & the newly created college financial aid calculator

College & Career Opportunities

  • Monday, November 14th, Central Washington University at Rainier High School at 12:30 pm. Sign-up to attend in the Counseling Center or email Ms. Memmott.
  • College Admissions 101 hosted online by PLU
  • Please pick up and fill out the Letter of Recommendation Student Involvement Sheet from the Counseling Center and turn in at least 1 week before your letters are due. (digital version coming soon!)
  • Schedule a meeting to meet with Ms. Memmott about future plans...college, trade school, New Market, Running Start, etc. I would love to help you!

Did you know?

  • SENIORS!! Jostens will be here on Nov 9th @ 2:00pm to talk about graduation supplies and on Nov 22nd @10:30am to take orders.
  • ALL STUDENTS are required to complete a High School and Beyond Plan. Please have your student log-in with their Skyward information and contact Ms. Memmott if you have having problems.
  • Financial Aid for College: 2023-2024 FASFA and WAFSA opened on October 1st.
  • Tips for Parents for College applications, financial aid, etc. HERE

Current Service Opportunities

  • Shoebox Drop-Off Volunteers Needed November 14-21st at Valley Heart Assembly of God in Rainier, WA. Call 360-561-0658 for more information.
  • Teens in Thurston (TnT) is a volunteer program at the Thurston Conservation District for local high school students. This group meets approximately once a month to participate in a variety of conservation and sustainability activities, learn from Conservation District staff and partners, and build community between students from a variety of backgrounds. snadell@thurstoncd.com
  • Rainier Education Foundation We need your help! Volunteers are the life-blood of our organization and we are always in need of many hands to accomplish our goals. We have lots of jobs, big & small, throughout the year. rainiereducationfoundation@gmail.com
  • We Love Rainier is a group of Rainier citizens and business owners who are collaborating to brighten the future of Rainier and contribute to the development and growth of a vibrant community. They host activities throughout the year and always need volunteers!
  • Rainier Community Garden Is located here at Rainier High School and there are volunteer opportunities to help make this garden create a big impact on lives throughout the county. rainiercommunitygarden@gmail.com
  • Rainier Lion's Club
  • Rotary Club of Yelm
  • Rainier Eagles

Rainier High School Counseling Center

Lauren Memmott, M.Ed., LMHCA, Counselor


Kasey Yanusevich, Registrar