PCHS Counselors' Corner

September 2016

Missouri S&T

Will be here by the pirate 9/22 @ 10:30 am

Marines Lunch Visit

Every 1st Wednesday of the month. Next date is 10/5

Army Lunch Visit

Every 1st Thursday of the month. Next date is 10/6


ACT Practice

Students may go to our PCR3.Libguides.com page and to the guide titled Career Research and Exploration or College & University Exploration. Once on the guide, look for the link to the Learning Express Library Resource in the lower far right-hand column. Students may register themselves in order to take practice tests etc. If students have any problem getting logged on, students can request help from the library staff.

SAT Practice

Students may want to use the following resource to study for the SAT:


If you need a transcript sent to a College stop by the counseling office to get a form. If You are 18 you can fill it out and sign it, if not take it home for your parents to sign. Return it to the counseling office

Scholarship and College Information

Please Sign up for important updates for PCHS Scholarships: text @pchssch to 81010 or go to rmd.at/pchssch to sign up for emails. Contact Mrs. Ogden with any questions.

As always also check out our website for the most current scholarships http://www.plattecountyschooldistrict.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2934

National College Fair in KC

The Kansas City National College Fair is taking place on Sunday, October 9 (1-4 p.m.) and Monday, October 10 (8:30-11:30 a.m.) at the Kansas City Convention Center. This is an excellent (and free!) opportunity for students of all grade levels to visit over 150 colleges and universities locally and from across the country. We strongly encourage students to participate in this opportunity with their parents on Sunday, October 9. Students will need to register and print off barcode identification prior to attending at www.gotomyncf.com. Please see the attached flyer or stop by the Counseling Center for more information. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to set up plans for your future!

My College Options

Students were recently asked to complete a survey for mycollegeoptions.org. This organization seeks to match students with college and other post-secondary options that match their interests. Based upon their responses, students should receive information from mycollegeotions.org that may be of interest to them. Please access their website to find out more information and follow up on the responses your child receives.


Test date: October 22

Registration deadline: September 16

Late Registration: September 17-30

Please go to http://www.actstudent.org/ to register for the test.

Platte County High School is a testing site, please use the Test Center Code: 234-710

The Platte County High School Code is: 262-640

Juniors and Seniors eligible for free or reduced lunch maybe eligible for an ACT waiver. Contact your Counselor with any questions

Military Connected Students

Any student interested in participating in the Military Connected Student group is welcome to attend the monthly breakfast meetings on PLC Wednesdays @ 7:00 am. We meet outside of the Wilson Auditorium. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Brown in the Counseling dept.

Counseling Center Contact Information/Staff

1501 Branch & 92 Hwy

Platte City, MO 64079

Phone: 816-858-2822

Fax: 816-858-5140

Counseling Department Hours:

7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

If you need to meet with your student's counselor please call or email the counselor to set an appointment.

Geoff Heckman

Department Chair

School Counselor

11-12th Grade L-Z students

816-858-2822 x. 1213


Paige Schillig

School Counselor

11-12th Grade A-K Students
816-858-2822 x. 1212


Sandi Ogden

School Counselor

9-10th Grade A-K students

Scholarship Coordinator

816-858-2822 x. 1214


Heather Brown

School Counselor

9-10th Grade L-Z Students

816-858-2822 x. 1211


Missy Falk

Social Worker, Crisis Counseling,
Focused Group Counseling, Long-Term Counseling,
PCHS Youth Friends Coordinator

816-858-2822 x. 1278


Wanda Wilkerson


816-858-2822 x. 1208


Kara Yarc

Administrative Assistant

816-858-2822 x. 1210