FHS Counseling Department
January 24, 2022
Frisco Counseling Department
Students are divided into the following groups by last names.
Please use the QR code to request a meeting with your counselor. Carefully select your counselor based on last name. QR code posters can be found throughout FHS for easy sign up!
Parents needing to schedule an appointment are asked to contact their student’s Counselor at the email address below:
- A-Bk Leigh Casares firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bl-Go Elizabeth Beeson email@example.com
- Gr-Martin Ashley Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Martinez- Ro Sarah Robinson email@example.com
- Ru-Z Kelli Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org
- College & Career Counselor - Andrea Diaz email@example.com
- (On campus every Monday/Tuesday and on A Day Fridays.)
AP/Advanced Course Drops
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Check out the news article here on how you can donate to this great cause.
If your child is in need of this service, scan click the pic below to access the application.
Self Care Resources
Here are some resources to help you focus on self care and stress management.
Just click on any title to discover multiple exercises, visual relaxation, and helpful apps.
Site Credits: Utica High School Counseling Department and Riddle Elementary
The Journey Inward: A Path to Self Discovery
ATTENTION: COURSE SELECTION PROCESS FOR 22-23
Students- make sure you are updating Career Plan in HAC now so that your course verification sheet is as accurate as possible. Deadline to update in HAC is December 17th.
Use these resources to help you:
DATES TO REMEMBER
In January and February, counselors and Ms. Gates will meet one on one with students to advise students and finalize course selection for next year, as well as answer student questions. Please take note of the day your English class will meet with the counselor or IB coordinator.
Rising 12th grade (Current juniors)
Womack (Jan 10, 11)
Heath (Jan 10, 11)
Mochowski (Jan 12, 13)
Payne (Jan 10, 11)
Johnson, Stephanie (Jan 12)
Dual Credit (14, 18)* email students
Rising 11th grade (Current sophomores)
Grisham (Jan 25, 26)
Harrington (Jan 25, 26)
Marchetti (Jan 21, 24)
Wilson (Jan 25, 26)
Womack (Jan 21, 24)
Woods (Jan 13)- Going Early
Rising 10th grade (Current freshman)
Black, Carl (Jan 21, 24) - Going Early
Black, Rob (Feb 2, 3)
Newberry (Feb 2)
Rogers (Feb 2, 3)
Torres ( Feb 4, 7)
Walker (Feb 7)
Woods (Feb 4)
FISD Guidance and Counseling Presentations
HOT TOPICS ARE BACK!
Topic: Financial Aid/FAFSA
Below are presentations from last school year you can watch at your own convenience.
Topic: CTE Pathways
Click to view Video Recording
Topic: Academic Planning for 1st Year of College
Topic: College Testing - ACT, SAT, and TSI
Topic: Completing the Collin College application
Topic: AP vs. Dual Credit
Topic: COLLEGE ADMISSIONS/ COVID EDITION AND WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS
Topic: Writing the College Essay
Topic: Financial Aid: FAFSA and Scholarships
Topic: Collin College 101: More than Just the Basics
GO Center with UNT
UNT Mentors are current college students who want to help you with anything related to getting you to college! Get advice and tips from college students who recently went through getting into college.
UNT mentors will be on the FHS campus Monday mornings starting in October. Let your counselor know to get you on the list for help all things COLLEGE!
Find out more info, including how to sign up, here.
JANUARY CHARACTER TRAIT: ZEST
Parents can access these class meeting lessons on the Parent Portal/Guardian Gateway.
One you are in, you can search for a tile called, “SEL.” It will look like this
Use Your Xello Account for Logging Volunteer Hours
Frisco ISD does not require community service for graduation, but we do have an optional recognition program for students with 100 approved hours by April 1st of their Senior year.
Students will now log hours through their Xello account. Step-by-step instructions are below:
From your student portal, click the Xello tile.
- Log in with your Google Account Info and and then click the About Me title in the first column.
- Scroll down the page until you get to Experiences.
- Click the Volunteer box.
- Enter your service information.
- In the organization line, please add the organization name and the email of the person in charge of your service event.
While general volunteerism is admirable, the district has specific criteria to qualify for the recognition program for more information about Community Service : Xello - Service Hours
Opportunities for Students
Click link to see new college info, open house and summer programs.
Click link to see new job, volunteer and internship opportunities.
Click link to see volunteer opportunities in and around Frisco.
HAC – Home Access Center
Parents and students are able to see schedules in HAC (Home Access Center).
Please use this video to learn how to view and interpret your student schedule.
New this year...ALL student HAC log ins have been changed to the following:
- Log In: Student ID
- Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)
If you are having any issues with HAC, please use this Link for assistance.
FISD Student Gmail Account: Gmail Account
Canvas: How to use Canvas
Passwords change at home: Passwords
Tutorials online: How to use Canvas for tutorials online
Student Login & Ids information: Technology Guide
Chromebook Information: ChromebooksTechnical Issues: Tech Support