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Morningstar, Patti

Lead Counselor,
10, 11-12  
Last name (A - Cog)



Mata, Vicky

Counselor 10, 11-12 
Last name (Coh - Holla)



Petersen, Shannon

Counselor 10, 11-12
Last name (Hollo - Millh)
 Contact       281.237.9542

Norrell, Patty

Counselor 10, 11-12
 Last name (Mills - Schl)



Janda, Theresa

Counselor 10, 11-12 
Last name (Schm - Z)



Linwood, Dedrick

Counselor 9 
Last name (A - L)



Castellucci, Mary

Counselor 9
Last name (M - Z)



Ashley Burgeson

Testing Facilitator



Jane WelbornSecretary Contact281.237.9180
Shaun LesterSecretary​​ Contact281.237.2832
Whittington, Lori
Secretary (9th) 





Attention Seniors!!

Seniors, are you failing a course, do you need to make up a course to GRADUATE with your class?

Sign up NOW for the
Fall Senior Mini Semester 2018

 **Open Enrollment on Campus                                                **Late enrollment
      November 5th – 16th, 2018                                                November 26th, 2018

Cost: $100 per Semester Course
Class Dates:
 * November: 26, 27, 28, 29
 * December: 3, 4, 5, 6
 * December: 10, 11, 12, 13

Students Remember the Following:
 - Senior Mini Semester is not a virtual class.
 - Attendance is mandatory.
 - Course is completed outside the regular school day.
 - You will receive a grade of 70 upon completion of all requirements.

Contact your Counselor to Register

Military Academy Night - November 14, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, representatives from the five United States Military Academies will be speaking at Seven Lakes High School in the 9th Grade commons, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  Interested parents and students of all ages are encouraged to attend this event.  Registration is not required.

Child Find

* What is Child Find?  -   The process by which districts and public charter schools identify and locate children needing evaluation.  All children birth-21 with disabilities or suspected of having a disability, regardless of the severity, and who are in need of special education and related services, must be identified, located, and evaluated.

* Who can be part of Child Find?  -   Any child age birth-21 with a disability or suspected of having a disability.  Anyone concerned about a child can contact their home campus for additional information and next steps.  Districts are responsible for finding those parentally-placed in private schools, children who are homeschooled and children who are homeless.

* Disabilities & Services  -   If a student qualifies for district special education services, these services are provided at no cost.  Children are evaluated to determine the presence of one or more of the following disabilities:  Physical Disability, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairment, Deaf-Blindness, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disturbance, Speech and/or Language, Autism, Other Health Impairment.

Gifted and Talented Program Screening

Students who have not already been screened this school year and wish to be screened for G/T classes for the 2019-2020 school year can pick up a Parent Checklist from the counseling office beginning Nov. 5th. Once your parents have completed and signed the form, return it to the counseling office.

To download form click on:

Secondary Parent Checklist

If you are already in some G/T classes and wish to add more for next year, pick up a Request for Additional Screening from the counseling office, and return the completed, signed form to the counseling office. 

GT Awareness sessions for parents in both English and Spanish are scheduled on Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. 

The FIRM DEADLINE for return of these forms is

2:30 p.m. December 5th, 2018.

Requests will not be accepted after the deadline.

Questions?  E-mail G/T Facilitator,


Small Group for Students

SLHS Counselors are providing an opportunity for your child to participate in small group counseling. The purpose of these groups is to provide students a way to develop new skills, self-confidence, and learn new practices. Currently, we are offering 3 groups.

1. College Application Assistance (1st semester)                                                  

October 17         November 7               October 24             November 14

Purpose of the group is to assist students with their online applications. Counselors will be available after school from 2:35-3:15 on the dates listed. This group is for students only! Limited to 20 students per date. Please call the counseling office to register for a date.

 2. Strategies for Managing Stress & Anxiety 

Purpose of the group is to provide students with appropriate tools to manage their stress and anxiety. Students will meet once a week for six weeks. Limited to 15 students. Please call the counseling office to reserve a space.3

3. Grief Group

Purpose to provide support with the grieving process for students who have had a significant loss of someone close in their life. Opportunity for them to meet others who are also experiencing many of the same feelings. We will meet twice a month, starting in November through February. Please call the counseling office to reserve a space.



Register Here

Houston Baptist University

November 13, 2018 – 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Are you a High School Female, in Grade 9 – 12?

YWE is a free event geared towards promoting STEM education and inspiration among young women in the Houston area. YWE offers students, parents, and educators a jump start to college and career planning with its signature mentoring circle format and interactive sessions for all attendees.

Save the dates for MCTC Open House:

Open House for students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade - January 22nd - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Open House for students currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade - February 5th - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Deadline Dates

October 15th Deadline – must have paperwork turned into counselor by September 14th

November 1st Deadline – October 3rd

December 1st deadline – October 26th

Legacy Parent Academy 

The Legacy Parent Academy is a new initiative designed to support Strategic Plan Goal 8, which focuses on supporting the emotional well-being of all learners. The Academy is intended to provide parents with information on current topics that impact students and schools district-wide. Academy sessions are supplemental to campus-based programs and initiatives, selected based on expressed need, in response to concerns that we see on our campuses and in our community.

The first session, "Emotional Well-being and Referral Processes," is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Legacy Stadium from 6:00 PM-8: 00 PM, with capacity for 325 attendees. This is the first of eleven Legacy Parent Academy sessions planned for the 2018-2019 school year. Five of the academy sessions focus on social-emotional learning topics and six focus on academic topics. The schedule for the year is attached.

The Legacy Parent Academy webpage, which includes session descriptions and a link to register for the first session is accessible at  

SAT and ACT Information

Attention Students who take the SAT and ACT with accommodations at SLHS; the following test dates are not available. 

Do not register for the following dates:

SAT:  8/25/18 and 03/09/19 Counselors are not available to test students on those dates.

ACT:  12/08/19 – week of finals

Parent Night by Class:

  • Senior & Parent Night, September 13 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.
  • Junior & Parent Night, January 24 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center
  • 9th and 10th Grade Student Parent Night, September 27 at 6:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center

Junior Parent Night Presentation Documents - 2/15/2018

All seniors applying for college should be aware of these important dates!

December 1st deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is Thursday, October 25th.

January 1st deadlines for applications and letters of recommendation is Thurs day, November 8th.

Remember that the counselors need 21 school/business days to write the letters. 

Weekends and holidays should not be counted.  If you need any information please come by the counselor's office.

Introducing Micro-Scholarships

Looking for Scholarship Opportunities? Check out, a website where you can apply for "micro-scholarships" for up to 237 select colleges and universities in the United States. Students can earn a micro-scholarship for attending college fairs, getting a good grade in a class, or even filling out the FAFSA application. You can start accumulating scholarship awards as early as 9th grade!

1. Schedule Change Requests

Thursday, August 23 – Last day to turn in schedule change request to counselors offices by 3:00.  Remember no elective changes!  Students must in their correct classes by August 28th.

2. AP/Pre AP Course Entry/Exit Procedures

A student may exit within the following timelines:

First ten days of the course

Students may change levels during this time without grades going with them. Availability of space in the replacement course is considered.

Upon the first progress report

The petition may be granted by the campus given input from the teacher, student performance in the course and availability of space in the replacement course.

At the end of the first grading period (for semester courses, this grading period would be the first of the semester).

The petition may be granted by the campus given input from the teacher, student performance in the course and availability of space in the replacement course. Students who earn an "F" at the end of a grading period will be removed from the course unless otherwise recommended by the teacher and administrator.

*The decision to remain in the class is determined by the teacher and/or AP; not by the student or parent.

**This is a level change, not a course change.

During the second grading period and throughout the remainder of the semester.

Only students with extenuating circumstances may exit the course.



Your counselor needs at least 21 working days advanced notice to write a Recommendation Letter! Pick up a Personal Data Sheet and Counselor Checklist in the Counselors' Office, or print one off (tab to the right under College Applications and Other Information ). This is your first step in obtaining a letter of recommendation. 

Please notify the Counselor's Office of all scholarships received by sending us a copy of the award letter.  This information is needed whether the scholarship is accepted or not.

In addition to the scholarship bulletin, please check individual college websites for school-specific scholarships. Check back often on this website and with colleges. The University of Texas and Texas A&M have early deadlines for their freshman scholarships, check their website!

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