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Katy Independent School District

SLHS Counselors

  • SLHS Counselors

Counselors

Morningstar, Patti

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

 Contact

281.237.2907

Fisher, Kristina

Counselor 10, 11-12 
Last name (Corn-Izim)

Email Fisher, Kristina Contact

281.237.9593

Petersen, Shannon

Counselor 10, 11-12
Last name (Jad-Mos)
 Contact
281.237.9542

Norrell, Patty

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

 Contact

281.237.2920

Janda, Theresa

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

 Contact

281.237.2908

Ward, Denise

Counselor 9 
Last name (A - L)

Email Ward, Denise Contact

281.237.9526

Castellucci, Mary

Counselor 9
Last name (M - Z)

 Contact

281.237.2949

Ashley Burgeson

Testing Facilitator

  Contact

281.237.9135

Jennifer LehaneSecretary
Email Lehane, Jennifer Contact
281.237.9180
Stephanie Cox
Secretary​​Email Cox, Stephanie Contact
281.237.2832
Whittington, Lori
Secretary (9th) 
 Contact 

281.237.2970

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Social-Emotional Wellness - Student Support Services

We are making a Coping Skills Toolbox over the next several weeks. The toolbox will be filled with a variety of tools (skills) that can be used to manage emotions in a healthy manner.

Please click the following links for more information:

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UH offering free tuition to freshmen with families earning $65K or less
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NACAC College Admission Status Update During the Coronavirus Outbreak

For More Information Click HERE


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HCC Houston Community College

Virtual Information Session

Click Here For More Information



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University of St. Thomas

Free Fall Tuition
For first 300 students admitted to an associate degree program!


Click Here for More Information



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Character Strong Lessons

Being stuck at home means you now have more opportunities to practice kindness! Here is a series of seven days worth of activities that can help keep you busy in the weeks to come. Just click the images below and follow the instructions in the videos.

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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 2020-2021 school year can pick up a Parent Checklist from the counseling office beginning Nov. 4th. Once your parents have completed and signed the form, return it to the counseling office.

To download a form click on the Secondary Parent Checklist.

This QR code is for the Katy ISD web page where you can download a Secondary Parent Checklist and find more information about the Secondary GT Program.

The Request for Additional Screening form needs to be picked up from the counseling offices or e-mail your facilitator for one.

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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 12 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 4th, 2019.

Requests will not be accepted after the deadline.

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General Screening for the 2020-2021 Katy ISD Gifted and Talented Program:

All interested students who have not already been screened this school year for the G/T program may pick up a Parent Checklist from the Counselors' office beginning Monday, November 4, 2019.

At the secondary level, students are screened based upon specific subject matter aptitude in one or more content areas. In the screening phase of the identification process, multiple quantitative measures (standardized test scores) and qualitative measures (data gathered from parents and teachers) are examined. Students who meet district criteria for GT placement are eligible to participate in the subject area for which they qualify for the GT program. Screening is available for GT service in the areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies.

The Parent Checklist must be returned to the counseling office no later than 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  Please note that this is a firm deadline. Once all the forms are in, previous test scores will be reviewed, and a testing schedule will go home with students who need to be tested. 

You may also download the form by clicking on the link

Secondary Parent Checklist

This QR code is for the Katy ISD web page where you can download a Secondary Parent Checklist and find more information about the Secondary GT Program.

The Request for Additional Screening form needs to be picked up from the counseling offices or e-mail your facilitator for one.

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Additional Screening for GT Students:

Students who are already in some GT classes, but wish to add other GT courses for next year should pick up a Request for Additional Screening form in the counseling office from November 4, 2019 through December 3, 2019.  You do not need a Parent Checklist.

The Request for Additional Screening forms are also due to the counseling office by 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

GT Awareness sessions for parents in both English and Spanish are scheduled on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494. 

If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Program, please email

NicoleAStaley-Owens@katyisd.org GT Facilitator for SLHS, MRHS, KHS, OTHS, PHS

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Important Information Regarding SAT/ACT Testing:


If your student receives testing accommodations for the SAT/ACT:

1.     Students/parents must check on counselor availability prior to registering for a test.   Counselors have a                limited number of students they can test at a time.

 2.     The following test dates are not an option for SLHS students.

  • ACT -  December 14, 2019 test date.  Counselors are not available for testing for this test.  The testing window would be the week of your semester finals.

  • SAT – March 14, 2020.  Counselors are not available for testing. 

  • SAT – May 2, 2020.  Counselors are not available for testing.

  • These dates are blocked for SLHS students by College Board.

 3.     Students who register for tests when counselors are not available will be responsible for rescheduling                     through either College Board 

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Important Information Regarding PreAP/AP Level Changes

First ten days of the course

In the correct class by Tuesday, 8/27/19.

Change requests due to counselors 8/21

Petition may be granted by the campus given input from the teacher and availability of space in the replacement course.

Upon the first progress report

9/3/19

Petition may be granted by the campus given input from the teacher and availability of space in the replacement course.

At the end of the first grading period. For one-semester courses, this grading period would be the first grading period of the semester.

 

End of the first 6 weeks-9/20

Petition may be granted by the campus given input from the teacher 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.

Students who remain in a yearlong course for the second semester.

Only students who have earned an "F" at the end of a grading period may exit the course. Exceptions require principal/designee approval of petition for exit.

At the end of the semester.

Students may request a schedule change from the course for the second semester of a full-year course after completing the first semester. 

*Students who earn an "F" at the end of a grading period will be removed from the class unless otherwise recommended by the teacher and administrator. 

 

 


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Introducing Micro-Scholarships


Looking for Scholarship Opportunities? Check out http://www.raise.me, 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!

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SENIORS, PLAN AHEAD!


Your counselor needs at least 21 working days (not counting weekends and holidays) 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. 

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 are Thursday, November 8th.

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, so check their websites!

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Katy Summer Academic Term


Applications will be Online starting on Thursday, April 4th.  https://tinyurl.com/y2ufmyud. Students will register for summer courses through an online application. Once a student is accepted and enrolled in the summer course, they will receive an email confirmation!  Registration for the Original Credit courses is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Once a course has met the maximum seat count, students may only register to be on a waitlist.  Students that have been placed on the waitlist will not be guaranteed a seat in the class. Detailed information about the high school summer program can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y2ufmyud. Once you receive your email confirmation, payment can be made in your My Payments Plus account – the amount will appear in the “Other” category at the bottom of the screen (do not submit the payment into the meal account).  If you are not wanting to pay online, please bring your email confirmation letter to your respective Counselors’ Office with either cash, a cashier check or money order payable to Katy ISD.


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Katy ISD Parent Centers


As part of the Title III requirement to provide parent engagement activities that enhance language instruction for English learners, the district provides adult English classes to Katy ISD parents of English learners. Day programs are offered at Parent Centers located at Hayes, Hutsell, Mayde Creek, and Sundown elementary schools. An evening program is provided at Morton Ranch High School. Classes and childcare services for children 18 months through pre-school age are offered at no cost to the parent.

Parent Center enrollment is open throughout the school year. If you have any questions about enrollment please contact  Sharon Malazzo at 281.237.7998 or SharonKSefick-Malazzo@katyisd.org with questions.

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 who are 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.

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