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SLHS Counselors

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Morningstar, Patti

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



Fisher, Kristina

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

Email Fisher, Kristina Contact


Petersen, Shannon

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

Norrell, Patty

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



Janda, Theresa

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



Ward, Denise

Counselor 9 
Last name (A - L)

Email Ward, Denise Contact


Castellucci, Mary

Counselor 9
Last name (M - Z)



Ashley Burgeson

Testing Facilitator



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




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


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.




Tagore Society of Houston, High School Senior Essay contest

This is the link for this years (2019) essay contest. Please post it on the scholarship page so that seniors can apply. Last year Christina Romo of Morton Ranch High School had won the third prize. Let me know if you need any other information.

The submission deadline is October 31, 2019, at 12 midnight.


Katy Summer Academic Term

Applications will be Online starting on Thursday, April 4th. 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 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.


Armed Services Scholarship for Sr.'s graduating in 2020!!

The office of Representative Cecil Bell, Jr. would like to provide the following information regarding the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program to share with your graduating students.

Nominations for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently open. If a student is interested in the program and seeking a nomination, they will need to email a current physical address, a current resume, and a one-page essay explaining why they believe they should be nominated no later than Wednesday, July 17th, 2019. Please note that the office can only nominate one person and priority is given to constituents.

It is also important to keep in mind that there are many obligations required by the scholarship. According to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, a scholarship will become a loan if the student fails to:

  1. maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  2. fulfill any terms of the scholarship;
  3. fulfill a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
  4. contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.

 If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact External Relations of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Office at 512-427-6111 or


Summer Internship for students interested in Politics!!

It is critical for young adults to have their voices heard, even if they aren't quite old enough to vote. Past interns have found the program to be particularly helpful in enhancing their resumes for college applications. In my experience, campaign interns have even parlayed their experiences into opportunities on Capitol Hill, with state government, legal work, and fundraising! We already have 11 summer interns from local schools, but we are still conducting interviews and would love to have applicants from a school like Seven Lakes.

 Interns will learn about grassroots, digital and TV advertising, fundraising, and be provided with a platform to discuss important issues that Michael works on every day, such as childhood cancer, opioid abuse, human trafficking and lowering the cost of college. Letters of recommendation are available and if there are any concerns you have given the nature of the internship please do not hesitate to voice those concerns, and I could even point students in the direction of other campaigns regardless of their ideology.


Evan Albertson

Campaign Manager McCaul for Congress



Shana Castillo

Campus visits are a great way for students to experience Rice culture on their own. Below are our upcoming fall program dates.

  • Explore RiceSept. 15 or Sept. 22
    Our annual fall open house program for high school seniors. Students and families will have the opportunity to interact with current faculty and students in ways that go beyond a normal campus visit. It's truly the best time to visit our beautiful campus before applying. If your seniors are considering Rice, we hope to see them in September. 
  • Preview RiceNov. 25
    A campus visit opportunity for students in grades 10 - 11. This is a short half-day program packed with must-have information for students starting their college search. We schedule it for the week of Thanksgiving to accommodate high school calendars. 

If you are unable to attend a fall event, please schedule a campus visit.


Shana Castillo
Shana Castillo
Assistant Director

Territory manager for:
TX (Greater Houston)


Washington University

Washington University

If you are looking for a world-class education, a diverse and supportive community, and the opportunity to make real world changes through experiential learning– WashU may be the school for you! 

There will be a WashU Information Session in your area for students to learn more about the admissions process, our academic programs, and financial aid and scholarships.

Sunday, September 8
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport 
9100 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77017

Please have your students register to reserve their spot, and expedite check-in at the event!

For additional information, please call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000.

We look forward to meeting your students!


Perspectives on Pomona

As you meet and interact with juniors, please feel welcome to share with them that Pomona College hosts an annual fly-in program, Perspectives on Pomona (POP!), and the application will open on May 15. Applications are due August 4, 2019.

POP! will be held on two weekends this fall: September 21-24 and October 5-8, 2019, giving students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including rural and first-generation, as well as those from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups) the opportunity to experience being on campus, meeting students and faculty, and exploring academic and social opportunities at Pomona. Participating students receive on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.

Please feel free to reach out to a member of the Access Team (909-607-3028) with any questions. 

Warm wishes,
The Pomona College Access Team


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 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 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.


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  


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!



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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