Counseling Office

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The counseling office at Sycamore High School offers support to students for academic, college, and career planning, and social and emotional concerns. The office supports our students during their time at SHS and prepares them to succeed after graduation.

Each student is assigned a counselor based on the first letter of their last name. Students can make appointments with their counselor to discuss course planning and selection, standardized testing, skill development, college searches and visits, transcripts and letters of recommendation, peer relationships, home and health concerns, and more. Each of our counselors is dedicated to helping our students succeed.

Who is my counselor?

Mrs. Kristal Templin (last name A-G)

Mrs. Jackie Kirchmann (last name H-N)

Ms. Mary Grimes (last name O-Z)

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Our counselors have compiled a number of resources that cover important topics and  information for students and families during the college search and application process.
 

College Preparation

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Our course catalog contains information about the courses offered at SHS, including descriptions, prerequisites, and grade level requirements.

Course Catalog

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Past presentations and helpful tutorial videos can be found at the link below. These resources help explain various procedures of the counseling office.

Video Tutorials

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Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. We have prepared a number of resources to assist you in this process.

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Our Staff

Mary Grimes

Mary Grimes

School Counselor
Jacqueline Kirchmann

Jacqueline Kirchmann

School Counselor
Katrina Mathey

Katrina Mathey

Counseling Secretary
Kristal Templin

Kristal Templin

School Counselor