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Guidance Counseling

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Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. during the school year.

 

Welcome! The John Marshall High School Counseling Department will provide a comprehensive guidance and counseling program to ensure academic, social and emotional development to empower students to reach their personal, professional and career aspirations. Services we provide include:

RESPONSIVE SERVICE: The purpose of the Responsive Service component is to intervene with or on behalf of those students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades whose personal circumstance, concerns, or problems are threatening to interfere with or are interfering with their healthy personal, social, career and /or educational development.

SYSTEM SUPPORT: The System Support component describes management activities which assure the delivery of a high-quality guidance program, and service which indirectly benefit students by supporting other programs.

GUIDANCE CURRICULUM: The Guidance Curriculum component includes skill-based lessons and units designed to help all students in kindergarten through 12th grade develop competence in essential life skills.

INDIVIDUAL PLANNING: The Individual planning component is where students are guided in planning, monitoring and managing their own educational, career, personal and social development. Each student is provided with necessary steps toward his/her established goals.

Confidentiality: 

In order to build a relationship and trust with students, things discussed in individual counseling remain confidential.  What information needs to be told to parents, other helping-professionals and/or school officials?

SITUATIONS INVOLVING:

  • Harm to Yourself
  • Harm to Other People
  • Sexual Contact/Pregnancy
  • Threats to School Safety
  • Information Requested by a Valid Subpoena (Court System)

Your child(ren) will be assigned to a counselor based on their last name, unless your student is a Law & Medical Services student, then he/she will be assigned to the LMS counselor.  Please see the alpha breakdown with the counselor phone number and e-mail address.

 

Counselor Contact Information
Head Counselor Celia Collard 210-397-7125

celia.collard@nisd.net

A - Chapa Regina Canales 210-397-7130 regina.canales@nisd.net
Chapman - Gill Amanda Reuter 210-397-7155 amanda.reuter@nisd.net
Gir - Lin Lindsay Freres 210-397-7156 lindsay.freres@nisd.net
Lina - Ortega Karen Parker 210-397-7127 karen.parker@nisd.net
Ortiz - San Miguel Richard Valdez Jr. 210-397-7128 richard.valdezjr@nisd.net
Sanchez - Z Gloria Vargas 210-397-7126 gloria.vargas@nisd.net
Law & Medical Services Anissa Pennick 210-397-7243 anissa.pennick@nisd.net
Campus Test Coordinator Kerri Mack 210-397-7129 kerri.mack@nisd.net

 

 

Secretary Jeannine Salas 210-397-7132 jeannine.salas@nisd.net
Go Center Rhonda Fryer 210-397-7142 rhonda.fryer@nisd.net
Registrar America Guerrero 210-397-7138 america.guerrero@nisd.net
Grade Reporting Lori Kellum 210-397-7171 lori.kellum@nisd.net
Clerk Peggy Persyn 210-397-7123 peggy.persyn@nisd.net

Summer School Counselors' Contact Information:

 

Lindsay Freres Amanda Reuter
210-397-7156 210-397-7155
lindsay.freres@nisd.net amanda.reuter@nisd.net

 

Summer Credit Retrieval and ESL:   June 8, 2022 - July 13, 2022

The Summer Credit Retrieval and ESL programs will run Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm (lunch from 12:00-12:30) starting June 8th and will conclude July 13th.  Credit Retrieval will be held in the C-Wing with Mrs. Strong and ESL will be held in the F-Building with Mrs. Barnett. If you are interested in taking advantage of this in-person summer learning opportunity, please contact your counselor in order to reserve your spot.  A limited bus route will be available.  Please see the top of this page for the bus schedule.

 

Summer Accelerated Instruction (EOC Test Preparation):  June 6, 2022 - June 16, 2022

The Summer Accelerated Instruction Program (EOC Test Preparation) will run Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm (lunch from 12:00-12:30) starting June 6th and will conclude June 16th, and will be held in the F-Building with Mr. Copeland. If you are interested in taking advantage of this in-person learning opportunity to prepare for the EOC Retest this summer, please contact your counselor in order to reserve your spot. A limited bus route will be available, which the schedule is posted at the top of this page.  The Make-up EOC Testing schedule is listed at the bottom of this page

 

STAAR EOC Testing: 

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End-of-Course (STAAR EOC) assessments will be administered Spring 2022 for eligible students.  STAAR EOC measures the statewide curriculum in Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and U.S. History.

Students take STAAR EOC assessments as they are completing the corresponding courses since these assessments are required for high school graduation (TEC §39.025). A student who does not meet standard may retake the assessment during the next administration to fulfill graduation requirements.

Date - Subject:

Tuesday, April 5 - English I

Thursday, April 7 - English II

Tuesday, May 3 - Algebra I

Wednesday, May 4 - U.S. History

Friday, May 6 - Biology

Students are to bring their Northside provided Chromebook (fully charged) and charging cable to school on testing days. Students are not allowed to use personal technology devices including cell phones during state assessments.

For additional information and an overview of the statewide testing program, visit the Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division parent information website at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/parents/

Course Selection Entry Deadline:  Wednesday, February 23, 2022

On Wednesday, February 16th, during 2nd period, students selected their courses for the 2022-2023 school year. If your child was absent, they can still submit their course requests by accessing the “ 22-23 Course Selection Form” in Schoology on the Counseling Department tile. This form will be open for students until Wednesday, February 23rd. After Spring Break, students will receive a copy of their course requests for next school year and they will have an opportunity to make changes up until the last day of school, June 2, 2022.

Course Request Submittal for  2022-2023 School Year:  Wednesday, February 16, 2022

On Wednesday, February 16th, during 2nd period, students will officially submit their course requests for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students will access their course request documents through the Counseling Department Schoology tile. When students previously met with their Counselor in the Individual Planning visits, the registration process and documents were reviewed with all students so they have received instructions on how to access their documents. 

In addition, the classroom teacher will give detailed instructions to students on how to submit their course requests on February 16th. Students will receive a letter after Spring Break detailing the courses that they have requested for the 2022-2023 school year, and will have an opportunity to make any changes up until the last day of school, June 2, 2022.

Important Reminder for Seniors: 

The deadline to “Save your Seat” for the Alamo Promise Free Tuition Program is Monday, February 28th, 2022.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other Financial Aid Information, please contact Rhonda Fryer at 210-397-7142 or rhonda.fryer@nisd.net.

The Northwest Vista College Enrollment Coach who is assigned to Marshall High School will be available on campus Monday, 2/14/22, in the rotunda during all three lunch periods. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about AlamoPROMISE, ApplyTexas, Enrollment Status, TSI, and more!

Virtual Parent Information Night:  Thursday, February 17, 2022

On Thursday, February 17th, the John Marshall High School counseling department will partner up with the Stevens High School counseling department to hold a virtual Parent Night.  This session will take place via Zoom at 5:30 p.m.  A Specialist from Region 20, Samantha Beard, will present an overview of dangerous teen trends.

This one hour session will provide an overview of current school age trends focusing largely on internet safety, sexual exploitation and the health and legal dangers of vaping.  Learn what to look out for, red flag behavior and what to do when a child becomes involved.  Please contact celia.collard@nisd.net to obtain the link.

Elective Fair:  Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Student Council and the Counseling Department will be holding an Elective Fair on Tuesday, February 8th during 4th, 5th & 6th period lunches for all current 9th-11th grade students. If weather permitting, it will be held in the courtyard. 

Students will have the opportunity to meet with all school organizations and elective teachers. This will help them to make a more informed decision about what courses they would like to sign-up for next school year.

Freshmen Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions:  Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2022

The counselors will be conducting Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions with all current freshmen during their English 1 classes the week of Jan 31st - Feb 4th.  Counselors will review Course Selection with students for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as discussing their transcripts along with graduation requirements.

Sophomore Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions:  Jan 24 - Jan 28, 2022

The counselors will be conducting Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions with all current sophomores during their English 2 classes the week of Jan 24th - Jan 28th.  Counselors will review Course Selection with students for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as discussing their endorsement plan, credits and post-secondary options.   They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe.

Rescheduled: 8th grade Visits & Elective/Endorsement Night:  January 25, 2022

During the day on January 25th, we are going to welcome all of our future Rams on campus from our 4 feeder middle schools (Connally, Neff, Rudder and Stevenson).  They will tour the campus with our senior mentors and immerse themselves in the culture of Marshall.

On the evening of the 25th at 6:30 p.m., we are going to welcome parents and students starting off in the Auditorium, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions, tour the campus, and meet our outstanding Marshall Rams!

We look forward to meeting ALL of our future Rams!

Junior Individual Planning Sessions:  Jan 18th - Jan 21st, 2022

During the week of January 18th - January 21st, the counselors will be conducting Junior Individual Planning Sessions for 11th grade students through their English 3 classes. Counselors will review Course Selection with students for the 2022-2023 school year.  They will also disseminate information about important junior dates, post-secondary options, SAT/ACT, and how to better prepare for their upcoming senior year. In addition, counselors will also review student's transcripts to ensure that students know what they have to do in order to graduate.

STAAR Retesting:  December 7th - December 10th

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness End-of-Course (STAAR EOC) assessments will be administered in December, 2021 for eligible students.  STAAR EOC measures the statewide curriculum in Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II and US. History.

Students take STAAR EOC assessments as they are completing the corresponding courses since these assessments are required for high school graduation (TEC 839.025).  A student who does not pass may retake the assessment during the next administration to meet graduation requirements.  The following list includes the subjects and dates of testing: 

   

Tuesday, Dec 7th - English I 

Wednesday, Dec 8th - Algebra I

Thursday, Dec 9th - English II

Friday, Dec 10th - Biology/US History

 

Important Reminder:  The Northside ISD Student/Parent Handbook (page C-7) states, "During testing, use of a mobile technology device is prohibited and subjects the device to confiscation and search.  Students are subject to discipline for use of these devices during testing.  Furthermore, use of mobile technology devices during testing could result in the invalidation of student test scores".

For additional information and an overview of the statewide testing program, visit the Texas Education Agency Student Assessment Division Parent Information website at: http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/parents/

Tips for Success: * Students should make sure to get a good night's sleep the night before, and should also eat a healthy breakfast the morning of testing.  Students should also make sure to get to school early in order to make sure that they won't be late for testing. 

 

ASVAB Testing:  Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test, or ASVAB, will be administered on the Marshall Campus on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 1st through 4th periods in the JMHS Auditorium. 

While this test is utilized for military placement, it does NOT include any obligation to join the military. The ASVAB includes vocational and academic assessments and the results will include an on-line access key to connect the student's academic and career strengths with a free online program for career research. Interested sophomores, juniors and seniors should either see Mrs. Fryer, our College, Career Military Advisor in the Go Center in J108 to register for the test. She can also be called at 210-397-7142 or emailed at rhonda.fryer@nisd.net.   Parent permission is required to take this test.

 

Freshman Guidance Sessions:  Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The counselors will be conducting Guidance Sessions with all current freshmen during their W. Geo classes on Tuesday, November 16th.  Counselors will discuss graduation requirements, endorsement plans, credits and attendance, along with responsible behaviors, interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills.

College/Career/Military Night for Seniors:  Monday, November 15, 2021

The NISD College, Career, Military Night will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 at Paul Taylor Field House and the Northside Activity Center.  Marshall's allotted time period will be from 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm.  Seniors will have the opportunity to learn about post-secondary options, along with having a wide variety of college, vocational and military representatives to talk to.  There will also be a financial aid presentation as well.  We hope to see you there!

Sophomore Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions:  November 10, 2021 

The counselors will be conducting Guidance/Individual Planning Sessions with all current sophomores during their W. History classes on Wednesday, November 10th.  Each counselor will meet with each student individually to discuss their endorsement plan, credits and post-secondary options.   They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe.

Healthy Relationships: November 2, 2021 

Counselors will go into all Health classes to discuss and examine the characteristics and benefits of healthy relationships and the characteristics of unhealthy relationships.  Students will also learn about the importance of effective communication to the development and maintenance of a healthy relationship. They will examine elements and styles of communication, including the potential impact of technology on effective communication.

Red Ribbon Week:  October 25th - October 29th

Next week is National Red Ribbon Week, which provides drug prevention and awareness to our youth.  The Marshall Counseling Department and Student Council have some great activities planned for our students during this week.

On Monday, October 25th - "Hocus, Pocus, Drugs Aren't Our Focus" - Wear Red to be Drug Free

Drug Free Commitment Signing Challenge - During all lunches in the Courtyard, students are challenged to sign their name to commit to be drug free.

On Tuesday, October 26th - "Be the Hero Who Creates a Drug Free World" - Dress Up Like a Superhero

On Wednesday, October 27th - "Drugs Will Haunt You" - Wear Orange, Black or a Halloween Shirt

On Thursday, October 28th - "Shade out the Drugs, Your Future is Too Bright" - Wear Sunglasses

On Friday, October 29th - "Team Up to Say No to Drugs" - Wear Your Marshall Spirit Clothes

The Counseling Department and Student Council look forward to seeing all of our students participate in all of these activities throughout the week.

 

FAFSA Night: October 18th, 2021

NISD is hosting a FAFSA Night at Marshall High School from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm on Monday, October 18th in the Library.  A Financial Aid Advisor from St. Mary’s University will provide general information, and Ms. Fryer, our campus College, Career and Military Advisor will answer questions and schedule appointments for hands-on help. We hope to see you there!

Senior Parent Night: October 14, 2021

On Thursday, October 14th, John Marshall High School will host a Senior Parent Night from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Cafeteria.  It will be presented by Rhonda Fryer, our John Marshall High School College & Career Technologist, along with Kevin Fleming, our San Antonio Education Foundation (SAEP) Representative.  Come join us to gather a lot of important dates, deadlines and information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Free SAT/PSAT Tests:  October 13, 2021

On Wednesday, October 13th, the College Board SAT School Day exam is being administered at no cost to all seniors. No registration is required. Click here for more information about the SAT.

On that same day, the College Board PSAT/NMSQT exam will be administered at no cost to all sophomores and juniors. The PSAT/NMSQT exam is the route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program for 11th grade students. No registration is required. Click here for more information about the PSAT/NMSQT.

 

Decision of Respect Signing Day: Friday, October 8, 2021

 

This Friday, October 8th, is NISD's 10th annual Decision of Respect Signing Day.  October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Decision of Respect Signing Day is a reminder to the community that the District is committed to providing students and staff a safe and respectful environment.  In doing this district wide, we hope to get students invested in pledging to demonstrate respect for themselves and others through their interactions with others at school.  

 

Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. STOMP OUT Bullying, a national anti-bullying and cyber bullying organization for kids and teens, created Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Students, schools, parents and businesses are asked to GO BLUE on the first Wednesday of October.  This day happens to fall on Wednesday, October 6th this year.  Please help Marshall High School raise awareness of bullying prevention by wearing a blue shirt on Wednesday.  Please take the pledge to stomp out bullying!

 

Financial Aid 101 Event:  Sept 23, 2021

Need help with FAFSA, TASFA and scholarships, but not sure where to start?  Join us for our Financial Aid 101 Event, starting at 4:35 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Library.  It will be hosted by Mrs. Fryer, JMHS College, Career Readiness Technician and Mr. Fleming, our SAEP (San Antonio Education Partnership) Representative.   Come on out for a wealth of information.

 

Meet the Teacher Night/Join PTSA:  Sept 22, 2021

Please join us for Meet the Teacher Night/PTSA Night.  It will be held on Wednesday, Sept 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  It will be an informative evening of meeting Marshall staff and join PTSA to help support our awesome school community!

 

Senior Individual Planning Sessions:  Sept 13th - Sept 17th, 2021

The counselors will be conducting Senior Individual Planning Sessions with all seniors during the week of September 13th - September 17th through their English IV classes.

Each counselor will meet with each student individually to discuss their credits, review transcripts, and give out SAT & ACT test dates.  They will also give information on college resources that are available in the College Cafe and discuss each student's post-secondary plans.


Important Counseling Update:

Scheduling:

An important note from the Counseling Department regarding student schedules in HAC. We are aware that students are able to view their schedules in HAC. However, those schedules are not necessarily going to be the same on the first day of school.

Necessary Corrections:

We are currently working on Master Schedule changes, and the current schedule in HAC may change. In addition, schedule changes were due in the Counseling Office on June 11th. Therefore, the only schedule changes that will be made are schedule corrections, such as, a student should be in English 1, but has English 2 on their schedule, or is missing a lunch period.

Lunch:

The counseling office has been receiving quite a few phone calls regarding student’s assigned lunch period. For the most part, lunch periods are assigned by grade level: 4th period lunch is for 9th graders, 5th period Lunch is for 10th graders and 6th period Lunch is for 11th & 12 grade students. However, a student’s schedule could affect that lunch schedule. For instance, a 10th grade student’s athletic period may be in 3rd period, therefore, their lunch period would be 4th period to allow more time for that student’s practice, opportunity to change clothes, and eat lunch.

Schedule an Appointment:

At this time, counselors are registering new students on a daily basis, and are not available for drop in appointments. Please contact them by phone or email, your counselor’s contact information can be found attached below. 


2021 - 2022 New Student Registration:

All students new to the NISD District (Private, Charter and Homeschooling students) will need to register online. Please download all required documentation by the time of appointment. After completing the online submission, please call Registrar's Office at 210.397.7138 for confirmation and to make an appointment.

YOU MUST LIVE IN THE JOHN MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREA OR BE APPROVED FOR A TRANSFER BY NISD IN ORDER TO REGISTER. PARENT/GUARDIAN AND STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT.

 

Enrollment Information for Students entering John Marshall High School for the first time:

To expedite your enrollment into John Marshall High School, you will need ALL of the documentation listed downloaded. Parent AND student need to be present.

* Student Birth Certificate (Passport may be used). We cannot accept hospital issued birth certificates or baptismal certificates.

* Social Security Card (if applicable)

* Immunization Records (must be current)

* Proof of Residence (Utility, Water, Lease or Land Line Phone Bill).  NO DISCONNECTION NOTICES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

* If living with another family in the John Marshall High School area, a notarized "Affidavit of Residence" must be provided, along with Residences' Proof of Residence, and a copy of their photo ID. Student 18 years of age and older and not living with a biological parent must complete this form in lieu of a "Power of Attorney".

* Withdrawal papers from previous school if enrolling during the school year.

* 11th and 12th graders must provide an unofficial transcript.

* The student must be enrolled by the person(s) listed on the student's birth certificate, a guardian assigned by the legal system or approved by NISD Office of Student Advocacy and School Choice at 210.397.8695.

* If you are transferring from another NISD school, you will only need Proof of Residence, withdrawal papers and photo ID.

 

Contact Information:

Registrar

8000 Lobo Lane

San Antonio, Texas 78240

america.guerrero@nisd.net

Office: 210.397.7138

Fax: 210.706.7175

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