Counselors Office

The Scottsbluff High School Counseling Office is here to serve all students as they transition to high school, progress through the curriculum/Career Academy Pathways and move toward their post secondary plans.  We strive to make sure your high school experience as effective and successful for your future. If you need to speak with your counselor or one of our licensed mental health team members, please stop by our office.

Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our main phone numbers are 308-635-6245 and 308-635-6243.



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General Announcements


ACT & PreSAT Test day is Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at SHS.  You will receive your test ticket with instructions/guidelines on Wednesday March 15th.  If you have not received your assigned room ticket, please check with the Counseling Office by Monday!  


ATTN SENIORS: Diploma Name Verification Needed

Now is the time for a FINAL verification that your name is written and spelled how you desire it to be on your diploma for graduation. Please stop in the Counseling Office and confirm your name with Mrs. Ferguson. Deadline to confirm your name for your diploma is February 1, 2023.


Seniors! Another Gentle Reminder:  if you need transcripts sent for admission or scholarship purposes, you MUST request one IN PERSON in the Counseling Office and it should be done in a timely manner.  Please do not email a request.  Waiting until the last minute will not guarantee it arrives by a deadline.   

Two weeks is a general rule of thumb when requesting transcripts for admission or scholarship deadlines


Also, Letters of Recommendation requests to staff or counselors should be asked for at least a month in advance of a scholarship deadline. Asking for these letters in advance not only helps your time management but shows a consideration of others' time when composing a letter on your behalf.

Students:  please read your Remind messages often.  Counselors send important messages and links for appointments for registrations or confidential test score meetings.  Please follow instructions.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is offering a scholarship opportunity to compete for a "full ride" scholarship.  Those having already applied and are admitted, or interested in applying should visit


Program Benefits:
♦Up to $10,000 scholarship annually to cover unmet need
♦Begin research in first year alongside a faculty mentor
♦Attend regional science conferences annually
♦Laptop issued to each student to assist in research
♦Supplemental instruction and peer tutoring
♦Career Assessment and counseling through WSC’s Career Services office
♦“Succeeding in the Sciences Week” to set a solid foundation for success the week before the first year in college
♦Opportunity to join a Living Learning Community with other program participants
♦Live in residence halls for 2 years
Program Eligibility:
Students must be majoring in biology, chemistry or math (not healthcare, education or transfer)
Must have a high school GPA of at least 3.0
Must be eligible for a Pell grant







Shickley Public School - Upcoming "Watch Parties" for Seniors & Families

SENIORS!  EdQuest is here at SHS during Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, October 26th, 4-8 and Thursday, October 27th ALL DAY!  This is a TERRIFIC opportunity for you and your parent(s)/guardian to come meet with Andrew Hunsaker and receive assistance for filling out the FAFSA.  Please call 800-666-3721 to secure your spot to meet with Andrew!  


Western Nebraska

October 10 - 11 - Fall Break (no classes)

October 14 - Finals for 1st 8-week classes

October 17 - 2nd 8-week classes begin

October 28 - Last day to withdraw from full-term classes/session



Apply 2 College Day was a success!  Thank you to all the college reps, counselors and staff who helped our Seniors start the application process.  Thanks to all the Seniors that signed up to participate!



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WNCC CollegeNOW will be at SHS on Nov 1 & Nov 2 to register students for upcoming Spring 2023 Campus Select and High School Select courses. School Counselors will be arranging appointments with students. 


South Central USD 5 - Sandy Creek Seniors Apply2College

 ATTENTION ALL SENIORS: APPLY2COLLEGE DAY is just around the corner. On Tuesday, October 4th from 8:00 AM-1:30 PM SHS counselors, College Admissions Representatives, and teachers are here to help you with your college applications and scholarship forms. Please plan to make time to come in and get some help with your college applications and scholarship forms. This event will be in the boardroom. Please sign up in the counseling office for a time slot you plan to attend. SIGN UP SHEETS ARE AVAILABLE TODAY! Try to schedule a time that aligns with your open period or least disrupts your schedule. Items to bring with you should include your Social Security Number and a credit card (for any application fees). We will provide you with support in accessing your transcripts and test scores. Prizes and drawings for those who attend and take advantage of the day! See you there!



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Juniors & Seniors: Health Professions Showcase at CHADRON STATE will be held Wednesday, October 5th.  Please sign up in the Counseling Office to attend.  Transportation and Lunch provided.   You must be in good academic and attendance standing to attend.  The deadline to sign up is Monday, September 26.




SENIOR PARENTS!  For those that missed the parent meeting September 7, please see the Presentation Power Point for important information missed regarding your student's SENIOR YEAR:

 Fall Senior Parent Meeting 2022 (1).pdf