Blair High School Counseling

402-427-2888

Counseling Staff:

Mr. Kyle Kruse (student last names A - G)

Ms. Chris Ross (student last names H - N)

Mrs. Vicki Griffin (student last names O - Z)

Ms. Christina Sass (Registrar/Secretary)

Welcome to the BHS School Counseling website!

There are three counselors at the high school who see all students through classroom lessons but split the student body by alphabet for individual monitoring. Please feel free to contact them at any time with questions regarding your child or the BHS School Counseling Program.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Counseling Center Events

Boys & Girls State

Junior boys and girls who rank in the top half of their class are eligible to apply for the Boys or Girls State Program. This program is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and will be held June 2-8, 2019 in Lincoln. Consider applying if you are interested in growing your leadership skills and/or have an interest in learning about the government and current events. Applications are due to the school counseling office by Wednesday, February 20th. Click here for more information.

Junior Leadership/Scholarship Opportunity

The Greater Omaha-Council Bluffs Area Council on Youth Leadership is sponsoring the annual "Youth Salute" program to honor current high school juniors who have demonstrated leadership and above average academic ability. If you are a current junior with at least a 3.0 grade point average and have held a minimum of two leadership roles in a school and/or community organization you may apply. This program offers leadership and scholarship opportunities if chosen. Completed applications must be turned into the school counseling office no later than Tuesday, February 19th. Click here for the application.

Metro Community College Career Academies

MCC’s Career Academy program is designed to provide high school seniors with opportunities to jumpstart their postsecondary education. MCC Career Academies increase student knowledge in various career fields prior to high school graduation, so more informed career choices can be made. Through a MCC Career Academy, students gain practical skills for specific career areas, knowledge of safety procedures, job-seeking skills, interpersonal skills for the workplace, and exposure to a college environment.

Students participating in one of the Academies will take two blocks daily at BHS and then finish their school day at one of Metro's campuses. None of the classes taken at Metro would show up on a student's transcript, but the student would be earning college credit for the classes completed that will show up on their college transcript from MCC.

To find out more about the Academies, Click Here.

To see a list of the 2019-2020 Programs, Click Here.

To get a copy of the 2019-2020 Application, Click Here.



JUNIORS

ACT TEST PREP OPPORTUNITY

PREPARE FOR THE MANDATORY

APRIL 2ND ACT

FRIDAY MORNINGS AT BHS

$225 FOR ALL 6 COURSES

CODE: BEARS

Are you interested in the health field?!?

Make plans to attend a special day at Clarkson College's Experience on February 15, 2019.

At Clarkson College they offer studies in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Health Information Management, Health Care Business Management and Community Health. During the Clarkson College Experience, students will get to explore the health care programs offered and discover what it's like to be a part of the Clarkson College community.

  • Hear about health care career opportunities during the multi-community members panel.
  • Observe hands-on demonstrations by using the interactive Skills and Simulation Labs.
  • Connect with student organizations and learn about opportunities to be involved on campus.

Students can reserve their spot for the Clarkson College Experience by texting “start” to 402.769.2520 or visiting ClarksonCollege.edu/experience.

Metro Community College Scholarship Opportunity

Seniors who are planning to attend Metro in the fall should check out their scholarship opportunities. Click here for more information and to apply.

Deadline is March 1, 2019.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award Seminar

The 2019 Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Seminar will be held April 5-7, 2019 at Camp Kitaki near Louisville NE. High school juniors and sophomores are eligible to apply. RYLA camp is an intensive 3-day training program for high schoolers that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects both locally and globally, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, business ethics, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.

For more information and to apply, Click Here. DEADLINE TO APPLY ONLINE MARCH 1, 2019!

Southeast Community College Discovery Days

  • SCC Discovery Days will give you the opportunity to experience SCC first-hand and discover for yourself what students and alumni love about Southeast Community College! During SCC Discovery Days, you'll receive answers to your questions about a variety of topics, including our Programs of Study, how to pay for college, support services, housing, and activities. You also will take a campus tour. There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided!

Beatrice Campus--February 15, 2019--April 10, 2019

Lincoln Campus--March 8, 2019--April 12, 2019

Milford Campus--March 1, 2019--April 26, 2019

  • All Discovery Day events will be from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; check-in begins at 9:15 a.m.
  • Click Here for more information

Children's Hospital & Medical Center-Day in the Life: (Click the heading to access registration.)

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has developed a new program, free of charge, to introduce high school students to the opportunities available in pediatric health care. Areas included are emergency medicine, nursing, child life, pharmacy, pathology, radiology, rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as respiratory therapy.

2019 Informational Flyer

2019 Dates

February 5, 2019

April 2, 2019

June 4, 2019

September 17, 2019

December 3, 2019