PBL High School Counseling Center

PBL High School Counseling Center

Kristin Oyer (School Counselor) Students A-L (oyervball@pblpanthers.org)

Cory Jones (School Counselor) Students M-Z (cjones@pblpanthers.org)

Jill Schrodt (Guidance Administrative Assistant) (jschrodt@pblpanthers.org)

If you need to request of copy of your transcript to be sent, please contact Jill Schrodt at 217-379-4331 ext 2 or email jschrodt@pblpanthers.org


Scholarships Due in March:

Marilyn M. Weber March 15th

Charles Shaw (EIU Students) March 15th

Paxton Masonic Lodge March 15th

Loda United Methodist Church March 31st

Check out the Scholarship page!


Juniors/Seniors: Monday, March 18th , a Representative from University of Illinois- Springfield College will be here during 2nd hour. Please come to the guidance office to sign up.

Juniors/Seniors: Thursday, March 21th, a Representative from Parkland College will be here during 7th hour. Please come to the guidance office to sign up.


SAT Date & Location Details:

Juniors: SAT Testing will be off-site on Tuesday April 9th. Students, please report to the high school gym between 7:45 – 8:00 AM. You will then be shuttled to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Church of Christ. You will be provided a snack and drinks during breaks and a sack lunch at the end of testing. You will be dismissed for the day and shuttled back to the high school at approximately 1:25.

Remember: Get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast as there is absolutely NO FOOD or DRINKS allowed. Also, no CELL PHONES, IPODs, bags, purses, colored pens/pencils, or papers of any kind.

Please bring No. 2 pencils and approved calculators. Feel free to check in the guidance office with any other questions you may have.

EIU Junior Open House: We know the earlier students learn about college, the more confident and prepared they’ll feel when they walk in their first college classroom. This Open House will be designed with juniors in mind, showing them what college is like and what EIU has to offer, but we also encourage sophomores and even freshmen to attend. It will be held Monday, March 25 – students can learn more and sign up at eiu.edu/openhouse.

Here are some other important events and deadlines coming up:

  1. Friday, March 1: Deadline for Golden Apple scholarship for students interested in becoming teachers: goldenapple.org
  2. Saturday, March 2: Admitted Student Day for your current seniors who’ve been accepted to Eastern: eiu.edu/admitted
  3. Friday, March 15: Deadline for most EIU scholarships: eiu.edu/scholarships
  4. Monday, April 1: Deadline for seniors to have financial aid completed and packaged in order to receive our new AIM High scholarships: eiu.edu/aimhigh


Parkland Preview: Friday, March 8th 12pm-2pm at the Student Union. Take a free career assessment, tour of the campus and get help with : Financial Aid/Scholarships, and find out what the Parkland experience is all about. Register : parkland.edu/previewrsvp. More Information: 217-351-2482


ILLINOIS COMMITMENT: FOUR YEARS, FREE TUITION!! In-state students, $61,000 & under family income effective Fall 2019. Starting with our 2019 incoming class, we’ll cover tuition and fees for up to 4 years for all qualified in-state students. That’s our mission as a land-grant institution. That’s Illinois Commitment!!

How do you qualify?

· You’re an Illinois resident (parents listed on the FAFSA are also Illinois residents)

· Your family income is $61,000 or less.

· Your family’s assets are less than $50,000

· You’re admitted as a new freshman or transfer student

· You’re under the age of 24


Augustana-Art Scholarship Portfolio. Interested in studying art or graphic design at Augustana. Share your original work with the Department of Art during a portfolio review. Art Scholarships up to $4000.00, renewed each year. Reviews held January 19, 2019. For more information contact Professor Megan Quinn at 309-794-7158 or meganquinn@augustana.edu.


UA Local 149 Plumbers and Pipefitters: All application, necessary document must be turned in by April 30, 2019 deadline to be considered for the 2019 apprentice program. Applications will not be considered if necessary documents have not been received. Walk in Applications will be accepted Feb 18, March 19 and April 23 from 1pm-4pm at Local 149 Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall (1005 N. Dunlap Ave. Savoy IL 61874. For more information or online applications please visit: ualocal149.com/training/application/


Union Craftsmanship Illinois Laborers Training Program: The Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program will resume it's open application period beginning Spring 2019. All questions regarding this information should be directed to : Michelle Payne, Apprenticeship Director 217-773-9083 or www.illaborers.org