Spearfish High School Counseling Office


FIRST SEMESTERAug 8 10-12 orientation available onlineAug 15-19 New student Registration weekAug 17 New student orientation 1:00Aug 22-24 Teacher InserviceAug 25 First day of school (White day)Aug 25 Student computers distributed Aug 26 Lifetouch Photo daySept 5 No School Labor DaySept 14 Freshman NWEA TestingSept 22 Advisor Advisee DaySept 26-Sept 30 Homecoming Week (Coronation Burning of S Monday, Sept 26)Sept 30 1:00 early release - Homecoming DaySept 30 1st quarter midtermOct 5 Post High Planning 9:30 amOct 5 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentOct 5 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 7:30Oct 10 No School Native American DayOct 19 Advisor Advisee DayOct 21 No School – Fall BreakOct 28 End 1st quarterNov 2 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentNov 7 Financial Aid Night 6:30 pmNov 15 Advisor Advisee Day (NCRC test day for seniors)Nov 23-25 No School Thanksgiving BreakNov 29 National Honor Society Induction 6:30 pmDec 2 2nd quarter midtermDec 7 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentDec 14 Advisor Advisee DayDec 21– Jan 2 No School Christmas and New Year’s BreakJan 3 School Resumes (White Day)Jan 10, 11, 12 Semester TestsJan 12 End 2nd quarter & 1st semesterJan 13 Teacher InserviceJan 16 No School Martin Luther King Day
SECOND SEMESTERJan 17 1st day of 2nd semester (Maroon day)Jan 23 Advisor Advisee Day Junior RegistrationJan 25 Advisor Advisee Day Sophomore RegistrationJan 21 or 28 (TBD) SnoBall Winter Formal Holiday Inn Convention Center Jan 27 Advisor Advisee Day Freshman RegistrationFeb 1 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentFeb 16 3rd Quarter MidtermFeb 17 No School Teacher InserviceFeb 20 No School Presidents DayFeb 22 Advisor Advisee DayFeb 23 Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 – 7:30 pmMarch 1 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentMarch 15 End of 3rd QuarterMarch 16-17 No School Spring BreakMarch 22 Advisor Advisee Day (Career Fair)April 5 Early Release 1:00 Professional DevelopmentApril 7-10 No School Easter BreakApril 14 4th Quarter midtermApril 15 PromApril 19, 20 Junior State Assessment TestsApril 19 Advisor Advisee DayApril 19 Sophomore PreACT TestApril 24 Freshman ImpactMay 15 Honors Night 6:30May 15 Advisor Advisee DayMay 15 8th to Freshman Transition Day 1:45 pmMay 17 Seniors last day dismiss 11:24 (Wednesday, Maroon day)May 18 Graduation practice 8:30 amMay 20 Graduation (Saturday)May 23, 24, 25 Semester TestsMay 25 Student Laptop Computer Check inMay 25 Last day of school – 1:00 ReleaseMay 25 End 4th quarter & 2nd semester


Contact us

Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Phone: 605-717-1214

Fax: 605-717-1234

Counselors

Michelle Lammers (Grades 9 & 10)

Jill Murphy (Grades 11 & 12)

Counseling Support Staff:

Nicole Kirsch (Registrar & College Visits)

About us

SHS counselors are certified professional educators who assist students, teachers, parents, and administrators. They provide assistance to students through four primary interventions: individual counseling , large group guidance, consultation, and coordination. Counselors utilize the American School Counselor Associations (ASCA) National Standards for School Counseling. These standards focus on the developmental needs of all students in three major areas: academic development, career development, and personal/social development