Counseling Announcements

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December newsletters

Counseling office newsletters for the month of December are available by clicking on the newsletters link in the menu on the right.  There are only newsletters for 9th and 10th grade this month.

Holland/Zeeland Community Foundation Scholarship Reminders

Seniors/Senior Parents: If you would like to stay in the know for information and deadlines pertaining to the many local scholarships offered through the Holland/Zeeland Community Foundations, please sign up HERE.

College Financial Aid Information

Seniors/Senior Parents: For those students who desire to attend college after high school, the window to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open (effective Oct. 1). The FAFSA helps determine how much "need-based" financial aid a student might qualify for. Please watch the video at the links below for a general overview of financial aid and the steps for filing the FAFSA. The FAFSA should be complete by March 1 in order to meet the state deadline. In order to file the FAFSA both the student and parent need to obtain FSA IDs. These can be obtained at



Junior Year Planning Checklist

Juniors/Junior Parents: Please utilize this junior year planning checklist for information pertaining to your junior year.  It is very important that you complete the junior survey that is embedded in the checklist in order to inform your counselor if you would like to schedule an individual meeting to discuss grad requirements, post-high school planning, or any questions you have.

Counseling Team

Kim Petroelje
East Counselor (A-F)
Anna Wicks
East Counselor (G-Kl)
Lara DeWitt
East Counselor (Kn-M)
Melissa Drnek
East Counselor (N-Z)
MaryBeth Timmer
East Registrar
Jason Maynard
West Counselor (A-Hn)
Lauren Driesenga
West Counselor (Ho-Q)
Dawn Collins
West Counselor (R-Z)
Donna Lyles
West Registrar
Todd Kamstra
Student Success Coordinator