Counselor's Page
Welcome to the Gentry High School Guidance/College Counselor's Page!

Dear Parents and Guardians,                                                         

     We look forward to meeting you and your student(s) and to helping your student(s) succeed to meet their own personal goals for this school year and beyond.

Our school will now offer counseling services as an additional resource to help your student succeed in their academic goals, as well as support social and emotional growth throughout the school year.  Counseling sessions in a school setting are typically short-term in nature and focus on solutions to help your child succeed in all areas of their development.

Counseling activities can include individual or group counseling, whole class presentations and observations.  Many of these activities will focus on helping students learn ways to build positive social skills, gain confidence in their ability to interact with others and learn ways to deal with problems and conflicts constructively.

Your student may be referred to counseling from a teacher, staff member or from you as a parent/guardian.  To make a referral, you may call the school or email us personally.  The counseling office phone number is (662) 884-1240 or ldean@sunflower.k12.ms.us .

Please call the counseling office if you have ANY questions or concerns. We are thrilled to be working with your students and hope to meet all the families that make Gentry High School and SCCSD such a wonderful community!  

Educationally Yours,

Lora Dean, Counselor
Lora Dean, Professional School Counselor

Advisory Council Members 2018-2019

  • Carledia Jones, Student Government Association
  • Ann Brooks, Parent
  • Willie Bolden, Principal
  • Earnest Nelson, Assistant Principal
  • Gwen Milton, Academic Coach
  • Beverly Gilmore, Parent Liaison
  • Indianola Chamber Main Street- Local Business 
  • Indianola Floral Designs- Local Business
  • Mississippi Delta Community College- Johnathan Brown
  • Rev. Otis Anthony, II-Local Pastor
  • Adrian Brown- Community Leader/Brown & Associates, CEO
  • Dr. Gloria McIntosh- Retired Educator/Sunflower County Chancery Clerk
  • Evelyn Myers- Retired Educator
  • Coach Frank Brown- Retired Educator
  • Lora Dean- Counselor
Month
Guidance Curriculum
Support Services
Responsive Services
Individual Planning
Professional Development
August
Conduct student needs   assessment 

Distribute Guidance Calendar 

Discuss objectives with administration/staff 

Complete Annual Agreement 

MS Choices

Use data to plan guidance curriculum/activities
Preview student records 

New Student Orientation 

Register New Students 

Senior Evaluations 

ACT Registration 

Schedule Students 

Schedule Changes 

MS Choices
Register New Students 

ACT Registration 

Schedule Students 

Schedule Changes 

Update Cumulative Records 

Transcript Requests 

Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Parent Conferences
Senior Evaluations

ACT Registration

Schedule Students/Schedule Changes 

MS Choices
Drop-Out Prevention
September
Publish scholarships 

Grade-Level Parent Meetings 

Classroom Guidance - Test Taking Strategies 

Analyze student progress for struggling/at-risk students

Individual Counseling Sessions for at-risk students
Records Requests 

Student Registration 

Senior Evaluations

State Testing 

Progress Reports

Grade-Level Parent Meetings

ACT/SAT Registration
Student Registration 

Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling 

Parent Conferences 

ACT/SAT Registration

Transcript Requests
Senior Evaluations 

State Testing 

Progress Reports 

Grade-Level Parent Meetings 

ACT/SAT Registration

Coordinate visits for postsecondary and military representatives
Testing Training 

ACT Workshop
October
Analyze student academic performance 

Classroom Guidance - Bullying (10th)

Classroom Guidance -Social/Emotional Issues(11th)

Classroom Guidance - Character Education (12th)

College and Career Fair
Report Cards 

College and Career Fair
Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling 

Parent Conferences 

ACT/SAT Registration

Transcript Requests
Individual Sessions

Group Sessions

MS Choices

College and Career Fair 

American College Application Campaign
November
Classroom Guidance - Bullying (10th)

Classroom Guidance -Social/Emotional Issues (11th) 

Classroom Guidance - Character Education (12th)
Progress Reports

  Complete Letters of Recommendation 

Teacher conferences for at-risk students 

College Visits
Individual Counseling

Group Counseling 

Parent Conferences 

Transcript Requests

Update Cumulative Records
Complete Letters of Recommendation

MS Choices
MCA Conference

ACT State Conference
December
State Testing 

Individual Sessions with seniors 

Parent conferences for seniors
Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Parent Conferences

Transcript Requests
Individual Sessions

Group Sessions 

MS Choices
January
College Visits 

Report Cards

Monitor student academic progress 

Arrange parent/teacher conferences concerning academics
Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Parent Conferences

ACT/SAT Registration 

Transcript Requests 

Update Records
Individual Sessions

Group Sessions 

Health Fair 

MS Choices

Report Cards
February
Classroom Guidance - Interview Skills (12th) 

Classroom Guidance -Interview Skills (11th) 

Classroom Guidance - Graduation Requirements (10th) 

National Counseling Week
Student Course Selections for Upcoming Year 

National Counseling Week
Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling 

Parent Conferences 

ACT/SAT Registration 

Transcript Requests
Individual Sessions 

Group Sessions 

MS Choices
March
Classroom Guidance - Graduation Requirements (11th) 

Classroom Guidance - Graduation Requirements (10th)
College Visits 

State Testing

College Fair
Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling 

Parent Conferences

ACT/SAT Registration

Transcript Requests

Individual Sessions 

Group Sessions

MS Choices

College Fair

April

Classroom Guidance -

College Applications/Scholarships/

Financial Aid (12th) - ONGOING 

Middle School Student Orientation 

Review Senior Graduation Status 

Parent Conferences for non-graduates/retention 

State Testing 

AP Exams 

Middle School Student Orientation

Review Senior Graduation Status

Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling

  Parent Conferences

ACT/SAT Registration

Transcript Requests

Individual Sessions 

Group Sessions

MS Choices

Middle School Student Orientation 

Review Senior Graduation Status

May

Evaluate guidance program 

Use results to develop next year's program

Parent Conferences for non-graduates/retention 

Distribute Summer School/Credit Recovery Applications

Individual Counseling 

Group Counseling

Parent Conferences 

ACT/SAT Registration

Transcript Requests

Individual Sessions

Parent Conferences for non-graduates/retention

June

Complete Students' Transcripts

Post grades/credits to cumulative records 

Pre-Registration

Distribute Summer School/Credit Recovery Applications
July

Pre-Registration 

Student Schedules