Bloom Trail Counseling Department

ABOUT THE BT COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Mission:
The mission of the Bloom Trail High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive counseling program to assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective citizens, and lifelong learners. Our goal is to cultivate their academic, career, personal and social development to prepare them to reach their highest potential. We provide guidance services to all students and cater to their academic, career, and social/emotional needs.

 

Virtual Senior Parent Information Night: 

Thank you to those who watched the Senior Parent Information Night presentation which went live on the BT Counselor YouTube channel on September 1 at 6:30pm.  For those of you who did not get a chance to view the presentation, you can HERE for a full recording of it.  Also, below are links that were discussed during the presentation that you may find helpful as you help your student through their senior year. 
  • Full recording of our BT Senior Parent Information Night- here
  • PowerPoint Presentation from BT Senior Parent Information Night- Click here
  • Graduation Requirements Class of 2022- Click here
  • Virtual College and Career Office- Click here
  • College Representatives Visiting BT Students during lunches- Click here
  • Virtual College Tours- Click here
  • Virtual College Fairs- Click here
As always, please feel free to reach out to your student’s alpha-slice counselor or myself with any questions or concerns you may have.   A full list of the BT Counseling Staff contact information can be found here.
 

On Friday, October 1, the application for the 2022-2023 FAFSA will be available online.  All students planning on attending a vocational, 2 year, or 4 year college/university is required to complete a FAFSA so they can be considered for grants, scholarships and loans to help aid in paying for their college education.  

The Counseling office will have a Virtual Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, September 29 at 6:30pm to discuss the ins and outs of the FAFSA process– we hope to see you there! CLICK HERE for a flyer for more information! 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Click here for our local, community based scholarships.
  • Click here to create your account for Going Merry. Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.
  • Click here to login to Naviance.  This program offers thousands of scholarships for students and allows them to search in the National Scholarship Bank. Students can also access local, community scholarships in this program. 

HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

An appointment can be made with the guidance secretary before or after school or during passing periods or by email. To make an appointment with your counselor please contact a Guidance Dept. Secretary:
 
Florian Wrice                                              Rosemary DeBergh
708-758-7000 ext. 3114                          708-758-7000 ext. 3175

 

CLICK HERE–> Counselor Contact Information

Click here for the State of Illinois Career Guide!

 

As counselors we provide the the following:

Course planning and scheduling
Progress review and updates
Personal and social counseling
Processing referrals
Career planning
Special Education Intervention services
Parent Education Seminars
Feeder School Testing
Registration
College/Post Secondary Planning
Reviewing Standardized Test Scores and Data
Night School Placement
Tutoring
Establishing goals
Graduation assistance
College admission counseling
Scholarship help
College visits
College representative visits
Workshops on resume and personal statements