Bloom Trail Counseling Department

2021 Graduation Requirements Video

For seniors needing assistance with their FAFSA, please create Going Merry account.  This program will break down the FAFSA completion process and will help you complete this graduation requirement in a faster and easier, step-by-step process. 

  • Click here to create your Going Merry account today!
  • What is Going Merry and how does it help me complete my FAFSA– Click here for more information.
  • Click here for the PowerPoint from the 2021 Graduation Requirement Meeting

On Thursday, October 1, the application for the 2021-2022 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.   Click Here for Help


  • 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. 


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



Laura Lauritsen (A-G)
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3120
Marcia Jones (H-P)
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3119
Amy Majewski (R-Z)
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3117

Tim Connolly
Special Education Counselor (A-Z)
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3178
STUDENTS Click here to make an appointment

Tom Doyle
Freshmen Counselor (A-Z)
Nigh School Coordinator
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3118
STUDENTS Click here to make an appointment

Amy Inka
Post Secondary Counselor
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3105
STUDENTS Click here to make an appointment

Dr. Denise Jones
Graduation Coach
[email protected]
(708) 758-7000 ext. 3220

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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.What we offer:
We provide guidance services to all students and cater to their academic, career, and social/emotional needs. 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
College/Post Secondary Planning
Reviewing Standardized Test Scores and Data
Night School Placement
Establishing goals
Graduation assistance
College admission counseling
Scholarship help
College visits
College representative visits
Workshops on resume and personal statements