School Counselors

Welcome Guidance Counselors!

We hope to use these pages to keep you informed of events and activities that will benefit you and your students. Please contact Sally if there is anything that you would like to see added to this page and we will try to accommodate your request.

Student Services Symposiums- Please join us!

The student services symposium is designed to give guidance counselors (grades 6-12) an opportunity to network, gain valuable information from local educational partners, and to provide counselors with professional development opportunities. CPDU's will be given to participants who meet Symposium guidelines. There is a $10-$12 fee to attend, which includes lunch. Payment must be made in advance of the session and checks are to be made payable to EIEFES. Contact Sally Shawver with questions and to register!

Student Services Symposiums for 2019-2020

September 27, 2019 Agenda

December 6, 2019 Agenda

February 28, 2020 Agenda

May 8, 2020

Plan Your Future Flyer

Use this handout to help students when looking at career options. Click here.

Transitional Math

Please see the state's website for development of Transitional Math Programs at your school, . Bambi Jones is our partner in the Lake Land College Math Department who can help your schools. She can be reached at 217-234-5423 or

Lake Land College Dual Credit


Director of Dual Credit is Lisa Shumard-Shelton. 217-234-5044 or

8th Grade Early Notification of CTE Programs

Each year, our office is required to make sure that all of our schools (public and private) share information about Career and Tech Ed classes with all 8th grade students and their parents prior to registering for high school classes. We have developed a CTE Fact sheet and CTE letter that may be edited and copied as needed by each district. After the information has been shared with students, the schools must notify our office on when and how it was distributed.

Student Career Search Resources

These sites provide valuable information on the top jobs, skills needed, emerging technology and colleges available to help reach your career goals. Our office currently provides access to Career Cruising for all of our member districts for students grades 6-12. Contact Sally Shawver for more information.

Career Cruising-

IL Career Information Network-

Express Employment Services free resources with handouts and videos:

Career OneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor amd provides information on career titles, descriptions, skills, salaries and videos.

Resources for Counselors

ASCA - They are sharing information/resources a PDF is attached to this message with a somewhat simplified list. ASCA also has a library of lessons and tools for sharing.

ISCA - ISCA Webinar Roundtable Support Slides -