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Senior Parent Survival Letter | BHS Counselor

Hello, Class of 2021 seniors and parents!

This article includes a preliminary calendar of dates and events that are especially important for seniors in high school. Such events include: Dates and registration guidelines for the ACT and SAT, scholarship information, FAFSA information, and much, much more. I hope you find it useful! ☺

Please understand that due to COVID, many dates and decisions related to these events are subject to change or have been put on hold until later in the school year.

In addition to this letter, the BHS Counseling Office will be hosting a Zoom meeting for the class of 2021 on Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:30 PM. (The meeting will be less than one hour long). Students and parents are encouraged to join us for this live streaming event. The agenda of the Zoom meeting will include the following topics:

  • An update from the Senior Class Project Coordinator, Mauri Gowans.

  • Graduation ordering information presented by Idaho Recognition Products.

  • FAFSA: What you need to know about completing the FAFSA and what you’ll need for BHS FAFSA Night.

  • Scholarships: Ready, set, go!!

  • Test time! Let’s chat about studying and registering for the ACT and SAT.

  • Next Steps Idaho

  • Taking college visits during COVID: How to sign-up for a college visit, both face-to-face and virtually.

  • Applying to College for the 2021-22 school year: How to apply and who do I contact for help?

  • Meet and greet with the representatives from CSI, ISU, BSU, LCSC, U of I, C of I, and BYU-I who serve students in the Magic Valley.

  • Question and answer time.

As part of the presentation, you will be able to ask questions through the Zoom chat box.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to all parents on September 21st through email and text message. If you do not already have a Zoom account, please create one ahead of time by going to or by downloading the Zoom app on your phone. Students will also receive a link to the Zoom meeting through email and the Senior Google Classroom prior to September 22nd.

Please check out the BHS Counseling Office webpage, at, to find additional resources such as: Transcript Requests, Scholarship Applications, Graduation Requirements, and much more!


I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the new (and returning) faces you’ll find in the BHS Counseling Office. Each of these individuals will be fantastic resources to you throughout your Senior year!

Mollie Lively – BHS, School Counselor

(208) 543-8262

My name is Mollie Lively and I am the guidance counselor, grades 9-12, at Buhl High School. This is my fifth year as the counselor at BHS. I am super excited to say that I have been working with the class of 2021 since before they entered high school! ☺

I graduated from Buhl High School in 2010. Go Indians! After graduating high school, I attended the College of Idaho, in Caldwell, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Psychology. I then completed a Master of Science in School Counseling through Northwest Nazarene University. I love my job and the opportunity I have to work with the incredible youth in our community. Working with Buhl High School students and assisting them as they discover their paths in life is an incredible privilege!


Victoria Deetz – BHS, College and Career Readiness Advisor

(208) 543-8262

Hi everyone, my name is Victoria Deetz. This is my first year as the College and Career Transition Coordinator, and I am so excited to get started working with all of you! This past Spring I graduated from Boise State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, along with a Minor in Family Studies. My role is to assist and help students with career and college exploration, college admissions and planning, career planning, and much more! Please feel free to contact me, or stop by the Counseling Office, with any questions or concerns you may have as the year progresses. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and helping each student pursue their goals successfully!


Megan Lundberg – College of Southern Idaho, Early College Coordinator

(208) 732-6891

Hello, my name is Megan! I am the CSI Early College Coordinator working with Buhl High School. I am excited to be working with you all this year, and I plan to be on campus at Buhl on Wednesdays. I am available to help students with anything related to advising, dual credit classes, applying for Fast Forward funding, FAFSA, financial aid, scholarships, applying to college, joining the workforce, and more! I am here to help students figure out what path fits them best; whether it be choosing a program to enroll in at a college, joining the workforce and pursuing a career, or exploring the different options you have.

Please reach out to me at the email address or phone number provided above, and let me know how I can support you! My office is located next door to the Teacher’s Lounge, in the College and Career Readiness Center. You can also visit our Early College website at for more information on what CSI Early College is all about!


We also are joined this year by Mindy Rietkerk, BHS Counseling Office Secretary & Registrar.

For assistance with transcripts or to schedule an appointment with the BHS Counseling Staff, please contact Mindy.

(208) 543-8262


We are very excited to work with the class of 2021!


Mollie Lively

BHS, School Counselor


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