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Counseling and Career Center

2022.2023 School Year

Upcoming Events!!
Transition to High School - Parents of 8th Graders- Wednesday February 15th- Mrs. Newton will be presenting to parents a session at 3:30 pm and one at 6:30 pm in the school Library  regarding graduation requirements, course selections, and future planning. 
New Visions Applications- Applications for the various New Visions programs are due Friday, March 17th. Please return your application to the Counseling & Career Center. 

School Counselors
Jennifer Newton (7-9)     315-696-6238                 
Kate Davin      (10-12)      315-696-6240
Administrative Assistant
Brenda Jean   315 696-6240

High School News and Notes from Mrs. Davin

  • Please check the website frequently for any updates on any events. 

 Grades 7-9 News and Notes from Mrs. Newton

7th Grade:  Mrs. Newton is currently meeting with all 7th graders to complete an individual annual review and complete the NYS Career Plan.  Students will select their music class for 8th grade in March.

8th Grade:  Mrs. Newton will be reviewing graduation requirements and future plannin in Social Studies class soon and then will begin meeting with students indivdually for course selections and NYS Career Plan.

9th Grade:  Mrs. Newton will begin meeting with 9th graders individually for course selections towards the end of January.  We will also work on the NYS Career plan and  College and Career Readiness.

Parents:  Do you want to meet with Mrs. Newton and your child to discuss any concerns?  I would happily set up a meeting.  Please call me at 696-6238 or email me at,  

Tully JSHS Counseling and Career Center- Supporting Mental Health

We understand that recent events may increase stress or anxiety for some or our students.  Please feel free to email us any concerns you may have for your child, and we will work with you to provide assistance.  Your child may reach out to us when they are in school, or  email us directly.  Although student are not in school each day, we will do our best to provide you and your children with information and support.  We encourage you to reach out to the resources listed below which may help you in supporting your children during this time.  We truly care about your children, and their well-being is very important to us.  Please reach out to us with any concerns, and encourage your child to as well.  

Thank you,

Jennifer Newton  Grade 7-9 Counselor

Kate Davin  Grade 10-12 Counselor


Please understand that if there is an immediate safety concern for your child, call 911.  You may also access these resources.

Golisano Children's Hospital

(866) 543-KIDS Emergency room for children, open 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Golisano can see children for mental health and psychiatric issues. 


(315) 448-6555 Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, open 24 hours, 7 days a week

ACCESS (315) 463-1100 Onondaga County's Intensive Case Management Children & Family Program; provides clinical case management services to families with one or more seriously emotionally disturbed child or adolescent experiencing a crisis.

211 CNY

Dial 211 for Information and referrals for human services within a five county region. This is a hotline to help families and individuals find referrals for help with things such as housing, food, mental health, substance abuse, disaster relief, legal assistance and finances.


(315) 251-1400 -24-hour suicide prevention and crisis counseling and referral.

Crisis Text Line- 741741 (24 hour)

Cortland County Mental Health:  (607)758-6100

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Role of the School Counselor at Tully Junior-Senior High School

School counselors address the personal, academic and social concerns of students. The school counselor is an advocate for students and will  assist students with any issues they might have. We are here to listen and help students to solve their problems. School counselors work with students individually or in groups, and with parents.

School counselors counsel students, advocate for students, coordinate programs and activities, consult with teachers and parents, and educate students in the area of college and career readiness. As educators, we can teach children social skills, communication skills and how to solve social dilemmas.  The primary role of the school counselor is to help students to identify and achieve personal, academic, and career goals. Counselors also work closely with students and their families with course selections and college admissions.

We welcome all students to stop in to visit with us if there are any concerns that we may address.  We also encourage phone calls, email communication and meeting with parents.

Course Opportunities for Summer and Fall.
Please Review the information here regarding opportunities for Summer Driver Education, Online Learning Opportunities, Electives for Next Fall, and Distance Learning Opportunities.  Pleases see Mrs. Davin or Mrs. Newton for additional information.  
 Course Opportunities

22 credits are required for graduation from a New York State School

HEALTH 1/2 1/2
  • To qualify for the Regents Diploma students must pass:  A Comprehensive English Regents, Two History Regents exams, One Mathematics Regents Exam, and One Science Regents exam.
  • To qualify for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation a student must meet all the exam requirements for a Regents diploma plus: Additional Science Regents Exam, Two additional Math Regents exam, and a Regionally developed Comprehensive Exam in a Second Language
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Students seeking a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation who pursue a 5-unit sequence in Art, Music or Occupational Education may use this in lieu of the Second Language requirement.







Parent Resources

Counselor Contact
Please contact your child's counselor if you have any concerns regarding your child.  We want to continue to support our students and will respond to your calls or emails.
  Jennifer Newton- 315 696-6238
   Kate Davin- 315 696-6239

New Section of Website: Counseling and Wellness
Please see our new Counseling and Wellness page for help in supporting Social and Emotional Health.

Talking to your children about Covid 19
Talking to children about Covid 19- support for parents  
On this website on the right side is a parent resource on suggestions of how you can help your child cope.

Career, College, Testing, and Scholarship Links

ACT Registration and Information
FAFSA- Federal Financial Aid Form
SAT Registration and Information
College and Career Research: Naviance
Demystifying the Financial Aid Appeals Process
Demystifying the Financial Aid Appeals Process
Financial Aid Night 2022
HESC- learn about financial aid programs and receive assistance with the completion of financial aid applications
Paying for College Resources Spring 2020 (Sallie Mae)


Academic Profile 2021
College Visit Approval Form
7th Grade Supply List 2021-22
8th Grade Supply List 2020-21
Hillrom Scholarship