The Oneida Counseling Department has created a dedicated COVID-19 support site that can be used for parents, student and staff.  Please see below link.
OHS Counseling COVID-19
OHS Counselors Google Classroom

Counselors will be posting positive messages and articles.  Contact can be made with counselors via email or through the classroom.


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 Madison County services available
Please follow the below links to find local services available to all Madison County residents

Madison County Webpage

Madison County Service Directory
Important Dates

Financial Aid Info Night.............. October 6th, 2020 6-7:30pm
Financial Aid Assistance Night........ TBD
College Fair.…………………All virtual, info in google classroom

AP Exams…………………… May 2021

SAT Date (for OHS).………...May 8, 2021

ACT Date (for OHS)………...June 12, 2021

Welcome to the OHS Counseling & Guidance Homepage  
Contact Information: P: (315) 363-6901 x3  F: (315) 366-0619
Throughout your four years in High School, you will be presented with many exciting opportunities as well as possible challenges.  The counselors are available to support you and share valuable information to ensure a positive and successful academic career. Be sure to check back often as we continually update our site! 


    Mrs. Erika Haggerty, Director A-F
    Ms. Alexis Palumbo, Counselor G-M
    Mr. Nicolas Grossmann, Counselor N-Z 
    Mrs. Stephanie Anderson, Social Worker
    Mrs. Patricia Vaccaro, Counseling Secretary PVaccaro@oneidacsd.or

    Meet the OHS Counseling Team!


    From Left to right: Patty Vaccaro, Nicolas Grossmann, Erika Haggerty, Stephanie Anderson, Alexis Palumbo


    Scheduling Info: Student should be reviewing the below course description books, counselors will begin meeting with students to make plans for next year.  Please email your students counselor with any questions. 

2021-2022 Course Description Booklet


Attn: all students needing working papers, we are sure many of you will be looking for working papers over the next few weeks.  Please see below instructions to obtain working papers while we are closed.  

Download the application below

Parents need to fill out Part I and Part II of the form. 

 Student's physical needs to updated within the past year.  Will be verified by the school nurse.  

Completed application should be emailed to or dropped off in the counseling office.  After verification, Mrs. Vaccaro will provide the documents.

Working Papers Application


MVCC Instant Admission Day

If you have not applied to college and are interested in Mohawk Valley Community College, MVCC is hosting two instant admissions days at the high school. 

March 23 and March 25th from 10:30-12:15 a representative from the college will be here reviewing applications.  If you are interested, please sign up with Mrs. Vaccaro in the counseling office.

Senator May is inviting you to share the Senate District 53rd Youth Advisory Board Application with any 9-12th graders that would like to participate. The purpose of the advisory board is to discuss issues affecting youth and the environment.  Senator May is an advocate for Climate Change Justice and would like to engage high schoolers within the Legislative process.

The advisory board meets once a month via zoom, discussing current trending Climate Change issues. The advisory board is also responsible to plan two events. The Annual State of the Youth Rally ( this year will focus on the youth vote and preregistration) and a Climate Change event of the advisory's choice.

Senate Youth Advisory Board members will  spend a day with the Senator in Albany.  Upon completion each member will receive a Certification of Merit and seniors can also receive a letter of recommendation for college applications. There will  be opportunities to fulfill any school community service hour if needed. 

2021 Application for NYS Senate Youth Advisory Board.pdf

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is committed to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment
. We are looking to broaden our outreach efforts and have created the following short promotional video to highlight the range of careers available to prospective employees: 

Our target audience for this video is high school and middle school students who are taking their first steps toward determining a possible career path. To that end, we would like to ask that you please share this link with students at your school or to anyone in your network that may work with students as they explore their career options.

We encourage anyone with an interest in learning more to visit our careers page at We are also happy to answer any more specific questions students may have; please feel free refer those to us directly at

MVCC has resumed on-campus visits for students and their families.

 They will be hosting visits from Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. They are limited to 10 guests per event. They will also conduct virtual information sessions daily at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is required & can be completed at

Do you have questions or are you interested in applying to Mohawk Valley Community College? Use the link below to reach out to Kenny Morrison from the MVCC Admissions Office. He’ll be happy to assist you via email, text, Google Meet, Zoom, or on the phone.

suny upstate

SUNY continues to offer the following virtual information sessions throughout the spring for students and families. Registration for upcoming events can be found at

Financial Aid
Friday, January 22, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5, 4:00 p.m.

Friday, February 19, 4:00 p.m.

How to Apply
Wednesday, January 20, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 p.m.

Which SUNY Are You?
Wednesday, February 10, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 3, 5:30 p.m.


Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors in the class of 2021 to represent New York State at the 2021 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and 8 countries will attend the all-expenses-paid VIRTUAL program which is held from June 28 through July 21, 2021.
The National Youth Science Camp is a science, technology, engineering, and math
ematics (STEM) opportunity. The camp will provide daily lectures and seminars with leading scientists, directed studies alongside visiting and resident STEM professionals, and engaging outdoor activities.
Applications must be submitted online at the National Youth Science Camp website by February 28, 2021.
For more information about the program, please visit the National Youth Science Foundation website and the National Youth Science Camp website.
For more information, please contact: National Youth Science Camp (New York State Coordinator) Nicole Marschilok at 518-474-5922 or at




COLGATE SAT PREP- Applications open November 9th.
Click here for more information



Utica College Raise Me Scholarships:

We are excited to let you know that Utica College has partnered with RaiseMe! As you may already know, RaiseMe is an online platform for 9th-11th grade students to earn money for college. As the college search season is well underway, we wanted to encourage you to share this news with your students.

Through RaiseMe, your students can earn “micro-scholarships” (performance-based scholarships) from Utica College and nearly 300 other colleges for their high school achievements, beginning in 9th grade. Students can earn for A’s, community service, extra-curricular activities, and everything in between. Specifically, students can earn the following through Utica College’s micro-scholarship program with RaiseMe:
●    $80 for each A in a Core course
●    $40 for each extracurricular activity per school year
●    $4 for every hour of community service
●    $500 for a campus visit to Utica College
●    Up to $40 for each Honors, Advanced, College Level, Pre-AP or Pre-IB course
Thousands of counselors are using this free program to motivate students early, improve outcomes, and reinforce the guidance they’re already giving. RaiseMe can help your students get a head start on their college search, and develop into stronger applicants. Help your students get started at







SUNY Virtual Seminars/Tours
Please use the below link to sign up for virtual seminars, tours and info sessions for juniors and others interested in various SUNY schools.
There is a "Which SUNY Are You" that reviews   The State University of New York -- the campuses, academic programs, application and admissions process, financial assistance, the Excelsior Scholarship and more!
Register Here

Oneida Healthcare will be holding a Certified Nursing Assistant training class.  All interested applicants must fill out either an on line application or a hard copy application available from Human Resources at the Oneida Healthcare Center or at the ECF business office.

 All applicants must complete the on-line predictive survey. This survey can be accessed by visiting the Oneida Healthcare Web page, clicking on the job center, then clicking on Predictive Survey on the left hand side of the screen in the blue margin area. The application and the predictive survey must be completed, prior to an interview and possible hiring.Please note, there is no charge for the class. However, selected candidates will be hired and their employment must be continuous following the c.n.a. class for one year or the individual will be charged for the class, any pre-employment process and the cost of the New York State certification exam.

An exact date as to when the class will begin has not been confirmed. The class will begin as soon as 8 students are interviewed, and have completed the pre-employment process which includes an interview, drug screen, physicals and lift evaluations.



The Director of Selective Service would like to remind all men they need to register with the Selective Service.

To help register you will need to go to  You can pre register at 17 years and 3 months of age until you reach 18 years of age.  (Selective Service Registration )

Get Caught Being Oneida STRONG!!!!!!

Oneida Strong Ticket
Anytime a student is caught executing some form positive behavior he/she can earn an Oneida Strong ticket! These tickets can be used to enter a drawing for a prize.So get caught being