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My Mission

As School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  I look forward to offering support to students, staff, families, and community members.

My goal is to create a positive and supportive environment conducive to learning and success.  Please know that I am dedicated in making every possible effort to make certain that all students receive as much personal assistance as possible to ensure that their years at San Augustine High School are productive and meaningful.



Como la Consejera Escolar, mi responsabilidad primordial es promover el desarrollo académico, social y personal de todos los estudiantes.  Estaré ofreciendo siempre el mejor apoyo a estudiantes, maestros, familias y miembros de la comunidad.

Mi objetivo es crear un entorno positivo y propicio para el aprendizaje y el éxito.  Quiero que sepan que estoy dedicada en hacer todo el esfuerzo posible para asegurarme que todos los estudiantes reciban la mayor atención como sea posible para asegurar que sus años en la Escuela Preparatoria San Augustine (San Augustine High School) sea productiva y significativa. 

Recent Posts

Seniors: LOCAL Scholarship: Women's Service League

The Women's Service League is now taking applications for a scholarship to be given to a San Augustine High School graduating senior.  The Women's Service League is a service organization that promotes the growth of the San Augustine Public Library, awards scholarships to local high school students, and supports community projects.
Applications are available in the Counseling Center.
Deadline:  Friday, March 1st to Ms. Cartwright

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Ozarka Spring Water Scholarship

Applications are now available in the Counseling Center for the 2017 Ozarka Natural Spring Water $10,000 "Every Drop Counts" Earth Science Scholarship.
To be eligible, each candidate must submit the following:
1. Completed application.
2.  High School transcript.
3.  Completed essay.
4.  Signed "General Rules and Guidelines" document.
Applications available in the Counseling Center.
Deadline:  May 26, 2017.

Sophomores and Juniors: ETREYS Opportunity

Each year, Deep East Texas Electric offers an all-expenses-paid trip for selected sophomores and juniors who are attending a high school in the DETEC service area.  Participants are selected on the basis of overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities including leadership positions, academic awards, etc.
While at ETREYS students can expect to participate in workshops, seminars and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment.  Nationally known personalities, college professors, and community leaders are scheduled to speak at this year's event.  Additionally, each student has a chance to compete for thousands in college scholarship funds!
Interested sophomores and juniors should see Ms. Cartwright ASAP for an application!!!
Deadline is April 7th.

Grief Camp for Students Ages 5-12

Hospice of East Texas and SFASU Recreation Center have partnered once again! We are proud to announce that CAMP 3G, a one-day camp for children grieving the loss of a loved one, will return this spring!
The camp will be held at SFA Recreation April 8 from 9 to 3 (time may vary slightly). It is open to children ages 5 to 12 who have lost a loved one in the last year. Campers will spend a day alternating between team/trust building activities and clinically focused grief activities. This is an opportunity for children to openly express feelings of grief, receive support from peers and trained staff, and learn healthy coping skills to continue their grief journey. At the end of the day clinical staff will meet with parents/guardians to provide support and answer questions.
Please fill out an application and return it to Anna Donihoo at the Nacogdoches Hospice of East Texas Shop (1012 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961) by March 27. Families will be notified of acceptance by April 3.
The cost of this camp is FREE. Space is limited, so apply today!
Applications are available through the Counseling Center at San Augustine High School.

Seniors: Open House at TSTC

TSTC Marshall's annual Open House is next month! Mark your calendars for March 23rd. This year our open house will be bigger than ever!
From 9 am - 2 pm take part in campus tours, admissions and financial aid sessions, Q&A with instructors and much more. This event is geared towards seniors interested in pursuing technical fields. Please register on our website.  
Students and parents can RSVP themselves.  RSVP deadline is on March 9th.  For more information, go to:
We hope to see you there!

High School Girls: Prom Project

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council is hosting a community outreach Prom Project.  All girls in need of prom dress are encouraged to come to the Taylor Tabernacle, 1803 Barrett Street, on March 4th from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Call Carolyn Wilson for questions or additional information at:
936-288-1947 or 936-631-8789

Seniors: Tarleton College Information and Deadlines

Tarleton continues to experience growth and is carefully managing the number of first-time freshmen admitted in order to ensure that the students who enroll receive the same excellent educational experience that has placed Tarleton among the fastest growing universities in the state of Texas.

To ensure priority status for admission, please submit the following:

  • ApplyTexas application ( by March 1
  • Application fee (received by March 27)
  • Official high school transcript (received by March 27)
  • All supporting documentation requested by Admissions office (received by March 27)
  • Official SAT scores (March 11, 2017 test date or earlier, received by May 1)
  • Official ACT scores (April 8, 2017 test date or earlier, received by May 1)

After March 27, if the student meets admission requirements he/she will be placed on a waitlist. Students on the waitlist may be admitted only on a space available basis. The likelihood that a waitlist applicant will be admitted will not be determined until after May 1. Those selected for admission to the university will be notified by mail and will have limited time to respond. 

If there are any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me at any time!

Savannah Trantham  Recruiter       

Welcome Center │ Office of School Relations

Tarleton State University

ph: 254.968.9485 │

The Texas Women in Public Finance Members are pleased to announce that the 2017 Texas Women in Public Finance Scholarship Program is now open! Please spread the word and forward the following link to anyone that may be interested.

Deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2017.

 For more information and to apply go to:  Go to the "News and Events" tab at the top of the page.  Click "Scholarships."

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Agrgicultural Related Scholarships

TNLA is  now accepting scholarship applications from students interested in the fields of Horticultural and Agriculture! Students interested in this field of study are encouraged to apply.
The Grow Texas Scholarship Program (GTSP) was established to increase educational opportunities for individuals committed to advancing the Texas agriculture industry.
The scholarship application due April 1, 2017.

The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Education & Research Foundation established a scholarship program for students interested in the field of Horticulture.
The scholarship application due May 1, 2017.

Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity

The Khan Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Seattle is reaching out to students with a scholarship opportunity.  Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship to a student of their choosing.
To qualify for this scholarship: You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States. You must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Write an essay explaining your plans for your education.
The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017.
Qualifying students can apply here:

Seniors: Workforce Solutions Career and Job Fair

Workforce Solutions will be hosting a Career Awareness & Job Fair. This event will be held on April 07, 2016 from 10:00pm to 2:00pm, at the John D Windham Civic Center, Center, Texas, 146 Express Blvd. Center, Texas 75935.

For more information, contact:

Chaquana Harper-Wells

WIOA Career Specialist

Workforce Solutions

145 Catco Dr./P.O. Box 1371

Center, TX 75935

Phone: (936) 598-2468 ext. 5734

Fax: (936) 598-4357



Please Watch This! Help us Win!!!!

Our student-made video is in a competition this week. In order to win, we need as many people as possible to view the video - FROM BEGINNING TO END. By viewing the video from beginning to end (even if you've already seen it before), it will count as a "vote." To win the contest, we need as many votes as possible!
Please go to this link from this page:

Seniors: LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP: The Rotary Club Scholarship

The San Augustine Rotary Club is proud to be awarding the San Augustine Rotary Scholarships to deserving seniors in San Augustine County.
Completed applications are to be returned to Ms. Cartwright on or before March 31, 2017.
Applications can be obtained in the Counseling Center.

Juniors: Camp Lead Opportunity


Students are encouraged to apply for Camp L.E.A.D., Texas TechUniversity's leadership education and development program, which takes place August 1-4, 2017. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2017.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or

For more information, go to:


Seniors: Class Meeting!!!

Seniors will meet in Mrs. Holloway's room at 7:30 Friday, February 3rd.
Please remember to bring a baby picture.
Mark this date on  your calendars!