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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. 

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Seniors and Parents: Financial Aid Workshop

There will be a financial aid specialist at San Augustine High School on Friday, February 12th to assist seniors and their parents in completing and submitting the FAFSA.  Parents who wish to take advantage of this opportunity must sign-up for an appointment time.  Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Seniors students will be bringing home a sign-up sheet today or parents can call me directly at 936-275-9603.
Possible appointment times: 9, 10, 11, noon, and 1.
Mark your calendars!

Juniors and Seniors: Tarleton State University Recruiting Visit

A recruiter from Tarleton State University will be on campus Thursday, March 10th, to visit with juniors and seniors in the library at the following times:
Juniors:  3rd Period (9:35-10:25)
Seniors:  4th Period (10:30-11:20)
Mark your calendars!

Seniors: Reminder: Paying for College Event today on CollegeWeekLive

One lucky student will win a $5,000 scholarship just for visiting and researching colleges on Make sure you enter to win CollegeWeekLive's $5,000 scholarship! To enter students log in and visit five or more college pages during the event, today, January 14th between 2 pm and 10 pm EST.
Don't miss out!
Students can sign up at!

Seniors: Local Scholarship: DETEC Lineman Scholarship

This is a local scholarship opportunity.
Students who are interested in a pursuing a career as a lineman are encouraged to apply for this scholarship which would cover the full cost of tuition for the 10-week course which will be offered at Kilgore College.
Interested students should pick up an application in the Counseling Center.
Completed applications are due to Ms. Cartwright on or before April 27, 2016.

Sophomores and Juniors: ETREYS Applications Now Available

The East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar offers an all-expenses-paid trip to 9 sophomores and juniors who are attending 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.
Interested students should pick up an application in the Counseling Center.
Completed applications are due to Ms. Cartwright on or before March 4, 2016.

Seniors: Local Scholarship Opportunity: DETEC Scholarship

This is a local scholarship opportunity!!!!!
This scholarship is available to high school seniors who live in Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative's service area AND whose parent or guardian is an active member that receives electric services from DETEC.
Applications are available in the Counseling Center.
Completed applications are due to Ms. Cartwright on or before February 26, 2016.

Sophomores and Juniors: Government-in-Action Youth Tour Applications Now Available

Current high school sophomores and juniors who live in Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative's service area AND whose parent or guardian is an active member and is receiving electric service from Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative are encouraged to apply for this Youth Tour.
The 2016 Youth Tour will begin  Austin and conclude in Washington D.C.
For more information, pick up an application in the Counseling Center or visit:
Completed applications are to be turned in to Ms. Cartwright on or before
February 10, 2016.

Seniors: SFA Scholarship Deadline-February 1st

This is just a reminder that SFA’s scholarship deadline is February 1st. . Students can find the application on their mySFA account under the “billing” tab.  This application is good for SFA scholarships and SFA alumni scholarships. Any student who is considering going to SFA this fall should apply for these scholarships.

 Also SFA will be hosting their Showcase Saturday on February 13 and April 2nd from 12:45-5pm. This is a great day for students and their families to go visit campus. Registration starts at 12pm in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Below is a link to find more information about the day’s events.



Seniors: Angelina College Scholarship: Smith-Hutson

Any senior planning on attending Angelina College needs to read over the requirements for this scholarship. 
Smith-Hutson Scholarships are intended for Angelina College students with academic potential and established financial need who are committed to completing a certificate or degree at Angelina College.  Taking into account other scholarships that the student may receive and the students’ financial resources, the Smith-Hutson Scholarship typically provides sufficient assistance to cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses. 
Applications are available in the Counseling Center or can be found at the following:
The deadline is March 16, 2016.
If you have questions, see Ms. Cartwright as soon as possible.  This is a huge opportunity that no eligible student wants to miss out on.

Juniors and Seniors: Open House at Texas A&M Texarkana

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be having an

Eagle Open House on February 20th, 2016 from 10a.m.-3p.m.


This will  be a day  for High School juniors and seniors to come check out our campus! Students and parents will be able to meet with faculty and staff, participate in interactive academic sessions, check out student life as well as tour the campus. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided for those participating in EOH, along with the opportunity to be entered into several door-prize drawings!  I have attached a flyer to this email for further information. You will find the registration for the event on our website at the following link:

Juniors and Seniors: Panola College Recruiting Visit

A representative from Panola College will be on campus Wednesday, February 3rd, to visit with juniors and seniors in the library.
3rd Period:  Seniors
4th Period:  Juniors
Mark your calendars!

Juniors and Seniors: Sgt. Madden Visits Campus

Sgt. Madden will be on campus to visit with juniors and seniors during their English class on Thursday, January 21st.
Seniors:  Periods 1, 2
Juniors:  Periods 4, 6, 7
Mark your calendars!

Juniors: Sgt. Sepada Classroom Visits

Sgt. Sepada will be on campus Wednesday, January 13th.  He will visit with juniors during their English class--Periods 4, 6, and 7.
Mark your calendars!

Seniors: LOCAL Scholarship Opportunity: The Ben and Florine Ramsey Memorial Scholarship


East Texas Communities Foundation manages the Ben and Florine Ramsey Memorial Scholarship. 


To apply, go to the following link:

Once you are here, do the following:

1)  Click on "Scholarships" at the top of the page.

2)  Click on "Students."

3)  Click on "Student Guide and Available Scholarships."

4)  Go down the list until you reach the Ben and Florine Ramsey Memorial Scholarship.

5)  Read the guidelines and complete the application.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (except the Lauren Lewis Scholarship which is due onApril 4). The deadline for references is the same, so students will want to request those early in the process as applications cannot be submitted until references are received by me.

San Augustine High School students may also be eligible for other scholarships managed by the foundation.  Students may apply for every scholarship for which he or she meets the eligibility requirements. Applicants must submit a unique application for each scholarship

One new scholarship to note is the Peace Officers and Firefighters Scholarship. Dependent children of peace officers and professional firefighters with a GPA of 3.0 or better who are graduating seniors at a public or private high school in the 32-county ETCF service area are eligible to apply.

For questions, see Ms. Cartwright.

Attention Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity

The Don't mess with Texas Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who take a leadership role in preventing litter in their schools and communities.
Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private, or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university next year may apply.
For information about the scholarship and application process, visit:
Applications will be accepted through March 26, 2016.