Student Services

Student Services


Welcome to Student Services at Randolph Union Middle and High School.

Dear Students, Parents, and Families

RU Student Services Department is here to support students and families as we all navigate these challenging times. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, concerns, or for support.

Kara Merrill, RU School Counselor-grades 7-9 and half of grades 11 and 12. kmerrill@orangesouthwest.org 
802-728-3397, ext. 143

Beverly Taft, RU School Counselor-remote students 7-9, grade 10, and half of  grades 11 and 12btaft@orangesouthwest.org Remote number: 802-552-8209

Martha Gold, RU School Based Mental Health Clinician, mgold@orangesouthwest.org  802-728-3397, ext 146

Colin Andrzejczyk, Student Assistance Professional, candrzejczky@orangesouthwest.org
candrzejczky@orangesoutwest. org

2021-22 School Choice Lottering Information and Application

To learn more about school choice and attending Randolph Union Middle and High School for the 2021-22 school year, please click on the following links:

2021-2022 Lottery Application

2021-2022 School Choice Lottery Letter

College & Career Pathways

Health Careers Panel-April 22nd 

VT REACH (Virtual Teleconference: Reach, Explore, & Aspire to Careers in Healthcare) is a virtual event that allows students interested in healthcare careers the opportunity to connect with professionals and students from the Larner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center. Due to COVID-19, the ability of students and mentors to engage in meaningful shadowing experiences has been halted while the need for healthcare professionals has become emphasized.

These Zoom teleconferences will reimagine the connection between students and healthcare providers in the Vermont community. Students will hear directly from care providers about their educational and professional journeys, including the challenges and successes they’ve experienced, while also gaining a sense of a typical “day in the life” for different healthcare professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions & make connections at UVM that may potentially allow for shadowing, research, or job opportunities in the future.

Mark your calendars as there will be a VT REACH session on April 22nd featuring Dr. Bridget Marroquin and her journey from obstetrics to anesthesiology. More information and how to register for this event will be shared as it becomes available.  Typically, these events run in the evening from 7-8.  Stay tuned!!

RU Grades 10 & 11

The NEACAC Spring College Fairs registration is OPEN!

While we can’t make our annual 10th and 11th grade college exploration trip to NEACAC this year, you can still participate in this year’s college fair from the comfort of your own home, friend’s home...anywhere you have connectivity! (and 9th graders...feel free to attend as well!!).

The NEACAC Spring College Fairs will be held on the following dates and times:  Wednesday, April 14th from 7-8:30 pm EST Sunday, May 16th from 1-3:00 pm EST

There are over 180 colleges that are registered to participate in the program. Registration for students and school counselors is required, but FREE!

To register and for helpful resources, please visit: Spring College Fair. We recommend registering ahead of the LIVE events. The booths will also be available through May 31, 2021. 

9th Grade
New Pre-tech program for 2nd semester 2022

Next year, RTCC is offering a Pre-Tech program that we think will be a great Spring Semester experience for certain 10th graders who are interested in joining the Tech Center in the following 11th grade year.  The Pre-Tech program would run most of the day every day, with our students still taking certain classes (English and Math) in the morning or afternoon at RU.  The Pre-Tech program would combine career exploration and academics with exposure to the different programs at RTCC.  We are targeting our applications for the Spring Semester of your 10th grade year.  If you would like to learn more, please contact Kara or Bev, our school counselors in Student Services.  Please reach out during the month of March, so we have time to discuss all of your options with you and can get your application in on time!

VSAC Vermont Career Connect

Have you ever wondered about a job or career and what it would be like to do that work? Check out Vermont Career Connect to take the first step in discovering your future. During the first hour of this virtual event, students will work with Kathi Terami of Careers CLiC to explore their interests and think about how those interests might match up with promising careers. The second hour will provide students the opportunity to attend one of over a dozen breakout Q&A panels based on their career interests. Find more information and register at https://www.vsac.org/vermont-career-connect

Grade 12 Advisory
Reminder, this year attendance in senior advisory is required. RU Seniors have been assigned to one of two advisory groups, Mondays at 11:20 or Tuesdays at 11:20.  Advisory can be accessed in person, in the RU media center, or virtually through google meet.  If you are unsure of your advisory group, please reach out to Beverly or Ms. Holder.  RU RTCC students are welcome to join in virtually if one of those days is a remoteday.  If interested, reach out to Beverly and she will provide you with a link.

Post-secondary planning - Beverly and Kara have been meeting with seniors to plan for life after high school. If you have yet to meet with your counselor, please reach out.

FAFSA
As you all are aware, the FAFSA went live on October 1st.  While the financial aid process might feel daunting, do not panic as VSAC offers navigation support through 1:1 meetings and webinars. You can also access a VSAC video tutorial, here.  

Even if you're not a participant in VSAC's talent outreach, you can schedule a Zoom meeting to have a financial aid expert assist you in the process. To set up an appointment, click on this link.  In addition, check out and download the Paying for College Guide.

To RU 11th and 12th grade - Dual Enrollment
Interested in taking a dual enrollment college course? Now is the time to sign up for 2nd semester...don't leave it until the last minute!!! If you don't have an account you can create one by clicking on this link.  We strongly recommend that you sign before December break. Reach out to your school counselor if you have questions.