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From the desk of the Guidance Counselor

Sherri Bruinsma, Master's in School Counseling, Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Level II

Plankinton School Guidance Department
Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Plankinton School Guidance Department to offer the following services to the all students:  individual counseling, group classroom counseling, post-secondary planning, scholarship assistance, career education and life skills instruction.  Individual counseling services are available from parent/guardian referral, staff referral or student request.  No student shall be denied service based on age, race, ethnicity, or religious preference. 
The guidance counselor is available Monday through Friday from 7:50 am until 3:50 pm.  Parents, guardians, staff, administration and students may request meetings before and after the time listed.  Changes to the guidance schedule will be posted outside of the guidance office and the front office will also be informed.  The phone number for the counselor is 605-942-7743.  The counselor may be reached via e-mail at .

Mrs. Bruinsma's 2016-2017 Schedule

Federal Financial Aid:

South Dakota Colleges/Universities/Technical Schools/Trade Schools

Augustana CollegeBlack Hills Beauty CollegeBlack Hills State University

Colorado Technical InstituteDakota State UniversityDakota Wesleyan University

Globe UniversityHeadlines AcademyKilian Community College

Lake Area Technical InstituteMitchell Technical InstituteMount Marty College

National American University * Northern State UniversityPresentation College

Sanford USD Medical CenterSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology

South Dakota State UniversitySoutheast Technical Institute

Stewart School of Hair, Skin and NailsUniversity of Sioux Falls

University of South DakotaWestern Dakota Technical Institute

Military Recruiting Offices in South Dakota

US Air ForceUS ArmyUS Marine CorpsUS Navy

SD Air National GuardSD Army National Guard