Notre Dame School Counseling Department

Mrs. Kathy Grenier  (Students  A-H)
(315) 724-5118 x:27

Ms. Christy DiBrango  (Students  I-Z)
(315) 724-5118 x:28

Mrs. Laurie Cardone-School Counseling Secretary
(315) 724-5118 x:11


Attention Incoming Juniors and Seniors!

MVCC is offering the following summer courses:  Introduction to Cyber security and Introduction to Hospitality Industry

These summer course will take place on the Rome Campus

Don't miss out on the opportunity to receive college credits during the summer

Please see Guidance for more information. 


Don't be bored this summer !  Come join the fun!  Summer Camps are available at Oneida, Herkimer, Madison BOCES.  These workshops are for students entering grades 7 - 10

Workshops are in Introduction to Policing Procedures, Self Enhancement, Introduction to Cyber security, Health Careers and Creative Cooking. 

Please see Guidance for more information


Nearly $50,000 in new scholarships for 2017

Several new college scholarships, only recently received by Utica Dollars for Scholars, will be available to graduating seniors at two local high schools this year. The deadline for application of these new scholarships, plus many additional awards, is April 15, 2017.

Students at Thomas R. Proctor and Notre Dame High Schools in Utica may apply for the Dr. John P. Sheehan and the Virginia A. Bowmaker scholarships, through the Utica Dollars for Scholars website. Both awards are managed by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.

Eligibility criteria for the Sheehan, Bowmaker and all other scholarship opportunities are listed on the UFDS website. ( Students from Utica and school districts throughout Oneida and Herkimer counties can research their eligibility for a variety of local and national scholarships. 

In 2016, 88 scholarships totaling $111,450 were presented to students at a ceremony held at First Presbyterian Church in Utica. For more information, contact UDFS at

Utica Dollars for Scholars was established in November 1994. Since its founding UDFS has distributed nearly $600,000 to more than 1,400 students at Thomas R. Proctor High School, Notre Dame Junior/Senior High School, and many other high schools in Oneida and Herkimer counties. An all-volunteer community non-profit scholarship organization, Utica Dollars for Scholars partners with local businesses, The Community Foundation, families, service organizations, and individual donors to establish annual awards and special funds to recognize excellence and future potential in local students.


 What do we do?

  • Assist students with academic, social, emotional and behavior concerns
  • Monitor attendance to ensure student success
  • College and career counseling
  • Research, organize and nominate students for scholarships
  • Active role in Instructional Support Team
  • Help coordinate an easy transition for new students
  • Liaison between parents and Notre Dame staff as well as outside agency
  • Communicate with local colleges  to establish connections for students
  • Schedule and organize College and Military Recruiters visits for Juniors and Seniors
  • Administer the PSAT tests and review results with Juniors
  • Have in depth individual meetings with 10th, 11th and 12th graders for post-high school planning
  • And SO much more!

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