Guidance Department

Welcome to the Guidance Department page. Information should be easily found in our links above, but if you need additional assistance, please feel free to call or email us with your questions!

Guidance Department Staff
(260) 496-4701

Lora McGuire - Guidance Director
Counselor:  
Grades 10 and 11 (last names Q-Z)
Grade 12 (last names P-Z)
lmcguire@bishopdwenger.com

Kathleen Bennett
Counselor:
Grades 10 and 11 (last names H-P)
Grade 12 (last names H-O)
kbennett@bishopdwenger.com

Yolanda Moilanen 
Counselor:
Grades 10 and 11 (last names A-G)
Grade 12 (last names A-G) 
ymoilanen@bishopdwenger.com

Rachel Dirig
Counselor:
All of Grade 9
rdirig@bishopdwenger.com

Cathy Dillon
Guidance Administrative Assistant
cdillon@bishopdwenger.com

Purpose

The purpose of the Guidance Department is to aid the students in making decisions and assuming responsibility for their academic and vocational goals. The services provided by the guidance counselors include:

  • Assistance in academic planning and progress.
  • Maintenance and dissemination of up-to-date college and financial aid information.
  • Assistance in various phases of career exploration and development.
  • Preparation and administration of a variety of assessments: college aptitude, achievement, interest inventories, etc.

Guidance Counselors are available during school hours for students or parents seeking assistance with questions regarding students' future plans and their program studies for which they may feel they need assistance or guidance. Please call 496-4701 to schedule an appointment. Evening meetings are by appointment only.

Attention Seniors

Click here to visit the Senior Corner page to find information about scholarships. See Mrs. Dillon or Ms. McGuire for further information.

Transcripts

Current students in need of transcripts, forms filled out, or other help from the guidance office, please plan ahead as they will need at least a one week notice. All initial and final college transcript requests must be made through Naviance Family Connection. Transcripts are free for current students.

Bishop Dwenger graduates in need of transcripts, forms filled out, or other help from the guidance office, please plan ahead as they will need at least a one week notice. The cost is $5.00 for each copy of the transcript which must be paid for before they can be sent. For more information, please call Cathy Dillon in the Guidance Department at (260) 496-4701, or email cdillon@bishopdwenger.com.

Important Policy Notes

AP Exam Fees: Every student taking an AP course next year must take the corresponding AP exam. The AP exam fee will be $92 for each of the following AP courses: US History, Psychology, and Music Theory. The student is responsible for paying these exam fees. In the past, the Indiana Department of Education has covered the exam fees for the following AP courses: English Language, English Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Chemistry, and Biology. We anticipate this will be continued for the 2016-17 school year. If it is not, the student will be responsible for these exam fees.

AP Exam Fee Letter