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Welcome to the CNS Counseling Department Webpage!!


6002 ROUTE 31
CICERO, NY 13039
PHONE: (315) 218-4100
FAX: (315) 218-4185 



CEEB CODE: 331-378



Counseling Office Secretaries


Bonnie Scott-House 1 Counseling Office       Phone #: (315) 218-4107 (Heffron, Mack, and Nappi)


Melissa Feidt-House 2 Counseling Office      Phone #: (315) 218-4207 (Breindel, Kwilos, and Scarcella)

Kathy Frey-House 3 Counseling Office      Phone #: (315) 218-4307 (Kesselring, Murphy, and Wilson)


*To join your school counselor's Remind, text the appropriate code, listed below, for your counselor and grade level to 81010.


School Counselor List


Sara Mack
Phone #: (315) 218-4126

BA Psychology (SUNY Geneseo)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @8eceab

11th Grade
Remind Code: @8ek922f

12th Grade 

Remind Code: @8h9ge2


Shannon Heffron
Phone #: (315) 218-4120
*Department Chair

BA Psychology (SUNY Potsdam)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @heffron24

11th Grade
Remind Code: @sheffr

12th Grade

Remind Code: @sheffro


Christy Nappi
Phone #: (315) 218-4127

BA Psychology (Saint Leo University)
MS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)
CAS Counselor Education (Syracuse University)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @Nappi2024

11th Grade
Remind Code: @Nappi2023

12th Grade

Remind Code: @Nappi2022


Courtney Kwilos
Phone #: (315) 218-4212

BS Psychology (SUNY Oswego)
MS School Counseling (Canisius College)

*Hope Bednarski will be filling in for Mrs. Kwilos 
until 7/15. Her email address is

She can be reached at the same phone number.

10th Grade
Remind Code: @3e639h

11th Grade
Remind Code: @ba2beh

12th Grade

Remind Code: @684e4d


Eric Breindel
Phone #: (315) 218-4214

BA Psychology (SUNY Oswego)
MS Counseling (SUNY Oneonta)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @breinde

11th Grade
Remind Code: @mrbreindel

12th Grade

Remind Code: @ebreinde


Michelle Scarcella
Phone #: (315) 218-4211

BS Psychology (SUNY Brockport)
MS Counseling (Canisius College)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @scarcella3

11th Grade
Remind Code: @scarcella2

12th Grade

Remind Code: @scarcella1


Amanda Wilson
(formerly Amanda Lawrence)
Phone #: (315) 218-4203

BS Psychology (SUNY Brockport)
MS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego)
CAS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego) 


10th Grade
Remind Code: @2d83kb9

11th Grade
Remind Code: @dgd6be

12th Grade

Remind Code: @ceg46h4


Sean Kesselring
Phone #: (315) 218-4312

BS Secondary Education (SUNY Oswego)
MS School Counseling (SUNY Oswego)


10th Grade
Remind Code:

11th Grade
Remind Code:

12th Grade
Remind Code:


Danielle Murphy
Phone #: (315) 218-4311

BS Psychology and Video Progduction/Design (SUNY Fredonia)
MA School Counseling (Edinboro University)


10th Grade
Remind Code: @bfbbg4a

11th Grade
Remind Code: @2k3b3ac

12th Grade
Remind Code: @c9ac6f



Social Workers:
House 1   Michaela Marotti Mills-Phone #: (315) 218-4191, email:
House 2   Lyra Couillard-Phone #: (315) 218-4125, email:
House 3   Heather Robillard-Phone #: (315) 218-4190, email:


Student Assistance Counselors:
Kristen Stanton-Phone #: (315) 218-4213, email:

Hannah Greene-Phone # (315) 218-4142, email:


*The 2021-2022 Program of Studies is now available. Click on Program of Studies in the left hand column and then click on the link at the bottom.

*Look in the left hand column under AP Information for the AP Exam fee schedule. Fees are due in October!! Exams are in May!!

*To view our Virtual Financial Aid Presentation by Mark Hill from SUNY ESF, go to Current Information in the left hand column.

*Important Note Regarding College Credits Taken in High School: When taking college courses in high school (this includes AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits) there is NO guarantee that those credits will transfer to your chosen college or university. Any SUNY credits are 100% accepted at any SUNY school. However- AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits are NOT always accepted at private colleges and universities. If you are applying to a private college or university, check with them to see if they will accept your AP, SUPA, RIT, and SUNY credits. Even if the credits will not be accepted by the college/university of your choice, there are many benefits to taking college courses in high school:
1) the rigor in your schedule will help you during the college admissions process
2) the level of challenging work and the work ethic you develop will help prepare you for knowing what to expect when you get to college
3) you are able to challenge yourself and take courses in your interest area by taking these college courses

*Need your working papers? Click on the Important Forms link on the left to find the application. Return your application to your counseling office secretary when complete. You will also need to have proof of a physical within the last 12 months. The student must be present when picking up the working papers. When you need full time working papers, both the student AND the parent must be present.

*ATTENTION JUNIORS: The PSAT will be held at CNS High School on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 7:30 am until approximately noon. Registration can be completed online beginning on Wednesday, September 15th through Tuesday, October 12th at 11:59 pm. You must register online at In order to complete your registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed out the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. The registration fee for the PSAT is $26.

*Our SAT and ACT test dates for the 2021-2022 school year are posted on the left hand side under the SAT/ACT Test Dates link. Please note that dates are subject to change or be cancelled due to COVID 19.

*For information about College Fairs and College Visits, please see the Career Center webpage. Please note most will be virtual this year due to COVID.

*AP Registration is now available online for the 2020-2021 school year. Please click on the AP Information Link on the left for important information and the link to register for your AP exams. You MUST take the exam if you are taking an AP course.

*Check out the How To Videos Link on the left to watch helpful videos about completing the college application process!! NOW AVAILABLE!!


*Go to the Financial Aid Resources Tab on the left and scroll down to related links to find information on the Excelsior Scholarship (free tuition for SUNY and CUNY colleges).



College Application Time begins in September. Here is the process that should be followed to ensure that colleges receive your application materials in a timely manner:


(1) meet with your school counselor to discuss your plans beyond high school


(2) go into Naviance and add colleges to your "Colleges I Am Applying To" List


(3) ask your teachers in person to write you letters of recommendation; THEN go into Naviance and request your letters of recommendation (you will need at least two and you MUST request them in Naviance)


(4) fill out your college applications by either using the Common Application, the SUNY Application, or the application directly on the college website; make sure you fully complete and submit your applications; pay attention to deadlines!


(5) update your resume in Naviance: teachers and counselors can use this information when writing your letters of recommendation


(6) send your SAT and/or ACT scores to your schools: YOU must send your scores; your school  counselor does NOT send them and they are NOT on your transcript


(7) complete the PINK sheet: go to your counselor's office and complete a PINK sheet letting your counselor know where you applied to college (we do NOT send out any transcripts or letters of recommendation until we get your PINK sheet!!)


(8) complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid); this can be completed as early as October 1st of your senior year; you want to complete this early-DO NOT WAIT-it can have an impact on how much financial aid you will receive


(9) wait to hear back from your colleges