Counselor's Office

Student Course Registration for 2020-21 School Year

Registration Information:

2020-21 Course Registration Packet

Incoming 9th - 12th Graders:

Please complete the course registration on PowerSchool as soon as possible, if you havent already done so. I have included the How to Access Online Scheduling on PowerSchool document with this email, as well as a visual (below) on what you will see when you log-in to PowerSchool to register. As a side note: students need to sign into their PowerSchool accounts, as registration will not be accessible through parent accounts. Please email Mrs. Shaw with any questions you might have.

  1. Students go to PowerSchool Learning
  2. Log in with his/her username and then what ever password he/she has.
  3. Click on class registration link.




We are trudging through unprecedented times. There is no road map on how to navigate the changes that have occurred over the past few weeks. I can recognize the worry, frustration, or even sadness that many of you are feeling as you juggle work, parenting, and everything in-between. Our co-workers may be our children, for those of us working from home. We may have assumed new roles that are unfamiliar and less than ideal. And, we might be trying to hide our own sense of worry to protect the ones we love the most.The teachers and staff at Hastings Catholic Schools have noticed your hard work and efforts over the last couple of weeks, and we thank you for that. However, if your house is anything like mine, I have not been the best parent over the past couple of weeks. My worry, frustration, and sadness have seeped into my family life. For me, it looks like a shorter temper or, on my worst days, withdrawal. Withdrawal from wanting to play and interact with my children or avoiding the activities that serve my family in the best way.I write to you all, not to induce my own feelings of guilt, or yours for that matter. I want to provide a sense of community and hope that we are truly in this together. Relationship has been on my mind since the changes surrounding Covid-19 started. I hope this can provide opportunity to grow in relationship with our families, with Christ, and our Hastings Catholic Schools family.I have provided some suggestions on how to cope during these times of change and uncertainty.Be mindful of your expectations for yourself. Some facets of life during this time are going to suffer. Be realistic about what you can get done in a day.Take care of yourself. Sometimes its easier to notice when we arent taking care of ourselves (i.e. irritability, fatigue, headaches, etc.). Keep it simple by meeting your basic needs first (i.e. food, water, shelter). Then, move toward your spiritual needs and emotional needs.Use humor. This is one of my favorites. Humor and playfulness with your family and friends can lighten the stress we may be feeling. (April Fools Day is right around the corner!).

Seek support from trusted people. This can be friends or family, or connecting with a counselor or spiritual director.

If you would like me to provide you some names of Mental Health Providers in our community to help support you or your family, I would be happy to do so.Please know that I continually pray for our students and families of Hastings Catholic Schools.

I am thankful we can support each other and BeOne!


Lindsay Shaw

School Counselor

Hastings Catholic Schools


Support During COVID Resources:

Talking to your Children about COVID-19

Talking to your Children about COVID-19 (article 2)

Supporting Your Children During the Coronavirus Crisis

Supporting Teens During the Coronavirus Crisis

Self-Care During Coronavirus



Registration Information:

2020-21 Course Registration Packet



Dear Families of Hastings Catholic Schools,

Welcome to the HCS Counseling Office. Here you will find information regarding scholarships, ACT material, parent support documents, and other pertinent information. Please utilize this resource as needed. It will be updated frequently to give you updated information on many different topics. God Bless You.

Mrs. Lindsay Shaw, Guidance Counselor
Phone: (402) 462-2105


Juniors and Seniors:  The NACRAO College Fair will be held on Monday, September 23 at Hastings High School from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Interested students should visit or see Mrs. Shaw for more information. 


ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines (

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.
** See non-Saturday testing for more information related to this test date.

ACT Registration Website:

Current ACT Registration Fees
ACT (no writing) = $46.00
ACT with writing = $62.50

Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Contact Mrs. Dyer for information or visit

St. Cecilia's High School ACT Code: 281050

ACT Prep Website


College Support Websites:

Education Quest

Nebraska Connections

Scholarships Website