The Guidance Department offers a wide variety of services including:  personal counseling, registration of classes, curriculum planning for students, career assessment, college selection, scholarship information and testing services.  It is our goal to equip students with positive approaches in decision-making and problem solving.  School counselors: For academic or scheduling questions students with the last name starting with A-D see Malinda Brown; E-K see Garry Finch; L-R see Jeaneen Bohanan; S-Z Dana Smith. Director of Student Services: Dr. Jennifer Jewell; Skyward Manager Greg Harrison; Secretary Tina Winkler. 

Dr. Jennifer Jewell
Department Director
Mrs. Jeaneen Bohanan
Mrs. Malinda Brown
Mr. Garry Finch
Mr. Greg Harrison
Skyward Manager
Mrs. Dana Smith
Ms. Tina Winkler



Learn more about our Guidance Team by clicking HERE!

PSAT test is OCT 11 from 8:15 to 11:30. This test is open to all sophomores and juniors and the cost is $16

Wednesday, October 11 at 6-8pm: FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) Completion Workshop 6-8pm in the Room 211. This workshop is for those who would like assistance filling out the FAFSA. Who: Seniors (Parents) going to college and juniors planning on taking dual credit classes senior year that need financial assistance.  Information you will need to bring: Social Security Number OR Your Alien Registration Number, if you (student) are not a U.S. Citizen; 2016 federal tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of income; Banking statements and records of investments (if applicable); Records of untaxed income (if applicable); An FSA ID to sign electronically. (This can be created beforehand at, or at the time of the application); List of colleges you would like to attend.

COLLEGE NIGHT at ICC: October 18 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm East Peoria Campus, CougarPlex. College Nightgives students a chance to talk to over 80 colleges in one College representatives will be on-hand to visit with students and their parents about programs, the admission process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, as well as answer other questions students and parents may have.

Wednesday, October 25 at 8am-11am in MTHS Room 211. College Day Open House for parents and students. If you have any questions about how to find a college, college applications, financial aid, scholarships, and completing the FAFSA.

Transcript Requests
To make it easier for you to request transcripts, MTHS has partnered with Parchment to provide secure online transcript ordering available 24/7.  For most colleges, this process is free.  If you request a transcript and it costs money, please feel free to contact Tina Winkler ( and she will gladly send a hard copy via mail.

October 1: Seniors going to college next year need to fill out the FAFSA-“Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” All students must fill this out to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs (this includes student loans and grants).  Colleges also use this to determine financial assistance and scholarships.  Apply online at​

Guidance Web Pages

Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

24/7/365 Crisis Hotline: 1-775-784-8090

Crisis Text Line: Text the word LISTEN to 741-741

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-15-ABUSE (22873)

Center for Prevention of Abuse (sexual assault services): 1-800-559-SAFE (7233)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (referral service): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

*In cases of emergency, please dial 911

Upcoming College Visits are scheduled in the Guidance Office with Miss Tina. Please stop by the Guidance Office as soon as possible to sign up to receive a pass to visit with a representative from their college admission offices on the dates below. The reps will meet in the Guidance Office with interested students to discuss topics such as academic programs, campus life, financial aid and admission procedure of their college. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to meet with the college reps.

The following Colleges and Universities will be at MTHS:


Also see below for campus virtual tours:

Dr. Jennifer Jewell

Department Director
Business:  309-367-4151 x524


Bohanan, Jeaneen

Business:  309-367-4151 x550

Brown, Malinda

Business:  309-367-4151 x552

Finch, Garry
Business:  309-367-4151 x553






Harrison, Greg

Skyward Manager
Business:  309-367-4151 x 523


Smith, Dana

Business:  309-367-4151 x557


Winkler, Tina
Business:  309-367-4151 x551