Kristin Kudrna

AHS Guidance


- Kudrna, Kristin

Business: 402-274-4328 ext 305

Email: kristin.kudrna@apsbulldogs.org

School Counseling Department

Kristin Kudrna’s office hours are 7:30 to 4 pm daily. Please schedule appointments between the hours of 9 am- 11 am and 2-4 pm daily. Parents may call 402-274-4328 to set up meeting.

Planning on going to a 2 year or 4 year college??? There’s an admission test just for you! See calendar of dates below!

SENIORS Seniors who have ACT score of 25 or higher can earn the Board of Trustee’s full tuition scholarship–see Mrs Kudrna if interested! Let your parents know! Early November Deadlines apply! Application includes a “personal statement” section that must be filled out after the application process.

Attendance is the number one predictor of success in school.
**93% of freshman who miss less than a week of school over the course of a year, graduate on time, in four years**

*If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance or information, you can use these 24/7 resources:

CenterPointe Crisis Line (Lincoln):

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

National Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
(text charges from your phone carrier may apply)

Transfer Nebraska
is a website that offers students a way to easily see if (and where) their dual credit courses will transfer—and better plan and prepare for their academic future.
Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to see Mrs Kudrna once a week to discuss educational and occupational plans. Parent involvement is critical at this transition time.

Class registration for the next academic year:

HAL students who will be Juniors or Seniors will have the option of taking a period of online courses through PEAK/GetFuelEd Learning. Have your HAL student see Mrs Kudrna to choose a course title for high school credit! (See the Drop and Add guidelines link at bottom of this page)

2019-20  Important Dates:

Sept 5, 2019- TeamMates Back to School breakfast, 7:30 am; Media Center

College Week
at Auburn Public Schools Oct 1-5, 2019
Oct 2, 2019- College Fair at Peru State College- bus will transport Jr-Sr class

Oct 3, 2019- Apply2College event at AHS, seniors complete online applications

Oct 2, 2019- Financial Aid night for Juniors, Seniors & Parents, 6:30
pm Pizza to be served to juniors, seniors and parent(s)

Oct 4, 2019 National Manufacturing Day, Tour FAST Global Industries

Oct 16, 2019- PSAT test for juniors; must pay office by Sept 1     $16.00

Nov 8, 2019- FAFSA Completion day for seniors/parents-call for time slot. This is a free service offered by EducationQuest at AHS

Nov 5- Trip to SCC for 2 yr college attendees. Limit 10 students, depart 8 am

Nov 18, 2019- ASVAB test for all Juniors, no cost

Dec 11, 2019- ACCUPLACER test for seniors attending 2 yr colleges, no cost

Dec 19-20, 2019- FINALS for all students, Last day of Semester 1;

Jan 10, 2020- Feb 26, 2020 – Local Scholarships Preparation
**All local apps & letters due by Feb 26, 2019

April 7, 2020  State ACT Test for all Juniors, 8 am

May 5, 2020- Seniors last day

May 8, 2020 Graduation practice at 8 am in gym; End of Year video

May 10, 2020- Graduation at 2:00 pm *no jeans, flip flops or workboots*

May 12, 2020- Academic/Athletic Recognition Night, 6:30 pm

May  2020- Finals testing for grades 9-10-11

May 2020- Last day of school, 11:30 dismissal


Register for ACT Tests- ACT tests are given at Auburn High School for 6 National test dates and in April each year for the Nebraska State ACT Test.  To register for an ACT National test date, please visit the website:  www.act.org   ACT Registration  Students will need to create a user name and password!

Future College Students: See Mrs Kudrna for help with application, sending transcripts and ACT Scores.

  1. Drop & Add Guidelines
  2. First Gen SupportAre you the first to attend college in your family? Click here to read about extra support you can receive on your college campus
  3. Help With FAFSA.docxHelp with the FAFSA forms for college-bound students.
  4. Test Taking Tips .docx Test Taking Tips
  5. Test Taking Tips
  6. Career Assessment Links for students

ONLINE Career Assessment links

  1. Anti-Bullying Website
  2. Nebraska State College’s Scholarships
  3. Register for ACT Tests
  4. Southeast Comm College
  5. Stress Beaters??
  6. **The Time You Have-in jelly beans**
  7. United States Job Corps
  8. University of Neb-Kearney
  9. University of Neb-Lincoln
  10. University of Neb-Omaha
  11. Love is…..Respect
  12. Online College courses from UNL
  13. Online College courses from Peru State

Local Scholarship packets will be handed out to seniors each January. A great place to start looking for scholarships that match your talents, abilities and needs is at EducationQuest. See www.educationquest.org and begin ScholarshipQuest using their website tools. Most scholarships require 2-3 adult recommenders!
State and National Scholarships- see #article# below

College specific scholarships can be found at the following sites:

For Peru/Wayne/Chadron:
www.nscs.edu Or visit:

GATES Millennium Scholars Program:

For those who with a 3.3 GPA + and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility; Forms due by January each year.
FORMS can be found at www.gmsp.org

Susan Thompson Buffet:

The Susan Thompson Buffett scholarship is open to Nebraska students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and will attend a 2 yr or 4 yr college in Nebraska. See online app. Application opens online on Nov 1 each year

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:
See online application at website: www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com

Mike Rowe’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program:

Do you work hard? Do you volunteer? Mike Rowe wants to find good kids, who work hard, see online application at website: profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship