School Counseling Department

  • ATTENTION STUDENTS TAKING AP COURSES:

    Reminder:  If you are currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course, you must join the AP Google Classroom.  The code for joining is 53wdenn.  If you do not join the classroom, you will miss out on important information regarding registration, testing, and score reporting.  If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Greener in the counseling office.

    Thank you

     

    MCCC Virtual High School Day - An opportunity for SENIORS to find out what Montgomery County Community college has to offer will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

    Sessions are:  8:30-9:30; 11:00-12:00; 1:00-2:00

    Sign-up in the Counseling Office by December 4th.

     

    ATTENTION SENIORS! 

    Would you be interested in gaining work experience, while learning employability and hands-on skills?

    If so, an internship may be for you. Students can use internships to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts and gain school credit.

    Come to the Library during Flex on December 4,13, and 21st and learn about BASH'S Intership Program.

     

     

     

    Summer Opportunity

    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 

    Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. 

    Participants will make up an "imaginary" management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task - turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. All work and no fun? NO WAY! PFEW provides students with a chance like no other - to experience what it is like to live on a college campus.

    Cost of the program is $100 for students in Berks County.  You might see this advertised at a higher rate, but it is only $100 for Berks County students due to an anonymous donation.  

    Website for application is as follows  (copy and paste the link):   https://www.pfew.org/pdf/pfewstuapp.pdf

     

    Student Assistance Program Group

     The Student Assistance Program (SAP) Team will be having Teen Issues groups this year.  Groups meet for one class period a week for 8 weeks, separated by gender. If you would like to receive more information about the group please see an SAP member or your school counselor. If you are interested in joining a group, please come to the counseling office for a form.

     Teen Issues Group: This group will discuss current issues teens are facing and strategies to cope and manage throughout the school year and into adult lives, by removing the barriers for learning. 

     The group topics include but are not limited to:

                *Stress Management - Develop coping strategies for anxiety and stress

                *Drug & Alcohol Insight - Discuss effects of chemical use, abuse, & dependency

                *Communication - Effective strategies for families, and friends

                *Self-Esteem - Develop confidence in one’s self & get to love being uniquely you

                *Decision-Making - Making beneficial decisions throughout one’s life

                *Emotions - Identify and learn how to express appropriately

                *Relationships & Friendships - Learn what healthy ones are, & how to achieve

                *Anger Management - Develop skills to deal with anger and frustration

                *Goal Setting - Long term setting and how to achieve them

     

    BCTC Application

    Students interested in applying to the Berks Career and Technology Center for 10th,11th or 12th grade will be able to pick up an application in the School Counseling Office after October 18th. 

    Completed applications are due in the School Counseling Office by November 29,2017 ( this date is an extension to the original date of November 17th). 

    If you have questions ask your counselor.

     

     

     

     
    District Mission Statement: To enable all students to succeed in a changing
    world.

    District Counseling Mission Statement: To help students succeed
    academically, socially, and emotionally in school and community.
     
     
    Here are just some of the services available to all students:

    Post-secondary planning
    Course selection assistance
    Problem-solving
    Mediation
    Interest inventories
    College application processing
    Test preparation resources
    Tutoring resources
    Information and referral for interpersonal and/or group counseling.
     
    Counseling office staff responsibilities:
     
    Last name starts with.. Couselor Phone
    A-Crou Mrs. Caitlin Hawkins (610)473-3693
    Crow-Go Mrs. Beth Shive (610)473-3696
    Gp-Lat Mrs. Karen Virtue (610)473-3608
    Lau-Oc Ms. Sandra Gallagher (610)473-3694
    Od-Sh Mrs. Deb Donovan (610)473-3672
    Si-Z Mrs. Christy Greener (610)473-3692
         
         
    Secretary Mrs. Tracy Ali (610)473-3695
    Career Assistant Mrs. Michelle Bright (610)473-3691
    K-12 District Counseling Coordinator Mrs. Marilee Cassidy (610)473-3678

         
     
    For more information about school counseling services and helpful links for parents click here.