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Central High counselors are here to advocate for all students, collaborate with school staff, families, and community resources. This comprehensive, standard based school counseling program encourages students to reach their highest potential. Central counselors will focus on key issues that impact student success. These focus areas include regular school attendance, advancing on grade level and graduation, and preparation for all post secondary/career opportunities. We look forward to working with you!
The CHS Counseling Department consists of ten counselors, a social worker and community counselor. Students are assigned a counselor by the first letter of their last name. One exception to this is that all students who participate in the English Language Learner program are assigned to the same counselor. Students work with additional counselors who present specialized activities in various areas related to academic achievement, personal- social development, career awareness, and college planning, Counselors meet with students individually, in small groups, and via classroom curriculum.
The counseling office, Room 129, is open 7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. every weekday. To access a counselor, students complete a "Request to See Counselor Form" and their counselor will send a pass for them. In an emergency situation, teachers may write a pass for the student to access the counselor during class time. Parents/Guardians may contact a counselor by phone, email, or by setting up a meeting time. Please refer to the contact information listed below.
Jenn Walker A, X, Z 531-299-5653 firstname.lastname@example.org School Counseling Director
John Flemming D, O, P, U, V 531-299-5655 email@example.com
Michelle Synowiecki B, I, K, Y 531-299-7668 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Harrach F, G, T 531-299-5656 email@example.com
Leslie Hill H, R 531-299-5660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie Meyer College Counselor: Grade 12 531-299-5659 email@example.com
Ron Moore E & E.L. & Exchange Students 531-299-5658 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindy Morgan J, L, W 531-299-5657 email@example.com
Julie Politi M, N 531-299-5661 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Reilly C, Q, S 531-299-5662 email@example.com
COUNSELING SUPPORT STAFF
Dawnna Hill Social Worker 531-299-5637 firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides individual and family interventions to support overall student academic success. Services to include: attendance problem solving, building student engagement, collaboration with internal/external professionals on behalf of the student, community resource connections, crisis response, responding to mental health and substance abuse needs and barriers, special education accommodations, social-emotional building, and teen pregnant and parenting supports.
Vicki Meyer Community Counselor 531-299-2666 email@example.com
Counseling & Therapy Programs provided to individual students based on a variety of special needs as a service of the OPS District. Students can meet during school hours or at an off-site location.
Beth Briardy 531-299-2670 firstname.lastname@example.org
Informational Career web sites
Nebraska Career Connections: www.nebraskacareerconnections.org/students.htm
College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
Omaha/SW Iowa Building Construction Trades Council: www.bctomaha.org
Jobs Projections: https:///h3.ne.gov/H3/https:///h3.ne.gov/H3
Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): https://official-asvab.com
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