Mrs. Denisse Lumpkin
Mrs. Suzanne Vice
Guidance Office Telephone: 442-2172 ext. 1
STUDENTS- depending on your needs, the school guidance counselors can help you:
ASSESS your strengths and limitations
Make suitable DECISIONS about your life
Develop positive ATTITUDES
Choose COURSES that are right for you
Solve PERSONAL PROBLEMS
Discover your TALENTS and ABILITIES
Decide on a CAREER
PARENTS - The guidance office seeks to encourage and atmosphere of helpful communication among educators, students and parents. The counselors are willing to listen and help with valuable services. They are also available to assist with progress reports, illness assignments, and parent/teacher conferences.
§ Progress reports should be sent home after the third week of the six weeks grading period. If you do not receive one, or your child did not receive one, please contact the Counselor’s office.
§ 24 hour notice should be given before a parent/teacher conference can be scheduled. We encourage parents to meet with the teacher during their preparation if at all possible.
§ If your child is absent only one day, we ask that you allow them to get make-up work when they return to school with a written excuse from you or your doctor.
§ Please give the teachers until the end of the school day before you pick up missed work assignments in the Guidance Office. It takes awhile to compile the work from each teacher
§ Contact the Guidance Office if your child has any illness/condition that should be noted on his/her permanent records. If school personnel should be made aware of this, the counselor will do so, otherwise this and all other information will be held with strict confidentiality.
The School Counselor will assist students in…
Planning appropriate educational programs
Understanding their abilities and interest relating to vocational and career plans
Eliminating and overcoming barriers to learning
Personal and social development using prevention and intervention techniques
Develop skills in decision-making, positive peer and family relationships
Dealing with present social issues; single parent families, suicide,
Drug alcohol abuse, child abuse/neglect, teen pregnancy,
Rising crime rate, death, divorce, sexual abuse, etc
Interpreting and utilizing state test scores with parents,
Teachers and administrators for the purpose of improving instruction
Testing dates and sign ups