Welcome to School Counseling

What Does a School Counselor Do?
  • Helps all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development.
  • Serves a role in maximizing student success.
  • Supports a safe learning environment.
  • Addresses the needs of all students through culturally relevant prevention & intervention programs.
  • Works with individuals and groups.
  • Helps identify needs of students.
  • Encourages better inter-personal relationships.
  • Promotes positive attitudes and choices.
  • Aides teachers and parents in helping students.
  • Coordinates efforts with other school specialists
  • Coordinates referrals to outside agencies.
  • Sponsors community outreach programs.

School Counselor Limitations
Guidance counselors do not provide mental health services. Our counselors have the necessary skills and training to help students with their emotional needs related to their development and education. At times it may be necessary for students/families to seek outside agencies for services that are beyond the scope of school counseling.

On The Road to Pinkerton - Class of 2022

Timeline of Transition Events 2017-2018

DATE

TIME

DESCRIPTION

10/16/17

N/A

Data sheets MAILED to all 8th Grade students

11/7/17

N/A

Deadline to return Pinkerton Data Sheets to Chester Academy School Counselor

11/29/17

5:30-7:30 PM

CTE Fair @ Stockbridge Theatre Lobby

 January 2018

N/A

Course Catalogs arrive @ Chester Academy

1/8/18 & 1/9/18

6:30-8:30 PM

Preview Program @ Stockbridge Theatre

January 2018

In classes during School Day

School Counselor reviews course selection with 8th Grade students.  Course Catalogs distributed to 8th Grade students

1/22/2018

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

8th Grade Information Day - Field Trip to Pinkerton

2/01/18

(Snow Date 2/7/18)

5:30-8:00

8th Grade Course Night @ Pinkerton

 

Early February 2018

N/A

Deadline to return Course Selection Worksheets (PINK Sheets) to School Counselor @ Chester Academy

Mid-February or Early March 2018

During School Day

Course Selection.  All students meet one-on-one with a PA School Counselor to finalize course selections.

Mid-April 2018

N/A

Course Verification Sheets to student’s homes.

August 2018

Various times during day

FIELD DAY (More Info to be Provided)

August 2018

Half Day

Freshman Orientation Day @ Pinkerton 
Freshman students will take buses to school for a half day. Will follow their schedule

August 2018

 

Freshman Parents’ Night @ Pinkerton


Community Resources


DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELING & TREATMENT:
1-844-711-4357  NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line

VIDEO: What is Addiction  - A 5 minute informational video about addiction also known as substance use disorder (SUD).

BULLYING RESOURCES:
Bullying at School & Online - AASA Anti Bullying Booklet for Parents
American Association of School Administrators

stopbullying.gov.com - A Federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

ANXIETY RESOURCES:

COLLEGE PLANNING:

SCHOOL COUNSELING

Meet the
School Counselors

Susan Buck
Phone Ext. 147

Heidi Milardo
Phone Ext. 208