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 2023

Timeline of Transition Events 2018-2019

CHESTER ACADEMY

On the Road to Pinkerton - Class of 2023

Timeline of Transition Events 2018-2019

DATE

TIME

DESCRIPTION

October 2018

N/A

Data sheets MAILED to all 8th Grade students

November 2018

N/A

Deadline to return Pinkerton Data Sheets to Chester Academy School Counselor

11/28/18

Wednesday

5:30-7:30 PM

CTE Fair @ Stockbridge Theatre Lobby

 January 2019

N/A

Course Catalogs arrive @ Chester Academy

1/14/19 and

1/15/19

6:30-8:00 PM

Preview Program @ Stockbridge Theatre

1/17/2019

In classes during School Day

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

1/18/2019

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

8th Grade Electives Day

Field Trip to Pinkerton

1/31/19

Snow date 2/12/19

5:30-8:00

8th Grade Course Night @ Pinkerton

 

Early February

N/A

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

2/21/2019

During School Day

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

Mid-April

2019

N/A

Course Verification Sheets available via Aspen & mailed to student’s homes.

8/6/2019?

 

FIELD DAY (More Info to be Provided)

Late August 2019

Half Day

Freshman Orientation Day @ Pinkerton

Freshman students will take buses to school for a half day

Will follow their schedule

Late August 2019

 

Freshman Parents’ Information Night @ Pinkerton

Contact Info:

Susan Buck, School Counselor

Email:  bucks@chesteracademy.org  *   Phone:  887-3621 ext. 147

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