Counseling Program

Welcome to the DAMS School Counseling Program's Website!  We hope our website provides you with valuable information, but please be in touch with us if you have questions or suggestions! While you're here, check out our newsletter (Counselor Connection) or visit our Facebook page!

Our Mission
The mission of the DeForest Area School District’s School Counseling Program is to promote and enhance the life-long learning process by development in three broad areas: 
  1. Personal/Social Development
  2. Career Development
  3. Academic Development

The purpose of the program is to maximize the full potential of all students.

    By All

    Our comprehensive school counseling program supports our students by         

    involving families, schools, and our community in helping children succeed.

    For All

    100% of students in school participate in the program


Counselor Request Form

Before filling out this form we would like you to think about a couple of actions you can take on your own to deal with a concern. 
*Did you talk to a teacher or an adult in the area?
*Did you use Name It, Claim It, Stop It to address the issue? 
*Did you talk to the person you were having an issue with? 
*Did you check Skyward? 

Please be aware that your counselor will connect with you as soon as possible. We do not want you to miss out on learning, so it will mainly be during lunch and recess. Also feel free to email your counselor if needed. Thank you! Mrs. Hahn, Mr. Wagner, Ms. Rideout

Our Counseling Program supports DASD's Norski Pride values:
  1. Respectful
  2. Responsible
  3. Safe
Click here to find out more about PBIS and the 
Norski Pride Behavior Expectations at DAMS

Program Components


    Academic Skills
    Career Awareness      
    Coping Strategies
    Healthy Relationships
    Interpersonal Skills
    Multicultural/Diversity Awareness
    Bully Prevention

Individual Student Planning

    8th Grade Academic & Career Planning Conferences
    Goal Setting & Decision-Making
    Transition to High School

Responsive Services

    Collaboration and Consultation   
    Solution-Focused Individual Counseling
    School Crisis Intervention
    Small Group Counseling  

System Support

    Developmental Guidance Lessons
    Collaboration and Consultation
    Community Outreach
    Professional Development