Welcome to the new Putnam County Guidance Counselor's Website!!  My name is Tyler Ellena, and I am the new Guidance Counselor at Putnam County High School.   My mission as school counselor
 at Putnam County High School is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that attends to the personal/social, academic, and career preparation/college planning needs of all students. My goal is to promote
 a commitment to life-long learning, personal, and academic growth and to aid students in becoming responsible, culturally aware, and productive members of society. My mission and my goal will be supported and further strengthened by consultation with teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and community advocates

Fighting Apathy in Teens

This time of year can bring out depression in everyone due to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and teenagers are certainly not immune to those feelings of depression and apathy.

I believe one of the more rewarding aspects of this job is to help parents and students find resources that can give them insight into particular issues.   This month, I want to pass on some links to articles on teen apathy.  These links have good definitions and some practical advice that may help each of us understand our children and students better.

Adolescent Apathy and What Loss of Caring Can Mean

How to Break the Hold of Apathy in Your Teen’s Life

How to Get Apathetic Teenagers to be Engaged

I hope there is something that you find helpful in one of these links, and that you all have Happy Holidays!


Tyler Ellena 

Upcoming Events:

Senior Finals: Thursday May 10, 2018 and Friday May 11, 2018 
                            8:00 - 12:00

Graduation:  Friday May 18, 2018 at 

Finals:  Thursday May 24, 2018
                 5th/6th Hour: 8:00 - 9:00
                  7th Hour: 9:03 - 10:03
                  8th Hour: 10:06 - 11: 06
                  9th Hour: 11:09 - 12:09

               Friday May 25, 2018
                 1st Hour: 8:00 - 9:00
                  2nd Hour: 9:03 - 10:03
                  3rd Hour: 10:06 - 11: 06
                  4th Hour: 11:09 - 12:09