Mrs. Stroka

11th Grade Counselor

(for students who have earned 12+ credits by August 2020)

Class of 2022

(2020-2021 school year)

email: Erin.Stroka@aps.edu

As we begin the Fall 2020 semester, I will be working remotely online from home. Please feel free to contact me at the email listed above.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

The Cibola High School Counseling Department also welcomes back Ms. Tara Garcia, who was an awesome member of our Counseling Team in 2015-2017.

Ms. Garcia and Mrs. Stroka will be teaming together to start this semester, as Mrs. Stroka will be retiring mid-August. We're both happy to welcome our Junior Class of 2022 to the new school year!

August 2020

Welcome, Amazing 11th Graders & Parents/Families!

My name is Erin Reilly Stroka and I have the pleasure of looping with the class of 2022 from 10th grade to 11th grade for Junior year. I look forward to serving as your school counselor for the Cibola High School 11th grade - Class of 2022 when we start the new school year in August 2020.

Ms. Tara Garcia and I will be teaming together to start the Fall 2020 semester, as I will be retiring mid-August (which I announced this past winter).

Ms. Garcia holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and the professional certification of Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has been working as a school counselor for the past seven years in New Mexico and Colorado. Ms. Garcia was an awesome member of our Cibola Counseling Team during 2015-2017 and we're thrilled that she has returned to our Cibola family. Ms. Garcia is excited to serve as the school counselor for our Junior Class of 2022.

Our Junior Class of 2022 student caseload is all 11th grade students who have earned 12 or more credits as of August 2020.

[Class of 2022 students who have not earned 13 credits by August 2020 and need credit recovery, will work with Mrs. Lori Ryan, Reclassified Counselor. Mrs. Ryan can be reached by email at lorene.ryan@aps.edu .]

We are here to support you and your SUCCESS at Cibola as you learn, grow, and prepare for life after high school!

Pre-Registration for 11th Grade: Spring 2020

11th Grade Pre-Registration Presentations and information about course selections/requests were provided to current CHS 10th grade students Thursday, January 23 & Friday, January 24, 2020. Mrs. Stroka met with students in E Lecture Hall during their English 10 classes.

For this information and to view the 11th Grade Pre-Registration PowerPoint Presentation, please click on this underlined link.

My Professional Focus

Mrs. Stroka's professional focus is to inspire, motivate, and empower students to believe in themselves, find hope, and use their strengths to manage transitions, overcome barriers, and achieve their educational and career goals. I'm here to help support and improve student success and wellness. This aligns with our Cibola mission to MOTIVATE • EDUCATE • GRADUATE!

Information/Resources/Videos/Links

Information about my educational and professional background may be viewed by clicking on the 'Home/Welcome Page' button/drop-down menu at the top right of this screen & selecting 'Professional Profile.'

Also posted on this drop-down menu are many helpful resources, links, videos, and information on different pages available on this drop-down menu.

CHS Counseling Department Mission & Vision

MISSION: Cibola High School's Counseling Department strives to fulfill the Cibola High School Mission to motivate, educate, and graduate ALL students.

VISION: ALL Cibola High School students graduate as knowledgeable and independent, achieving their fullest potential, capable of determining their futures and attaining fulling careers, positively contributing to a diverse society in a changing world.

Please know that I care and am here to help.

How I can be of assistance:

If you ever have any needs, questions, or concerns, please contact me by:

  • email: Erin.Stroka@aps.edu

  • I also welcome scheduled appointments to talk with you via telephone and/or Google Meet video calls as we learn & work from home during fall 2020 due to COVID-19.

    • To schedule an appointment, please email me directly at Erin.Stroka@aps.edu .

Office Hours

Due to COVID-19, students & staff members will begin the Fall 2020 semester learning and working from home.

During the school year, my office hours are 8:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday.

How can students meet with me?

To support academic success and avoid interrupting instruction, during remote learning due to COVID-19, I am happy to support students via:

  • my work email (Erin.Stroka@aps.edu)

  • scheduled appointments to talk by telephone or video-calls (Google Meet)

To schedule a telephone appointment, please email me at Erin.Stroka@aps.edu .

Information & Resources

Remind app

Cibola High School and I will share helpful information and resources for students and parents using the free app called Remind (formerly Remind 101).

I strongly encourage students and parents of the class of 2022 to please sign-up for Remind to receive these updates from Ms. Chavez, Mr. Sena, Ms. Garcia, and me.

To sign-up, click on the following link (based on student's last name):

For written directions of how to sign-up for Remind 101 using a phone or desktop computer, click below:

Need Additional Support?

ASSISTANCE DURING COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If you or your family needs assistance regarding COVID-19:


News about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may create anxiety and concerns.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of emotional crisis, mental health or substance use concern, counselors are here to hear you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the NM Crisis & Access Line at 1-855-662-7474 (24/7); call or text their Peer-to-Peer Warmline at 1-855-466-7100 (call 3:30pm-11:30pm; text 6pm-11pm); and visit https://www.nmcrisisline.com/ .

The New Mexico Public Education Department sent out a memo 3/19/2020 entitled, "General Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19," providing resources to help yourself, your family, and your loved ones. Remember, even when things feel overwhelming, there is hope and there is help. Click on the highlighted link above to view.

Additional Resources:

Agora Crisis Telephone & Referral Helpline - 505-277-3013; http://www.unm.edu/~agora/

  • 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week

  • Free, confidential help-line & online emotional support

National Suicide Prevention Helpline & Resources - 1-800-273-8255; https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386 ; https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

  • A national 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth

  • Trevor Project’s mission is to save LGBTQ young lives and provide them support in all moments of crisis — including anxiety, worries, and uncertainty about this growing global pandemic.

  • If they feel hopeless, alone, or have thoughts of suicide, please have them call the TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386.

  • They can also connect with trained counselors every day 24/7 by texting 678-678 or via chat at TheTrevorProject.org/Help.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Addiction Resource - 1-800-821-4357

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline - 1-800-662-HELP (4357); https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

  • A confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service - in English and Spanish - for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

Albuquerque Domestic Violence Resource Center - 505-884-1241; http://www.dvrcnm.org/

Dating Abuse Helpline - 1-866-331-9474; live chat: www.loveisrespect.org

Here's to a GREAT junior year! Welcome!

Contact Information

Email: Erin.Stroka@aps.edu

11th Grade Counselor Website:

https://sites.google.com/aps.edu/cibola-stroka/home-welcome-page

CHS Counseling Department Website: http://cibola.aps.edu/counseling

CHS Website: http://cibola.aps.edu/