St. John's High School Counseling Department

 Welcome back to the 2022-2023 school year!


We are so excited to work with all of our Islander students and families in the new school year.  Please check back regularly for important dates and other information.

Back to School FAQ's

As we prepare for the new school year, here are a few common questions and answers that may be helpful:

Q: Is there a school supply list?  What kinds of supplies should I purchase for my student?

A: Just start with the basics!  There is no school supply list, and in fact, your student may not need much.  I would suggest all students having a backpack, something to write one (notebook, binder), and something to write with (pencil, pen).  All students will be assigned a Chrome Book for the school year, and teachers will let you know if they would like your student to have any specific materials.

Q: Who is my counselor??

A: Great question!  Please head over to our counseling staff page to see each counselor's caseload.

Q: What can my student do if they are falling behind in a class?

A: It's always best to start by speaking with the student's teacher directly.  Many students will ask about tutoring options without even working with their teacher, and the classroom teacher will always be the expert on that particular subject.  If a student just needs time to catch up on missing work, our Upgrade after school program should be starting up after interim reports are available.

Parent survey

Parents, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey.  Your answers are confidential and help us improve the counseling department!

Action for Happiness Calendar

Check out the resources page or use the link above to check out this month's "Action for Happiness" calendar.  February is the month to be friendly to others and give your relationships a boost!

IGPs

It's that time of year again!  IGPs or Individual Graduation Plans must be completed with every student and parent, every school year. Senior and Junior IGP meetings must be completed during semester 1.  Please make sure you contact the counseling department as soon as possible to schedule your meeting!

 What's going on in Counseling this month?

--> Semester 2 has begun, and students should be focusing on coming to school and staying on top of assignments.  The time to ask for help is now!  If any studetns are struggling in their classes, they should speak with their teacher immediately.  We also offer after school tutoring each week Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00.  This is an excellent opportunity to get some assistance or catch up on missing work.

Other important dates:

If you don't know Remind, it's time to get acquainted!

Remind is a communication platform for educators that makes staying in touch with students and parents quick and easy.

I have classes set up for all of my students and parents to join-- just click the appropriate link below!


Note: If you have previously been in one of my Remind classes from a different school year or for a different student, you will need to a new class to stay up to date.