Lake High School Counseling Department

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Lake's school counselors are excited to help serve the needs of their students in terms of the student's academic, college/career and social/emotional goals and future successes.

Things your school counselors do include:

      • scheduling

      • meeting with new students

      • review and make transcripts

      • complete credit checks for graduation

      • attend RTI (response to intervention) meetings

      • conduct testing including PSAT, ACT, EOC graduation tests

      • track all students testing points

      • conduct individual and group counseling

      • complete mental health assessments

      • coordinate with and track Penta students

      • conduct college planning meetings

      • send transcripts

      • help with scholarships

      • assist students in CCP process

      • assist with graduation

      • help students interested in being students athletes

      • conduct career assessments

      • deliver lesson plans in the areas of academic, personal/social, and college career readiness


If a student would like to see a counselor, he/she should fill out THIS APPOINTMENT REQUEST FORM.

Students will be seen immediately whenever possible. If the counselors are not available, the counselor will meet with him/her ASAP.

***To request a schedule change, please use THIS REQUEST FORM.


Parents and guardians are welcome to meet with the counselors and are asked to make appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available. You may call or email your counselor to set-up a meeting!

Ms. Gillespie

(All students last name beginning A-K)

Hello! My name is Ms. Kara Gillespie and this will be my 8th year in education and my 1st year as a school counselor at Lake High School. I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's in Secondary Math Education and from the University of Toledo with a Master's in School Counseling. I can reached at my office number (419) 661-6694, or you can call/text my google voice number at (419) 318-9465 or email me at

Ms. Orians

(All students last name beginning L-Z)

Hi! My name is Ms. Tracy Orians and this will be my 9th year as a school counselor and 7th year at Lake HS! I graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelors in Psychology and a masters in School Counseling. I can be reached at my office number 419-661-6645, or you can call/text my google voice number at 330-969-9101 or email me at



  • Oct 12th: Owens Visit (ICE)

  • Oct 13th: PSAT/NMSQT for Jrs

  • Oct 18th: Bluffton Visit (ICE)

  • Oct 20th: Walsh University (ICE)

  • Oct 21st: Siena Heights University (ICE)

  • Oct 25th- 29th: Red Ribbon Week

  • Oct 26th: Amy Gloor Presentation “Growing Up in Today’s Digital World”

  • Nov 2nd: Owens comes to Lake for CCP spring scheduling

  • Nov 5th: Explore Penta (10th) 9:30-11:45)

  • Nov 11th: Conference Event: CCP Mtg, FAFSA Workshop, Grad Requirements Mtg & More

  • Nov 17th: Zoom meetings for CCP spring scheduling with UT

Community Resources

Lake Spirit Wear

Lake Glider Pack Program

Lake HS Counseling Referrals

United Way 211

Wood County Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Resource Guide

Wood County Job and Family Services

Wood County Crisis Hotline: 1-419-502-HOPE (4673)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: Text - HOME to 741741