MHS Counseling Office

Our office is open on regular school days, 7:30am-3:00pm. New students may register Monday-Friday in the Counseling Office, between the hours of 8:00am-2:00pm. Please call for an appointment: 618-566-8523, ext. 2.

While school is closed to students, parents, and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, students and parents will have email access to counselors and social workers during the day. Students with social work minutes in their IEPs or 504s have electronically received resources they can utilize to remain mentally and physically healthy during this time. Additionally, here is a link parents can refer to for resources: Common Sense Media: Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Schedule changes are still due April 1, 2020. Requests can be made via email to students' counselors. Also, scholarship applications can be turned in to the Main Office.

If you are a new family for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Beth Mueller at muellerb@msd19.org.

Counselors

School Counselors provide many resources for students. These tools include individual academic planning, student guidance counseling, consultation for educators, and career, social, and emotional development. School counselor caseloads are divided by alphabet by last name and special population.

Students can access their counselor by stopping by the Counseling Office to make an appointment. The student's counselor will send a pass for the student as soon as possible.

Counselor (A-G)

618-566-8523, ext. 5193

Counselor

(H-O & Running Start)

618-566-8523, ext. 5195

Counselor (P-Z)

Counseling Office Coordinator

618-566-8523, ext. 5192

Social Workers

School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional, and life adjustment to school and/or society. School Social Workers are the link between the home, school, and community in providing direct, as well as indirect, services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support students' academic and social success.

School Social Workers directly provide individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention to students. All students can access social work services by completing a form located in the counseling office.

Social Worker | 618-566-8523, ext. 5191 garlichb@msd19.org

Social Worker | 618-566-8523, ext. 5190 lynchm@msd19.org

Counseling administrative assistant & Registrar

The Counseling Administrative Assistant, Beth Mueller, is responsible for the overall general operations for the Counseling Office including registration. The Registrar, Anita Kearney, is responsible for all school records—including entry and withdrawal—and transcripts.

Administrative Assistant|618-566-8523, ext. 5197

Registrar | 618-566-8523, ext. 5107

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