OPS Counselor's Corner

School Counseling Department News, Updates, & Information

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

-Welcome to our new counseling page! We will be updating the website as necessary with viable information for families, students and stakeholders.

-Browse the tabs in the upper-right corner for additional resources + information from our counseling team.

September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24, with recent research from the CDC showing a significant increase in recent years. OPS is dedicated to being a competent school community in suicide prevention. As a school, we want students, staff, and parents/guardians knowing the warning signs and how to get themselves or another child help.

The warning signs include:

  • Noticeable changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Unexplained or unusually severe, violent, or rebellious behavior
  • Withdrawal from family or friends
  • Sexual promiscuity, truancy, and vandalism
  • Drastic personality change
  • Agitation, restlessness, distress, or panicky behavior
  • Talking or writing about committing suicide, even jokingly
  • Giving away prized possessions
  • Doing worse in school

If you are concerned about yourself or someone showing these warning signs, please contact your school counselor at ChristinaKostopoulos@oxfordprep.org or CheriBlanchard-Hayes@oxfordprep.org. You can also use our anonymous form here.

If you suspect an emergency, always call 911 first.

Upcoming Events:

  • Fall MAP Testing: Aug 26-September 6th
  • Campbell University On-Site Admissions: September 5th, 10am-2pm
  • 6th Grade Saddlerock Field Trip- September 27th

What We Do:

  • Academic Advising & Intervention
  • College and Career Exploration & Counseling
  • Individual Student Planning & Crisis Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance (Senior Seminar, Success Seminar, and classroom push-ins)
  • 504 Coordination
  • Scheduling & Class Changes
  • McKinney–Vento Liaison

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