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.
- 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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