Guidance Counseling

COVID-19 Counseling News Update:

The Counseling Staff at CKHS provides a variety of services to assist students with their high school and post high school academic planning, college applications, scholarship information, and any issues that may arise to support and ensure academic success.

Many helping professionals are available through the Career/Counseling Center including a drug/alcohol counselor, a school psychologist and school nurse, as well as professionals from the community who serve students within the building. Parents and students may confer with any school counselor for further information on services available.

Supporting Families with PBIS at Home 

Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as a highly effective way to build children’s social-emotional-behavioral skills and reduce challenging behaviors. PBIS can be effectively used at home too and is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines (e.g., worldwide health pandemics, natural disasters, extended breaks). Attached in the above link are some recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to support their children’s social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home. 

CK Family Wellness Website

Over the next several weeks, you can expect to see this guide updated with information that we believe will help you and your family find balance in the 2020-2021 school year. Our intent is to provide you with strategies that will help increase hope and support the ability to bounce back when faced with life's challenges.

CKSD's Virtual Calm Space Website 

Feeling overwhelmed with the start of the school year? Need some resources to combat stressful times? Check out CKSD’s Virtual Calm Space! It will be updated weekly this year with new resources and helpful tips to stay mindful and relaxed this year.  

Events:

A-Z of Financial Aid Workshop 
September 29th  12PM-1PM
Zoom Workshop (click here to enter)

This virtual workshop is designed to kick off the financial aid filing season for parents and other caregivers to find out how state and/or federal financial aid can help pay for college and career education.

PSAT/NMSQT Information:

The PSAT will not be offered at CKHS in October, 2020.  In order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship program, you must have taken the PSAT/NMSQT in your 11th grade year.  If you are unable to take the PSAT/NMSQT due to illness, emergency, or other extenuating circumstances, please email ScholarshipAdmin@nmerit.net for further instructions. 

For general information about College Board’s NMSQT program, go to: https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/start.aspx?gid=2&pgid=61

Contact us:

Due to School Closures, the best way to reach us would be via e-mail.  We are not taking face-to-face appointments at this time.

Normally, the Counseling Departments office hours are 7 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Counseling Center phone number: 360-662-2442
Fax: 360-662-2441

How to schedule an appointment with your counselor: 

Counselors are available on an appointment basis from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Students are assigned to Counselors by their last names. Students or parents who wish to talk with their counselor may do so by using our online booking system.  To make your appointment online, click the "Book me!" link next to your assigned counselor. 

Student Group

Counselor

Appointments

A-D

Niki Orando

NikiO@ckschools.org

Book me!

E-J

Michelle Sotelo

MichelleSo@ckschools.org

Book me!

K-Q

Lizzy Martin

ElizabethM@ckschools.org

Book me!

R-Z

Scott McMinds

ScottM@ckschools.org

Book me!

 

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