Greensburg Salem High School Guidance Department
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School Counselors
 Laura Klipa (Students A-L)
 Debbie Rietski (Students M-Z)
Deborah Yasika - Administrative Assistant
(724)832-2970; fax (724)832-2922

Overview of Guidance Department Services

How are students referred to Counselors?

Students may stop in anytime!

Parent Request

Teacher or Administrator Referral

Counselor Request

What do High School Counselors Do?

School Counselors Provide:

Academic support services
Crisis management
Transition programs
Leadership development

We Provide to Parents:
Academic planning and support
Post-secondary planning
Scholarship/financial search process
School-to-parent communications
School-to-work transition programs
One-on-one parent conferencing
Assessment results interpretation
Resource referrals
College/career exploration
We Provide to the Community:
Job shadowing, community service, work based learning
Crisis interventions
Career education

School Counselors Offer Services Through:

School Guidance Curriculum
Academic skills support
Organizational, study and test-taking skills
Education in understanding self and others
Coping strategies
Peer relationships and effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Substance abuse education
Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning
Goal-setting/decision- making
Academic planning
Career planning
Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
Transition planning

Counseling Services
Individual and small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Conflict resolution
Peer facilitation
Referrals to outside supports
Sample Guidance Services by Grade:
9th Grade :
Freshman Orientation to Guidance Services & GSHS (Sept. Meeting)
Strong collaboration with 9th Grade teachers.
Delivers lesson in Freshman Seminar Class on: Academic, College & Career Topics
10th Grade :
Coordinates Vocational Education (Vo-tech) Program
Assists with career topics in preparation for "Career Fair"
11th Grade:
Junior Class Informational Meetings on Post-High School Career & Educational Options
Test Administration: PSAT, SAT, PSSA
12th Grade :
Senior Class Informational Meetings on Post-High School Career & Educational Options
College Applications
Dual Enrollment & Community Service Programs
Ongoing Services:
Scheduling, Course Requests, & Transcript Updates
Monitoring of Grades & Attendance
Coordinates Counseling & Outside Resources
Counsels students regarding: Personal/Social, Academic, & Career/College Topics