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    Greensburg Salem High School Guidance Department
    Follow us on Twitter: @GSHS_Guidance
     
    School Counselors
     
     Laura Klipa (Students A-L)
     
     
     Debbie Rietski (Students M-Z)
    (724)832-2973; debbie.rietski@gslions.net
     
      
    Deborah Yasika - Administrative Assistant
    (724)832-2970; fax (724)832-2922
     deborah.yasika@gslions.net
     
     
     

    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
    Referrals
    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
    Consultation/collaboration
    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
    Scholarships
    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