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

    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


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     Current Senior Class of 2018

    Text to #: 81010

    Message:  @gsguid18 


    Current Junior Class of 2019

    Text to #: 81010

    Message:  @gsguid19


    Current Sophomore Class of 2020

    Text to #: 81010

    Message: @gsguid2020


    Current Freshmen Class of 2021

    Text to #:81010