Guidance

  • Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse and mobile society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders, and citizen”, every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that impact academic achievement.

    Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.  The professional high school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students.

    Our school social workers play a unique role in the school as they work with school staff, students, families, and community agencies in removing barriers to education. They serve as the vital link between home, school, and community.  Some of the services provided by our school social workers include: Counseling, Groups, Family Contact, Interventions, crisis support, RTI Tier 2 & 3 interventions, and SPED services.  The professional high school social workers holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school social work. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with educational reform and challenges facing today’s students.
     

    Welcome to 2020-2021, Maroon Family!

    Today's times bring certain seasonal topics to our Student Services Maroon Wellness newsletter: SAT testing, grades, and financial aid.  This quarter, there are new topics, too.  Visit the newsletter for information you need on vaping, how to make Infinite Campus work for you, and our improved and comprehensive Counseling Services calendar.  As always, we encourage students and families to bookmark the newsletter website and visit often.

    Happy Fall from your EHS Student Services Team.

     

    Elgin High School Counseling Department Staff

    The school’s phone number, (847) 888-5100, must be dialed before the extension.

    Alan Flota   Associate Principal. alanflota@u-46.org  ext 5104

    Nancy Rodriguez    Associate Principal/Guidance Secretary clemenciarodriguez@u-46.org ext. 5344

     

    School Counselors
      A - Casti  Heather Spear heatherspear@u-46.org ext. 5120
      Casto - F  Breann Tomaso breanntomaso@u-46.org ext. 5119
      G - Ji  Patrick McCarthy patrickmccarthy@u-46.org ext. 5112
      Jo - Mora  Pamela Nehrke

    pamelanehrke@u-46.org

    ext. 5122
      More - Rit  David Hess davidhess@u-46.org  ext. 6993
      Riv - Tov  Celia Howard celiahoward@u-46.org ext. 6683
     Tran -Viq, ELL 4-5  Violetta Losowski violettalosowski@u-46.org ext. 5118

     Vir - Z, ELL 1-3

     Martin Aburto  martinaburto@u-46.org  ext. 5121
         Click here to make an appointment  
     MTSS  Lisa Holbrook

    lisaholbrook@u-46.org

    ext. 5336
    Social Workers
    A - GI  Amy Vecchio amyvecchio@u-46.org ext. 4145
    GO-O  Christine Larison christinebodnarlarison@u-46.org ext. 5147
    P - Z  Jessica Kim jessicakim@u-46.org

    ext. 5364

    Other Services Links   

     

    Guidance Procedures/Handouts/Power Points

    Counselors will meet with students at various times throughout the year. Students are welcome to make an appointment with their assigned counselor whenever necessary. In order to set up an appointment a student may stop by and place his or her name on that counselor’s individual sign- up sheet, which is conveniently located on the front counter of the Guidance Department. Parents may call the counselor’s direct number (see chart below) to schedule an appointment, leave a message or ask a question. Students are assigned to counselors based on the spelling of their last names.

    If students need to make an appointment with their counselor, they can use click here to make an appointment

     Tier one universal groups are meetings with students at the beggining of the year to give grade level guidance.