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Counseling Center restructuring at the HS for 2017-2018 school year

Filed in BCHS by on July 10, 2017

The message below was emailed to parents on Monday, July 10.

Dear Parent/Guardian:

I am writing to update you on some decisions with regard to the counseling center’s caseload restructuring for 2017 and beyond.

Recently, the district has recognized a need for additional student assistance in the Counseling Center. Therefore our  comprehensive program will  enhance the transition from the middle school to the high school by dividing ALL incoming 9th graders between two counselors, Ms. Zeh and Mr. Douglas. The students will be assigned to a counselor by alphabetical order of their last name. The breakdown is as follows:

9th Graders for 2017-18:
Students whose last names start with A-K will have Ms. Zeh
Students whose last names start with L-Z will have Mr. Douglas

Some additional changes include an alphabetical breakdown by last name for incoming 10th and 11th graders. The vision is to create consistency in the student/counselor ratio with the alphabetical split so that each student’s needs are met. The breakdown for 10th and 11th grade are as follows:

10th Graders for 2017-18:
Students whose last names start with A-C will have Mr. St. John
Students whose last names start with D-He will have Mr. Carlton
Students whose last names start with Hi-Mb will have Ms. Carr
Students whose last names start with Mc-R will have Ms. Moriarity
Students whose last names start with S-Z will have Ms. Burkart

11th Graders for 2017-18:
Students whose last names start with A-C will have Mr. St. John
Students whose last names start with D-G will have Mr. Carlton
Students whose last names start with H-McA will have Ms. Carr
Students whose last names start with McF-R will have Ms. Moriarity
Students whose last names start with S-Z will have Ms. Burkart

In planning for the restructuring, we developed a plan that was the least disruptive for our rising 12th graders (current 11th graders) who are in the midst of their college planning process. In order to accomplish this, many of our rising 12th graders will be keeping their current counselors, with the exception of a small group of students. The breakdown for 12th grade is as follows:

12th Graders for 2017-18:
Students whose last names start with Hu-Ma, O will have Ms. Burkart
Students whose last names start with A, B, Mc-My will have Ms. Moriarity
Students whose last names start with S-Z will have Mr. St. John
Students whose last names start with C, N, P-R will have Mr. Carlton
Students whose last names start with D-Ho will have Ms. Carr

In making these restructuring changes, the Counseling Center will provide BC students with more support and a positive school experience.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact me at 439-4921 or kconnor@bcsd.neric.org.

Sincerely,

Kristen Connor
K-12 School Counselor Supervisor