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Guidance

The PPS Counselors assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health needs, career decisions and problems. While helping students plan for college and careers is part of their job, a guidance counselor's overall function is to talk to students, give advice, listen to problems, help students develop coping skills and learn to become good problem-solvers and decision-makers on their own.  Specifically, school counselors play a major role in the social, emotional, and academic development of their students.

These are just some of the reasons you may want to see your guidance counselor: 

  • If you are concerned about your grades.  Counselors can work with you to help improve your study skills, help you set goals, set up tutoring sessions (if you qualify) etc...
  • If you are having trouble with students. Counselors and teachers can assist you resolve conflicts peacefully.  Please let a counselor know if someone you know is experiencing trouble with other students as well.
  • If you are sad. Sometimes we understand why we are sad and sometimes we don't.  Either way, it is always good to talk to someone when you are sad. 
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed with school or life to the point that you are not sleeping well, or not eating normally, please see a counselor.
  • If you are concerned about a friend, relative, etc..
  • If you do NOT feel safe at school or at home for ANY reason.
  • If you have knowledge of someone in possession of drugs, alcohol, weapon or other inappropriate items.
  • Just to say hello! J

Who are my counselors?

6th grade - Mrs. Burden- Mrs. Burden's office is located in the office admin area.
7th and 8th - Mrs. Eiland - Mrs. Eiland's office is located in the office admin area.

When do I have an opportunity to see my counselor?

If you need to speak to a counselor, you may ask any teacher for a pass.  You may come between classes and then the counselor will write you a pass to class.  You may come to see a counselor in the morning before school starts.  There will usually be a counselor on duty in the courtyard or in the main lobby.

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