PPS Counselors

6th Grade & A-L 7th Grade
M-Z 7th Grade & 8th Grade

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! 

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.