Departments
School Counseling Department
Meet Your School Counselors:

Each counselor's primary areas of focus is noted below; all school counselors can provide assistance to any student in immediate need. Contact information can be found on the school website.

Mr. DeGruttola: primary focus- students in grades 6-8
Mrs. Morin: primary focus- students in grades 9-12
Mrs. Bisaillon: primary focus- alternative programming for students in grades 9-12
Mrs. Wagner: School Psychologist 6-12
Mrs. Bell: Administrative Assistant and Registrar

SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE

How do parents access school counseling for their student?

EMHS school counselors work together with parents to best support their students at school. Parents are encouraged to reach out by email or phone with questions or concerns anytime.
 

*School counseling is a brief, solution-focused intervention for issues impacting a student's ability to be successful at school. Counselors may suggest outside counseling for students who would benefit from the support of a professional mental health counselor and EMHS counselors can assist with making referrals when needed.

How do students access school counseling services?

Anyone: Stop by the school counseling office anytime! Drop by or ask a teacher if you can go to the counseling office. Mrs. Bell greets all students and can either get them in with a counselor immediately or schedule a time for them to come back.

Grades 6-12: Students in grades 6-12 can email your school counselor and let them know you'd like to meet.

Grades 6-8: Students in grades 6-8 can fill out a meeting request form on the school counseling website.

Counseling: Grades 6-8 

 
Mr. DeGruttola is a NH certified school counselor who has been with the Epping School District since 2008. 6-8 counseling services address whatever interferes with a student's ability to learn, to succeed, and to participate in the learning process.

Adventure Based Counseling

In addition to providing general school counseling services, Mr. DeGruttola provides opportunities for Adventure Based counseling activities. These take place as small group interventions during the school day and after-school activities that are available to all students. Students are challenged to become critical thinkers, collaborators, problem solvers, responsible decision makers and confident learners, promoting social and emotional growth.

Counseling: Grades 9-12


Mrs. Bisaillon has been with the Epping School District since 2003, Mrs. Morin since 2010. Both are NH certified school counselor. 9-12 school counseling addresses student's academic, career, and social-emotional development with a focus on preparing for post-secondary goals. Some of the services provided in the 9-12 school counseling office include:

  • ​​​​​Course Scheduling
  • Academic Advising & 4-year planning
  • Extended Learning ​​​​​​Opportunities
    • Learning outside of the traditional school day
  • Career exploration assessments & activities
    • ASVAB, O*Net, and other online career tools
  • Parent information nights
    • College prep, financial aid, and social/emotional topic
  • Standardized testing for state and college purposes
    • PSAT, SAT, AP
  • Dropout prevention & access to alternative programming
    • Credit recovery systems
    • Alternative learning plans
    • Support with adult education or high school equivalency
  • Comprehensive college advising
    • Essay workshops
    • Common App help sessions
    • College admissions representative visits
    • Financial aid & scholarship guidance
    • College search guidance
  • Registrar/assistant related support
    • Powerschool & enrollment assistance
    • Transcript requests
    • Community based scholarships

I AM COLLEGE BOUND!

"I Am College Bound" is an annual event held at the high school in November and sponsored by NHHEAF. On this day, seniors can apply to all NH colleges with no application fees. Students receive professional assistance with their applications and are entered into a $500 scholarship raffle!

INFORMATION AND FORMS

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