Phone: 603-679-2554 x4114
Meet Your School Counselors:
Contact School Counseling (Guidance) at:
603-679-2544 x4114 (o)
(see email hyperlinks below)
INFORMATION AND FORMS
- Counseling Department Information Form
- Community Service Verification Form
- Community Support Services
- 2022-2023 High School Profile
- EXITING Student, Permission to Release Records
- Alumni Student Transcript Request (former only, current students see Guidance)
Weekend Food Program The weekend food program is once again available for students throughout the Epping School District. This free program will help provide students with extra meals from Friday evening through Sunday evening, and help them be better prepared to come to school on Monday morning nourished and ready to learn.This program is made possible by End 68 Hours of Hunger, a local, private food program whose mission is to help families in need feed their children over the weekend. All food is non-perishable and easy to prepare. If your child has an allergy to any specific food, please let us know on the form below and we will do our best to accommodate their dietary needs.If you would like to access the program, please complete this form and return it to Mr. DeGruttola or Mrs. Bisaillon, School Counselors at EMHS. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out at the contact info below. Thank you!
SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES GRADES SIX THROUGH TWELVE
Students can meet with a school counselor for a variety of needs, including:
- Academic concerns
- Social concerns with friends/classmates
- Coping with anxiety
- Other personal issues
School counselors can help when something happens in a student's life that leads to intense emotional distress.
School counselors in the Epping school district work together to support students and parents in grade level transitions as they progress through their education.
Every student is unique and school counselors can assist with helping school meet their needs, including:
- 504 plan management for students with disabilities
- Coordination of needs for homeless students
- Consultation with teachers
- Referral to outside counseling services*
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.
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.
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!
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