Phone: 603-679-2554 x4114
Meet Your School Counselors:
Contact School Counseling (Guidance) at:
603-679-2544 x4114 (o)
(see email hyperlinks below)
Alternative Program Counselor
Mrs. Bisaillon is a NH certified school counselor who has been with the Epping School District since 2003. Mrs. Bisaillon's primary focus is on alternative and transition programming for students in grades 6-12.
Mr. DeGruttola is a NH certified school counselor who has been with the Epping School District since 2008. Mr. Degruttola's primary focus in the EMHS counseling department is to provide counseling services to students in grades 6-8.
Mrs. Morin is a NH certified school counselor who has been with the Epping School District since 2010. Mrs. Morin's primary focus is to provide school counseling services to students in grades 9-12.
INFORMATION AND FORMS
2022-2023 Program of Studies
2023-2024 Program of Studies
- Counseling Department Information Form
- Community Service Verification Form
- Community Support Services
- 2022-2023 High School Profile
- Permission to Release Records (EXITING/TRANSFERRING STUDENT)
- Alumni Student Transcript Request (former only, current students see Guidance)
Weekend Food Program
Epping Middle High School is proud to offer a weekend food program to families in need this school year. In collaboration with 68 hours of hunger, the food program provides students with food for the 68 hour time frame between Friday’s lunch at school and breakfast Monday morning at school. If you are interested in accessing this great program please contact Mrs. Bisaillon or Mr. DeGruttola in Guidance at 679-5472.
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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