Overview

Greensburg Salem High School Guidance Department
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GSHS School Code for SAT/ACT: 391575

School Counselors
Laura Klipa (Students A-L)
(724)832-2974; laura.klipa@gslions.net

Debbie Rietski (Students M-Z)
(724)832-2973; debbie.rietski@gslions.net

Deborah Yasika - Administrative Assistant
(724)832-2970; fax (724)832-2922
deborah.yasika@gslions.net
 
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Current Senior Class of 2019
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Current Junior Class of 2020
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Overview of Guidance Department Services

How are students referred to Counselors?

Students may stop in anytime!

Parent Request

Teacher or Administrator Referral

Counselor Request

What do High School Counselors Do?

School Counselors Provide:

Academic support services
Crisis management
Transition programs
Leadership development

We Provide to Parents:

Academic planning and support
Post-secondary planning
Scholarship/financial search process
School-to-parent communications
School-to-work transition programs
One-on-one parent conferencing
Assessment results interpretation
Resource referrals
College/career exploration

We Provide to the Community:
Job shadowing, community service, work based learning
Crisis interventions
Referrals
Career education

School Counselors Offer Services Through:

School Guidance Curriculum
Academic skills support
Organizational, study and test-taking skills
Education in understanding self and others
Coping strategies
Peer relationships and effective social skills
Communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
Career awareness, exploration and planning
Substance abuse education
Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning
Goal-setting/decision- making
Academic planning
Career planning
Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
Transition planning

Counseling Services
Individual and small group counseling
Individual/family/school crisis intervention
Conflict resolution
Peer facilitation
Consultation/collaboration
Referrals to outside supports

Sample Guidance Services by Grade:
9th Grade :
Freshman Orientation to Guidance Services & GSHS (Sept. Meeting)
Strong collaboration with 9th Grade teachers.
Delivers lesson in Freshman Seminar Class on: Academic, College & Career Topics

10th Grade :
Coordinates Vocational Education (Vo-tech) Program
Assists with career topics in preparation for "Career Fair"

11th Grade:
Junior Class Informational Meetings on Post-High School Career & Educational Options
Test Administration: PSAT, SAT, PSSA

12th Grade :
Senior Class Informational Meetings on Post-High School Career & Educational Options
Scholarships
College Applications
Dual Enrollment & Community Service Programs

Ongoing Services:
Scheduling, Course Requests, & Transcript Updates
Monitoring of Grades & Attendance
Coordinates Counseling & Outside Resources
Counsels students regarding: Personal/Social, Academic, & Career/College Topics