Counseling

Office Info

Telephone:
240-740-0105
Fax:
301-929-2235
Office:
Room #104

FAMILY CONNECTION

 

COURSE REGISTRATION
2018-19 Grade 9 Course Registration Card
2018-19 Grades 10-12 Course Registration Card
MCPS Course Bulletin

John F. Kennedy supports a strong program of counseling and guidance services because of the benefits it can provide to students, parents, and staff. Our Counseling Office provides services to assist students to succeed in school, to help personalize school experiences, and to develop skills necessary for appropriate decision making.

Students have many options available to them and they need skills to assist them not only in seeking information, but also in evaluating the information and making good decisions related to these options. Because counselors have the information and perspective to consider the whole student rather than his/her performance in one subject or situation, they can provide the personal attention needed to coordinate and focus the student's total school experience.

Need to make an appointment with a counselor?

BTheOne.org Video PSA Contest

The “BTheOne” campaign invites middle and high school students in Montgomery County to produce original public service announcements to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Using info from BTheOne.org, students are asked to make a 30-second video highlighting one to two key points about suicide prevention. View the complete guidelines online. Submission deadline: January 16, 2019. Download a informational flyer.

Click here to access your Family Connection account.

View the Senior College Planning Presentation that was presented to parents on Thursday, August 30th.

Counseling Assignments | Las Asignaciónes de los Consejeros

Click here for a printable version of the chart below.

Staff Member
Miembro del equipo
Job Title
Título profesional
Students
Estudiantes
Email
Correo Electrónico
Ms. Donniel Gamble Resource Counselor
Consejera Principal
Special Assignments
Asignaciones Especiales
Donniel_K_GamblePoole@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Tatiana Teixeira School Counselor
Consejera
A-C (grades 10-12) Tatiana_A_Teixeira@mcpsmd.org
Mrs. Lexanne C. Wilson School Counselor
Consejera
D-H (grades 10-12) Lexanne_C_Wilson@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Cara Haddaway School Counselor
Consejera
I-N (grades 10-12) Cara_J_Haddaway@mcpsmd.org
Mr. Victor Quiroz School Counselor
Consejera
O-S (grades 10-12) Victor_Quiroz@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Shawn Guthrie School Counselor
Consejera
T-Z (grades 10-12)
N-Z (grade 9)
Shawn_J_Guthrie@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Crystal Small School Counselor
Consejera
A-M (grade 9) Crystal_T_Small@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Karla Lepinsky ESOL Counselor
Consejera de ESOL
ESOL Support
Mon/Tues/Thurs
Karla_J_Lepinsky@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Sarita Payne School Counselor
Consejera
Alternative Programs
(all grades)
Sarita_S_Payne@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Orit Sasson Counselor Intern
Pasante de Consejero
  Orit_S_Sasson@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Jennifer Lyons Counseling Secretary
Secretaria de Consejería
  Jennifer_Lyons@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Janae Robinson-Casey College & Career Information Coordinator
Coordinador de Información de Colegio y Carrera
  Janae_E_Robinson-Casey@mcpsmd.org
Ms. Sophia Wong Registrar
Registrada
  Sophia_G_Wong@mcpsmd.org
* ESOL students are assigned alphabetically to these counselors
* Los estudiantes de ESOL se asignan alfabéticamente para estos consejeros

Student appointment request form

Attendance and participation in class is an important criteria for academic success, therefore, we discourage students from missing instructional time to meet with their counselor. Students may see their counselor without an appointment before and after school, and/or during lunch. All other times should be arranged via appointment. To schedule an appointment with your Counselor, complete the online student appointment request form. Please check your email for your schedule date and time. Counselors are available from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:00 pm). Your appointment request will be scheduled within 24-48 hours or the next business day. If you feel you are in crisis, please DO NOT FILL THIS FORM and call Maryland Youth Crisis Center. It is a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.422-0009. Your call will be connected to the crisis center nearest to you. If you are in an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

La asistencia y participación en clase es un criterio importante para el éxito académico, por lo tanto, desalentamos a los estudiantes de perder tiempo de instrucción para reunirse con su consejero. Los estudiantes pueden ver a su consejero sin cita previa antes y después de la escuela, y / o durante el almuerzo. Todos los demás horarios se deben hacer con cita previa. Para hacer una cita con su consejero, complete el formulario de solicitud de cita de estudiante en línea. Por favor revise su correo electrónico para la fecha y hora de su horario. Los consejeros están disponibles de 8:00 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. (Cerrado durante el almuerzo 12: 30-1: 00 pm). Si sientes que tiene uns crisis, NO LLENE ESTE FORMULARIO y llame al Maryland Youth Crisis Center. Es una línea gratuita, disponible las 24 horas, al 1.800.422-0009. Su llamada se conectará al centro de crisis más cercano a usted. Si se encuentra en una emergencia, llame al 911 o vaya a la sala de emergencias más cercana.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FORM | HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA COMPLETAR EL FORMULARIO

Parent appointment request form

Parents who need to schedule an appointment with your student's counselor, please complete this form. Please check your email for your schedule date and time. Counselors are available from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Padres que necesitan hacer cita con el/la consejero (a) de su estudiante, por favor aplaste el siguiente enlace y complete el formulario. Por favor chequee su correo electrónico para ver el fecha y hora de su cita. Consejeros estas disponible de 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FORM | HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA COMPLETAR EL FORMULARIO


Mental Health Awareness

Fast Facts about Children’s Mental Health

  • Mental health refers to a person’s overall emotional, behavioral and psychological well-being. It impacts how we think, feel, and act, including how a child:
    • Feels about himself/herself
    • Relates to other children and adults
    • Handles change, stress and other life situations
     
  • One in five children may experience a mental, emotional or behavioral health problem before age 18. These problems affect children of all demographic groups, regardless of education, income, race or culture.
  • 70% of school-aged children with a diagnosable mental illness do not receive treatment.
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is a great time to learn more about children’s mental health and to check out available resources to help ensure all children have the opportunity to be successful in school, at home, in the community, and in their future adult lives.
  • Read more about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and find resources, including our Family Resource Kit, for help at www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org.

College Planning Parent Workshop

Play the video slideshow to view the content from the College Planning Workshop that was presented by counselors in April.

 


If you would like a printable version of this slideshow, click here.

Minor Work Permits

A Maryland work permit is required for all minors under the age of 18 to work in the State of Maryland. Work permits are issued for the state in which the job is held: for instance, if your job is in Maryland, you need a Maryland work permit, but if your job is in DC, you need a DC work permit, etc. A hard copy of instructions to obtain a Maryland work permit are available from Ms. Lyons in the counseling office or on the Maryland DLLR website.

Student Support Resources

Kennedy offers many options to support students. For more information, you may contact the Counseling Office or click the links below.

  • SNEAKERS For the past 15 years, the SNEAKERS program has guided many young women towards making positive decisions in their lives. SNEAKERS is a program for adolescent females who are experiencing the challenges and changes of growing up. Through interactive sessions that involve group discussions, role plays, educational games and other creative techniques, girls build a positive peer support group that allows them to deal with the many issues they face on a daily basis.
  • Academic Support Resources Kennedy offers many resources for students' academic support.

Other Key Resources