Mrs. Sarah Rauckhorst (7th & 8th Grade)
Home School Liaison:
Mrs. Cathy Whitehouse (5th & 6th Grade)
Types of Counseling Services
Individual Counseling - Students, parents, or teacher can request individual counseling for a student. We all have bad days and talking can help. School Counselors are good listeners and problem solvers. Some reasons a student might want to speak to the School Counselor are listed in The top 10 Reasons to See the School Counselor document below. To make an appointment with a School Counselor, complete a "Request for Appointment" form and put it in your School Counselor's mailbox.
"Request for Appointment" Form
To speak with me about an issue going on at school or home, students should fill out a “Request for Appointment” form. “Request for Appointment” forms are located in the main office. Make sure to write your first and last name on the form and put it in your School Counselor's mailbox. After turning in a “Request for Appointment” form it may take up to three days for a School Counselor to meet with you so please be patient.
Small Group Counseling - Small group counseling is offered throughout the year as needed. Some topics small group counseling may focus on include: self-esteem, organizational skills, behavior, anger, self-control, grief, divorce, and raising grades. Students can be referred for small group counseling by teachers, parents, counselors, or self. Please contact your school counselor if you feel small group counseling would be beneficial.
Lunch Bunch - Students can sign-up to eat lunch with the School Counselor by completing a "Request for Appointment" form. Your School Counselor will send a pass for you and a few friends to eat with her the day you are scheduled. The pass will be delivered during homeroom.
GEMS (Girl Empowerment Meetings)
On Fridays, School Counselors meet with GEMS (Girl Empowerment Meetings) during grade level lunch periods. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade girl can join. Listen to announcements for more information about these groups.
Compact for Success
8th graders have the opportunity to join "Compact for Success". The purpose of "Compact for Success" is to begin thinking and preparing for college. A college representative from Kent State University @ Stark meets with students monthly to discuss tips to prepare for college. Students that are planning to attend college should consider joining "Compact for Success" as 8th graders. To join "Compact for Success", students must sign a "Compact for Success" Contract and return it to Mrs. Rauckhorst.
Emerging Leaders is a group for selected 8th grade students. Students apply for the program in the spring of their 7th grade year. The Emerging Leaders learn valuable leadership skills by planning and organizing school-wide activities and service projects at Faircrest.