Department of Guidance

The services of the Guidance Department are offered as an integral part of the educational program sponsored by the school. The Department assists the students in their goal-planning, decision-making, and personal development, individually, through counseling, and collectively, through the various programs it sponsors. To promote the effectiveness of their efforts, counselors often consult with teachers, parents, and others significant in the lives of the students. In addition to the services offered to the students, the members of the Guidance Department offer their assistance to the parents of the students through various Guidance Programs, as well as through personal interviews.

Programs Offered

  • Because We Care – The Staff at Kellenberg Memorial High School continues to take seriously the growing trend among young people to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Not only have we seen an increase in addictive behavior, but the trend is beginning with younger students, some even before they reach their teenage years. In order to assist parents in protecting their children from making destructive decisions, we will be sponsoring an evening in which we will provide valuable information to increase parental awareness of this issue. It is necessary for all new parents to attend this awareness seminar. It is part of the orientation program for Kellenberg families. Attendance at this program is noted. The most effective way of combating this plague among our young people is to be united in our efforts to save their lives. Please note that the date for this evening is Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. Although we are obligating parents new to Kellenberg Memorial to participate, all Kellenberg Memorial Parents are welcome to attend this session.
  • SpectrumThe Guidance Department also sponsors peer support groups. The program is called Spectrum. It is designed for students who are dealing with grief due to the loss of a parent due to death or divorce. Student participation is voluntary. Spectrum groups share twelve meetings, one a week. The Spectrum Program is generally directed to the ninth and tenth grade student.
  • Career NightThe Guidance Department, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, sponsors a Career Night for the Junior class on Tuesday, May 5, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The program offers presentations and discussions on a wide range of careers. The members of the Junior class are required to attend this program.

Additional Services

  • Referrals
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Working Papers
  • Extended Absences
  • Administer SAT & PSAT Exam
  • Transcripts