Counseling Department

Please see Staff Directory for links to counselor/psychologist's individual websites 

Counseling Department

School Psychologists

Penny Buckman (Grade 6 Green Team, Grade 8 Crimson & Evergreen Teams)
Martin Ariola (Grade 6 Red Team, Grade 7 Blue & Yellow Teams)


School Counselors

Julie Ayer    Grade 6 
Lisa Dorso   Grade 8 
Karen Hosk
ing  Grade 7 

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please give us a call.  We can be reached by calling 945-4830 and selecting ext. 4607 for Mrs. Hosking, ext. 4608  for Mrs. Ayer, ext.4611 for Mrs. Dorso.  If we are not able to take your call, please leave a voice mail on our private and confidential lines and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Please let us know how we can help make this year a great experience for you and your child. We look forward to hearing from you!


Please continue to check out your Child's Student Success plan.(SSP)  Use your child's User Name and Password to connect to Naviance. 

Their user name is their  last name and first two letters of their first name(ex. smithjo) all lower case and their password is the same as the portal.


Attention Parents and 8th Graders:

The course selection process for WHS is underway.  Currently, your student's teachers are making level recommendations for content area courses.  On Monday and Tuesday of next week, I will be going into your student's history class to talk about choosing electives for 9th grade.  If your student is on the Evergreen team, please expect them to bring home their course selection sheet on Monday 3/19/18.  If your student is on the Crimson team, you can expect your student to bring their course selection sheet home on 3/20/18.  Your student will also bring home information regarding electives that are available to 9th graders.  in addition, you can find the full course offerings on the WHS web page under the "For Students" tab by clicking "Program of Studies 18_19".  Together please have a conversation, and assist your student in choosing electives for 9th grade (directions can be found on the course selection sheet).  Before returning the form to school, please sign it‚Äč on the lower right hand corner of the form.

Please have your student return their course selection sheet no later than Thursday, 3/22/18 to either their history teacher or directly to guidance.  The WHS counselors will be here at Swift on Friday, 3/23/18 to enter courses into PowerSchool.

Please note that we have all 8th grade students participate in the course selection process regardless of where your student is currently planning to attend high school.

Please feel free to call, 860-945-4611 or email, with any questions or concerns.

Thank You,

Mrs. Dorso


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