Welcome to Counseling!
Counselors are assigned to alphabetical caseloads, based on students' last names. This allows us to work with the same students during all four years of high school and to provide more appropriate information on an individual basis. Counselors are available to help with scheduling issues, academic assistance, career planning, college planning, records management, and personal issues. We are located near Commons II.
"The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in school counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address al students' academic, personal/social and career development needs. Professional school counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement." (ASCA, The Role of the Professional School Counselor.) This link provides for a more thorough description of the school counseling program.
We also have a wealth of information on our google site. Please click here to access this site.
Counselor Student last name Email address
Ms. Jill Simoniz A-Car Simonizjm@staffordschools.net
Ms. Katrina Palyo Cas-Fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Janell Daniels Fl-Ji email@example.com
Mrs. Bethany Falk Jo-Mil firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kristen Tuxbury Min-Ro email@example.com
Mrs. Teri Hassek Ru-Va firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jessica Wood Ve-Z, Counseling Director email@example.com
Ms. Rebecca Wardlow Registrar firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Stacee Atchley Data Processor email@example.com
Mrs. Kelly Thompson Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Center FAX: 540-658-6074
BPHS CEEB Code: 472142
Follow us on twitter @BPHSCounseling
Summer 2022 Opportunities!
Virginia Tech is offering a summer academy to introduce diverse high school students to the dynamic world of business and business careers. Click here for more information.
Looking for a Tutor?
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 14 years of age and have completed the 8th grade through 20 years of age. Stafford Venture Crew activities include rock and ice climbing, skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking, back-packing and mountaineering. If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to become a member, the Venture Crew meets at the Post on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. For further information, check out their website feel free to contact Mike Robinson at 540-760-3255.
College Related Information for Juniors and Seniors!
Germanna Community College is offering several amazing tuition-free opportunities for current and rising juniors and seniors to explore their programs and get a free lap top! ALL PROGRAMS HAVE A PRIORITY DEADLINE OF MAY 1 -- so don't delay!
If you are the first in your family to be going to college next year and you will be attending Germmana Click here
If you are a rising junior or senior and interested in what Germanna has to offer high school students,Click here
If you are a current senior and interested in learning more about Germanna Click here
If you are a current senior and want to take summer classes at Germanna for FREE Click here
The National Hispanic College Fairs is inviting students to sign up for free access to their college directory. Click here for more information.
Resources to Share with your family on the Coronavirus
Another great resource for post-secondary planning is NextStepU Magazine. This excellent college planning magazine is now available online. http://www.nextstepu.com
SAT: Click here to register and to see upcoming dates.
ACT: Click here to register and see upcoming dates.
There are excellent study sites available on the internet. They include: http://www.freerice.com; http://www.sat.collegeboard.org/practice; http://www.prepfactory.com, http://www.princetonreview.com,https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/sat,https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/free-resources/act freeteach4teachers.com and http://www.varsitytutors.com.
KHAN Academy is an excellent resource! Click here for step by step instructions to link your collegeboard account to KHAN Academy. Click here for continued instructions.
ATTENTION ALLL YOUNG MEN...
Do you want to keep your driver's license and be eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs, and citizenship if you're an immigrant? Then make sure you register with Selective Services within a month of your 18th birthday!
Federal law says that you must register. If you don't, you miss out on all of these opportunities and more. Don't let that happen to you! It's quick and easy to register. Click here to register.
NCAA & STUDENT ATHLETES
Student/Athlete Information: Students who are planning to play competitive sports in Division I or II college need to register with the NCAA clearinghouse. The NCAA needs to see a copy of your transcript after your Junior year is completed. You will need to fill out a transcript request form. Click here to access the transcript request form. Click here to go to the NCAA website. www.ncaa.org
The nationally acclaimed program, "Guiding the College-Bound Athlete" was presented to a packed crowd. Click here to access the website http://www.dynamitesports.com
The NAIA Eligibility Center is another option for athletes with more than 300 colleges participating. For more information, click here http://www.playnaia.org
Ninth Grade Starts the Eligibility Center Registration Process: Ninth grade is a great time for student-athletes to start the initial-eligibility process and learn about the Eligibility Center's requirements by registering for a free Profile Page account. Your students should expect to spend 15-30 miutes registering. If at any time your student wishes to play at the DI or II level, they can transition to a Certification account and pay the registration fee.
Mental Health Resources
Suicide Hotline: If you are feeling alone and suicidal there is help. See your school counselor for help or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Suicide is preventable.
Click here for more information about the Rappahannock Area Community Service Board Child and Adolescent Services. RASCB also offers emergency services that provide crisis intervention services 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. The number in Stafford County to call is 540-373-6876
Click here for more information about Poplar Springs Hospital. Poplar Springs also has a program specifically for the treatment of active duty military and veterans.
Snowden at Fredericksburg provides an adolescent partial hospitalization program. For more information, call 540-741-7157.