Deer Lakes

School District

School Counseling Services

The Deer Lakes School Counseling Services Department, formerly known as Guidance, offers a variety of support services for our students.

Dedicated counselors work with students, families and staff to assist in the academic planning, college and career development and personal/social growth for each student. Our goal is to provide assistance, encouragement and support for students as they develop and prepare for their future. The resources offered through this site will assist students and their parents in gathering information on topics such as colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, and academic assistance.

There is also a quick link to crisis contact numbers in the case of an emergency.
 
Each Deer Lakes student is assigned a guidance counselor from the day they walk through our doors until they leave. At the high school level, one counselor is assigned to students entering their freshmen and sophomore years, while another counselor helps students entering their junior and senior years.  There are also dedicated school counselors at each of our other three buildings, helping students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Parents may contact counselors for information or to arrange an appointment. Your student's school counselor contact information is listed in the adjacent margin.
 
To visit the school counseling services page at your student's school, choose from the drop-down menu below. 

Helpful Resources

Upcoming Events

Individual Graduation Recognition

In addition to the Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 4, we will also provide our newest graduates an opportunity to participate in a voluntary in-person Individual Graduation Recognition event.  Each student who wishes to participate will be provided with a five-minute window between noon and 5 p.m.  Honorees will hear their name called over Lancer Stadium’s loudspeakers and they will have an opportunity to have their graduation photos taken by a professional photographer before exiting the facility to make room for the next honoree.  Students, family and staff will be required to comply with the state’s social distancing guidelines during all District-sponsored events. Thu Jun 04 2020

Last Day of School

Thu Jun 04 2020

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Deer Lakes High School’s first ever Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, June 4. The event will include a pre-recorded video of student graduation speeches and the conferment of diplomas for the Class of 2020, which will be shared on the District’s website and a link will be sent out to high school families.

Also, as previously scheduled, the District plans to hold an in-person Commencement Ceremony at Lancer Stadium on Thursday, July 16.  
Thu Jun 04 2020

Education Committee Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/99410330724

Or iPhone one-tap : 
   US: +13017158592,,99410330724#  or +13126266799,,99410330724#
Or Telephone:
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128
   Webinar ID: 994 1033 0724
   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/anBimHmti
Tue Jun 09 2020

School Board Agenda Meeting: June

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/99519177365

Or iPhone one-tap : 
   US: +13126266799,,99519177365#  or +16465588656,,99519177365#
Or Telephone:
   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
       US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782
   Webinar ID: 995 1917 7365
   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/acYCBPEjra

Tue Jun 09 2020
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Contact:

Taylor Austin
School Counselor
High School: Grades 9-12
Phone: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2670
Fax: 724.265.5303

Tina Pascucci
School Counselor
High School: Grades 9-12
Phone: 724.265.5320 Ext. 2671 
Fax: 724.265.5303 
 
Jackie Jaros
School Counselor
Middle School: Grades 6-8
Phone: 724.265.5310 Ext. 3670
Fax: 724.265.3711 
 
Angela Casile
School Counselor
East Union IC: Grades 3-5
Phone: 724.265.5330 Ext. 4670
Fax: 724.265.1699 
 
Jennifer Barnes
School Counselor
Cuttisville PC: Grades K-2 
Phone: 724.265-5330 Ext. 5670
Fax: 724.265.1488 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday:
8 AM - 4 PM