Deer Lakes

School District

School Counseling Services

Welcome to the School Counselor's Page!

Our Counseling Department provides numerous services for our students and their families. Based on the national standards set forth by the American School Counselor Association and the Pennsylvania Career Standards, the school counselor provides services to all students under the domains of personal/social, academic, and career. The counseling curriculum includes topics such as The role of the School Counselor, Bully Prevention and Friendship, Self-Regulation and Mindfulness, Empathy and Kindness, Goal-Setting and Listening Skills, Coping Skills and Career Readiness. Classroom lessons, skill-based groups, and individual interventions are the venue through which all students are provided opportunities to grow in each domain.
Further support can be provided for students through our Student Assistance Program. Please visit the link provided below for more information. 
About Me: 
My name is Angela Casile and this is my second year at East Union Intermediate Center.  Prior to joining the Deer Lakes School District, I worked as an adolescent counselor in the education setting, medical facilities and mental health services. My passion lies in helping children and their families reach overall wellness and success. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to do so in a district as wonderful as Deer Lakes. I enjoy spending time outside of school with my husband and son doing adventurous activities when we are not making homemade pasta!
Feel free to contact me at your convenience! 
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! This month we are learning about physical/emotional safety through precautions of Covid-19 and self-regulation skills. Students are welcomed to the Counseling Classroom with Mrs. Casile and encouraged to complete the online 'How are you?' form weekly.
Rachel's Challenge kick off has begun for students to earn links for their classroom chain when completing acts of kindness. Keep being kind to one another!
Resources for distance learning and the Covid-19 pandemic can be found to the right side of this page. 
East Union's theme for the year is super heros and we are going to make it a SUPER school year!
TIP FOR THE MONTH: Remember to make time to relax and de-stress. Take a walk and observe the leaves changing, try yoga, make something creative or just unplug and take a break. This time can help unclutter your mind to make room for positive thoughts.

This month is focused on learning about career readiness! Students will earn badges for their career portfolio in SmartFutures. Students are already making progress towards completing their graduation requirements! More career exploration resources can be found in the Counseling Classroom.
October 12th-16th we will be acknowledging Bullying Awareness Week. Students can participate in the Counseling Classroom with daily activities and education on spreading kindness.
October 23rd-31st will be Red Ribbon Week! Stay tuned for the dress-up theme and celebrating reasons to be drug-free!
TIP FOR THE MONTH: Get moving! When your body is in motion, your brain is focused on functioning rather than thinking. Stay present in the moment, feel your five senses within your surroundings and let go of worries.
Tis the season for giving thanks! Students are challenged to complete the calendar of acts of gratitude for the month. The Counseling Classroom also provides information on defining gratitude, a short exercise, and a story read aloud. On November 13th World Kindness Day- East Union will be celebrating by wearing our cardigans to school. We will be recognizing November 19th as Children's Grief Awareness Day in which families are invited to take part in a virtual event. 
TIP FOR THE MONTH: Express your gratitude towards someone special in your life. The feeling of gratitude will boost your mood and theirs!

This month we are challenging you to be kind during the giving season. Kindness is something we all have to give and don't have to buy at the store! Please accept the challenge by completing the act of kindness each day on the Kindness Calendar that will be distributed. Students will learn about 'Elf-esteem' in the Google Counseling Classroom and ways to improve their confidence. This lesson includes a kindness project that will have you feeling good about yourself by spreading holiday cheer!
TIP FOR THE MONTH: Pay attention to that inner critic in your head and what message it says to you. Make sure that it is a positive one, if not then change the statement to an optimistic one about yourself. You deserve a compliment for all that you have been doing! While you're at it, compliment someone else today too!

As we return from Holiday Break, students will be taking a look at how to focus on accomplishing their goals this year. This is the beginning of a new year which brings a fresh start to make it how you want it to be. In the Counseling Classroom, the lesson invites you on a trip to Mindful Island to share education and exercises on mindfulness skills. Students will be finding their JOY in January when it comes to slowing down and enjoying the moment. Also, explore the career series by A.W. Beattie Career Center. Happy 2021 to you! 
TIP FOR THE MONTH: What would you like to achieve this year? Focus on that goal and eliminate any distractions or stressors that may be getting in the way. Feel joyful about life by slowing down, being present and know that you have the power to create your future in this moment right now.


Angela Casile
School Counselor, Grades 3-5
Email: [email protected]  
Please contact Interim Counselor- Lori Mondock
Phone: 724.265.5330 Ext. 4624
Fax: 724.265.1699

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m. - 3:45p.m.


Bachelor's degree of Psychology, Minor in Sociology

Master of Science in Professional Counseling 
Concentration in School Counseling

National Certified Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor


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