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Our Many Superintendents

Over the last ten years, we have had many superintendents.

Some were good, but overpayed. 
Some were good, but interim. 
Some were just bad.

With all the people who have held that role, you would think we would eventually get it right, someone who is well liked by many and stays around for a long time- an administrator like Earl L. Vandermeulen.

With the way things are now, it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

100 Best HS in NY

https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/s/new-york/

Not PJ

TWO coaches for 11 girls????

My son is on the MS basketball team with one coach and about 18 boys!  My neighbor's daughter who is in 7th grade is on the girls varsity basketball team with 11 girls and TWO coaches!

What on earth is the ATHLETIC department doing?

One coach for 18 12-13 year olds and TWO coaches for 11 high school girls.

What could possible be the rationale for this?

What is this crazy administration doing now?

Spell and grammar check

Someone must double check all flyers coming home from the school. 

The spelling and grammar are artrocious. 

Late to the Game

Good Evening, 

On Thursday, October 9th, the Guidance Department will be holding a presentation for seniors and their parents about the college application process. We hope that you will join us in the library at 7 p.m. for this informational program. If you have any questions, please contact the guidance department at 791-4457.

Thank you,


The Survey

1. A guidance counselor creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Guidance Office.

A guidance counselor creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Guidance Office.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
2. A guidance counselor treats students and parents with kindness, respect, and dignity.

A guidance counselor treats students and parents with kindness, respect, and dignity.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
3. A guidance counselor is available and responsive to student needs.

A guidance counselor is available and responsive to student needs.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
4. A guidance counselor is available and responsive to parent needs and concerns. 

A guidance counselor is available and responsive to parent needs and concerns.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
5. A guidance counselor should provide information and conduct meetings about standardized testing like the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and SAT II. 

A guidance counselor should provide information and conduct meetings about standardized testing like the PSAT, ACT, SAT, and SAT II.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
6. A guidance counselor provides ample resources to explore college opportunities.

A guidance counselor provides ample resources to explore college opportunities.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
7. A guidance counselor is knowledgeable about colleges and the college application process.

A guidance counselor is knowledgeable about colleges and the college application process.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
8. A guidance counselor provides ample resources to examine possible career interests.

A guidance counselor provides ample resources to examine possible career interests.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
9. A guidance counselor provides help and assistance in choosing appropriate high school courses. 

A guidance counselor provides help and assistance in choosing appropriate high school courses.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
10. A guidance counselor provides information and advisement regarding the AP program.

A guidance counselor provides information and advisement regarding the AP program.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
11. A guidance counselor explains resources and information available to students and parents on Naviance. 

A guidance counselor explains resources and information available to students and parents on Naviance.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
12. A guidance counselor conducts evening programs to discus post-secondary planning the college admission process.

A guidance counselor conducts evening programs to discus post-secondary planning the college admission process.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
13. A guidance counselor provides information regarding financial aid for college. 

A guidance counselor provides information regarding financial aid for college.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
14. A guidance counselor should provide the opportunity for students to meet with college admission officers. 

A guidance counselor should provide the opportunity for students to meet with college admission officers.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor
15. A guidance counselor should provide resources and information on a Guidance Website. 

A guidance counselor should provide resources and information on a Guidance Website.   1. Most Important – I believe this is one of the most important attributes of an effective guidance counselor.

2. Important – I believe this characteristic enhances the work of an effective guidance counselor.

3. Helpful – I believe this attribute is helpful but not critical to the work of an effective guidance counselor