• Wappingers JHS School Counseling Office

    Wappingers School Counseling Mission Statement
    The WCSD School Counseling program supports students socially, emotionally, and academically to enhance school achievement, to ensure all students reach their full potential; become productive members of our community and are lifelong learners.
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Counselor Information

  • Wappingers Junior High School Students and Families:

    We hope you are well and staying safe. In this current platform of online distance learning, your school counselors are here for you. On Friday, April 3rd, classes will resume online. If you have any concerns or questions you can still reach out to your counselor via email which is listed below. If you need to speak with one of us, please make that request via email and we'll set that up during regular school hours.  It is recommended that you email your classroom teacher if you have a question regarding a specific class assignment or specific class question.
    We have created a collection of resources to help during these stressful times, please utilize as needed. On the School Counseling webpage, there is a link for information on self-care and mental health for students and families to use. You can find all information via this link:
    A major key in online learning is time management and discipline. Here are some tips for being successful:
    • Make a schedule and stick to it
    • Create a study space
    • Stick to one task at a time
    • Stay well-rested
    • Get rid of distractions
    • Create a calendar to keep track of assignments Communication
    Again stay home, stay safe and if you need anything please email your counselor. 
    WJHS School Counseling Department
    (845) 298-5200 Ext. 21009
    Michele Wells - michele.wells@wcsdny.org
    Michelle Califano - michelle.califano@wcsdny.org
    Elena Peratikos - elena.peratikos@wcsdny.org

    About the Counselors
    Professional Qualifications:
    All permanently certified professional school counselors must possess a Master's degree and meet other certification requirements as defined by the New York State Education Department.  Junior high school counselors have training and experience in understanding the developmental needs of eleven to fifteen-year-olds and are competent in counseling, consulting, and coordinating.c