School Counseling Dept

School Counseling Department
       
Michelle Giurlando
Director of Student 
Personnel Services

giurlandom@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8918
  Debbie McMahon
Administrative Assistant
mcmahond@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8918
 
       
Denise Puccio
Counselor, High School
pucciod@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8915

  Deborah Hamilton
Counselor, Middle School
hamiltond@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8916

 
       
April Malone
Counselor, High School
malonea@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8909
  Terry Caren 
Counselor, Middle School
carent@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x3307
 
       
Lauren Daniell
Counselor, High School
danielll@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8914
  Charles Vulcano 
Counselor, Middle School

vulcanoc@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8913
 
       
Amanda Jones
Counselor, High School
jonesa@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x6221

     

"The goal of the Guidance Department is to effectively help to provide a supportive, safe, and trusting environment in our schools which empowers all students to become life-long emotional, social, academic, and career-oriented citizens. We work to accomplish this goal by providing a variety of targeted and sequential counseling and guidance program events that promote growth in the areas of personal, social,  academic, and career development."

Resources

2021-2022 Program of Studies: 
2021-22 HS Program of Studies

Standardized Tests for Beginners: Recording | PDFs

Senior Presentation for 20-21: PowerPoint Presentation

9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Night:
Presentation

Ms. Daniell’s 9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Night

Ms. Jones’s 9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Night

Ms. Malone’s 9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Night

Ms. Puccio’s 9th and 10th Grade Parent/Guardian Night

Passcode: $9+ja.VD for Ms. Puccio’s presentation


College Admission in the Era of COVID-19: Presentation

Essay Webinar with Author Randy Levin, who provides tips and strategies for writing an effective college essay in today's competitive college admissions arena. Presentation

Naviance Tutorial: Presentation and Video

8th Grade Transition to High School: PowerPoint Presentation


The GRHS Guidance Department is pleased to present our "Rising 9th & 10th Grade Information Presentation", for our current 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students and parents.

We have recorded the presentation and have posted it in a Google Folder that you and your student can access at your convenience, along with the associated information mentioned in the presentation. 'Rising 9th & 10th Grade Student Information presentation. 

We encourage you to email your student's counselor with any questions that you may have, and know that the counselors will be available for Zoom calls, and will continue to deliver information pertinent to our students about their time at GRHS and about the College Admissions process.

Parent Portal

If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please print and complete the following form and return it to the HS Guidance Department. Upon verification, you will receive a Welcome Letter with log-in instructions for accessing the Parent Portal. Go to the Portal Form.

Suicide Prevention

New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention is a state resource. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to decreasing youth suicide. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for New Jersey's youth ages 10-24. Parents, professionals and/or just concerned citizens can use the following resources for support and/or guidance related to suicide or suicide prevention.   

PARCC Testing - Myths, Facts, and Conversations

We encourage all of our students to participate in the PARCC assessments. Please click here to see the document "Myths and Facts about PARCC", and click here to see the document "A Guide to Parent and Educator Conversations about the PARCC Score Reports".

Parent Portal/School Fusion Registration

If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please print and complete the following form and return it to the HS Guidance Department. Upon verification, you will receive a Welcome Letter with log-in instructions for accessing the Parent Portal
-Parent Portal Account Information
 



MS Orientation for Parents.pdf

Middle School orientation presentation for parents of incoming 6th graders.

MS Orientation for Students.pdf
Overview of life in Middle School for students.

PARCC Privacy Security Policy_Adopted by GB_12-05-13.pdf

5 Tips - Teens and Smartphones
Is your child addicted to their phone? Check out these suggestions?

Teens and Tweens
Some tips on sleep - they need it!

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