Welcome to the School Counseling Office

  • SENIOR IGP CONFERENCES

    Senior IGP conferences will be held from Tuesday, September 7, through Friday, October 1. We hope you can attend this informational meeting to discuss your student’s graduation progress, post-secondary plans, college and scholarship information.

    You can schedule your appointment by clicking on the link below or visiting the guidance website. The appointment window will close on Wednesday, September 1. If you have not scheduled an appointment before the scheduling window closes, an appointment will be scheduled for you and you will be notified via postcard of your appointment date and time. Meetings will be scheduled in 30-minute increments. Please be mindful of your student’s class schedule (field trips, tests, etc.) and select the correct counselor (by grade level and alphabet) when scheduling your meeting.

    Scheduling Your Appointment:

    NEED TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR Senior IGP CONFERENCE?
    See instructions below.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be sure to sign up for the correct counselor and enter the student's name in the appointment information.

    How to schedule your appointment:
    Click on the link below and complete the sections as listed below.

    • Section 1:  Select the date you would like to meet (any available date September 7 through October 1 ).
    • Section 2:  Skip this section.
    • Section 3:  Find your counselor. Scroll over the tabs to choose a time that works best for you.  Please be sure to select the correct counselor (by student’s last name):
                   o   Davis A—C
                   o   Linen D—Ha
                   o   Green He—Mc
                   o   Johnson Me—Se
                   o   Wallace Sh—Z

    • Section 4:  Enter the student’s first and last name, the parent/guardian’s phone number and email address. You will receive a confirmation email and a reminder email the day before your appointment by providing this information.
    • Section 5:  Click Confirm

    Click here to access Flash Appointments and schedule your Senior IGP Conference now!

    We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks!


    Cougar Connections

    YCHS SCHOOL COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

    WELCOME BACK

    Welcome back to another exciting school year at YCHS! We hope our students have had an opportunity to relax, recharge, and are ready to start another school year. We understand this year will look and feel very different than in the past. Please know all of us are working through challenging feelings and circumstances and your school counselors are here to help. We look forward to working with students and parents to navigate this "new normal." Working together, we will make this a successful year!

     
     
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    COUNSELING DEPARTMENT STAFF

    School Counselors
     
    Mrs. Lisa Davis (last names A-C) - lidavis@york.k12.sc.us
     
    Mrs. Freda Linen - Department Chair (last name D-Ha) - flinen@york.k12.sc.us
     
    Mrs. Jennifer Green (last name He-Mc) - jgreen@york.k12.sc.us
     
    Mr. Richard Johnson (last names Me-Se) - rjohnson@york.k12.sc.us
     
    Mr. Lynda Wallace (last name Sh-Z) - lwallace@york.k12.sc.us 

    Career Development Facilitator    Tashiba Pearson - tpearson@york.k12.sc.us                                                     

    Registrar    Amanda Wilkerson - awilkerson@york.k12.sc                                                                                         

    Administrative Assistant    Robin Dawkins - rdawkins@york.k12.sc.us

     
     

    NEED AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR

    Due to COVID 19, we ask that you do one of the following to schedule an appointment with your counselor:
      

    CONNECT WITH US

    Besides email, there are many other ways to connect with us!

    Our website is the primary location where we post the majority of our information:
     
    YCHS Counseling Webpage

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    REMIND

    Please sign up TODAY to receive Important Text Messages.

    Class of 2022: text 81010; @ychs2022

    Class of 2023: text 81010; @ychs2023

    Class of 2024: text 81010; @ychs2024

    Class of 2025: text 81010; @ychs2025

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    BASIC TIPS TO STUDY/WORK FROM HOME

    • Create a realistic work schedule - Keep up with each class, break your day up by A/B days.
    • Don't hang around in your pajamas all day - You'll feel more productive by getting showered and dressed each day.
    • Create a designated workspace - Keep it clear of clutter. Make sure there is plenty of light. Have the materials you need (pencils, pens, paper, etc.)
    • Stay away from your phone - Put the phone away when working on schoolwork (unless you are using it for work). Get rid of the distraction and temptation by putting it on airplane mode, put it in a drawer or another room.
    • Watch your sleep schedule - Don't let your sleep schedule get out of whack by binge-watching shows. While your sleep schedule may not need to be as strict, getting a good night's sleep is essential.
    • Schedule some fun things to do - Plan for something you can look forward to in your day. This is an important part of maintaining your mental and physical health! Get outside for some fresh air. Get physically active. Plan phone calls with your friends-something more than texting to feel a social connection.
    • Communicate with your teachers … Teachers get worried if they haven't heard from students in some way, shape, or form … they will first reach out to students to see how they can help.
    • What counts as "communication."
    • *Turning in Assignments
    • *Emailing a teacher if you are struggling or have a question
    • *Logging on to an assigned program
    • *Logging on to complete online classes if you enrolled in credit recovery

     

     
     
     
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    UPCOMING EVENTS