MHS Guidance Office

High School Counselors
Mrs. Meredith Joyce:(students last names A-K)-E-MAIL 
Mrs. Rayell Norman:(students last names L-Z)- E-MAIL
Mrs. Melissa Goodwin:Guidance Secretary- E-MAIL
A college and career planning tool.
Students can:  
-Take a career interest survey to learn about yourself
-Explore career information by a keyword or industry
-Build a budget to learn about the cost of living on your own  
Marlington School Counseling Mission Statement: 
The mission of the school counselors of Marlington Local Schools is to provide high quality, comprehensive school counseling services to ALL students to assist in the development and enhancement of their academic, social-emotional, and career needs.  School counselors will facilitate student recognition of strengths in order to become responsible, productive citizens who are able to fulfill their highest potential. There is a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential.

Through the skillful use of strategic, timely, and personal interventions, counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups and support positive choices.

Guidance Updates

College Credit Plus:
-CCP Mandatory Informational Night- January 29th, 2019 at 6pm 

*This meeting is mandatory for any student wanting to take a CCP class in the 2019-2020 school year 
-Any student taking an off campus CCP class (not offered at Marlington) must schedule a meeting with Dennis Trenger (
-CCP Folders and Intent Forms Due by April 1st, 2019 
-Schedules are no longer being modified for the 2018 semester. Schedule changes for the second semester will only be made based on the following criteria: 
1. A student’s schedule does not meet grade level or graduation requirements.
2. A student’s schedule does not reflect requested courses (i.e., computer error).
3. A student did not pass a class that is a prerequisite for another class.
4. A teacher or counselor identifies necessary level changes 
-The scheduling process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in January 2019.
Upcoming Events: 


We all know that exams can be a stressful time for students and our number one priority is to provide mental health support! #Everydukecounts is the theme of our district this year and the counseling department is actively working to provide support in various ways for each student. We will be having a “stress free event” on January 15th in which we will have therapy dogs, coloring books, games, play dough, cookies, hot chocolate and more for students to take a break from studying and join us in the DLZ during their Academic Assist periods. 


Coastal Pet has graciously sponsored a space in the Guidance Department for students to unwind and regroup, we have named it the Calming Corner. This space is designed to escape from the stimulants of the school day and allow students who need a space to calm down to do so. This quiet environment has a water feature, sound machine, soft lighting, coloring books, fidget toys, and alternative seating.


Our second annual Freshman Mental Health Day will be held on February 22nd, 2019. The Freshman class will be split into groups and learn about positive coping skills, positive mental health and participate in team building activities. A more detailed schedule of the day will be sent out prior to the event. 
The State of Ohio has extended the alternate pathways for the class of 2019 who do not meet the required points for the AIR tests. Please see your counselor if you have any questions. 
                  Remind 101: Please sign up for the Remind 101 App to receive updates quickly. 
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