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Forest Hills Junior-Senior High School Counselors
Chris Valko, School Counselor
Grades 7 and 8
(814) 487-7613, ext. 3705
James Bowser, School Counselor
Grades 9 and 10
(814) 487-7613, ext. 3704
Traci Hirsch, School Counselor
Grades 11 and 12
(814) 487-7613, ext. 3804
Laurie Fessler, Guidance Office Secretary
(814( 487-7613, ext. 3703
School counseling is a partnership between counselor and student, working together with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop a sense of community within the school. School Counselors support the educational process by assisting students in the areas of career awareness, personal development, decision-making, education planning, and communications skills. 

How and Why Parents Should Contact the School Counselor?

Concerns over student achievement
Family health problems
Test interpretation
Early discussion of potential crises
Family difficulties or concerns

How Does a Student See a Counselor?

Request of a counselor
Parent referral
Administrative referral
Teacher or other staff referral
Referral by friend(s)