Elementary Guidance Department

Contact information:

Mr . Dennis Gates 
724-872-5877 EXT 6017 

Ms. Lisa Mumau
724-872-5877 EXT 6016


Counseling Program:

Our school counseling and guidance program is part of a total school program and compliments the learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventative and developmental. Our counseling and guidance program encourages students' social, emotional and personal growth. The counselors work diligently with students in individual and group counseling sessions. These discussions include such topics as self-understanding, getting acquainted in a new school, dealing with divorce or separation, friendship, academics, social issues and other relevant topics. We also consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals to help students maximize to their fullest potential.

There are two elementary guidance counselors that service all three elementary buildings. The counselors work on a 6-day rotating schedule between the buildings. The schedules are as follows:

Mr. Gates:

Day 1 and 4 HW Good 

Day 2 and 5 Mendon 

Day 3 and 6 West Newton

Ms. Mumau:

Day 1 and 4 - Mendon

Day 2 and 5 - West Newton

Day 3 and 6 - HW Good

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