Welcome to our homepage! Feel free to browse our site for important information, dates, and resources. Please let us know if you have any questions.
-Ms. Benz, Mrs. Odne & Mrs. Wondolowski
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment to see the counselor?
- Drop by the counseling office at break, lunch, or after school to see if a counselor is available
- Fill out an appointment slip, located in the counseling office
- E-mail counselor
- Ask a teacher for permission to go to the counseling office
- E-mail your student's counselor
- Call your student's counselor:
- Ms. Benz, Head Counselor: 925-790-2517
- Mrs. Odne, Part-time Counselor & 504 Coordinator: 925-790-2528
- Mrs. Wondolowski, Student Support Counselor: 925-790-2528
What day is my counselor on campus?
- Ms Benz: Every day
- Mrs. Odne: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Mrs. Wondolowski: All day on Mondays & Wednesdays; Friday mornings
My student is having difficulty in a class. What should I do?
- Check schoolloop. Notice if your child is having trouble with organization, homework, and/or tests.
- Refer to the powerpoint presentations posted in the right-hand column for tips on how to help your student with organizational skills, homework, and test-prep.
- Talk with your student's teacher, if needed. Teachers can be e-mailed through schoolloop.
Academic Assistance Programs
- Math Tutoring: Provided by math teachers for all students interested in getting math help. Each teacher has a different time and day of the week for tutoring, so please contact your student’s math teacher for more information.
- Helpful websites to use at home: Hotmath.com: math help for all grade levels; see teacher for password; classzone.com; khanacademy.com
- Study Club: Quiet, supervised place for students to work on homework. Meets on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45 PM beginning September 17. Check the list in the display case outside the Counseling Office for information on room assignments. Information will also be posted on the counseling calendar in schoolloop.
- Morning Study Hall: A quiet, supervised place for students to study or read. Morning Study Hall meets Monday through Thursdays at 7:40 AM, beginning October 28. Check the list in the display case outside the Counseling Office window for room assignments. Information will also be posted on the counseling calendar in schoolloop.
- Study Skills Workshops: Workshops offered first Tuesday of each month (exception in October) during all three lunches for students whose grades are impacted by poor study skills. Topics addressed include note-taking, test-taking, organization skills and time management. Students should bring their lunches on that day and report directly to the library. For additional information, contact the Counseling Office.
- Study Skills Elective: This semester elective is designed for 8th grade students whose grades are at a C- or lower. In the Study Skills Class, students will be working on building better study habits and study skills, including test taking, time management, and motivation.
- Peer Mentoring: Peer Mentors are 7th and 8th graders who help 6th graders have a successful transition into middle school. Peer Mentors help students get organized, learn how to study, and make friends. This program takes place on Tuesdays, during Advisory. If you are interested in having your 6th grader participate in Peer Mentoring, please contact the counseling office.
- Weekly Progress Reports: Students may pick up a yellow weekly progress report form in the counseling office. The form is to be signed by each of the student’s teachers at the end of the week and will provide the parent with information regarding the student’s work habits and/or behavior in class that week.
- Binder Reminder: Students use the binder reminder daily to record and track assignments. Upon request, teachers can sign off in the binder reminder in order to communicate with parents that assignments have been recorded.
- Schoolloop: http://ih.schoolloop.com.This resource is a great way to improve communication between parent, student and school regarding homework assignments, test scores, and grades.
- Tutor List: Should parents choose to pursue outside tutoring for their student, there is a binder in the Counseling Office listing tutors and organizational coaches in our area.