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Welcome to the SHMS Counseling Department 

Counseling supports the development of the whole child by advocating for the academic, social/emotional, career and postsecondary needs and strives to develop life-long learners and productive citizens.

The counseling program in Adams 12 Five Star Schools works collaboratively with parents, community members and educators to empower every child, regardless of individual differences or obstacles, to ensure all students are prepared for meaningful, productive learning through a data-driven comprehensive K-12 school counseling program.  It is our privilege and our passion to support and assist students and their families in ways that promote student achievement, success, and growth and that build and bridge relationships that connect us as a community.

We are so excited to be working with our students and are looking forward to an amazing year at Silver Hills! 

Counselor Information

Using the forms below students and parents/guardians may sign up for a time slot for a meeting with their counselor. Meetings are available via in-person, Google Hangouts or via traditional phone call. Students can discuss any topic for which they would typically sign up to see us (academic, social/emotional, college/career, family, friends, etc.). Students and families are also more than welcome to send an email or call us with any questions/concerns if they’d prefer to not talk via video chat or phone.   

Office Hours 

Our office hours are a structured time during which the counselors will be available for immediate communication. Please reference our contact information below. Outside of these hours we will still make every effort to return parent/guardian/student communication within one business day. You may contact us via phone or email. Outside of these contact hours, however we will be upholding our 24-hour response time during the school week. 
Sara Bloom 7th Grade Counselor 970-329-2979
Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30           Student Request a Meeting  Parent/Guardian Request a Meeting Solicitud del Padre/Tutor para Reunirse con la Consejera
Sarah Myers 8th Grade Counselor 720-972-5010 Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30       Student Request for Meeting Parent/Guardian Request for Meeting Solicitud del Padre/Tutor para Reunirse con la Consejera
Anita McKiernan 6th Grade Counselor 720-972-3005 Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30       Student Request for Meeting Parent/Guardian Request for Meeting Solicitud del Padre/Tutor para Reunirse con la Consejera
Jazmin Rodriguez ELD Counselor 720-972-5009                 *Hablo Español* Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30

School Based Therapist

We are also very lucky to have a full-time School Based Therapist through Community Reach at our school.  Our therapist helps students in need with one-on-one counseling during the school day. If you have concerns that your child needs to meet with a School Based Therapist, please contact your counselor to fill out the appropriate paperwork. You can also learn more about Community Reach through their website

PDF iconCRC School-Based-Therapy Flyer-web.pdf

Student Safety

In the same manner that we do when we are at school, if a member of our mental health team is ever concerned about your student’s safety, we will reach out to a parent/guardian right away. Please be sure to respond to correspondence in a manner as timely as possible to help us support your student’s safety. If a parent does not answer, the mental health personnel will follow district protocol to contact an outside agency (such as law enforcement) to help us initiate a well-being check.    If you become concerned about your student’s safety and/or well-being, please use the resources below to access immediate mental health support for your student. If safety is an immediate concern, contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. 

Community Resources 

Please take a look at the following resources to support your student’s social/emotional well-being at home.  

Resources for Undocumented Families:


Other Resources