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 InformationUsing 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 HoursOur 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.
7th Grade Counselor
|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 email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com *Hablo Español*||Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30|
School Based TherapistWe 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 http://www.communityreachcenter.org/.
- Carolina Osuna:
- 720-972-3007 or 720-446-8167
Student SafetyIn 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.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org
- Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386; www.trevorproject.org
- Crisis Text Line: 741-741; www.crisistextline.org
If your student is concerned about a peer please encourage them to use the Safe2Tell Button and communicate to their counselor.
Community ResourcesPlease take a look at the following resources to support your student’s social/emotional well-being at home.
- Collection of Resources including help from the community, mental health, and academic support
Resources for Undocumented Families:
Learn about Relevant Institutional Policies & Legislation
Find & Advocate for Scholarships and Financial Support
Access Reputable Legal Information & Assistance
- Movies to Watch with your Child
- Inspiring TedTalks to Watch with your Child
- Staying Close During COVID
- Activities during Stay at Home
- Virus Anxiety, multiple resources
- Teens Use of Phone in Crisis
- Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-10
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety Around the Corona Virus
- How to Talk to a Child About the Corona Virus
- Hable Con Sus Hijos Sobre el COVID-19.pdf
- Colorado Crisis Walk In Centers.pdf
- Strategies to Support Child Mental Health.pdf
- Strategies to Support Child Mental Health - Spanish.pdf
- Immigration information as it relates to Covid-19
- Supporting the Emotions of Youth During an Emergency
- Talking to Teens and Tweens about Corona Virus
- SFOP resource list
- Nutrition Services Food Plan
- Comcast free internet application site
- Article- Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
- Adams 12 Covid-19 update page with resources (both Academic and Mental Health Related)
- Hoopla- Digitally borrow movies, audiobooks, music with your public library card for free