Guidance News

August 2017

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Welcome Back!

The Lake Asbury Counseling team welcomes you to a fantastic school year full of Tiger Pride! Throughout your junior high school experience, you will find our services to be an integral part of your education. We strive to help all students in the areas of academic achievement, social/personal and career development.

We believe all students are unique and can be successful in their own way with appropriate support. We provide access to a school counseling program that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate and based on education of the whole student. We look forward to serving students and having an awesome school year!

Ms. Suedkamp


  • School Counselor
  • 7th grade students w/ last names A-Q.
  • Ms. Suedkamp has been at LAJH for 12 years.
  • She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree at Briar Cliff University in Soiux City, Iowa; and a Master's degree at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Mrs. Suedkamp also enjoys playing golf and traveling around the world!

Ms. Koporc


  • School Counselor
  • 8th grade students w/ last names A-Q.
  • Ms. Koporc has been at LAJH since August 2016.
  • Ms. Koporc graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio where she earned both her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Education.

Mrs. Ranger


  • School Counselor
  • 7th/8th grade students with last names R-Z.
  • Mrs. Ranger came to LAJH in November 2016.
  • She is originally from Clarksville, TN and graduated from Austin Peay State University. She also gained a Master's degree in Educational Counseling at the University of Phoenix.

Ms. Angry


  • Guidance Secretary, Girls Basketball Coach
  • Mrs. Angry has worked at LAJH since August 2015, but she was also a parent volunteer in 2005 and 2008.
  • She is originally from Downingtown, PA and has an Associate's degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is currently working on her Bachelor's degree at the University of West Florida.

Guidance Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling

  • Academic Advisement

  • Class Schedules

  • ESOL Coordination

  • 504 Plan Coordination
  • FSA Planning/Collaboration
  • Community Resource Referrals

Student Success Tips

  • BE BRAVE! Try out new activities, clubs, and sports offered at LAJH. Not only will it expand your horizons, but it's a great way to meet new friends.
  • USE A PLANNER! Using a planner will help you stay organized with homework & project due dates, test dates, and your daily schedule.
  • DO YOUR HOMEWORK so you don't fall behind. Homework is intended to help you review important concepts and learn new skills. Plus, it sends the message to your teacher and yourself, that you value your education.
  • ASK FOR HELP when you need it! This is an important skill, even for adults. Figure out who can support you with academic, social, and/or personal challenges and reach out to them.
  • TAKE GOOD, KIND CARE OF YOURSELF. This includes eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep each night.
  • JUST BREATHE. Junior high school can be a wonderful, exciting time in your life! There may also be moments when you feel overwhelmed with all the changes taking place. So, slow down. Take it one step at a time. Practice healthy coping strategies.

Helpful Websites

What's coming up next?

*Open House: August 22, 2017 (6-8pm)

*Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15

*September is National Suicide Prevention Month!

*Interim Reports: September 12, 2017