GLHS Counseling Department

November 2017 News Letter




Email is best way to set up an appointment. When you come to the office check with in a secretary. Lunch time is a great time to drop in for quick questions or concerns.


Call or email, if you have any concerns about your child and or feel that they would benefit from a meeting with their counselor. Email is the quickest.

All Counselor contact information is listed on our Website

GLHS Counseling Department

Director of Guidance

  • Ms. AJ Janosoko


  • Mrs. Carolyn Quigley
  • Mr. Chris Coughlin
  • Mrs. Deborah Velelis
  • Ms. Marissa Gold
  • Mrs. Michelle Morin

Student Assistance Counselor

  • Mr. Bob Segear

Office Secretaries

  • Mrs. Karen Talbot
  • Mrs. Yuthika Deva


September 11-15, 2017 Naviance Lessons to Seniors

September 12, 2017 Freshmen Parent Night

September 18, 2017 Senior College, Career & Financial Aid Night

September 27, 2017 Back 2 School Night

October 2 - 6, 2017 Week of Respect Campaign,

  • Chalk Drawings, Hi-light GL Rocks Campaign

October 3, 2017 College Fair Night over 130 colleges attended

October 11, 2017 PSAT for 9th, 10th and 11th graders

October 16 - 25, 2017 Operation Green Drop

October 18, 2017 National Merit Breakfast

October 23, 2017 Junior College Night

November 3, 2017 College & Career Presentation Enviornmental Attorney

November 13-17, 2017 Naviance Lessons for Juniors

GL Rocks Fundraiser

The GL Rocks raised money to rebuild libraries for the Victoria, Texas independant school district that were destroyed during Hurricane Harvey.

GLHS students collected small rocks and then painted inspirational quotes, words or drawings on the rocks and they were displayed through out our campus. Students who made a donation greater then $5.00 were eligible for a prize. GLHS faculty members, Counselor Marissa Gold, Nurse Jean Ringwood and English teacher Staci Toporek organized the event.

GLHS Students Pledge Against Bullying

GLHS Counselor Deborah Velelis rallied to GLHS to sign an Anti -Bullying Pledge over 200 students committed to supporting a positive climate in our high school by signing the pledge.

Project Green Drop

GLHS Counselor Marissa Gold organized "Project Green Drop" with the assistance of the GLHS Student Ambassadors. Project Green Drop is an organization that collects and recycles materials. A donation is then made to the National Federation for the Blind based on the volume of materials collected. Ms. Gold had an overwhelming response and had three big pick-ups of materials. Ms. Gold thanks GLHS and the Student Ambassadors for their generosity and support to this worthwhile cause.

Boys and Girls GLHS Cross Country Teams Advance

GLHS Counselor and Head Cross Country Coach Chris Coughlin lead his Cross Country Girls to the State Sectional Championship and the Boys advanced to the State Group Finals. Congratulations to Coach Coughlin and his Cross Country Teams!

Guidance Supervisor Ashley Janosko Defends her Doctorate

Congratulations to our Guidance Director, Ashley Janosko as she successfully defended her Doctorate from Montclair State University in September 2017, in Counseling Supervision. She will be hooded in January 2018.

137 Colleges attend 2nd Annual GLHS College Fair

This year we had 137 colleges attend our second college fair held on October 2nd.

We have also been focusing on individual admission visits by admission counselors. 64 admission reps came to Governor Livingston High School. Ms. Deva and Ms. Gold received a PTO grant to give out folders and pens imprinted with GL logos to all admission representatives.

9 students received a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and 4 students were semi-finalists moving on to the next round of the prestigious scholarship program.

Lead & Seed Leadership Program continues into our 2nd Year

The TREND Executive Board and the Student Ambassadors have combined forces to initiate a drug and alcohol awareness leadership program called, "Lead and Seed". The TREND adviser is Student Assistance Counselor Mr. Bob Segear and the Student Ambassadors adviser is School Counselor Mrs. Michelle Morin.

The leadership program has provided programs like "Sticker Shock", "Class Karaoke Competition" and designed slogans for giveaways for students at GLHS, Columbia Middle School and the Deerfield School. Last year the giveaways were frisbees and bracelets; the slogan was "No Alcohol for me, I'm Drug and Alcohol Free".

Dr. Kimberly Borin presents 3 "Mindfulness" Programs

On October 9, 2017, Dr Borin presented her "Mindfulness" program to our GLHS Fauclty. Dr. Borin came back for a student program on November 20, (funded by the GLHS PTO) and will make an evening presentation for the parents on Decmber 19th, 2017, 7:30pm GLHS Auditorium. Her program was brought to GLHS by School Counselor

Mrs. Michelle Morin who received two grants cover the costs for these trainings.

Junior Conferences to begin on December 1, 2017

The GLHS Guidance Department has provided Naviance trainings for all juniors during their History classes, the week of November 13, 2017.

Junior conferences will follow so that the students and their families can meet individually with their school counselor starting December 1, 2017. Meetings are one class period during the school day. Please reach out to your student's school counselor by email to schedule an appointment.

Student Ambassadors Organize Family Adoption Gift Card Drive

From November 21-December 8, 2017, the GLHS Students Ambassadors will take donations of gift cards for the Union County Famiies in Need.

Please email Mrs. Michelle Morin additional information :

Berkeley Heights Consortium Presentation


On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm the Berkeley Heights Public Schools will present Tom Kersting as our Consortium Presentation. Tom will speak about "How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids". Tom Kersting's book "Disconnected" is available @ Barnes & Noble.

The Consortium consists of the Superintendents and Student Assistant Counselors from the Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, New Providence and Summit School Districts. They meet throughout the school year, planning presentations to assist staff, parents and students. Mrs. Judith Rattner and Mr. Bob Segear represent the Berkeley Heights Public Schools.


November 21-December 8, 2017 Students Ambassadors Gift Card Drive

December 12, 2017 Lead & Seed Class Karaokee Competition

January 3, 2018 "If I Knew Then What I Know Now"

Panel of former GLHS gradautes wil share their experiences of life after GL.

January 4, 2018 GLHS Counselors to visit Columbia Middle and Deerfield Schools to present the 2018-2019 Program of Studies

January 16-19, 2018 Sophomore Naviance Training . Counselors will be working with sophmores during History Classes to determine possible careers that match their skills and interests.

January 22, 2018 Sophomore College & Career Night. GLHS Counselors wil present to students and parents on what they should be doing in life after high school

January 25-26, 2018 Counselors Present Electives during PE Classes, on the programs of studing on course selection for 2018

February 5-7, 2018 GLHS Counselors will be @ Columbia Middle School to schedule 8th graders for the 2018-2019 school year.

February 12 & 13, 2018 GLHS Counselors will be @ Deerfield School to schedule 8th graders for the 2018-2019 school year.

February 26-March 16, 2018 GLHS Counselors Course Selection will all 9th, 10th & 11th graders.

Dr. Kimberly Borin Presents Mindfulness to Parents

On December 19, 2018 Dr. Borin will present "Mindfullness" to the GLHS Parents at 7:30-8:30 pm in the GLHS Auditorium. The program was arranged by GLHS Counselor Mrs. Michelle Morin and funded by Prevention Links.

Dr Borin will share smart strageties for relaxation and how that leads to grit and to resilience. She will also talk about destressing around the Holiday's and to make the most of Winter Break.

Great News from Mrs. Talbot and Mrs. Quigley

On November 1, 2017, Guidance Secretary, Karen Talbot became a Grandma. Her grandson Henry was born 8 lbs 7 oz. Happy Birthday Henry!

At the end of December, Guidance Counselor Mrs. Quigley will be out on maternity leave

The new member of the Quigley Family is expected on January 19, 2018