GKHS Counseling Digest

Staying Connected to Your Support Network

Your Counseling Team

Danielle Melvin (A-Col), dmelvin@bethelsd.org

Brad Hostak (Com-Gra), bhostak@bethelsd.org

Megan Wardle (Gre-La), mwardle@bethelsd.org

Jennie Colgan (Le-Pam), jcolgan@bethelsd.org

Jodi Greyeyes (Pan-Sol), jgreyeyes@bethelsd.org

Mike Stallman (Som-Z), mstallman@bethelsd.org

Katie Kimball, Social Worker, ckimball@bethelsd.org

Kelly Woyak, Career Specialist, kwoyak@bethelsd.org

Emmalee Kronoff, Career Counselor, ekronoff@bethelsd.org

Thank you First Responders!

What would we do without you? Thank you to all our First Responders and our families with First Responders. We are grateful and respect your sacrifice. We stay home for you!
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For the Class of 2020 parents only, please join the GRAHAM KAPOWSIN C/O 2020 Facebook page. Search by that name and request to join. Important information shared!

You can also join the GKHelp Instagram page...for all students & parents!

Tech Issues?

If you are having any tech issues, please contact Mrs. Soler at vsoler@bethelsd.org.
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Autumn Lee, Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare

My name is Autumn Lee. I am a therapist from Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare(GLMHC) at the Spanaway Clinic. GLMHC provides mental health services through our clinics and in schools in the community, including GKHS. During the school year, I am at the school a couple days out of the week. Appointments occur during the school day. If you are interested in services, please call our Access Center at (253)581-7020 to schedule an intake assessment. During the school year, the school counselors and Mrs. Kimball are also able to complete referrals with signed consent from the student. During this time of staying at home, we are still offering services over the phone and conducting intake assessments over the phone.

Verto Virtual College Fair for JUNIORS

Verto Education is excited to announce a Virtual College Fair on April 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. You are invited to attend. Verto offers the only first-year abroad experience that partners with some of the nation’s top colleges and universities to guarantee admission and to ensure students are on track to graduate in four years.

Verto is expecting to have 40 colleges and universities attending the virtual fair, from William & Mary, Temple, University of Tennessee, University Of Oregon, and Case Western and Butler to Rhodes, Goucher, Lewis & Clark, and many many more!

Come check out some colleges you are familiar with, and learn about some new ones. We ask you to come with an open mind and willingness to learn - as there may be colleges that you would otherwise not come in contact with at this event, but may end up being that perfect next step!

Verto Education Virtual College Fair

When: April 17, 2020

Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Location: Please RSVP for the event: https://collegefair.ecareerfairs.com/e/verto/

We look forward to seeing you on April 17th!

Virtual Appointments

Need to see your counselor, social worker, career counselor, or career center specialist? We are available to meet with students and parents virtually! Schedule a virtual appointment online at the GKHS Counseling Center website. We can meet with you using Facetime, Google Hangouts, or Zoom. Additionally, important numbers include Pierce County Crisis Line (1-800-576-7764) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 (1-800-273-8255).

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Nutritional Resources & Ordering

Beginning Monday, April 6th the following eight "Meals in Motion" sites will be operating-

  • Camas Prairie Elementary School
  • Cougar Mountain Middle School
  • Graham-Kapowsin High School
  • North Star Elementary School (re-opening)
  • Roy Elementary School
  • Shining Mountain Elementary School (re-opening)
  • Spanaway Lake High School
  • Spanaway Middle School

ORDER your meals here!


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SENIORS! Financial Aid Texting Service

WSAC is offering Otterbot, a free texting service designed to help high school seniors navigate financial aid for college and career education. Students can access Otterbot via text message 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting “Hi Otter” to 360-928-7281.