NSHS Counselor Connection

Back to school 2022-2023 Edition!

Welcome Back!

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

NSHS Counseling Center Information for 2022-2023

The NSHS Counseling Center includes our School Counselors, School Psychologist, Student Assistance Counselor, and our new Student Intervention/Engagement Coordinator.

School Counselors

Mrs. Amy Gibbons, agibbons@nsps.us, x3316

Alpha, A-I, grades 9-12

Mr. William Pepin, wpepin@nsps.us, x3318

Alpha, J-Z, grades 9-12

Student Assistance Counselor

Ms. Abbigayle Coria, acoria@nsps.us, x3324

School Psychologist

Ms. Maria Corsini, mcorsini@nsps.us, x3233

Student Intervention/Engagement Coordinator

Mrs. Miranda Burmeister, mburmeister@northsmithfieldschools.com

Scheduling Change requests

Student schedules for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on the IC portal after the freshman orientation on Thursday, August 25th ends. Students may request a schedule change by filling out the Google Form on Google Classroom for any schedule changes. The add/drop period will close on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

We will be limiting schedule change requests this year and fill them in priority order.


Good reasons to request a change include:

1. Empty block on the schedule

2. Need a class for graduation

3. Already have credit for a class on my schedule

4. Need to discuss a conflict with my school counselor

Bad reasons to request a change:

1. Don't like the teacher.

2. No friends in that period.

3. Want to duplicate my friend's schedule.

Student Schedule Requests must be made by the student (Not the Parent/Guardian) via the link in Google Classroom. We will not be accepting any requests by email, phone, or drop-in visits.

Peer Tutoring

We are looking for juniors and seniors that are interested in peer tutoring this school year. Please apply if interested. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Pepin.


The importance of regular school attendance

Attendance in the 2022-2023 School Year is critical as the community works together to help students achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.

NSHS Counselor Meeting Schedule for 2022-2023

NSHS school counselors support students’ individual growth in the following areas: Academic, College & Career Readiness, and Personal/Social via individual, small group, and large group meetings. In the 2022-2023 academic year, meeting will be either 1-1, Small group classroom meetings, or virtual meetings.

Semester One
  • 9th Grade-Freshman 1-1 Meetings
  • 9th-12th Grade-Counselor Check-ins as necessary
  • 9th-12th-NSHS ILP/Naviance
  • 11th & 12th Grade-College & Career Readiness Meetings

Semester Two

  • 9th Grade-Freshman 1-1 Meetings
  • 9th-12th Grade-Counselor Check-ins as necessary
  • 9th-12th-NSHS ILP/Naviance
  • 11th & 12th Grade-College & Career Readiness Meetings
  • HS Schedule Meetings
  • HS Exit Meetings

Google Classroom Accounts for School Counseling

The NSHS School Counselors have created Google Classroom Accounts for each grade level. Please encourage your child to join and to share with you. We post information on summer programs, scholarships, college visits, and more on a weekly (mostly daily) basis.

Class of 2026


Class of 2025


Class of 2024


Class of 2023


NSHS Contact Information and Counselor Assignments:

Please contact the Guidance Office at (401) 766-2500. Our Fax number is (401) 597-6198. Counselor assignments are listed below. Please click on the name of a counselor in order to email that person.

Mrs. Gibbons Alpha A-J

Mr. Pepin Alpha K-Z

DO NOT email a counselor if you are in crisis. Please ask to see a counselor immediately. If it is after school hours, please call 911 if you are in crisis.