WELCOME TO THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR 2nd SEMESTER:
*Last day to add a class: January 30, 2020
*Last day to drop a class before "W" recorded on transcript: March 6,, 2020
*Last day to drop a class 2nd semester: May 19th, 2020 (12th grade), June 1, 2020 (9-11 grades)
January 21st & 22nd (Finals Week) - Current 8th grade Registration Sessions/Skyward open for Class of 2024
January 28th - LPR 5:00pm - 5:30pm - Intro to MIHS - New to MISD Families (Principal Puckett & Counselor, Susan Sutherin)
January 28th - 5:30pm - 7:00 pm - Department Heads host Curriculum Fair for Class of 2024/New Families
February 3rd - 7th - Class of 2023 registration (Counselor Susie Brown to visit classrooms)
February 4th - Skyward closes at 11:59pm for Class of 2024
February 5th - Counselor led registration activities during Islander Hour (10th grade Counselor, Jimmy Vasquez/11th grade Counselor, Jeff Jones
February 7th - Skyward opens 11:59pm for Class of 2021 - 2023
February 12th - Department Heads host Islander Hour Curriculum Fair for current 9th - 11th graders
February 17th - 21st - Mid Winter Break
The Counseling Department at Mercer Island High School is open from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday when school is in session. Counselors are available from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, except when they attend required building or district directed meetings and trainings.
The Counseling Department offers the Counselor of the Day Table. Students can visit the “C.O.T.D.” table during their off periods or at lunch for drop-in questions with a counselor. A counselor will be at the table Monday through Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Parents are also welcome for a quick consult at the C.O.T.D. table if they check in at the main office first.
To schedule an appointment with a Counselor: Students have "drop-in" access to their alphabet-assigned counselors daily. They can also schedule an appointment during their school day for a meeting with their Counselor. Counseling Department Secretaries, Kristin Brintnall and Edith Lopez-Salvador can set appointment times for all the counselors.
Contact Us: Email is the preferred contact method for counselors. The goal is to respond to emails within 48 hours. Often counselors are unable to refer to their emails or voicemails during the day, as they are seeing students throughout the school day. If you have an urgent matter to discuss with a counselor, call the Counseling Center Secretary. This is a more effective way of leaving a time-sensitive message.
CounselorsPhoneResponsibilitiessusie.firstname.lastname@example.org 236-3362A-Djeff.email@example.com 236-3365N-SIsusan.firstname.lastname@example.org 230-6013 E-J Jimmy Vasquez email@example.com 236-3364 SJ-Z Thomas Welch firstname.lastname@example.org 236-3355 K-M SupportPhone Responsibilities Kristin Brintnall email@example.com 236-3354 Counseling Secretary, Graduation Coordinator Edith Lopez-Salvador firstname.lastname@example.org 230-6350 Counseling Secretary, College Counseling Assistantbarb.email@example.com 236-4513RegistrarDebbie Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org 236-3302Testing CoordinatorAdditional Counseling Services are provided by licensed counselors employed by Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, who have offices at MIHS and provide additional counseling services to students daily at Mercer Island High School.
- Chris Harnish - Substance Abuse and Intervention
- Ariel Schacter - Student, Family, and Group Counseling
Mercer Island High School 9100 SE 42ndStreet Mercer Island, WA 98040Phone (206) 236-3354 FAX (206) 230-6352