School Counselor Resources


The mission of the Lexington School District Counseling Department is to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate program to address students' academic, personal/social and career goals in addition to supporting their personal and social emotional needs.

 

Availability & Confidentiality:

7-12 counselors will continue to work, as permitted, through the school closing. The best way to reach us is by email.

Lexington Junior High: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lexington High School: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Seniors, and grades 9-11, A-K)

Lexington High School: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Grades 9-11, L-Z)

We will also be making updates through Schoology.

A student and family’s privacy is very important.  All information shared with a counselor will remain confidential unless…

  • a student shares a plan to harm him or herself or someone else
  • there is suspicion a student may be a victim of abuse or neglect

In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or to appropriate agencies.

Counselors may share information with school personnel with parent or student permission. 
 

Academics 7-12:

  • In regards to grades and testing, these are areas that are being discussed and will be determined as we learn more information. Any updates will be shared by administration as soon as possible.

  • In the weeks ahead, you may hear from us as we will continue to work on 504 plans and scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Students planning to take courses through CCP next school year: As of right now, this process has not changed. Please pay close attention to the deadlines/requirements listed here: https://bit.ly/2QtRb2u

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100Mbps. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Instillation fees will be waived for new student households.

College and Career Readiness:

  • Ohio Means Jobs is a website that is familiar to all Lexington students. This is a wonderful place with information on financial literacy, careers, colleges, upcoming employment trends, and more.

https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/ExploreIt/k-12-resources.aspx

  • Scholarships are currently still listed on our website at: 
 
  • At this point, scholarship deadlines have not changed.
  • Some scholarships are currently only available in Student Services: we will be working on posting those paper applications as soon as possible.

 

Personal/Social Issues:

  • How to talk to your student about coronavirus:

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

  • For many individuals, stress and anxiety are on the rise. Below is a link to a variety of mental health apps that have been reviewed by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

https://adaa.org/finding-help/mobile-apps

Mental Health Resources

https://www.mrcpl.org/upload/first_call_docs/richland_county_one_page_01012020.pdf

  • If you have a mental health/emotional crisis please call

HELPLINE: 419-522-4357(H.E.L.P.)

  • Just need to talk, but you are not in crisis?

Call the Warmline at 419-522-5300

  • National Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to get help for your stress. A free service promoted by the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services Board.

Richland County Community Resources

FIRST CALL 211 (by phone 2-1-1)

https://www.mrcpl.org/services/first-call-211

First Call is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week by telephone. A staff member will assist the caller throughout the call to define the nature of the inquiry, and explore solutions together. To best assist the caller, the staff member may ask questions (such as age, zip code, and status of others in the household) to help determine eligibility and direct him or her to the services that best meet his or her needs. Information shared during a call is confidential.

What kind of information can I receive from First Call 211?

  • Food Pantries and Community Meals
  • Housing/Shelters
  • Financial Assistance Information
  • Utility Assistance
  • Transportation Options
  • State and Local Government Offices
  • Consumer Protection/Consumer Education
  • Seasonal Assistance
  • Abuse Reporting
  • Food/Nutrition Programs
  • Immunizations/Health Care and Screenings

Contacting Us

By Phone (2-1-1)

Alternate Line: 419.522.4636

Toll Free: 877.795.2111

 

 

 
As school counselors, we believe our role is significant in creating a personal welcoming environment for each and every student. Our goal is to ensure our students have the support needed to maximize their potential as learners. We can accomplish this by addressing their development in the areas of academic performance, social-emotional wellness, and career exploration through pro-active programming, outreach, and support. The counseling department welcomes your questions or concerns.
 
Lexington High School Department of Guidance and Counseling is committed to meeting the unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each student. The guidance counselors are student advocates. A variety of services are provided to support this effort. All parents are reminded to frequently check the Student Services link on the Lexington High School website where information on testing, scholarships, financial aid and important upcoming events can be found.
 
If students need help in any way, they should contact their counselor. Students can arrange appointments through the Student Services Secretary.  After hours appointments can be arranged with the individual counselors.

Mrs. Kristen McPeek

Counselors  assist students in the college selection process. Beginning in the junior year, students are instructed as to the appropriate sequence of activities they need to follow in order to identify colleges that match their needs. Counselors present information through large group assemblies, classroom presentations, guidance activities, and individual conferences.  Students learn how to access materials that include computer search programs, college guide books, and view books.   These resources are available in the Student Services Office.  Students are also encouraged to attend the annual college fair in mid-September at the OSU-M branch as well as mid-April at Ashland University.  The counselors provide small group sessions with seniors to guide senior students through the college application process.  
 
 

Kristen McPeek    
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School Counselor, A-K
Scholarships/CCP/Testing
419-884-2020 x 1413

 

Elizabeth Vallance
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Administrative Assistant and Registrar
419-884-3454 (PH)
419-884-2129 (FAX)