Welcome to Counseling and Guidance

  • GOALS of the DHS Counseling Department

    1.   Provide all students with safe, nurturing, inclusive, and flexible learning environments. 

    2.   Utilize data to develop, implement, and assess comprehensive guidance and counseling programs. 

    3.   Guide all students as they plan, monitor, and manage their own educational, career, and personal-social-emotional development. 

    4.   Ensure our program reflects district, state, and national counseling ethics, standards, and expectations. 

    5.   Engage the 21st century learner through the use of technological tools.

    6.   Implement curriculum which develops personal-social-emotional skills. 

    7.   Intervene on behalf of students with immediate personal concerns or problems in the areas of personal-social-emotional, career, and/or educational development.

    8.   Provide system support for our diverse community through: consultation with teachers; parent education and community partnerships; campus-based school improvement plans and goals; and state and local standardized testing program.

     
     To request a change in schedule, complete and submit the Schedule Change Request Form before Friday, August 25 at 3pm.   
    • Please ensure your completed form includes your parent's signature.  
    • If your request is in regards to athletics, band, choir, cheer, drill team, etc. the signature of that sport’s head coach or sponsor is required.
     If you plan to take Dual Credit Courses during the fall of 2017, you will need to apply and enroll for classes at WCWC by August 10, 2017.  More information can be found here: Dual Credit DHS and WCWC

     

     

Contacts

  • Shannon Johnson, Administrative Assistant

    940.393.7210

     

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    940.393.7200

    Registrar and Enrollment

    940.393.7212

     

    Diane Russell, Counselor

    Last names: A-L

    940.393.7207

    diane.russell@decaturisd.us

     

    Lauren Smith, Counselor

    Last names: M-Z

    940.393.7209

    lauren.smith@decaturisd.us 

     

    Devon McCain, Counselor

    Available in person Monday, Wednesdays-All day, Friday mornings

    940.393.7351

     devon.mccain@decaturisd.us 

     

    The following link will take you to a referral form    that will allow anyone to refer a student to the counseling office. This is a form to be used for self-referrals (students may refer themselves), and parents, teachers, and others may use this form to refer a DHS student to the counseling office. Please contact the counselors if you have questions regarding the referral process.