Student Services

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Department Contact
Kevin Scotellaro, Assistant Principal for Student Services
847.825.7711


Department Information
The Maine 207 Student Services team helps students make decisions and choices that will allow for success in high school and beyond. Students Services works with students, families, and staff in supporting students’ academic, social-emotional, and career development throughout high school. Student Services includes a range of supports for students and families including focused on counseling services both in high school and in preparation for college and/or careers. Additionally, the Health Office is an integral part of Student Services.

A vital link between home and school, the comprehensive guidance programs offered at Maine South High School through the Student Services Department help students make the crucial decisions they will face during their high school years. A mix of individual and group activities; occupational, technical, and financial aid programs; test information; and course placement activities, the program helps students at all levels to make decisions that will shape their future. The Student Services staff can help students gain direction as they make choices that will take them through high school and beyond to college and career.

The Student Services Department provides many services in addition to the scheduled guidance-related activities. Most of these activities are initiated by students, parents, or school personnel as needed. Counselors try to anticipate and react to the needs of students and parents. However, for members of the SPS Department to be the most effective, it is important that there be open communication between the home and the school.

The Student Services Department provides support for students in a variety of areas and includes the following:

Counselors - Every student is assigned to one of ten counselors, who support the student and family from enrollment at Maine South through graduation. Counselors focus on the emotional, social, educational and career development needs of students. An important focus of the counselor's services is academic counseling for college and career.

Career Counselor - Mrs. Stephanie Maksymiu helps students to establish accurate self-awareness, explore careers, make tentative career decisions and formulate post-high school plans. Mrs. Maksymiu serves as a resource for students, parents, teachers and the generalist counselors. She coordinates the many college awareness programs and makes numerous resources available to students. Mrs. Maksymiu is located in the Career Resource Center (CRC) in Room C147B.

Nurses - Mrs. Brenda Lynch and Mrs. Peggy Kendrick manage both acute and chronic illnesses and injuries. They are available to students, parents and staff for health teaching, counseling and referrals. The nurses act as a liaison between the medical community and the school community. They also address any special needs of students. The health office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Psychologists - Mr. Steve Mihalopoulos and Mr. Brian Spicer are responsible for psychological screening and testing of students who have been referred by parents, teachers, and counselors. A significant portion of that process involves the assessment for possible special education services. The psychologists are available for consultation to the faculty, staff, and parents.

Social Workers - Mrs. Mary Angioletti, Mrs. Julie Hamrin, Mrs. Donna Spanos, and Mr. Brad Wolcott offer individual, group and/or family therapy for students who have been referred by parents, teachers or counselors. may become Referrals and/or consultations are often made with outside support personnel including private therapists, psychiatrists and community agencies. The social worker also serves as consultant to the faculty and staff.

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Team Leader - Dean
Linda Borchew

 
Team Leader - Dean
Marta Hall

  Team Leader - Dean
Mike McGreevy

Counselors
Robert Tortorelli
Erin Sanchez
Tim Spiegel

  Counselors
Trisha Conlon
Jennifer Pendergast
Sue Maurer
  Counselors
Krista Clarke
William Milano
Diane Spillman

Social Worker
Mary Grant-Angioletti


  Social Workers
Donna Spanos
Brad Walcott
  Social Worker
Julie Marmin


Psychologists
Steve Mihalopoulos
Brian Spicer

 
Psychologists
Steve Mihalopoulos
Brian Spicer

 
Psychologists
Steve Mihalopoulos
Brian Spicer


       

Attendance Line
847.692.8213

  Attendance Line
847.692.8216
  Attendance Line
847.692.8204

SST Secretary
847.692.8171

  SST Secretary
847.692.8203
  SST Secretary
847.692.8170


Parent involvement with Student Services
Attendance at important events such as open houses and College Night is one way parents can promote home and school communication. It is also helpful to mark dates such as testing and group activities on the family calendar. Parents who are concerned about their child's progress in a particular class should contact the individual teacher for the most current information. If they have a general concern regarding their child, they should contact the assigned counselor.

Parents can access the Aspen Parent Portal to view their child's schedule, check attendance records, view grades and recent assignment activity by course. In order to access the Portal, parents must be listed as a student contact with a current email address. If this information is not on file, please contact the Student Services office at 847-692-8213.

 

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