With a significant weather event approaching, in consultation with our local public safety officials, all Whitman-Hanson schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 8, 2016. This includes all PK-12 classes, all morning, afternoon, and evening activities as well as athletics and building use events.
Our local public safety officials have asked us to remind everyone to be aware of children and adults being outside during this type of storm. A heavy wet snow with winds brings downs trees and wires without notice. There is an increased chance during this storm because many trees are currently top heavy and snow packed.
School Counseling Services
Ms. Carolyn Pires - School Psychologist
Ms. Susan Lemay - School Adjustment Counselor
Ms. Jan Sweeeney - Guidance Counselor
Our counselors are available to all students and parents for assistance in working out problems that may involve the classroom, the home and family, or the peer group.
Students are able to see Ms. Pires, Ms. Lemay, or Ms.Sweeney on an individual basis or in a small group setting when appropriate. Referrals to counseling services can be made by the student, teacher, or by a parent or guardian.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact any counselor at any time regarding academic, social or family concerns. All information is held in the strictest confidence. To contact the staff member listed above please go to our Faculty/Staff page.
Information regarding outside agencies, therapists, family counselors and other sources of assistance are also available in the counseling office.
The major objectives of our counseling program are:
to foster more comfortable and appropriate relationships with students and peers, family and school personnel
to increase self-understanding, understanding of others, and awareness of self in relationships
to address personal and school adjustment issues
to provide emotional support
to promote healthy and effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills