Guidance Department Information


Mr . Dennis Gates
724-872-6484 EXT 4017 


Mrs. Kelsey Andres
724-872-6484 EXT 4016


Counseling Program:

Our school counseling and guidance program is part of a total school program and compliments the learning in the classroom. It is child-centered, preventative and developmental. Our counseling and guidance program encourages students' social, emotional and personal growth. The counselors work diligently with students in individual and group counseling sessions. These discussions include such topics as self-understanding, getting acquainted in a new school, dealing with divorce or separation, friendship, academics, social issues and other relevant topics. We also consult with parents, teachers, and other professionals to help students maximize to their fullest potential.

There are two elementary guidance counselors that service all three elementary buildings. The counselors work on a 6-day rotating schedule between the buildings. The schedules are as follows:

Mr. Gates:                                                       Mrs. Andres

Day 1 and 4:  H.W. Good                          Day 1 and 4:  Mendon

Day 2 and 5:  Mendon                               Day 2 and 5:  West Newton

Day 3 and 6:  West Newton                   Day 3 and 6:   H.W. Good

Visit Mr. Gates

The Wonderful World of Guidance

Quite simply, it's fun serving in the role as elementary counselor and rotating between H.W. Good, Mendon and West Newton Elementary Schools. No two days are ever the same and the kids have their own special way of making it easy to come to work.

Visit Mrs. Andres

Being an elementary school counselor is the best! I love getting to spend time with our students and watch them grow and learn. They make my job fun and challenging at times but so worthwhile.