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I'm Mrs. Mecca, School Counselor for Grades: 7, 8, and 9.
My role of a School Counselor is very complex, as I work with students, their parents/guardians, teachers and faculty, outside agencies, and other facilities, businesses, etc.
Some things that I do in Guidance:
*Work individually with students, listen to their concerns, and assist with problem solving and making good decisions.
*Have contact with parents/guardians regarding school, personal, or family issues; grades/academic progress, etc.
*Classroom visits for career exploration, scheduling, providing special information, etc.
*Coordinate standardized testing such as PSSA's, Keystone Exams, Algebra Prognosis Test.
*New student orientation.
*Special projects and field trips such as: 9th gr visit to Wilkes-Barre CTC
*Member of Riverside's SAP Team. Our SAP (Student Assistance Program) is an in-house process which assists student's who may be having school, home, or social difficulties to receive help for their issues/problems such as: drug or alcohol use, anger issues, severe problems with peers and/or adults, feelings of depression, anxiety, etc. A SAP referral can be made on Riverside's Counseling page, in-person, or via handwritten note which can be placed in the box located in school nurses office.
Mrs. Laurie A. Mecca, M.S.
School Counselor, Grades 7-9
Riverside Jr. Sr. High School
(570) 562-2121, ext. 1122