Counseling

Located in the Counseling Building: K-25 (Facing the Cafeteria)

Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5393 sstruck@powayusd.com

Student Support Services


Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5393 or email : sstruck@powayusd.com

The Student Services staff is available for confidential, individual and/or group support. 
Call us to make an appointment!
 
Our office is funded through generous donations!  
While the District covers Sharon Struck's salary, additional salary and supplies for the office are only covered through generous donations. If you would like to help out with donations, checks can be made payable to the Poway High Foundation, earmarked for Student Services and sent to 15500 Espola Road, Poway 92064, c/o Student Services or by direct donation: http://www.powayhighfoundation.org/.   Thank you!
Seniors needing financial assistance:  if you would like help with cap/gown, prom, Grad Nite or yearbook, we ask that you work one hour of community service for every $10 of assistance you are requesting. You also need to be in good standing (2.0+ GPA, no U's on report card).  For more information, go directly to the Student Services Office or contact Sharon Struck at sstruck@powayusd.com

When you're feeling confused, overwhelmed, stressed out, or just need to talk, we're here to help you. We have adult mentors as well as student peers to cater to your needs and to assist students and parents.
 

Donations sought:   The Student Services Office is funded mostly through donations. Every year the office is in jeopardy of not staying open full time if donations aren't received. If you would like to donate, contact our Principal.

We offer services such as the following:

 One-on-one support; support groups; organizing some assemblies; advising clubs; coordinating mentoring and some tutoring; advising Peer Counseling, Titan Ambassadors, and Friday Night Live; working with students on the Stay Put plan; offering crisis support.

Peer Counseling

75 students around campus who help with new students, students needing someone to talk to, tutoring, conflict mediation, and students needing a boost. Applications to be a Peer Counselor are available during the month of November for the following calendar year. In addition to the peer counselors, Sherry Lockie teaches a 5.5 period counseling skills class that teaches the same techniques as the peer counseling program. For more information contact Sherry Lockie at slockie@powayusd.com.  Applications will become available October 30-2nd week in November .  Go to the peer counseling link.  
 

Tobacco, drug and alcohol education - Classroom presentations, referrals, cessation support groups.

 

Mentor/Tutoring Program

We will match up students who are struggling academically with an older student or adult mentor. Volunteer student tutors are usually available in the Library after school Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30. For a list of paid student tutors, contact Jodie Hughes in the Counseling Office: johughes@powayusd.com.
 

Grief Counseling

 We can help students understand and get through a difficult period in their lives. Services by adult Counselors as well as Peer Counselors
 

Counseling Referrals

 If a student and/or family needs help obtaining outside counseling, we give referrals to the Caring Connections Center, which provides free counseling services (through our grant). We also have referrals for outside sources.
 

Character Education

Character education helps get messages such as trustworthiness, responsibility, respect, fairness, caring, and citizenship, to the student body.
 

Conflict Mediation

 Our staff and/or peer counselors are available to work with students having conflicts with others (peers, teachers, parents, etc.).
 

Titan Ambassadors

Senior Titan Ambassadors are selected by nominations from teachers based on their strong academics, leadership, ethics, and activities. These students put on assemblies at local elementary and middle schools. This program is partially funded by the PTSA and Visual Photography.
 

Friday Night Live/SAVE Promise Clubs

The Friday Night Live Club is a club promoting fun alcohol/drug-free activities. The mission of Friday Night Live is to build partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.

 

SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Promise Clubs are a place for young people across the country to show their leadership, creativity and passion for protecting their friends, schools and communities from violence before it happens.  
Sharon Struck is the advisor.  Friday Night Live with SAVE/Promise Club meets on Tuesdays at lunch.
 
 
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