Karissa St. Clair, Elementary Counselor

Email: kstclair1@pcschools.net

Phone: 417-476-2255 ext. 215

Fax: 417-476-5446

Courtney Garner, Middle School Counselor

Email: cgarner@pcschools.net

Phone: 417-476-2842 

Fax: 417-476-5405

Katie Lathem, High School Counselor

Email: klathem1@pcschools.net

Phone: 417-476-2515 

Fax: 417-476-3516

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education school counseling staff has compiled and placed information related to labor shortages and job attainment on their website. This information will update regularly. It can be found on the following website; https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling

Pierce City 1st State Bank

Decatur Lodge

Pierce City Howdy Neighbor Days Community Service (you will need to include community service you have done)

Pierce City Eagle Pride Scholarship

Ridpath Carver Memorial Scholarship

Doug Weatherly Memorial Scholarship

Earle & Roseanne Staponski Memorial Scholarship

Shelter Insurance Scholarship

Another good website for financial aid and scholarships, go to www.fastweb.com

Would you like to refer your child to speak with a counselor? Below is a referral form that a parent can use if they want to request that their elementary child speak with a counselor. These services can be regarding bullying, academic obstacles, behavioral issues, or anything that you are concerned about. Once you submit the form, it will be immediately sent to Mr. Van Horn and he will make necessary arrangements to help your child as quickly as possible.

Referral Form

ACT and Finacial Aid Information

www.actstudent.org Check in regularly for upcoming ACT registration guidelines and test dates. You can also find college and career information, financial aid, test preparation strategies, and FAQ's.

www.fafsa.ed.gov U.S. Department of EducationFederal Student Aid. Want to know about scholarships, loans, savings, military aid? FAFSA is here to help!

www.fastweb.com Looking for scholarships, internships, colleges and more?

Bullying Information

www.stopbullying.govWhat is bullying? Who is at risk? How to respond to bullying.

www.psychologytoday.comUndestanding bullying and the behaviors.

www.cnn.com/bullyingWhen bullying goes high-tech. Affects of cyberbullying for young teens.

Social Media - Keeping An Eye On Your Kids

www.facebook.com/safety/teensThe importance of being you. Think before you post.

www.facebook.com/safety/parentsTools for parents and educators. How do I report a child under 13? Can I monitor my child's activity on Facebook? What if my teen knows someone who is being bullied?

www.checkupnewsroom.com/dangerousapps 7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about.

www.webmd.com/parentingSocial Media: what parents must know.

Adjusting to Middle School

www.additudemag.comStrategies for ADHD and LD.

www.scholastic.com/parents/recourcesA Brave New World. Going from top dog on the block to the new puppy. What to expect and how to lend support.

www.tweenparenting.comPreparing your child for middle school.

www.scholastic.com.biggestfears5th and 6th graders biggest fears

Study Skills

www.ncld.orgExtra help for students with learning disasbilities.

Making and Keeping Friends

www.pbs.org/understanding friendshipsIdeas on understanding middle school friendships.

www.tweenparenting.about.com/socialdevelopmentHow to keep friends.

Getting Along with Teachers

www.pbskids.org/itsmylifeSkillz for kids.

www.psychcentral.comWhen a teacher and child do not get along.