Counseling Office

Junior/Senior High School

Counselor: Mirjam Bauer 659-8649 ext 2504 email:
Assigned to students in grades 9-12
Counselor: Lindsay Hammer 659-8649 ext 2505 email:
Assigned to students in grades 5-8

Psychologist: Susan Smith 659-2706 email:

Counseling Office Fax Number: 585-659-8989

Counseling News

If you have graduated from Kendall JSHS and need a copy of your high school transcript, please call the Counseling Office at 585-659-8649.

Summer School Registration is open until June 28. For information about the high school program, visit For information about the middle school program, visit For either program, please open the links to the Parent Handbook at the bottom of the program pages and complete those forms, along with the registration and transportation forms found at the bottom of this page.   

RIT Camp Tiger - Hands-on STEAM workshops are taught by RIT faculty, staff and students in this day camp setting for students in grades 3-12. Workshops run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily in one-two week workshops at RIT's Golisano Hall Atrium. Camp Tiger runs from July 8-Auguest 2. For more information on the workshops and registration, visit

RIT College & Careers Weekends - July 19-20 or August 2-3 for students in grades 10-11 - These weekends offer 70 hands-on, interactive academic workshops to help students make decisions about which college major and career are the best fit for them. Students stay overnight and enjoy student-life activities to get a taste of what college life is really like. Parent program is offered as well. For more information, visit

ESports Summer Day Camp at Daemen College from July 22-26 is for students age 10-17. Camp will take place in the ESports Lounge, located in the Wick Campus Center, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Games include League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite and Apex Predators. Lunch is provided daily. For more information, contact Oscar Tanta at or visit
Genesee Promise Plus is a special program designed specifically for high school students who are graduating in June 2019 from a high school located in Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming (GLOW) counties in New York State. Under Genesee Promise Plus, every GLOW area June 2019 high school graduate will receive a scholarship covering the cost of tuition and fees for one or two summer 2019 courses offered by Genesee Community College at any of its seven campus locations in Albion, Arcade, Batavia, Dansville, Lima, Medina and Warsaw. Online classes are also available for students without access to transportation. Students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks; the scholarship doesn't cover these costs. In addition, all 2019 high school juniors are eligible to receive a scholarship covering the cost of tuition and fees for one college course during the summer between their junior and senior year. 
The application deadline is June 21, 2019. For more information, visit

Unity Hospital is in need of volunteers. More information and the application form are below. For more information, contact Sharon Taccia at

To view the Resources for Parents on suicide prevention from the Kevin & Margaret Hines Foundation, visit

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. For more information, visit

Orleans County Mental Health has therapists onsite at both schools four days each week. Gloria Zukoski is at the ES on Mondays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kristen Acquilano is at the ES on Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and at the JSHS on Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, refer to the document below.

A letter from the Counseling Office to our Seniors and Parents:
Welcome to your senior year! This is a very exciting and important time in your life. You will be making many big decisions regarding college, employment and/or the military. I am looking forward to helping you in any way that I can. In order to do so, I need to take care of some of housekeeping items. Most of you will be filling out applications of some sort and in order for the counseling office to send the required documents, we will need parent and student permission. These documents may include, but are not limited to: ACT, SAT, AP scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation and information requested by newspapers about our graduating seniors. Students will be provided with the Request for Records/Release of Information Form and there will be copies available online and in the counseling office. Please understand that we cannot process any applications until we have a form on file for each student.

If you have any questions, please call the counseling office at 659-8649. I am excited to embark on this journey with you! 

Mirjam Bauer


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