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: Ari Aranov 659-8649 ext 2510 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 Advanced Manufacturing Experience Accepting Applications Until May 1, 2020

Incoming ninth and 10th grade students who have completed Algebra 1 are invited to attend the free Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experience (SAME) program at the Career & Technical Education Center at BOCES 2 in Spencerport this summer. Students will gain experience with advanced/smart manufacturing, CNC machining, mills, lathes, blueprint reading, CAD/CAM, fusion, etc. and earn three Monroe Community College (MCC) credits at no charge. Students will participate in fieldtrips to industry partners and MCC.
This program is held July 6-24 on Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 3589 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY. Students must provide their own transportation and lunch each day. SAME Graduation will take place at MCC on July 24 at 1 p.m. Apply to participate in the SAME program by May 1 to

Parents of Seniors: Many of your seniors will begin to receive their college Financial Aid Award Letters or “Offer Letters,” as many colleges are beginning to call them.  While all colleges are required to clearly describe the types of aid available – grants, scholarships, work study, and loans – it can sometimes be confusing to compare multiple financial aid offers and figure out the bottom line – what is still left to pay. Sallie Mae’s Pay For College Resource includes a section dedicated to the Award Letter process and offers tools that help students and families compare their financial aid offers from the various colleges they are interested in.  This section can be found at

Important Dates:

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 a therapist onsite at both schools three days each week. Kristen Acquilano is at the ES on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., and at the JSHS on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 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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