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.

Fastweb, a popular scholarships website, is posting Student News/Coronavirus New Articles to keep students updated during the pandemic. Visit their site at

SUNY Upstate Medical University Information Sessions

Online Information Session on Respiratory Therapy is on March 26, April 28 and May 26 at 3:30 p.m. Visit to register.

Health Careers Open House is on March 28 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To register, visit See flyer below for more information.

Physical Therapy Information Session is on April 6 at 10 a.m. Visit to register.

Physician Assistant Information Session is on April 8 at 10 a.m. Visit to register.

Online Information Session on Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy is on April 22 at 3 p.m. Visit to register.

Monthly College of Medicine Advisement Session is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. For more information, visit

For more information on the programs listed above, email Wendy Meyer at

Daemen Wildcat Leadership Academy Accepting Applications

Daemen College in Amherst, NY hosts a five-day overnight college preparation program for students entering grades 10-12. The camp is held July 27-31, 2020. For more information, visit

2020 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Summer STEP Accepting Applications Until April 1, 2020

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) is a free program that is offered from July 2-31, 2020 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants must be members of an underrepresented group or economically disadvantaged, be a NYS resident and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, in grades 7-12, have a GPA of at least 2.8, and express interest in science and/or the health professions. Application information is found at

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

Genesee Promise Plus

Genesee Promise Plus is a special program designed specifically for high school students who are graduating in June 2020 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 2020 high school graduate will receive a scholarship covering the cost of tuition and fees for one or two summer 2020 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 2020 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 19, 2020. For more information, visit

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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