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.

On Oct. 19, the Counseling Office will be sponsoring an instant admission day with Genesee Community College (GCC). Interested seniors should sign up in the Counseling Office. The admissions staff from GCC will be in the computer lab to assist students with filing a GCC application and to answer any questions. Students will know their admission status immediately. Students not interested in attending GCC after graduation should still consider applying as a backup school or to take advantage of the Genesee Promise Plus Program. The Genesee Promise Plus Program allows any student that graduates from Kendall to take two free college classes in the summer after their high school graduation. Students that want to take advantage of this opportunity do not need to continue their education beyond this program at GCC; many schools accept transfer credits from GCC. Call the Counseling Office at 659-8649 with any questions.
The Counseling Office is sponsoring the annual Financial Aid Night on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the JSHS Auditorium. This program is designed to inform parents of college-bound seniors and juniors, as well as juniors and seniors, about the financial aid process. The presenter is Joe Bailey, Director of Financial Aid at Genesee Community College. He will provide current information on the financial aid process, types of financial aid available, important deadlines, and other relevant topics. Since the financial aid process has changed recently, especially in New York State, it's important for parents and students to attend this program to learn about the latest changes. For questions about this program, please contact the Counseling Office at 659-8649.

On Oct. 25, the Counseling Office will be attending Careers in Construction Day at the Fleet Center in Rochester. Students that are interested in any type of construction career are welcome to attend. The fieldtrip is capped at 20 students. First come, first serve. The day will consist of hands-on activities, career exploration and information exchange. Most unions will be represented and many trade schools will be present to talk with the students about programs they offer after graduation from high school. Permission slips can be picked up in the Counseling Office and must be returned no later than Oct. 12.

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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