Counseling Department

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department is available to assist students and parents with various concerns. If you need to contact the Counseling Department, you may do so by using the appropriate e-mail address provided below or contacting guidance by phone at 864-355-6655 or by fax at 864-355-6645. Before calling, please use the tabs above to search for desired information.

Counseling Department Staff
Connie Allred
Connie Allred
Lu Bigalke
Lu Bigalke
Counselor, 9-12 Q - St
Cecilia Brown
Cecilia Brown
Mandy Dewitt-Chandley
Mandy Dewitt-Chandley
Barbara Hendricks
Barbara Hendricks
Tamaran Hightower
Tamaran Hightower
Counselor, 9-12 Ce - Fi
Gwen Hyer
Gwen Hyer
Counselor, 9-12 Fl - H
Marina Lewis,
Marina Lewis, LMSW
School Social Worker
Reggie Patterson
Reggie Patterson
Counselor, 9-12 Su - Z
Jill Purcell
Jill Purcell
Counselor, 9-12 A - Ca
Cheryl Scott
Cheryl Scott
Counselor, 9-12 McD - P
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Jessica Tomlin
Elaine Wofford
Elaine Wofford
Counselor, 9-12 I - McC

Components of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

The Mauldin High School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive school counseling program that consists of the following components:

1. Guidance Curriculum – Structured developmental experiences presented systematically through classroom and small group activities.
a. Purpose – student awareness, skill development, and skill application
b. Areas Addressed – personal/social development, academic development, and career development.

2. Individual Planning – Activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
a. Purpose – student planning and goal setting
b. Areas Addressed

i. Personal and Social Planning: healthy self concepts, short and long term goals
ii. Academic Planning: study skills, academic requirements and opportunities, test requirements and use of test scores, appropriate course selection, lifelong learning
iii. Career Planning: labor market information, preparation requirements and opportunities, job options

3. Responsive Services – Activities that meet the immediate needs and concerns of students
a. Purpose – prevention and intervention
b. Areas Addressed

i. Academic Concerns – study skills
ii. School-related Concerns – tardiness, absences, misconduct, dropouts
iii. Personal Concerns – social and family relationships, grief/loss/death, substance abuse, stress

4. System Support – Management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total program.
a. Purpose – program delivery and support
b. Areas Addressed

i. Guidance Program Development
ii. Parent Education
iii. Teacher and Administrator Consultation
iv. Staff development for educators
v. School improvement planning
vi. Counselor’s professional development
vii. Research and publishing
viii. Community outreach
ix. Public relations

Senior Information
Popular Guidance Links
Remind 101 Instructions
Guidance Presentations & Newsletters
Report Card Schedule
QuarterProgress Reports Report Cards
1st Quarter9/17/2018 10/30/2018
2nd Quarter 11/27/2018 1/23/2019
3rd Quarter 2/13/2019 4/02/2019
4th Quarter 4/30/2019 6/07/2019

Guidance News
Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Congratulations to Stephen Nguyen, Class of 2019 Valedictorian. Stephen is choosing between Clemson and Stanford, where he will major in Biology for a track in Pre-Medicine.

Congratulations to Abigail Druckenmiller, Class of 2019 Salutatorian. Abigail is choosing between USC and Belmont, where she will major in English and/or Publishing.

Curriculum Night - February 19

Please join us for Curriculum Night on February 19. Department Chairs will present an overview of curriculum offerings and recommendation guidelines. We will hold two separate presentations in the MHS Auditorium, as follows:

Rising 10th, 11th, 12th Grade Presentation
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Both parents and students are invited to attend.

Rising 9th Grade Presentation
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
General Session - Parents and Students
Breakout Session - Our PTSA will sponsor a unique Breakout Session for rising 9th Graders. Students will leave the general session and participate in a Scavenger Hunt so they can become familiar with the school. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served! Come and experience what Mauldin High School has to offer!

9th Grade Curriculum Night

Attention all rising 9th graders- please join us for Curriculum Night on February 19th 7:30-8:30pm to learn more about class registration and the different academic opportunities offered at Mauldin High School