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
Junior Scholars

Any Juniors interested in being nominated as a Junior Scholar, should sign-up in the school counseling office by March 27th. The School Counseling office will review the list of students that have signed up for consideration and review the college/universities Junior Scholar requirements and nominate all interested students that meet the requirements. Please remember to sign up to be considered for schools that you are considering attending as a post-secondary option. Junior Scholars can be eligible for college application fee waivers and scholarships, depending on the college/university. Juniors need to sign up by March 27th in the school counseling office. The schools participating in the Junior Scholars Programs are:

Furman University
Wofford College
USC- Upstate
Lander University
Presbyterian College
Columbia College
Erskine College

BASF $1500 Scholarships for Seniors

Seniors who are pursuing a STEM career can pick up an application in the counseling office for an opportunity to receive one of four $1500 scholarships provided by BASF. Applications are due back to Ms. Hyer by April 5th.

End of the Year Schedule

The Spring Exam Schedule is now available. Parents and students should note the shift to a block schedule beginning on May 13. Students and parents are reminded that no early dismissals are allowed during an exam time. Missed exams may only be made up with a medical excuse or principal approval.

Curriculum Night Presentations

Mauldin High School Administrators, Counselors, and Teachers enjoyed speaking with so many students and parents at both the Upperclassmen Curriculum Presentation, as well as the Rising Freshmen Curriculum Presentation. Both of the evening's presentations, as well as agendas, are available here.