Welcome to the Burke High School Counseling Department

 

OPS SCHOOL COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY

The nationally recognized Omaha Public Schools guidance program is a comprehensive, competency based, guidance program aimed at assisting all students in achieving academic success.  The guidance program is developmental, sequential, and focused on attainment of specified student outcomes in three domain areas: personal/social development, educational/academic preparation, and career/occupational planning.


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to partner with staff, students, and families to empower all students to reach their highest potential resulting in high school graduation and successful preparation for post-high school opportunities.
 
PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Omaha Public School's Comprehensive Competency Based Guidance Program is designed to contribute to students' academic success by delivering the guidance curriculum to all students while still addressing the unique needs of individual students.

 

HOW DO I ACCESS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

Each student is assigned a counselor who can assist them with general information and resources for success at Burke High School.


Each counselor is also an "expert" or "specialist" in one area and will work with all students.  The specialized areas are: College & Career/Occupational, Social-Emotional, Academic Records, and School Counseling Director.


In addition, each day, one of the counselors is on duty to handle daily responses to questions, phone calls and other immediate needs, especially if the requested counselor is not available.  The "Counselor of the Day" is publicized each day in the Bulletin and Posted at the entrance to the Counseling Center.


WHEN CAN STUDENTS ACCESS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

The counseling department is open Monday through Friday from 7:00a.m. until 3:45p.m.  Students can come to the Counseling Center without a pass before school, at lunchtime, after school.  However, in the case of an urgent situation, teachers may choose to send a student to see a counselor during class time.  Students should come to the Counseling Center from class or study hall with a pass.


WHEN CAN  PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ACCESS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

Parents/Guardians may access a school counselor by calling the Counseling Center at 557-3236 or 557-3227 and ask for their student's assigned counselor. If the assigned counselor is unavailable, the "Counselor of the Day" will be available to assist.

 

 

 NameRoleEmailTelephoneTelephone 2
Beacom,     AnneSchool Social Worker       402-557-3208 
Ferree,     Donald  N, T, U, V, W     402-557-3222   
Johnson, Teresa  Para-Professional     402-557-3236 
Moriarty, Micaela  J, K, R     402-557-3228   
Regan,     Maricela  Secretary     402-557-3227 
Richards,     Susan  D, I, S, Z     402-557-3223 
Schumacher, Kimberly  M, O, Q     402-557-3221   
Smejkal,     Hope   School Counseling Director - A, F, X     402-557-3220 
Smejkal, Hope (cont.)      C, G, Y    
Stichler,     Katie  B, E, P     402-557-3224 
Weaver, Ashleigh  H, L     402-557-3225   

 

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