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Student Support Team

​The Park Hill South Counseling Program is a fully implemented comprehensive school counseling program that is an integral part of a school district's total educational program.  It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by school counselors with the active support of parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community. It supports the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students through the delivery of counseling curriculum, individual student planning, and responsive services. The program is managed and evaluated through system support activities that also support the on-going mission of the school.. 

Our People

PHS Student Support Program Includes

Transcripts

Find out ways to request transcripts. 

Community Resources

Here are some resources for you. Be sure to visit Student and Family Support on the district website for additional resources. 

Enrollment

Check out the district's high school career and education planning guide as you prepare for enrollment.

College Planning

XELLO

Xello is a tool for students and families to: 

  • Take career assessments and learn about careers

  • Search colleges and universities
  • Send transcripts

To access the site, please visit the following:
Go to the portal and select "Xello".  You will be automatically logged in.

Testing

Learn more about the tests you can take, and ways to prepare. 

Paying for College

Career Planning Information

Contact

Angie Sharp
Counselor: A-C
816-359-6570

Jennifer Grossman
Counselor: D-He
816-359-5622 

​Andy Dale
Counselor: Hf-Mc
816-359-6668

Dana Combs
Counselor: Md-Sa
816-359-6994

Traci Dorrell
Counselor: Sb-Z
816-359-5878

Sarah Kearney
Social Worker: A-He
816-359-5771

Lauren Elmore
Social Worker: Hf-Z
816-359-5931

Greg Knepper
504 Coordinator
816-359-6883

Katie Manga
MTSS Coordinator
816-359-6092

Types of PHS Counseling Services

The Park Hill South Counseling Department strives to enable students to reach their academic and human potential. To attain this goal, we offer the following services:

  • ​Individual academic planning and advisement
  • Crisis counseling 
  • Academic counseling
  • Individual Career and Academic Plan development
  • ​Individual counseling 
  • Small group and large group counseling
  • Assistance with course selection and scheduling 
  • College information and planning 
  • Post-secondary information and planning 
  • Career exploration
  • Meetings and collaboration with students, parents, teachers, administrators 
  • ​Classroom presentations on school counseling related topics​

Coffee and Conversation

Hosted through Microsoft Teams. Check your email the week of the event for the link to join us. 

2022-23 Calendar/Topics

  • September 9:  Preparing for the ACT
  • October 7:  Getting Academic Support for your Student: The MTSS Process 
  • November 4: Dual Credit vs AP:  What's the Difference?
  • December 2: All About Park Hill Professional Studies Programs
  • January 6: All About PHS Course Enrollment 
  • February 3: Helping Your Child with Anxiety
  • March 4:  Getting Started with Post-Secondary Planning
  • April 8: Transitioning to the Freshman Year

Earning College Credit

Read more about earning college credit on our advanced placement/dual credit section of the website. 

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