Message from the Guidance Counselor
Hello Blue Wolves!
It is with great pride that I work alongside you as your guidance counselor, here at Immaculate Conception High School. My mission is to help students with any social/emotional, personal, or academic issue they may be facing, and working together to find a positive solution for them. Not only do I serve the entire student population here at Immaculate Conception High School, but I am also readily available for their families, too! With the amazing help of our school psychologist, we work together to address mental health needs for our students and supply resources for families.
Social/Emotional: Through individualized meetings, students will uncover their strengths, passions, and work through issues in a mindful manner. Students will learn to be confident with themselves, use their voices, and start to be a respectful advocate for themselves. It is so important to teach students to take charge of their own destiny and make things happen!
Personal: As growing young adult, students can be faced with personal issues daily, especially in an ever-changing, technology filled, world! When meeting with students, it is my top priority to foster a nurturing environment to promote a judgement free zone and a listening ear. It is through or conversations and follow ups that we figure out what is working, what can be improved, and how to continue a positive path towards the end goal.
Academics: Myself and Miss Kelly Koval, the Dean of Academics, work closely together to ensure the success of all our students! Together, we talk to our teachers in making sure all student needs in the classroom are being met. I closely monitor the success of students and intervene when necessary. Regular check-ins with both the student and teacher on daily progress is essential in ensuring that our strategies are working for that individual student.
College/Career: One of the best things about Immaculate Conception is that we start having conversations about future plans the minute our students walk in the door. It is so important for students to have an understanding of who they are, their passions, dreams, and thinking about their next journey after high school. By using Naviance, our students can take assessments that generates a curated list, specifically for them, on all colleges and careers out there that would be best for them.
I absolutely love what I do! My greatest joy is knowing that I get to be there for my students through every step of their high school journey. Along with helping students through difficulties, I also work with my students to find their passions, create those dreams with them, and watch the students obtain them! In my office, students know my door is always open for them, because not only am I here to guide them but I am also here to celebrate them!
I am so honored to be part of a community that empowers young women, encourage them to live out their dreams, and to work alongside amazing families, faculty, and staff. The future is extremely bright at Immaculate Conception High School, and I am thrilled to be here with all of you!
Miss Rebecca Manzano