Guidance Department

School Counselor  

 


 Mrs. Deb Kleist
dkleist@valpo.k12.in.us
School Counselor
6th-8th grade
Students with last names M-Z
 Mrs. Jami Carlson
jcarlson@valpo.k12.in.us
School Counselor
6th-8th grade
Students with last names A-L
 Ms. Trisha Keown
tkeown@valpo.k12.in.us
 Social Worker

 Mrs. Melissa Valtierra
mvaltierra@valpo.k12.in.us
 College, Career, and Assessment Counselor




Building blocks
Guidance Department/ Helpful Links



STEM Information
discoveriesunlimited.org

        STEM mentoring program for middle school students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Also volunteer opportunities for adults in these professions.

21st Century Scholars Link
21st century scholars  21st century scholar on-line application for scholarship dollars available to students who qualify and meet income requirements during their middle school years. Students must enroll before June of their 8th grade year. Click on the link to check for qualifications and to enroll online. 

Career Exploration Sites

DriveOfYourLife.org 

        Career exploration and information about colleges and scholarship opportunities to help middle school students begin to prepare for high school course selections.

​Support and Resources

vnaportercounty.org/CenterforGriefandHealing.htm

        Free grief support for students who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

unitedwaypc.org/?page_id=1534

        United Way of Porter County Resource Directory for families in need of community services or financial assistance.