Central High School
Counseling Department

The mission of the Central Counseling Program is to support and enhance the academic achievement, career development, and personal/social competencies of all students to become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners

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Dr. Pekarek (Class of 2024)                   Ms. Young (Class of 2025)
Ms. Umscheid (Class of 2026)              Ms. Fitzpatrick (Class of 2027)
Ms. Brooks (PBD)                                    
Ms. Bulleigh (Student Support)             Ms. Menzies (Student Support)

Our departmental focus for the month of October is:
Positive Self-Talk

 Positive self-talk is an internal dialogue that makes a person feel good about themselves. The way we talk to ourselves can have a tremendous impact on who we are and what we believe about ourselves. We will spend the month sharing information such as the differences in positive and negative self-talk, tips to stop negative self-talk, the benefits of positive self-talk, ways to practice, and more.
Some examples of positive self-talk include:
-My challenges help me grow.
-I forgive myself for my mistakes.
-I get better every day.
-I am enough.
-Every day is a fresh start.
-Today I choose to be confident.

If you need to apply and enroll in concurrent or dual credit with a college whom we share courses with, please click HERE for links and more information.

K-State Salina, Hutchinson Community College, Salina Area Technical College, Bethany College

Pekarek Brian Pekarek
 Counselor for Class of 2024
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 Andrea YoungYoung 
 Counselor for Class of 2025
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Umscheid Kelli Umscheid
 Counselor for Class of 2026


C.Fitzpatrick Candy Fitzpatrick
Counselor for Class of 2027
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  Lacey BrooksBrooks 
  Counselor for 
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Homelvig  Stina Homelvig
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z  Zoila Mendez
  Counseling Secretary

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Awards Night
SCHS was able to recognize students for their accomplishments, awards and scholarships they have received in an evening awards program.  We have created an Honors Awards presentation of the recipients that includes a link to a brief explanation of the award or scholarship. Click on the graphic below to access the presentation.

 Thank you for all you do to support your student! Go Mustangs!