April 23, 2017

Counseling Center



Counseling Center staff

To reach a counselor, please call 895-5350, ext. 227. A student may also schedule an appointment to meet with his/her school counselor through the office. The Counseling Center fax is: (518) 895-3090

Kristina Gabriele 

   Liz Halvorsen












Meet our counselors

School counselors are trained professionals who work with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help children have a positive and successful school experience. Our school counselors are available to assist students who are having difficulty at school or home. 

DCS welcomed School Counselor Kristina (Gabriele) Goebel to the high school staff on Sept. 1, 2015, joining Liz Halvorsen, who joined the staff during the summer of 2014. READ MORE ABOUT THEM


What services do we provide?

The school counselors assist with character education, course selection, computer-assisted career and college counseling, college admissions and post-high school planning, advisement, job search information, financial aid and scholarship information.

Counseling services include the following: personal counseling for a wide range of issue facing children and teens, vocational counseling, group counseling, career counseling, college counseling and academic counseling. Peer tutoring is available for those students who are either in need of a tutor or who would like to be a peer tutor.

What is needed to register a student for school?

Students must be registered by a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians will need to provide residency documentation, birth certificate, social security card and record of immunizations to register their child. For more information, contact Joanne Boyd, ext. 243 or visit the Registration Web page

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Sign up to receive notifications from the Counseling Center through Remind. Click on the links below to receive information and reminders about upcoming events and programs.

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CEEB Code: 331585

2016-17 Marking period ending dates

Once a marking period ends, grades are calculated and then posted on the parent portal on a date to be announced via SNN.

5-week interim period end date: 10/7/16; 10-week report card marking period end date: 11/11/16
15-week interim period end date: 12/16/16; 20-week report card marking period end date: 1/27/17
25-week interim period end date: 3/10/17; 30-week report card marking period end date: 4/7/17
35-week interim period end date: 5/19/17; 40-week report card marking period ends: 6/23/17


Visit the Counseling Center News and Important Dates webpage for more information.

College Planning For Juniors & Their Parents: What You Should Be Doing Right Now

School Counselors Liz Halvorsen and Kristina Gabriele provide DCS juniors and their parents and guardians with a wealth of helpful information during College Planning Night for Juniors & Their Parents, including timelines and tips for planning their future. Download the resources (PDFs) here:
- College Planning PowerPoint
- Parent Perspective Planning Sheet
- Junior Workbook