School Counseling
& Student Support

We are eager to get to know you as part of our school community. The goals of the Guidance Counseling staff Parkside are to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students and to promote the comprehensive development of students’ academic, personal/social, intellectual, and career interests and skills.

The School Counseling and Support staff at Parkside is an essential component in student success. The Parkside School Counseling and Support staff are available to current Parkside students and their families to address academic, social and emotional matters, or concerns that may adversely impact a student's academic success.

We aim to assist the individual student in understanding them self, make the most of his or her interests, aptitudes and abilities, develop skills in decision-making, as well as working and relating with others, and learning to apply age appropriate problem solving skills in daily situations.


Counselors are available to deal with all students whether it concerns personal, academic or social issues.

What we do:

  • Individual and personal counseling

    • Individual Counseling Support Is offered to students needing to talk with a counselor in confidence about a personal and social problem as well as a crisis matter.

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Small Group Counseling (As needed)

    • Group Counseling Is available to allow small groups of students who have similar problems to discuss those issues in a group setting.

    • Examples include:

      • Academic success

      • Social Issues(Including bullying)

      • Anxiety/ Stress

      • Leadership

  • Referrals to outside Agencies / Treatment Centers and Drug and Alcohol Intervention and Referral

    • Referrals are made to agencies when students and their families need additional support.

  • Classroom Guidance

    • Classroom Guidance Is provided (as needed) on topics such as bullying, study skills, and academic or career planning.

  • Academic Advisement, Scheduling & Adjustments and IEP/504 meetings

    • Consultation Services provided for students, parents, and/or teachers to discuss strategies to meet the student’s needs


MEET OUR STAFF


Kolbi Wentworth

5th Grade School Counselor

KWentworth@mansd.org
(603) 624-6356 x2055

"Every day is a new beginning.
Take a deep breath, smile, and start again."
Leslie O'Brien Novak.


Beth Sacherski

6th Grade School Counselor

BSacherski@mansd.org
(603) 624-6356 x2057

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou

Mikiaelea Lewis

8th Grade School Counselor

MLewis@mansd.org
(603) 624-6356 x205
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"I'm a very strong believer in listening and learning from others"

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Jennifer Darby

5th Grade School Counselor

JDarby@mansd.org
(603) 624-6356 x1056

"I am who I am because of the
choices I made yesterday."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Jillian Record

School Social Worker

JillianRecord@mansd.org
(603) 624-6356 x1130

Parkside Pantry

Parkside students and families who lack consistent access to food are invited to stop by and browse our selection of items. Our products may vary from week to week but include items such as frozen goods, canned goods, breakfast items, and more! If you are need of assistance please stop by the school or reach out to our social worker, Jillian Record by email at JillianRecord@mansd.org or by phone at (603) 624-6356 x1130. This is confidential so please don't hesitate to ask.

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Parkside Clothing Closet

The Parkside Clothing Closet is available to students who are receiving free or reduced lunch, may have recently experienced emergencies, displaced students, and/or those identified as in need by school officials. Students can gain access to the Parkside Clothing Closet by connecting with their guidance counselor, student assistant program counselor, or school social worker anytime during the school day. If your child is in need of assistance please reach out to our social worker, Jillian Record by email at JillianRecord@mansd.org or by phone at (603) 624-6356 x1130. This is confidential so please don't hesitate to ask.

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