Welcome to the Counseling Department!

Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success. 

School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success. 

1. Every student will be assigned a school counselor who will provide the personal support needed to set goals to achieve social competence and academic success. 
2. Every student will be empowered to gain the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong academic, career, and personal success. 
3. Every student will be provided a system of support to address immediate needs and concerns impacting school success. 


Buffett School Counselors:  

  • Loop with the students and teachers for 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade 

  • Facilitate student academic planning and goal setting 

  • Deliver the district Naviance curriculum along with additional career, college and life readiness lessons. 

  • Provide short-term counseling to students 

  • Collaborate with families/teachers/ administrators/community for student success 

  • Advocate for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings 

  •  Review data to identify student issues, needs and challenges 


Ms. Janata, 5th Grade                                       Mr. Thulll, 6th Grade                           Ms. Lewandowski, 7th Grade                Ms. Bade, 8th Grade