Student Support Services

Peer Counseling

An ear to lend when you need to talk things out that are going on in YOUR LIFE. We care! Come to K-25 to be matched with a caring Peer Counselor.

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." --Margaret Mead

Become a Peer Counselor:

  • Peer Counselors meet every Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. in room K-1.
  • Traci Barker-Ball is the advisor.
  • Peer Counselors attend two training retreats per year: one before school begins in August and one at the end of the first semester in January.
  • Peer Counselors help with: working in the Student Services Office; volunteering in the community; being mentors for younger students; tutoring; sponsoring and running PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students) forums twice a semester; holding an appreciation luncheon for custodians; giving "kudos" to teachers; organizing special weeks on campus such as suicide prevention, eating disorders awareness, drug/alcohol prevention; working at special nights such as Back-to-School Night, College Night, Financial Aid Night; and many other things on campus that promote peace and happiness .
  • For students interested in learning counseling skills, there is an additional class that meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30 in the Titan Center with Ms. Lockie. No application is needed for this class. These classes begin the second week of every semester and earn 6.5 period credits.
For more information contact Sherry Lockie slockie@powayusd.com
Advisor - Traci Barker-Ball
Pooh-Bah (President) - Angelina
Vice Pooh-Bah (Vice-President) - Claire
Scrooge (Treasurer) - Tatiana
Scribe (Secretary) - Chase

Applications

Any student who has a 2.0 g.p.a. may apply for Peer Counseling in the month of November to start in January of the following year. For applications, email Traci Barker-Ball at tbarkerball@powayusd.com or click on the link below.
When applications are available (October 31st - November 18th), they will be available here.
New students:
1.  Please read The Program Description
2.  Please read The Ethics of PC
3.  Fill out the application on your computer (this works best with PCs--.docx version)
4.  If #3 isn't working, try either this .pdf file or Word doc file
5.  Get FOUR of your CURRENT teachers to fill out a Teacher Recommendation Form. Ask them politely to fill it out and return it to Ms. Barker-Ball.
6.  Return the application no later than November 18th.  When you turn it in, make sure to SIGN UP FOR AN INTERVIEW.
 
Returning PCs:
10th - 11th graders:  application to fill out on your computer.  If that doesn't work, try this application
12th graders:  application to fill out on your computer.  If that doesn't work, try this application

 

Student Services

Located in the Counseling Building: K-25 (Facing the Cafeteria)
Traci Barker-Ball, Student Services Coordinator, (858) 748-0245 ext. 5393 or email: tbarkerball@powayusd.com
Ms. Sharon Struck (Specialist) (858) 748-0245 ext. 5394 sstruck@powayusd.com
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