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School Counseling: Welcome to School Counseling


Elizabeth Remick

Welcome to Guidance!

Welcome to Woodbury Guidance! Our Guidance team offers a comprehensive guidance program to all students at Woodbury School. Middle school is an exciting time, which brings change and sometimes challenges for students and families. We are a resource for students, parents, and teachers and we invite you to contact us at anytime.

Where are we located?

We are located in the sixth grade wing.  If heading to our office from the Main Office, head towards the sixth grade wing and descend down the set of stairs.  We are the first door on the right after the library. Mrs. Palardy, our guidance secretary will greet you as you enter our office.

How to make an appointment...

Students may ask their teachers for a pass to the guidance office to make an appointment with Mrs. Palardy during the school day. On the day of your appointment, you will receive a pass to the guidance office during first period class. Make sure to look at the time on the pass! When it is time to leave class, just ask your teacher to go, your pass will be signed, and you can come to our office. Parents may also call or contact any one of us if questions arise regarding their child's emotional well-being or academic status.

What does a school counselor do?

We see students individually, conduct a variety of groups - sometimes for specific subjects (social issues, changing families, academics), and we consult with families, teachers and community liasons. Counselors teach classes in every grade level, such as adventure based education (select this tab for more information), careers, harassment and bullying. We coordinate annual tests, such as NECAP and algebra testing. Counselors also work with students to help make the transition to middle school easier by visiting fifth grade classrooms every spring, and participating in an evening parent "move up" night to help parents with their own transition and questions!

Sixth Grade Healthy Relationships Presentation

Amy Jo Muscott delivers her two-day healthy relationship presentation to Mr. Millas's sixth grade LA class.  Day one was devoted to playing a friendly game of Jeopardy!

Amy Jo Muscott, a mainstay presenter at our Connections program and a counselor and educator at Bridges, an advocacy organization for people in need of family and relationship support, teaches sixth graders about healthy relationships with peers.  Students learned about personal boundaries and healthy ways to communicate (for instance, learning about the "I feel _____, when you ______, because it ______" language and using I statements).  The purpose behind the two-day lesson was to teach students ways in which they could feel empowered to speak up and show empathy when navigating the middle school social scene with peers and teachers alike!





Meet our Staff

 Elizabeth (Liz) Remick, Grade 6 School Counselor  x3184



Marcia Murphy, Grade 7 School Counselor  x3183



Christen Beaudoin, Grade 8 School Counselor  x3182


Elizabeth (Betsy) Palardy, Guidance Secretary  x3180

Private High School Application Process

Private School Application Process

  • Student or parent brings in guidance portion of application to the guidance office, tells us which teachers s/he intends to ask for recommendations (if any), then signs a face sheet verifying this information.
  • Guidance secretary emails teachers from whom recommendations are to be requested.
  • Guidance secretary follows up with an email or phone call to the parent confirming receipt of application in the guidance office.
    • Teachers complete their recommendations, place these in sealed envelopes, and return to the guidance office-OR-complete online recommendations.
  • Guidance counselor,  administrator, or teacher completes the guidance portion after first quarter grades are issued (all school ask for grade 7 & 8 grades) and encloses any other required information (test scores). Once complete, the package is forwarded to the school as soon as possible, prior to the deadline.


***Please note it is the student’s responsibility to request, deliver related materials for, and follow up on teacher recommendations***