K-12 Counseling Program

For College Credit Plus (CCP) information



School Counselor for grades K-12:  Mrs. Emily Brown

Phone:  330.530.8051 ext. 1135

Email:  browe@mcdonald.k12.oh.us


ACT registration information:


Instructions for registering for the ACT: How to Register for the ACT

2016-2017 ACT dates

Practice ACT

For more information on the ACT Supercourse at The Ursuline Mother House visit:  http://theursulinecenter.org/other/a-c-t-supercourse-test-preparation/


Info for SENIORS:

April Scholarships: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hIRtvWlqGAmESmuR0mtyoWOt_-EcY6KF1dkZ_gqWAGQ/edit?usp=sharing

**SENIORS MUST TURN IN SCHOLARSHIP LETTERS TO MRS. BROWN in order to have them listed in graduation program and listed in local newspapers**

senior checklist

Financial Aid:


Class of 2017 seniors sign up for Remind to get important info through text messages:  invite

Transcripts: Beginning with the class of 2017 transcripts must be ordered through parchment.com. Students must create an account to send a transcript. Seniors will be given information for creating an account during the first week of school. Previous graduates need to request transcripts through Mrs. Lobaugh, high school secretary.

http://Order Credentials from Parchment


NEW Graduation Requirements: http://education.ohio.gov/Media/Ed-Connection/August-8-2016/Updated-high-school-graduation-requirements-handou


Summer Programs:

*Wright State is offering various summer programs including:

-Professional Business Institute for high school students, June 11-15

-Exploring STEMM for 7-9 grade students, June 26-27 (females), June 29-30 (males), July 6-7 (Co-ed).

-Residential Institutes for 6-12 grade students

-To apply visit: www.wright.edu/precollege

* For more information on summer programs see Mrs. Brown

College Fairs:

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are invited to attend the National College Fair. To view dates for fairs in our area and to register click here


The 7 Habits classroom presentations: Mrs. Brown visits K-8 classrooms once a month to share The 7 Habits with McDonald Students. To learn more about The 7 Habits visit: http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/





Academic Assistance:

Please refer to the Student Handbook for requirements specific to MHS for graduation and class rank.

For information on Ohio’s graduation requirements:



Need Tutoring? visit brainstemtutoring.org for more info

Academic Coaching: Sign up in the HS office to receive assistance from a peer with organization, study skills, or homework help.

Study Skills:






Career Readiness:

Students in grades 6-12 are creating backpacks on Ohio Means Jobs, students can log in to explore careers.


Mental Health Resources:

State of Mental Health in America 2017:


Local Mental Health Care Providers: http://www.trumbullmhrb.org/mhrb_localproviders.html

                                  Early Childhood Mental Health:


                              Children & Adolescent Mental Health:


                     National Resources for Mental Health:



                     Resources for Depression/Suicide:

                             Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)





As a licensed professional school counselor, I am trained in both education and counseling, with an understanding on how to respond to students’ unique challenges.  I work as an advocate for students and their families to help ensure their needs are being met. In the school I provide services in small groups, classroom presentations, and individual counseling. Parents with concerns may contact me in person, by phone, or by e-mail. I look forward to providing my services in McDonald Schools.

Counseling Mission Statement:  To support all students in fulfilling their maximum potential in a safe and positive environment. Students will gain the knowledge to develop their academic, career, and personal/social skills in order to become valuable members of society.

Counseling Philosophy-

As a school counselor I believe:

-School counselors should provide a comprehensive counseling program not based only on providing career and college guidance, but based on providing students with the services they need to be successful academically and socially as well.

-Student needs are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that is developmentally appropriate.

-Students should have high standards to meet academically with the purpose of becoming career and college ready.

As a school counselor I will:

-Serve all students to the best of my ability by following the American School Counseling Association’s Counselor Competencies.

-Apply the American School Counseling Association’s Ethical Standards to make decisions based on the highest moral principles.

-Work with administrators, teachers, parents, and community members based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect.