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Vista School Counseling Center Hours: 8:15 am – 3:05 pm on regular school days
(8:15 am – 1:15 pm on Fridays)

Our Vision

The Vista School Counseling Center is committed to providing a college and career readiness comprehensive counseling program as a vehicle to assist students in acquiring and using life-long learning and self-managing skills. We are committed to implementing a preventative program and supportive interventions to assist students with career exploration and literacy, encourage self-awareness, promote student achievement, and maximize student potential.

What’s New

COLLEGE & CAREER

 College Game Day – Friday September 29th during lunch. Activities for all grades during their lunch period.

“Kicking Off The Start To Your College Career” – what can you do now to prepare for schooling, or training, after high school?
*Work Hard
*Stay Positive
*Learn From Your Mistakes
*Give Your Best Effort

“Attendance Touchdown” – what can you do to help you get to school on time?
*Set your alarm 5 minutes early.
*Lay your clothes out the night before.
*Set your backpack out the night before.
*Set your alarm for the time to leave your house.
*Tell your carpool you want to be on time.
*Make a morning checklist.

“A Day In The Life Of” – what might your day look like when you are in college, or trade school?

THINK Before You Post:  Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind?

kindness

September’s kindness theme is Kindness Rocks.

6th – 8th grade students will create a kindness rock bed. They will also make a kindness rock to give to the Kindergarten students.

1st – 5th grade students will use chalk art to write or draw kind messages out back for students to see as they arrive at school.

FAQs

What is the phone number for the Counseling Center?

Because we are often working with students, the very best way to reach someone in the Counseling Center is by e-mail: Mrs. Richins: nrichins@vistautah.com or Mrs. Ehlers: mehlers@vistautah.com.

What services are provided at the Counseling Center?

The Counseling Center is here to support students with emotional, behavior, and life skills. The Center is also a support for Academics, Attendance, Student Achievement, College Preparation, and Curriculum. We also serve as the Class Registration Office.

What if I need something and the Counseling Center is closed or no one is in the office?

Please feel free to e-mail your question or concern – nrichins@vistautah.com. You can also fill out a Concern For The Counselor paper in the Counseling Center.

Do I need an appointment to see the counselor?

Because we are often with students, it is always encouraged to set up an appointment, the very best way to do this is by e-mail: nrichins@vistautah.com or mehlers@vistautah.com.

When is the best time for a student to stop by the Counseling Center?

4th – 8th grade is before school, or during your lunch.

K-3rd grade it is before school, or often Mrs. Richins is in the lunchroom for a bit during your lunch.

How do I change my schedule?

Schedule changes are now by administrative approval only. You many stop by the Counseling Center and fill out an orange schedule change request form.

How do I enroll at Vista and where can I learn about the elective courses you offer?

Once you have been invited to enroll, you can find enrollment forms and course descriptions on our school website under the enrollment tab.

Why did I get the classes I have on my schedule?

The Counseling Center staff spends months working to get each student as many of their top choices as possible. There are always a few class conflicts and we do have to make sure that students fill all of their State required classes. These two factors do dictate the building of a schedule.