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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


This month students are learning a little bit about the top 5 STEM Ocean Careers. These top 5 careers are: commercial diver, shipwright, ocean engineering, fisheries biologist, and motorboat mechanics.
This month we are challenging students to find another adult in their life who helps them, besides their parent/guardian, and thank them for the help they give to them.
We are also planning Vista’s 1st Multi-Cultural Night. Do you have a culture you would like to highlight. Check out this link: Multi-Cultural Night: Vista Multi-Cultural Night


World Kindness Day is Nov. 13th. Vista’s Student Council will sponsor a school-wide activity for students to be able to post in the halls kind things they see.
1st – 3rd grade students will continue with their Kelso’s Choice lessons from Mrs. Dixon. Ask your student to tell you what Kelso’s choices are. (Kindergarten will be getting their first Kelso’s Choice lesson where they work on the choice of ignoring.)
4th – 5th grade students will get their second 2nd Step lesson, as well as review Kelso’s Choice.
6th grade students will learn about the Time Management executive skill.
7th grade students will learn about the Empathy social skill.
8th grade students will learn about the Attitude and Enthusiasm soft skill.
All students will continue learning about and working on acting in The Vista Way.


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.