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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

*Breakfast Club Forms for 4th – 8th grade students are available in the Counseling Center.

*Exceptional Attendance BBQ – This is an award for students who are able to attend every day but 1 from Jan 23rd – May 23rd

*February’s Class Attendance winning class is Mrs. McConnell’s A1 Science Class.


March brings Vista’s 3rd annual College Week!

  • On Monday teachers will kick off the week by sharing some of their college experiences.
  • Tuesday is college trivia.
  • Wednesday is the 8th grade field trip to DSU and a school wide college activity.
  • Thursday is the College and Career Fair all day in the gym put on by the 7th grade class. There is also a parent seminar that night. Refer to the e-mail sent by Mrs. Ehlers for details on this.
  • Friday the DSU soccer team is coming. Students are invited to wear a college jersey/shirt, or a shirt that is the school color of their favorite college, or a uniform shirt. Uniform bottoms are still required on Friday.


1st – 3rd grade students will keep practicing solving their own conflicts using Kelso’s choices and they will also begin the 2nd Step lessons which will give them additional tools to navigate through disagreements and life.

4th – 5th grade students will finish off their 2nd Step lessons, learn more about perseverance, and 5th grade will begin learning executive skills. This month they will learn time management.

7th grade students will continue on with Counselor lessons.

8th grade will continue preparing for 8th Grade Professional Day and working on lettering packets. The Vista Way and Academic lettering packets are available in the Counseling Center.


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.