Counseling Center

Meet the Counselors

Mrs. Rachel Harrison,
MSHS Counselor for last names beginning with A – I
Ext. 1072
Ms. Caroline Testa,
MSHS Counselor for last names beginning with J – Z
Ext. 1073
Mrs. Lisa Purdy,
Ext. 1070

As we begin the planning process for the 2020-21 school year, we are going to begin a new process for students when completing their course requests.  The goal of this new process is to both increase communication with parents and students during the course selections and to better inform students about courses that are available to take throughout their time in high school.

Each academic department will have an opportunity to present to students courses that are both required and electives that are offered.  Presentations will take place by departments, for grades 8-11, during student advisory periods on January 13-16. Below is an outline of which departments are presenting each day:

Monday January 13: Science, Math, Technology
Tuesday January 14: English and Social Studies
Wednesday January 15: Art and Music
Thursday January 16: PE, Health, and Spanish

On Monday the 13th, students will receive a green course request form to help them make note of courses that they will need and electives they want to take in the 2020-21 school year.  It is important that students hold on to this form, and bring it with them the following week for their course selection appointment in the counseling office.

Course selection appointments will be on January 23rd and 24th. Students in grade 9, 10 and 11 will be meeting with their school counselor during their English classes.  Students in 8th grade will still meet with their counselor individually during an advisory or study hall period beginning January 27th. It is important that students come prepared with their course request form filled out and completed on the day of their scheduled appointment.

Students and parents can access the Curriculum Guide here. The Curriculum Guide will also be available through Schoology along with a copy of the course selection form.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school counselor.


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17400 Route 22,  Cherry Plain, NY  12040
Mailing address:  PO Box 259, Berlin, NY  12022
Phone:  518-658-1500, x1070
Fax:  518-658-0483
Berlin HS CEEB Code 330410