National Honors for Prairie Grove High School Student Services Staff

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155:

Prairie Ridge’s Student Services Department Receives National Recognition

Crystal Lake – Prairie Ridge High School will receive the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation during the American School Counselor Association’s annual conference later this year.

The Student Services department at Prairie Ridge created and implemented a developmental guidance curriculum which was implemented at every grade level and focused on academics, college and career, and social and emotional support.

Prairie Ridge Student Services staff. Left to right first row: Luanne Hauck, Meghan Carney, Anne Lashway, Patti Secrest, Missy Berg, Chris Nobbe, Kelly Mattingly. Second Row: Julia Nadler, Sue  Smits, Cathy Murphy, Paula Steiner, Daren Dusenske, Kurt Wagner.

Prairie Ridge Student Services staff. Left to right first row: Luanne Hauck, Meghan Carney, Anne Lashway,
Patti Secrest, Missy Berg, Chris Nobbe, Kelly Mattingly. Second Row: Julia Nadler, Sue
Smits, Cathy Murphy, Paula Steiner, Daren Dusenske, Kurt Wagner.

“The process gave us an opportunity to audit our services against a national model. We validated many things we already do well, and we created new programs and systems to better support our students’ needs.

“We took a high functioning system and made it even stronger, and the PR community can be proud of the level of support we offer our students,” said Dr. Steve Koch, Prairie Ridge High School principal.

The Student Services department has pursued this certification for the past two years. The 12 part application is reviewed by committee members who receive national training. The process was complex and required the department to evaluate services, analyze the effectiveness and its impact on students.

Since 2004, only about 50 schools in Illinois, and 600 schools nationwide, have achieved this distinction.

“This is a tribute to the hard work and commitment to help students displayed by staff members in Student Services on a daily basis. It reflects the department’s commitment to excellence when working with students, parents, and staff at Prairie Ridge High School,” said Julia Nadler, Student Services coordinator.

Prairie Ridge will be honored on July 11 during ASCA’s annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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National Honors for Prairie Grove High School Student Services Staff — 2 Comments

  1. Great story about one aspect of our public education system which comes with a very hefty price tag!
    Our society is willingly surrendering its children to the government.

    The ultimate result will be communism – unless the creation of the Muslim caliphate is not stopped.

    When I read: “implemented a developmental guidance curriculum which was implemented at every grade level and focused on academics, college and career, and social and emotional support.”

    I see a school that has taken on the role of parent to the child.

    Parents do not have the ability to raise endless funds via property taxes.

    Parents are too busy working in the private sector to pay those property taxes and simultaneously they are prevented, by law, from being a parent.

    Just ask Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings running back.

    Ask most parents what their greatest fear is – a call from DCFS.

    So, what did Congress do?

    They implemented “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA).

    If the current economic stock market nose dive has not yet depressed you, read this:

    http://joemiller.us/2016/01/obama-and-gop-unleash-community-schools-to-replace-parents/

  2. Conservative, if that’s what you see then you need new glasses.

    McCarthyism ended decades ago, but maybe you couldn’t read the memo.

    The role of the parent remains.

    Having had two kids graduate PR in recent years I can attest that the challenges of raising teens today does not come from the school system.

    It comes from other teens.

    It comes from the abundance of information.

    It comes from changing mores of our country.

    It comes from a decline in the belief of a Creator and Savior, not to mention in a decline in how we share that belief.

    It comes from parents who abdicated their roles.

    This group deserves the recognition it worked hard to earn. We should all appreciate that they’re not just winging it.

    I applaud them for achieving a goal that helps bring consistency in the difficult area of guidance.

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