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School Counselors

Welcome to Mrs. Eppley and Mrs. Montag's counseling webpage! 
This year, Mrs. Eppley has grades K, 2, 4, & 6.
Mrs. Montag has grades Pre-K, 1, 3, & 5.
Mrs. Julie Eppley and Mrs. Jamie Montag welcome you to the Elementary School Guidance Department Website.  We are here to provide support in advocating for your children's academic and personal/social development.  We want to ensure that every student receives the benefit of the school counseling program to foster student improvement.  We schedule a variety of educational prevention programs for students with outside agencies to supplement our core program (see guidance calendar), which includes anti-bullying, drug and alcohol prevention and character education.
We provide individual brief counseling for crisis situations; such as loss of a family member or pet, parental divorce, friendship concerns or difficulty getting along with others, bullying issues, anxiety (particularly school phobia or testing anxiety) concerns, behavioral concerns, etc.  At times we may provide support through small group meetings.  If you feel your child needs to see the school counselor, please contact us at the appropriate extension. We also have a number of parenting resources that you can borrow to help with discipline and other issues.  If we feel your child has a concern that needs to be further addressed with an outside agency we can provide you with a community resource brochure.  We also are core team members of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) at Forest Hills Elementary School.  Please don't hesitate to call if you feel we can be of service.

Tier 1

Brief Individual Counseling

Classroom lessons

Collaboration with teachers and parents

Comprehensive Career Plan (339) management


Tier 2

Small group counseling 

Referral to school or community services


Collaboration with outside agencies

 Tier 3

Conduct meeting (SSS) to discuss student concerns

Small group counseling

Referral to school or community services

Collaboration with outside agencies

School Counseling Department Mission

Forest Hills School Counseling Department Mission Statement(4)

         The mission of the Forest Hills School District counseling program is to partner with our parents, community, faculty and staff to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career, and social/emotional development of all students thus preparing them with the knowledge and skills to be a productive member of society. The counselors will create partnerships with administrators, teachers, students and their families, local businesses and agencies, and post-secondary institutions, offer a thorough program to assist all students in maximizing their potential and opportunities.  Our programs strive to deliver equal access and equity for all students and provide them with the tools and knowledge necessary to cope with life issues and be prepared with the skills required to accomplish their personal goals and become productive members of society.

Forest Hills School District Mission Statement

The mission of the Forest Hills School District is to provide the best student-centered education so all students acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.

The purpose of education in this District is to facilitate the development of each student to reach his/her maximum potential. Through a collaborative effort among school, family, and community, the student will become a successful citizen in a global society.