School Counseling

We hope that this page will guide parents and students to resources and tools as they’re needed.  As always, please reach out to your counselor via email or phone if you would like to speak. 

For questions, or concerns please contact your child’s counselor.

Mrs. Schulte, Gilles-Sweet Elementary, Virtual Counseling Office 
Mrs. Schlesinger, Gilles-Sweet Elementary, Virtual Counseling Office
Mrs. Cory, Grades 6-9 | Students: Schedule an Appointment with Mrs. Cory
Ms. Parente, Grades 10-12 | Students: Schedule An Appointment with Ms. Parente

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Symptoms of ADD/ADHD



13 Tips to Manage Anxiety 


Bullying and School Safety



Career and College Planning 

Career Kids

My Future, My Way Workbook

When I Grow Up: Career Map

Career One Stop : Exploring Career Clusters

O*Net Career Exploration Tools

Ohio Means Jobs K-5 

Ohio Means Jobs 6-8

Ohio Means Jobs 9-12

Discover Your Purpose: Eight practices for Middle School, High School, and College

Discover Your Purpose: Eight practices for Middle School, High School, and College

ACT/SAT Testing


Class Scheduling

College Credit Plus 

Shadow the Middle School/High School

Additional Resources 


COVID-19 Resources 

COVID-19 and At-Home Learning

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation     During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

10 Ways to Help Students Who Worry

Helping Teens Cope with the Stress of Social Isolation

Child Mind Institute Resource Page

Kidlutions Blog

5 Helpful Responses for Families

Mindful Schools Mindfulness Class for Kids (and adults!)

 5 Ways to Deal With Coronavirus Induced Anxiety (Middle/High Schoolers

Strategies for Supporting Learning at Home

How to Support Your Child’s Health and Well-Being During Ohio’s Ordered School-Building Closure 

Preventing Abuse and Neglect 

Remote Learning Resource Guide 

Tips for Families


COVID CareLine – OhioMHAS – COVID Resources  

Conscious Discipline: COVID-19 Resources

Teenagers and Reopening 

Increasing Cooperation with Kids with Autism

How to Help Your Kids Handle Disappointment 

How to Ask Kids What They are Feeling

How to Help Your Child Transition to Summer

Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies and Resources for Families and Caregivers




Erika’s Lighthouse


Digital/ Internet Safety

Screen Time and Development 

Internet Safety Presentation 3/4/19

The Boogeyman Exists and He’s in Your Child’s Back Pocket



Vaping article

Today’s Commonly Used Drugs

Provider list – where to take your child if you have some questions




National Association for Gifted and Talented 

UCONN Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development

FPSC: Individuality and Intensities of Gifted Learners Presentation (3/11/19)

FPSC: Supporting Your Student’s Growth Mindset Presentation (1/28/19)




216 Teens

Colors + Youth Center
21139 Lorain Rd #12
Fairview Park, OH 44126



Mental Health

Crisis Text Line – Text HELLO to 741741 (Free, 24/7, Confidential)

Mental Health ebooksgreat resources for students and parents

Does my child need counseling? 

Local Mental Health Providers

Talking to Kids About Mental Illness

Tips for Successful Family Therapy

Living With A Mental Health Disorder

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Strong Families, Safe Communities Project

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Early Childhood Mental Health

NAMI Ohio        

Conscious Discipline for Parents 

Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children: Tips for Families

Apps to Help with Mental Health

Seize the Awkward- Maintaining Mental Health during Coronavirus

12 Tips for Raising Confident Kids

Two Weeks to Peace – Students 

Two Weeks to Peace – Parents 



List of Mindfulness Apps for Kids

Cosmic Kids Yoga (K-5)

Stop, Breathe and Think Youtube Channel

Mindfulness Activities For Children

OSSEO Area Learning Center – Virtual Calming Room

25 Simple Mindfulness Activities Kids Will Actually Want to Do

Kids Mindfulness: Calm Compilation 

My Life: Stop. Breathe. Think – YouTube Mindfulness Channel (all ages)




Self-Care for Teens

80+ Self-Care Activities for Teens


Setting a schedule

Create a daily schedule with input from your child. Allow children to choose what they are working towards (reward) if they follow their daily schedule for a week. See example below. Blank template provided to adjust times and activities.



Healthy Children: Sleep

Kids Health: All About Sleep


Social Justice & Racism

How to Talk with Kids About Racism and Racial Violence

Video: Helping Kids Process Violence, Trauma, and Race in World of Nonstop News

Facing Today: A Facing History Blog

The New York Times ”Lesson of the Day” on the death of George Floyd

100 Race Conscious Things You Can Say to Your Child

Washington Post:   Why I’m not talking to my black sons about the unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing

How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Could Help


Summer Activities

Online Camps Fill Kids’ Summer with Learning Adventures

Feel-Good Family Movies

Common Sense Selections: Video Games

25 Cheap Summer Activities for Kids

100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Cruise the Zoo (See video here)

Cleveland Summer Camps

20 Virtual Field Trips to Take With Your Kids

5 Apps to Boost Math Skills over the Summer

Books FTW! Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books



Suicide Prevention 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Warning Signs

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Risk Factors and Protective Factors



How to Tell If Your Child Has Test Anxiety

6 Ways to Help Kids Tackle Test Anxiety



Pre K – K

*Parents’ Guide to Student Success


Success in Sixth


Middle and High School Transitions

College-Bound Graduating Seniors

High School to Workforce – City of Cleveland Career Center


Meredith Schulte : Counselor, Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Meredith Schulte

Counselor, Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Gilles-Sweet Elementary School Counseling Office Hours: Parents can call anytime and set up appointments during school hours if they want to meet face-to-face. Appointments can be made by calling 440-356-3525. Blog:  
Robin Schlesinger : Counselor, Gilles-Sweet Elementary

Robin Schlesinger

Counselor, Gilles-Sweet Elementary

(440) 356-3525
Mary Cory : Counselor, Lewis F. Mayer Middle School

Mary Cory

Counselor, Lewis F. Mayer Middle School

Students: Schedule an Appointment with Mrs. Cory  
Jenny Parente : Counselor, Fairview High School

Jenny Parente

Counselor, Fairview High School

Fairview High School School Counseling Office Hours: 7:35 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Appointments can be made at 440.356.3500 ext. 4147 Students: Schedule An Appointment with Ms. Parente