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Middle School Counselors

Mission

We are dedicated to assisting our students academically and to help with the challenges of middle school. All students have access to the school counselors. We service students through classroom guidance, small groups and individual meetings. Parents, teachers, and students may request guidance at anytime. Our role as school counselor includes but not limited to:

  • Orientations and registration
  • Standardized testing preparation
  • Section 504 plans
  • Career guidance
  • Stress reduction/crisis
  • Study skills interventions
  • Problem-solving
  • New student orientation
  • Time management
  • Organization


Community Resources

Harbor - Mental health, substance use, and family support
419-352-5387

Harbor Emergency Help

  • If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room
  • If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for the Suicide & Crisis LIFELINE
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: text 4hope to 741741
  • Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-833-4ASK-ODH
  • Ohio Care Line, emotional support call service: 1-800-720-9616

Children's Resource Center
419-352-7588

United Way - Dial 211

Contact Us

Debra Ondrus
School Counselor
419-354-0200 x2010
dondrus@bgcs.k12.oh.us
Grades: 6th & 7th
Teams: Discovery, Pioneer, Odyssey

Morgan Strausbaugh
School Counselor
419-354-0200 x2011
mstrausbaugh@bgcs.k12.oh.us
Grades: 7th & 8th
Teams: Apollo, Endeavor, Phoenix