In The Schools

Randolph Guidance Department Now Officially Named Counseling Department

2f591fb10c9d3da869dd_IMG_3494.jpg
Director of School Counseling, Charles Dimiceli explains the role of the Randolph School Counseling Department
2f591fb10c9d3da869dd_IMG_3494.jpg

RANDOLPH, NJ - Over the past few years, the Randolph Guidance Department recognized the need to change their name to better reflect their role in providing services to all students from kindergarten to grade 12.

While the Board of Education did approve the name change back in November, the newly-renamed School Counseling Department provided a thorough presentation on their responsibilities at the January 16 meeting.

“The title, Guidance Department, and the perception that comes with that title… stands in our way,” said Director of School Counseling, Charles Dimiceli. “We implement a program that’s comprehensive in K-12: it’s a program that builds upon itself and is based on the students’ needs.”

Sign Up for E-News

According to the Randolph Township statement, “school counselors work with students and their families to balance their learning, academics and attendance with their emotional wellness and stability.”

Board member, Tammy MacKay spoke in support of the name change saying, “They take your kids from day one until graduation. They help with scheduling, emotional well being, health and wellness. Every aspect or issue that a kid has, they end up in your offices, and [the counselors] end up as part of [the student's] team.”

Dimiceli explained that the name change represents their efforts to be at the “cutting edge of what we do in our field.”

In addition to one-on-one counseling, the school counselors co-teach with classroom teachers in areas of need and hold counseling groups at elementary, middle school and high school levels. Their goal is to “increase student contact time and develop programs and presentations that support student growth and success in all buildings,” Dimiceli continued.

“What we may have thought of as our guidance counselors when we were in school,” said Superintendent Jenn Fano, “it has since changed, and our counselors are phenomenal.”

Senior Class President Nate Pangaro spoke in support of the counseling department saying they have been “very flexible and kindhearted" in academic situations and other areas of his life.

Randolph Township will recognize National School Counseling Week from February 5-9, celebrating the efforts of the department.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Randolph

Randolph Soccer Club 2018-19 Tryouts Begin Next Week

April 20, 2018

RAANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Soccer Club is holding tryouts for the 2018-19 season (fall of 2018 & spring of 2019) starting the week of April 23.  For additional information, please visit RSC’s website (Click Here).

These tryouts will be for ages 8U – 15U (birth years 2011-2004) for full-year teams for both boys and girls.  Free online pre-registration is recommended ...

Private Screening of Avengers Infinity War, Sponsored by RHS Mass Media Boosters

April 25, 2018

Randolph goes to the Movies!

An entire theater reserved for RANDOLPH residents to see a PRIVATE Screening of-

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

When- Friday, April 27,  6:30-10:00 pm   Where- Cinepolis Succasunna

$20 per person includes admission and $10 gift card

ADVANCE PURCHASE REQUIRED

12 and under require an adult present

Contact dcolombaris@gmail.com for tickets ...

Celebrating 100 years: Joseph Berry, Long Time Randolph Resident

April 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ - Joseph Berry, Jr., resident of Randolph since the 1940s, turned 100 years old on March 16, and the township council issued a proclamation for “a day of joy, happiness and reflection,” during Thursday’s meeting.

As a Randolph resident, Berry served with the Ironia Fire Company and established a Boy Scout Troop in Ironia. He also volunteered as a member of the ...

March Randolph Police Blotter Includes Multiple Possession Charges

April 13, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Shaquille Jacobs, age 19 of Maplewood, NJ was arrested by P.O. David Spence on an active warrant which was issued by the Maplewood Township Municipal Court. Mr. Jacobs was transported to the Randolph Police Department where he was processed and released after posting bail.  ...

A Celebratory Welcome in Parsippany to the Inaugural Riders of the National Memorial Trail

April 25, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Thirteen Hundred Miles.  That's the distance of a loop uniting three 9/11 memorial locations:  The World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the Flight 93 Memorial.  That loop is now a bike trail and today in Parsippany, at the Morris County September 11th Memorial, a celebration was in order as the riders hit their 700 mile mark right here in Morris ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f26dbb412743ab248c19_legos-clip-art-jvbvok-clipart_1_

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Randolph Township Free Public Library, Randolph

Lego Club

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 8:00 AM

College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown

Conference and Resource Fair Promotes Advocacy ...

Education Giving Back

Carousel_image_d8624597b4b206dc1585_sitzmark-ski-club-of-milwaukee-inc-highway-clean-up-i18jym-clipart_1_

Sat, April 28, 8:30 AM

Randolph

Clean Communities Day

Community Calendar

Randolph High School Student Wins Seton Hall Essay Contest

April 25, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Emily Kern is a winner of the Ninth Annual Sister Rose Thering Fund Essay Competition.

Randolph High School Principal Debbie Iosso recognized Emily in her office and congratulated her. "I am so impressed with Emily's accomplishment," she said.

RHS Teacher Justin Matyas said that Emily was motivated to enter this essay contest which ...

Randolph High School Student Selected for Prestigious NJ Scholar Program

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Renee Shen has been accepted to the prestigious New Jersey Scholar Program.

Renee said she is proud to represent Randolph High School and excited to attend the program from June 24-July 27 at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

RHS Principal Debbie Iosso, Counseor Tashi Oyola and Teacher Peter Flynn met Renee in the high ...

Randolph High School Junior Selected for New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School junior Julia Miao has been selected to attend the 31st New Jersey Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University July 8-28.

Julia said she was very surprised to receive this honor. "I feel very excited and lucky to have been selected for this program," said Julia, who is a member of the high school's Science, Math, English, ...

Randolph Middle School Students Selected for Honors Orchestras

April 17, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Middle School musicians Joanna Peters, Kieran Lucas and Shoshana Zeiger who have been accepted to the NJSMA Region 1 Intermediate Orchestra and All-State Intermediate Orchestra!

"The students will grow musically and will learn wonderful new repertoire and meet some wonderful new conductors," said RMS Director of Orchestra Genevieve R. Sallemi.

Kieran said ...

Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer a Free Ride

April 18, 2018

BRANT BEACH — The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 15, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Fathers Day Fun Run supporting Randolph Animal Shelter

April 26, 2018

Father’s Day Fun Run – will be held on Sunday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Freedom Park in Randolph  (pet friendly; leashed dogs welcome.   You don’t have to run; you can walk, run or crawl)

Run starts at 11:00 a.m. on Father’s Day.  After the race – everyone is welcome for our:

Tricky Tray

Fit Bit Ionic Raffle

Bake Sale

Our ...

Registration is Open for Randolph Hebrew

RANDOLPH NJ- Entering its 17th year, Randolph Hebrew of Morris County has opened registration to new students for the upcoming school year that is set to begin on Sunday, September 16th 2018.

Randolph Hebrew enjoys a well earned reputation as a trend setter in creative Jewish education. Its well trained staff, cutting edge curriculum along with the teacher to student ration allows for ...

Free Veterans Legal Clinic and Benefits Expo; Friday April 27

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Legal Clinic and Resources Expo is scheduled for all Morris County Veterans on  Friday, April 27.  The event will take place at the Morristown Municipal Building, 200 South Street, third floor senior citizens room from 11am - 2pm.  Free coffee and donuts will be served.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program ...

April is STD Awareness Month and Get Yourself Tested Month

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about education, treatment, and prevention of STDs.  

STDs are common, affecting 1 in 2 sexually active people during their lifetime - and most people don't know they are infected.  The rate of STDs is increasing, with a 68% increase in bacterial sexually transmitted ...