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School Counseling

Our experienced and caring counseling team is committed to fostering a supportive environment where students can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Explore our range of services, from individual counseling sessions to group workshops, designed to address the unique needs of middle schoolers. We prioritize open communication, confidentiality, and a safe space for students to navigate challenges, set goals, and develop essential life skills. Partner with us in shaping a positive and empowering middle school experience for every student.

Middle School Counselors

James Gilson

James Gilson

School Counselor
Amy Vincler

Amy Vincler

School Counselor
Mary Wakefield

Mary Wakefield

School counselor
Margaret Watson

Margaret Watson

School Counselor

Recent News

Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

8th Grade Move Up Event Livestream

What an Evening! Linton's second annual 8th Grade Move Up Night was a great success. We had 118 families attend, making it a memorable event with over 400 attendees. Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success. Attached is the live stream video of the event. Also, thank you to all the families who sent pictures of our students.

Penn Hills is Hiring!

The Penn Hills School District is excited to announce several open positions and is looking for talented individuals to join our team! 

Summer School Credit Recovery

School counselors will be sending failure letters to families of students who require credit recovery or summer school courses at the end of the school year. These letters will specify the courses needed. It's important for parents and students to carefully read all the directions provided in the credit recovery brochure and the FAQs page to understand the process thoroughly.

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