Guidance Department

Kelly Davis, Director of Guidance or 868-5274 extension 110

Donna Strand, Administrative Assistant or 868-5274 extension 1106


Kristen Ayotte from Fish River Rural Health will be accepting referrals for counseling and seeing students every Thursday and Friday in Van Buren. All students were sent home with a counseling referral form in their school folder, if interested in making a referral for your child. If you did not get one and would like to make referral you can do so by calling Ms. Kelly at 868-5274 or emailing her at

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112

If you or someone you know is experiencing child abuse and neglect you can call DHHS intake at 1-800-452-1999

As always, 911 is available


Interested in TRIO. Take a look at this youtube video and complete an application. For more information or questions contact the Guidance office.

Talent Search application link:


Upward Bound is presently looking for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students who are first generation and low income and have the desire to pursue postsecondary education. Upward Bound is seeking students who have the potential and drive to go to college and take their academic journey seriously.

Below is the link for UB Video -->

Seniors of 2021

Welcome to your senior year! This is an exciting and overwhelming time. Relax and breathe, we are here to help you!

Scholarships will start flooding the office. Start visiting more often!

We will be with you every step of the way during your senior year and beyond. So, take a breathe, hold on, and we will help you through it. It will be AMAZING!


Attendance matters at all levels of education, whether you are in person or zoom! Please make every effort to get your child to school or get yourself to school.

As a reminder, the Guidance food pantry is still offering the Weekender Program to students, which is a backpack full of food to take home for the weekend. All your student needs to do it come to Guidance on Friday afternoon and sign out a backpack. The only requirement is that they return the backpack on their next in person school day! Our pantry is fully stocked and ready to help the students of our school community! If you have questions about the Guidance food pantry or would like to donate to the pantry, please contact Ms. Kelly at or 868-5274.