Welcome To Guidance

Welcome to the

Holdrum Guidance Department!



Grade 6-7 Guidance:

Mrs. Debbie Chinnici 
201.358.4016 ext. 1120


Grades 7-8 Guidance

Mrs. Maureen Monaghan
201.358.4016 ext. 1121


As school counselors we:

  • Talk to students on an individual basis, in groups, or in classes
  • Help identify students with special needs
  • Work with potential crisis situations
  • Assist students, teachers, and parents
  • Help promote a positive school climate
  • Assist in academic and social growth
  • Act as an advocate for students

When do I talk to a school counselor?

If you...

  • Feel confused, sad, or lonely
  • Have a problem with a friend, teacher, or family member
  • Need help making a decision
  • Just need someone to talk to


When you talk to a school counselor, the discussion is confidential. The only time a school counselor will disclose confidential information is if you indicate that you are planning to harm yourself or someone else.



Some of the programs we run are:

  • Changing Families Group
  • Peer Helpers
  • Peer Mediators (with Ms. Smid)
  • Junior Lead

***We sponsor and run a variety of groups throughout the year. Not all groups run concurrently.

***Student needs are always changing. If you have an idea for a group theme, please call us and let us know.



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