•  Please reach out to the contact person if you have questions or intersted in joining a specific group. 

    Group Name

    Description and Criteria

    Contact Person(s)

    Girls Group

    Group will give girls an opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop positive coping mechanisms, improve daily problem solving skills, feel connected with other girls, and make healthy decisions. Topics could include: Self Awareness, Self Esteem, Relationships, Emotions, Stress, Friendships, communication, healthy decisions.

    Heather Schaefer and Pam Skeels

    Anger Group

    Group will utilize Aggression Replacement Training, a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help students improve social skill competence, moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. Students referred should struggle with handling frustration and anger appropriately.

    Rachel Lesiak and Michael Gaughan

    Parenting/Pregnancy Group

    Group will provide academic supervision, social emotional support, resources and parenting skills to GCHS female students who are either pregnant or parenting.

    Pam Skeels

    New Student

    Our curriculum is heavily influenced by the book, The Science of Making Friends, by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, 2013.

    Pam Skeels and Michael Gaughan

    Post Hospitalization

    This would most likely be individual students with a therapist, but if timing allows for it, students may be paired up.  Students will have a minimum of four contacts made, one per week, to assure follow up care is being provided based upon available discharge orders.  Student would then be referred onto additional supports based upon current need.

    Please email your counselor if you have questions or are interested in joining. 

    Last Name

    A-CI-Larry Elliott

    GJ-GQ-Jill Schroeder

    GR-LA-Erin Smith

    LB-O-Heather Schaefer

    P-SK-Nicole Gill

    SL-Z-Steve Avallone

    LGBTQ

    We offer a safe and supportive space for all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning students at Grant High School where they will be respected, receive affirmation of their diverse identities while exploring issues around safety, community, advocacy, academic and leadership opportunities and education.

    Nicole Gill and Jill Schroeder

    Grief Group

    (Grief, Loss, and Divorce)

    This group is intended for students who have experienced a significant loss in their lives and who need support and strength in healing due to a death or serious illness of a close friend or family member.

    Steve Avallone and Erin Smith

    Social Skills

    The Social Skills group is designed for freshman through senior at risk students. This group is designed to help students better understand and strengthen their social skills and learn how to communicate more effectively and appropriately with peers and adults.

    We are offering several levels of social skills groups through spec ed. Rachel Lesiak and Dawn Kalk run 2 levels and Pam Skeels and Grace Corry run another

    COA (Children of Addicts Support Group)

    This group provides support and education for students who have a family member who currently have an addiction or a family member who is in the process of recovery. Students will learn about the disease model of addiction, family roles often associated with addiction, problem solving methods, effective communication and new coping skills.  

    Tisha Eisenmenger

    Drug Education Group

    This group is intended for students who have been caught at school under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or who are actively using and need more support. This group provides drug education for students that have experimented with drugs or who are actively using and helps break the chain between drug use and abuse.   

    Tisha Eisenmenger

    Homework Completion

    Group

    This group is intended to provide added adult supervision and structure for students who are failing classes due to poor work completion.  Students will bring homework to group and work to complete one assignment each session.  Students will use solution focused goal setting strategies for short and long term goals.    

    Larry Elliott

    Stress and Anxiety Group I (9 and 10 grade)

    The group is intended to enhance the ability of students to reduce stress and handle stressful situations in their daily lives. Students discuss the nature of stress and its impact on health and behavior and learn various cognitive, behavioral, and relaxation methods to deal with situations that are stressors or potential stressors and integrate coping strategies in their daily lives.

    Svetlana Petrova and Pam Skeels

    Stress and Anxiety Group II (11 and 12 grade)

    The group is intended to enhance the ability of students to reduce stress and handle stressful situations in their daily lives. Students discuss the nature of stress and its impact on health and behavior and learn various relaxation methods including mindfullness to deal with situations that are stressors or potential stressors and integrate coping strategies in their daily lives.  

    Dawn Kalk and Svetlana Petrova

    Decision Making Group

    Level I (9 and 10 grade)

    Level II (11 and 12 grade)

    The group was created to help students learn and practice decision making skills and handle challenging situations in their daily lives.

    Grace Corry and Svetlana Petrova

    Michael Gaughan and Larry Elliott