Welcome to the Counseling Department!

  • The Counseling Department provides academic, career, and personal/social support to all students.

    The mission of the secondary level counseling departments is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students through a collaborative effort between the home, school, and community. The ultimate objective it to prepare students to be productive, well-rounded, informed, and responsible contributing members of society.

    School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and achievement. In partnership with other educators, families, and the community, school counselors facilitate a support system to ensure all students have access to the tools enabling them to become responsible and productive citizens. 

COVID-19 Resources

  • Our Counseling Team knows that this has been a difficult time for all, and we are available remotely during school hours.

    • Ms. Jessi Raile (Last names A-C and all AVID students) jraile@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Mr. Mitch Grunig (Last names D-H) mgrunig@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Mrs. Krystal Haugen (Last names I-Me) khaugen@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Ms. Erin Beck (Last names Mf-Sc) ebeck@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Mrs. Jessica Steiner (Last names Sd-Z) jsteiner@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Mrs. Penny Aipperspach (Career Advisor for all) paipperspach@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

    Please feel free to email us or have your student message us directly via Schoology. We will only be responding during our regular work hours of 8:00am-3:50pm. If there is an emergency situation or immediate mental health concern about yourself or another person you must call 911. Text-a-tip will continue to be available at 701-219-4722.

    Questions about classwork and class expectations should be directed to classroom teachers via Schoology and/or email.

    Students are encouraged to connect with us for “video appointments” via Microsoft Teams, an online platform like Skype, by scheduling an appointment through Schoology messaging. Counselors will schedule these sessions and send info on how to connect to the appointments. Please understand that because we will be operating through an online platform, sessions cannot be guaranteed to be confidential due to technology and possible unintended viewers/listeners. Virtual School Counseling is a way we can still work with our students in a non-traditional way and it will be a learning process for us all!

    For all COVID-19 related materials regarding community resources including mental health supports, food bank options and more, please visit the following website for updates: https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/domain/2888. 

    Stay safe, Mustangs!



  • National ACT Dates - register online at www.actstudent.org 

    • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • Sunday, October 25, 2020
    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • Saturday, February 6, 2021
    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021
    • Saturday, July 17, 2021


    Important Spring 2020 Announcments

    Be in the KNOW, Spring 2020 Announcements and News from Sheyenne High School


    In late January students received their registration materials for the 2020-2021 school year; an email was sent home to all parents prior to this.  Over the course of a week, students reviewed their graduation requirements, scholarship requirements, core course progressions, new course offerings, and the difference between Advanced Placement and Dual credit courses during their advisory.  The materials that students were given to bring home prior to registering was a registration form and a back to back sheet with their elective options on one side and the core course progressions and options on the other side.  The complete Program of Studies including all the descriptions of courses offered in the district can be found online at https://www.tinyurl.com/westfargo-classes


    In addition to the registration materials that students have received, they were also shown how to access their transcript information and progress towards the North Dakota State Academic OR Career and Technical Education Scholarship via their powerschool.




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