Counseling Office


For current high school students: Please request through Naviance - LINK 

For alumni: Please email the Counseling Office Administrative Assistant, Danielle Barbosa Brown, directly with the following information: 

Current full name
Full name while attending Henry Sibley
Birthdate xx/xx/xxxx
High school graduation year
FULL address that the transcript should be mailed to



Photo: Three students at the graduation ceremony
The counseling services at Henry Sibley are designed to support students with applying academic achievement strategies, managing emotions and applying interpersonal skills, and planning for postsecondary options, whether that is through higher education opportunities, the military, or work force. We are your students' advocate and here to help transition into high school and prepare them for a successful life after high school. 

Counselors Corner
- We know that this is a difficult time where you may be feeling anxious, wondering what each day will bring. Just know we are all in this together and we will persevere. Think of things that are in your control to reduce any anxiety. We encourage you to keep a healthy routine. Your school counselor is available by email and google hangout. Please reach out to them individually to know further of what their working hours are.

The COVID 19 pandemic has impacted us all in unexpected and difficult ways.  Many families may be feeling increased stress and anxiety due to fears about ...

- You or a loved one contracting COVID-19
- Providing childcare while schools are closed
- travel restrictions
- economic downturn
- lost wages
- accessing healthcare
- obtaining necessary products and supplies
- being isolated from friends and family

The following are resources (articles, tools, videos, etc) to support you and the young people in your life to manage stress and other mental health impacts of all the disruption:

Dollars for Scholars - Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 during 7th hour, there will be a senior assembly discussing further details of Dollars for Scholars and how your students can apply for scholarships. Here is more information on what Dollars for Scholars has to offer:

Night School - For Juniors and Seniors only, there will be a  credit recovery opportunity starting in January. Three different sessions will be available to you to recovery a Math or Language Arts semester credit. If your student is in need of this opportunity, have them stop into the guidance office to pick up a form(s). Seats are limited and the deadline for the second sessions is Friday, February 14th, 2020, by 3:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please connect with your students School Counselor.

AP Exam - Students who plan to take the AP exam in May, must sign up and pay by October 4, 2019. There is no extensions on time. For further questions, please contact Beth Gjerde. or 651-403-7203

AP Week 1

AP Week 2

College Visits to Sibley - Admissions representatives from various colleges come to Sibley throughout the year to meet with interested students. Students can check the calendar outside of the Guidance Office, or log on to Naviance to see which colleges are visiting and sign up to meet with the college reps in the Guidance Office. This is a great opportunity to learn about the programs that different colleges offer as well as the application process. 

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Students - Students who have enrolled in PSEO classes at local colleges are reminded to schedule an appointment with their counselor to update their schedule at Henry Sibley. We will need a copy of their PSEO courses for second semester before the start of the school year. Whether the student is taking an online or campus class. It is the student's responsibility to make sure they are taking the necessary credits to graduate. Call 651-403-7208 if you would like to schedule an appointment with your child's counselor to verify their graduation requirements.

Financial Aid Changes - Students graduating in 2020 are able to file a 2020-2021 FAFSA-the Free Application for Federal Student Aid-as of October 1, 2019, rather than beginning of January 1, 2020. The earlier submission date is a permanent change that began in 2016, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. This fall's FAFSA, submitted for students attending college in the 2019-2020 school year (including this year's graduating seniors), will use income and tax information from 2017.

Naviance's Family Connection - Students can use the comprehensive tools in Family Connection to plan for college and a career, and their school counselor can assist them along the way. Family Connection allows students to: get involved in the planning and advising process, research colleges and careers, create plans for the future, and prepare for the ACT and AP exams.

Family Connection also lets us share information with students about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and resources for college and career information. Students can also use the site to communicate with their counselor. Students can log in to their account using their school email address and student ID number at

Facilitated Counseling Groups - As the school year progresses, we will begin our group counseling sessions. If you do not want your child to participate in group counseling, please reach out to your students' counselor.

If your child is no longer planning to attend Henry Sibley - If you have registered your child to attending Henry Sibley, but have since decided not to do so, please contact our Guidance Office at 651-403-7208 and let us know. Thanks!


Photo: Beth Gjerde

Beth Gjerde, Counselor 

Assigned students: A - Da
Hours Available: 
7:30am - 2:40pm  

Leah Erchul

Leah Erchul, Counselor

Assigned students: H - Ma
Hours Available:
7:30am - 3:30pm

james winkoski

James Winkoski, Counselor 

Assigned students: S - Z
Hours Available:
7:30am - 3:30pm


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Danielle Barbosa Brown,
Administrative Assistant

Hours Available:
7:15am - 3:45pm


Jessica Grochowski

Jessica Grochowski, Counselor 

Assigned students: De - G
Hours Available:
9:30am - 3:30pm

 Margaret Nigro Margaret Citta, Counselor

Assigned students: Mc - R
Hours Available:
7:30am - 3:30pm
*Currently on leave
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Makenzie Terlson, Substitute Counselor

Assigned students: O - R
Hours Available:
7:30am - 3:30pm


Kathy Wills, Registrar 

Hours Available:
7:00am - 3:30pm