Guidance Department

Confidentiality is important to the counseling process. Students and adults who work with the social workers/psychologist must feel that their concerns are being held in confidence. However, state law does mandate that parents/guardians will be notified if a student’s health and/or safety are a concern.

Guidance Counselor
Ms. Michelle Birkholz
[email protected]

Social Worker
Mrs. Kristen Carney
[email protected]

Social Worker
Mrs. April Luther
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School Psychologist
Mrs. Ashley Probst
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Robert Frost Junior High School’s guidance department consists of a seventh- and eighth-grade social worker, guidance counselor and a school psychologist.  The guidance program is designed to serve the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

ALL students at Frost can receive assistance in

  • Coping skills,
  • Peer relationships,
  • Problem-solving skills,
  • Academic support,
  • Easing the transition into junior high and high school,
  • Bullying,
  • Anger management,
  • And more.

PARENTS can receive help in

  • Addressing home and school concerns,
  • Homework,
  • Bullying,
  • Outside counseling referrals and
  • Community assistance.

How can you make use of the guidance program at Frost?

  • Students can pick up a request form down the guidance hallway.
  • Students can fill out a request form online on the Frost Google Classroom.
  • A staff member may refer a student.
  • Parents can call the guidance department.

Community Resources

District 54 Food Pantry

District 54 offers a food pantry for for families in need. You can obtain access to the food pantry by contacting Frost’s Guidance Department.

Area Food Pantries

  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
  • Hanover Township: 630-540-9085
  • Willow Creek  (Hoffman Estates): 224-512-260

Community Counseling Support

We have a comprehensive list of community agencies that provide support groups for grief and loss, family, group and/or individual counseling. Please contact Frost’s Guidance Department for further information.

Financial and Housing Assistance

  • Catholic Charities: 847-376-2110 (Des Plaines)
  • Northwest Compass: 847-392-2344 ext. 227
  • WINGS: 847-221-5680
  • Schaumburg Township: 847-884-0030
  • Hanover Township: 630-540-9085
  • Willow Creek: 224-512-2600
  • Centro de Informacion: 630 550-5131
  • Salvation Army: 847-348-7395
  • Center of Concern: (847)823-0453

Teen Services

  • Hoffman Estates Park District:  847-885-7500
  • Schaumburg Park District:  847-985-2115
  • The Club Schaumburg Teen Center:  847-923-3759