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ORRHS Guidance Team Mission

The Old Rochester Regional High School Counseling Department is committed to advocating for all students and providing a comprehensive guidance curriculum as an integral part of education for students on all levels. Our counselors provide students with the necessary tools to support their educational, social-emotional, and career interests through individual, small group, and classroom experiences. Our counselors promote responsible, active citizenship and lifelong learning. As a result, our students are inspired to think, learn, and care.

Our highly skilled team of counselors diligently advocates for the well being of every student, fostering robust connections with both students and their families, as well as engaging key stakeholders. It is an integral aspect of our daily routine to provide our Bulldogs with the necessary support and resources to enable them to make well informed and purposeful decisions that effectively equip them for both present and future endeavors.

Student Services

  • Academic support and guidance to enhance student success
  • Individualized and group counseling meetings
  • 5 Year Academic and Extracurricular Planning
  • Grade Level Curriculum and Seminars
  • College Fair Opportunities
  • Free online test prep
  • PSAT Test Site
  • Essay Writing Workshops
  • Mock Interviews with College Reps
  • Weekly College Rep visits
  • Career Counseling and Exploration Opportunities
  • Partnerships with MassHire and Greater New Bedford Workforce
  • College and University Planning, including assistance with college applications, scholarships, and financial aid
  • College and Career Focused Field trips
  • Access to Naviance
  • Individual and Group Counseling sessions to promote personal, social, and emotional growth

Family Services

  • Access to Highly Experienced Counselors (parents are always welcome to schedule a call or conference)
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Virtual and In-Person Presentations and Seminars
  • Grade Level Parent Information
  • Access to Naviance
  • Regular email communication
  • Individual counseling appointments
  • College Funding Education and Resources provided in partnership through MEFA and FAFSA representatives
  • Collaboration with Classroom Teachers
  • Referrals to Community Resources and external support services when necessary
  • Crisis Intervention

Contact Information

Office: 508-758-3745  ext. 1414
Fax:  508-758-9589

CEEB Code:  221403


Heather Bichsel

Administrative Assistant

Lisa Shields

Counselor (A-F)
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