• Counseling & Enrollment

    Hi Students!

    Welcome back to school 2020 style!  We hope everyone is having a great start to the new school year.  Although, we would rather be meeting with you face to face, we are excited to get to know you and support you virtually. We have set up new 2020/2021 counseling google classrooms for you to join. 

    6th grade Counselor Connect google classroom code is - ho3eply
    7th grade Counselor Connect google classroom code is - dwc7k5f
    8th grade Counselor Connect google classroom code is - 62ofbwv

    We will be utilizing our grade level google classrooms to push out counseling related information, lessons, as well as tips and tools for middle school life throughout the school year.  As always, you can email us with and we are also available to meet with you virtually during the school day.  Send us a quick email (just as you used to come to the office and fill out an appointment request form) and we will then reach out to you with a google meet or zoom meeting code. 

    Mrs. Shakiba & Mrs. Freedman

    NOTE: Due to COVID-19, counselors are working remotely.  Please email your counselor if you have any questions or if you need any questions answered.  We will get back to you within 24-48 hours.  
    Mrs. Lauren Freedman - lfreedman@lvusd.org (Last Names A-L)
    Mrs. Bahar Shakiba - bshakiba@lvusd.org (Last Names M-Z)

    The Alice C. Stelle Middle School Counseling Office provides a confidential environment where students and their counselors can navigate through the many issues which may arise during the middle school years. Counselors provide support and academic guidance to help students succeed in school and in life. The Counseling Office oversees all student records, standardized testing, and scheduling issues, as well as meeting with students individually and in groups. Parents are welcome to contact the counselors with any questions and concerns regarding their child.

    Counselors: Pupil Personnel Services Credential - Counseling

    Lauren Freedman

    Bahar Shakiba

    Lauren Freedman, M. S.
    Student last names: A-L
    Bahar Shakiba, M.A.
    Student last names: M-Z

    Judy Burris: Registrar 
    Psychologists: Arda Baboglian and Christine Zahka

    Form to request schedule change

    The mission of the A.C. Stelle Middle School counseling program is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach. This is accomplished by addressing academic, personal/social, and college/career skills necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success with the goal of becoming responsible and successful 21st-century citizens.

    The following services are provided to all students by offering individual and group counseling in a confidential setting or through classroom presentations:

    Services Provided

    • School guidance curriculum
    • Crisis intervention and prevention
    • Academic skills support
    • Organizational, study and test taking skills
    • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
    • Career awareness, exploration and planning
    • Substance abuse issues
    • Multi-cultural diversity awareness
    • Individual student planning
    • Goal-setting/decision making
    • Transition planning

    General information:
    5th and 8th Grade: Transition Information
    Aeries - parent access to student records
    Appointments - how to make one
    After school tutoring
    Change of address
    Determine if you live in our district

    Fifth grade parent information handbook
    Extended Absences
    Make-Up Work - Homework Request
    New Enrollments and Follow-Through Steps

    Report cards: student progress
    Summer School

    Keeping your child safe:
    For information regarding drug abuse, please click on the
    LVUSD Safe and Drug Free Schools Committe
    Web Resources link.

    Information on inhalant abuse (pdf

    Stop Bullying