• Counseling & Enrollment

    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
    Lauren Freedman, M. S.
    lfreedman@lvusd.org

    Student last names: 
    A-L

    Mrs. Shakiba
    Bahar Shakiba, M.A.
    bshakiba@lvusd.org

    Student last names: 
    M-Z

    Eli Kashman
    Eli Kashman, M.Ed.
    ekashman@lvusd.org

    Intervention Coordinator
    504 Coordinator

     Mrs. Caster

    Nancy Caster
    Counseling Secretary and Registrar
    ncaster@lvusd.org

    818-224-4107 ext 33230

    Psychologists: Arda Baboglian and Christine Zahka

    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 Timelines
    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 (pdf) Gate/Honors
    Extended Absences
    Make-Up Work - Homework Request
    New enrollments
    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