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    The JHS guidance office is open from 7:15am-2:45pm, Monday-Friday. We have an open door policy and encourage students and families to visit the guidance office.

    Throughout the year Ms. Merrill will conduct classroom lessons to help create an academic plan for high school and beyond. Information will be posted on this webpage, on the official JHS Facebook page, JHS Instagram account, and the JHS Twitter account. We HIGHLY encourage families to follow one of these social media resources for important announcements.

    Meet the JHS Guidance Office Staff

    Ms. Debbie Merrill

    School Counselor

    Email: damerrill@jmk12.org

    Phone: 740-967-2721 ext. 2304

    Fax: 740-967-1140

    Ms. Merrill went to high school in Tennessee. She played Division 1 basketball at the University of Cincinnati and then finished her career at The Ohio State University. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University. After graduating from OSU, she was drafted to play in the WNBA. She later chose to go back to school and completed her Master’s Degree in School Counseling. Ms. Merrill also has earned her ED.S in Psychology.

    In addition to being the only School Counselor at JHS, Ms. Merrill is the Junior Class advisor, the Middle School AD, and the Junior Varisty Girls Basketball Coach. These positions have allowed Ms. Merrill to meet more students and create more relationships with students.

    Ms. Merrill will meet with students one on one when necessary and will conduct many classroom lessons throughout the year. She also will host many evening meetings to help accommodate working families.



    Mrs. Janet Kelly

    Guidance Secretary

    Email: jkelly@jmk12.org

    Phone: 740-967-2721 ext. 2305

    Fax: 740-967-1140

    Mrs. Kelly has been the JHS guidance office secretary for 30 years. Prior to this position Mrs. Kelly worked for Ashland Chemical. Mrs. Kelly is a Johnstown Alum and has lived in Johnstown her whole life. Mrs. Kelly is the first person you will meet when entering into the guidance office. She processes transcripts, manages progressbook (grading portal for students and parents to access grades), organizes the awards ceremonies, schedules parent/teacher conferences, communicates information on the website about scholarships, and completes many other duties. Feel free to contact Mrs. Kelly with any questions regarding the guidance office.


    -Important Dates-


    October 2 - Junior Field Trip to Otterbein (30 students max)


    October 7 - ASVAB - Any student interested in joining the Military


    October 9 - Senior Class Meeting in the Commons from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - FAFSA Presentation


    October 16 - PSAT


    October 18 - C-TEC will come in to work with our Sophomores to help encourage them to explore options to sign up for the Sophomore Hands-On Field Trip. 7:30 am - 10:30 am


    October 29 - Senior Field Trip (30-50 students approx.) College Application Blitz at Lakewood High School. 


    November 26 - Sophomore Hands-On at C-TEC - All Sophomores


    December 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 - EOC Testing in the Library 7:30 am - 12:00 pm


    December 11 - Junior Field Trip (30-50 students max) COTC/OSU-N for Campus Tour


    February 4 - All Freshmen Field Trip - Mount Vernon Nazarene University Presentation


    March 10 - ACT for all Juniors