Vista Murrieta High School Counseling Mission:Inspire all students to navigate life's challenges, realize that adversity is a great opportunity to learn, model dignity, teach students to self advocate, and DREAM BIG!
VMHS Counseling Team:
If you would like to speak to your student's counselor please contact our Counseling Secretaries:
Catherine Whitaker ext. 6676 - Mr. Caldwell, Ms. Arizola, Mrs. Padilla, Mrs. Ruiz
Jackie Moran ext. 6690 - Mrs. Candaele, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Tyler
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East Hall Special Projects West HallThe counseling team provides a comprehensive guidance program for every student, addressing students' academic, career, and personal development. Our counselors conduct various forms of student advisement and counseling: Grade Level Presentations, Evening Workshops, Classroom Lessons, Group Counseling, and Individual Counseling. Each year student's individual four year plans are reviewed with a counselor and appropriate educational adjustments and or plans are made to ensure future success in areas of interest. (Download Four Year Plan) Every counselor possess specific areas of expertise which all of our students are encouraged to access.
How Can Parents Access Counselors?
Due to extensive responsibilities with students, parents must call and make an appointment in advance to meet with counselors when the need arises. Availability is determined by individual counseling activities scheduled during the year. We will make every attempt to accommodate parents work and student schedules to be available.
If you would like to speak to Mr. Caldwell, Ms. Arizola, Mrs. Padilla or Mrs. Ruiz please contact Mrs. Catherine Whitaker, East Hall ext 6676. If you would like to speak to Mrs. Candaele, Mrs. Hill, Mr Tyler or Mr. Peterson please contact Mrs. Jaqueline Moran, West Hall ext 6690.
Monica Tyler, A-K ext 6684
Debbie Rausa, L-Z ext 6774
Student Support Groups on Campus
VMHS offers many activities and support groups on campus that can be accessed through the counseling team: PLUS, Link Crew, Breakthrough, and individual support groups (Grief, Anger Management, Healthy Relationships, Getting Connected, Study Skills, and Socialization)
Mental Health Specialist
Angie Curiel ext 6785
Career Center Technician
Michelle Morris ext 6589
Social MediaVMHS Counseling Department now has a Facebook Page. This is a great way to learn about upcoming events and deadlines. Please click on the link below and "like" the page:
Vista Murrieta High School Counseling Department