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Dear Parents & Students:

Welcome to the Thornton Fractional North's High School Pupil Personnel Services program. The purpose of the Pupil Personnel Services Department is to provide specific skills and learning opportunities in a proactive and preventive manner, which ensures that all students can achieve school success through academic, career, and personal/social development experiences.

All children need services that are comprehensive and developmental in nature. To address the needs of all students, the Pupil Personnel Services Program provides an integrated system of support. Interventions are coordinated and communicated between home, school, and in some cases outside agencies, and are designed to assist students with their academic, personal/social and career planning needs.

We also provide opportunities for parents to receive critical information at the appropriate times in the student's development.

The goal of the delivery model is to integrate services to students in the following areas:


The school registrar is responsible for keeping accurate records for current students. The registrar will assist you in the initial enrollment process. Parents are expected to provide accurate and up-to-date information for their son or daughter. The parents must also provide Proof of Residency as required by the District 215 School Board. Alumni may request transcripts and potential employers may verify graduation with the registrar.


The basic philosophy of the guidance department is predicated on each student being assisted in his/her area of need, in order for that student to reach his/her potential. The guidance program is designed to help students throughout high school in the areas of goal setting, planning, self-awareness, career exploration and decision-making. The guidance counselor has two primary functions; to encourage and assist students in planning educational programs in keeping with student skills, motivation and interests and to help students with post-high school planning.

Support/Social Work Services

As an integral part of the pupil personnel services team, the school social workers operate to provide an auxiliary service to education. A basic objective is to make it possible for a student to realize his/her learning potential. The social workers' efforts are directed towards the improvement of the individual's academic functioning. The initial referral for service may come from various sources; administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologist, nurse, parents, and students. The social workers assess school related problems and their possible causes. Recommendations are made which may include programming modifications, referrals to appropriate community resources, and/or school social work services.

Special Education Program

District 215 offers a full continuum of special education programs and related services for students with identified needs. These services are provided in the least restrictive environment and in a variety of settings to meet the individual needs of the student.

Health Services

A full-time registered nurse is available in the building during the school day. The school nurse provides medical attention to students and staff.

For information on obtaining school physicals and immunizations click on the links to the right.

Pupil Personnel Services Staff

Mr. Raymond Williams, Assistant Principal of Pupil Personnel Services
Phone: (708) 585-1003

Mr. Brian Bergthold, SPED Student Services Coordinator
Phone:  (708) 585-2313

Ms. Natalie Brown, In-School Suspension Supervisor
Phone: (708) 585-1114

Mrs. Denise Call, School Nurse
Phone:  (708) 585-1009

Ms. Maria Chavez, Social Worker
Phone: (708) 585-1066

Ms. Ayanna Dowd, Speech Pathologist
Phone: (708) 585-1095

Mrs. Lynn Frangella, School Nurse
Phone: (708) 585-1009

Ms. Bridget Lessentien, Hearing Specialist
Phone:  (708) 585-3055

Mrs. Lori Knox-Lindsay, School Psychologist
Phone: (708) 585-1155

Student Counselor Information

The list below provides students with the name of their counselors. Counselors are assigned by the first letter of the student's last name.

Mrs. Allison Braasch, (A--C)
Phone: (708) 585-1018

Mrs. Juanita Medina, (D--He)
Phone: (708) 585-1032

Ms. Lauri Like, (Hi--Me)
Phone: (708) 585-1019

Mrs. Angela Shama, (Mi--Sh)
Phone: (708) 585-1021

Mrs. Susan Olson, (Si--Z)
Phone: (708) 585-1020

                                           Guidance Links

District 215 Community Resource Guide  

Online Registration

Physical & Immunization Requirements 2014-15

Registration Documents

Student Physical Form

Student Physical Form (Spanish)