Junior High

High School


Counseling Center

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Welcome to the Davis High Counseling Center

325 N. Main St. Kaysville, Ut 84037
Phone: 801.402.8807   Fax: 801.402.8813
Counseling Office Hours
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Counselors available 7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.)

   Whether you are looking for graduation information, scholarships/financial aid, ACT testing information or anything in between, we hope, you can find it here. Our goal is to provide Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Center information and services to meet the needs of all Davis High Students.

Students may make appointments to see their counselor between classes, during lunch, or before and after school. Parents may set an appointment with their student's counselor by emailing the counselor.  Emails are listed below. 

Truman Carver

Truman Carver


(801) 402.8825






Heather Baschuk


(801) 402.8827

Lisa Wadley

Lisa Wadley


(801) 402.8826

Karl Hall

Karl Hall


(801) 402.8829

Robyn Lawson

Robyn Lawson


(801) 402.8815

Christine Burrows

Christine Burrows


(801) 402.8831


Jana Burton











Camille Barber
Counseling Secretary

 Transcript / Records Requests

(801) 402.8807

M-F 9 a.m - 3 p.m

Teresa Sommer

Teresa Sommer
Scholarship Coordinator

(801) 402-8965

M/T/Th/F  9 a.m. - 1 p.m


Counselors Responsibilities

What Do Counselors Do?

Our responsibility is to advocate for students and make sure we are doing what is best for them.  We constantly meet with students, parents, teachers and administration to collaborate and help students be successful. We do this in a variety of ways:

1.      Every Student

a.      We love the variety and differences among all students and want everyone to be successful.

b.     Programs in place for student success include: Flex time, Study Skills classes, Homework Club, Read 180 and Enriched Reading

2.      Data

a.      We use data to drive programs and measure program effectiveness.

b.     We meet with teachers and administration to address concerns and find the best possible solutions for students.

3.      Plan for Career and College Readiness

a.      We meet with each student (7th, 8thand 9th grade) for a 30 minute individualized meeting and set academic and personal goals.

b.     We do career assessments to determine classes that would be a good fit for each student and help find career options.

c.      We create four-year plans with our 8thand 9th grade students.

d.     Discuss college and post-high school education opportunities.

4.      Guidance Curriculum

a.      Career Exploration (CTE Intro lessons in 7thgrade, Utah Futures lessons in 8th and 9th grade).

b.     Anti-bullying, resilience, self-esteem, study skills and goal setting lessons.

5.      Responsive Services

a.      We meet with students, parents, teachers and the administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We are available to address concerns each day in a timely manner.

b.     Some concerns include: personal issues, friends, suicidal thoughts, bullying, family crisis, grief and loss, transition and concerns with classes or teachers.

c.      We run small groups for: stress relief, resiliency and communication

We believe all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful in the school setting.  At MJH, we have a Pyramid of Intervention that is used school wide to ensure the success of every student.




PCCR Guide

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Community Resources

Helpful Websites

Utah Futures

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Plan for it.


College Preparation Tool

ACT Test Prep

Preparing for the ACT

DTC Website

Davis Technology Center

DTC Application

Would you like to enroll at the DTC? 

Question of the Day

SAT Practice Question

Love and Logic

Parenting Tips and Tools

Pioneer Online Library

Great Place to Access Research Materials


Local News

Community Resources

Community Resources

Listed below are a variety of community resources that are available that many families of our students have found beneficial.

General Referral Information

When seeking services for your family:

  • Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
  • Refer to your own insurance company provider list

Millcreek Community Resources Document 

District Community Resource Webpage

Davis Behavioral Health

2250 North 1700 West
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 773-7060
(801) 776-6303 Crisis Line

DBH offers classes for children and parents including Anger Kids, Self-Esteem, Strengthening Families, and Love & Logic. Classes are offered on various nights of the week. Call for class listings, cost, and to register for any classes. Cost is minimal and can be waived for some families. Individual, family and group therapy is also available based on individual needs. The cost is based on a sliding scale.

The Counseling Center

1459 North Main Street Suite 100
Centerville, UT 84014

The center offers a new approach to therapy. Talking about your thoughts and feelings with friends or family can make you feel better, but they can't always provide you with the help you need. A therapist is a healthy alternative...AND it can be affordable too! They accept most insurance plans, cash, credit, check, bishop pay and will work on a sliding scale.

Family Enrichment Center

320 South 500 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 402-0650

The Center assists parents in taking a proactive approach to develop a whole, healthy family by making available materials, training and support. Information is readily available to all families in Davis County. Their lending library has information on a wide variety of issues. Call for a current class list or additional information.

Open Doors

1360 East 1450 South
Clearfield, UT
(801) 773-0712

FCC offers classes for children such as self-esteem/friends group and they have several parenting classes. They have updated class listings in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Call for an updated list, cost or to register. They also provide a 24-hour emergency day and night care for children.

Youth Outreach Center

1353 North 1075 West, Suite 101
Farmington, UT
(801) 447-0958

Groups for children 10 yrs and older. No cost for group or family therapy. Evening groups include anger management, self-esteem, love and logic for kids. Call for a current class list or additional information.

The Summit Family Foundation–A Center for Grieving Children

1708 East 5500 South, Suite 18
South Harrison Plaza
South Ogden, UT 84403
(801) 476-1127

This is a support center for children and their families who are grieving the loss of somebody they love. They provide support groups for death, divorce and separation, foster care, and complicated grief. There is no charge for attending these groups.

Davis Counseling Center

1466 North HWY 89, Suite 230
Farmington, UT
(801) 447-6000

This is a private practice that provides counseling for a variety of issues.

LDS Social Services
  • Centerville: (801) 294-0578
  • Ogden: (801) 621-6510

Clinical counseling available for ADHD, anxieties, anger, stress, self-esteem. Requires prior authorization from a Bishop.

Hospital Services:
  • McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden: (801) 387-5600 
  • Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City: (801) 662-1000
  • University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City: (801) 583-2500
Davis School District Student Services Prevention Lessons and Resources



Contact: Jana Watts @ 801 643 0140, or janawatts977@gmail.com 

This resource provides support for undocumented, first generation students.

Pyramids of Intervention

  • Tier 1: Teacher Intervention          Tier 2:  School Intervention        Tier 3: Outside Davis High Referral System 


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    PDF Form of Pyramid Click Here
    Davis High School Pyramid of Interventions Tier 1

    Tier 1: Universal Interventions - Support for ALL Students
    Teacher Support Collaborative Support School Support

    Personalization - get to know your students

    • Observations
    • Teacher/student conference*
    • Student guided contracts/goals*
    • Home Room
    • Modifications/accommodations*
    • Test History on Encore

    Classroom environment

    • Syllabus/Common Disclosure
    • Defined procedures & routines
    • Formative assessments
    • Differentiated instruction*
    • Evaluate your own "Best Practices"

    Communication with students & parents

    • On line attendance/grade access
    • Three week grading period
    • Calendar (unit/term)
    • Email/call/letter to parents*
    • Teacher webpage

    Extra help

    • Tutorials
    • Help sessions (lunch, before & after school)
    • Computer labs

    Collaborative time

    • Tuesday Late Starts- Core Team time
    • Out of school time

    Core Teams 

    • Courses meet/implement Common Core

    • Common disclosures

    • Common pacing: - What do we expect students to learn?

    • Common assessments: - How will we know if they've learned it?

    • Assessment feedback: - How will we respond when some students haven't learned it?

    • Three week grading period

    • Re-teach & re-test*

    • Differentiated instruction*

    Small Learning Communities 

    • Student sense of identity/belonging

    • Determine course pathway

    • Discuss concerns with teachers who teach the same student(s)


    School wide use of intervention screen

    Parent notification

    • Midterm & term grades
    • Tardies & absences
    • School newsletter 
    • School website 

    School wide policies

    •  District policies
    • Davis High Policies
    • Safe schools


    • Attendance
    • Intervention screen documentation*
    • Email to teachers

    Students exploration opportunities

    •  Home Room
    • Career center
    • Counseling center

    Universal screening

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Math

    Proper academic placement

    • Read 180
    • North Star
    • Math levels
    • ACT and PLAN Tests