DHS Counseling Department

The mission of the Dexter High School counseling department is to provide high quality, comprehensive school counseling services to all students. Our program, as guided by the ASCA National Model, is designed to help all students develop and enhance their academic, career, and personal/social strengths in order to become responsible and productive citizens. There is a commitment to individual uniqueness and the maximum development of human potential. Through the skillful use of strategic, timely, and personal interventions, counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities, close achievement gaps among high and low performing groups and support positive choices.

Read more about our guiding principles, services, standards, and focus areas in our School Counseling Mission Statement.

Counseling News

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Posted 08/10/2018 12:29PM

This message was emailed to all currently registered families on August 13, 2018.

***Updated 8/13, 3:00pm. Please see the half-day young five schedule clarification and Creekside New Student Orientation correction below -- marked with ***


Back to School Student Information Review

Each August, all parents and guardians must review their students' contact and emergency information in our back-to-school gateway. This process is also a critical step for Athletics registration. 

The update process is simple. To log in, go to the Update Gateway

Your username is your student's PowerSchool student ID number. Your password is the student's birthdate, in this format: MM/DD/YYYY including the slashes

Follow the prompts, then sign electronically where indicated and submit. Repeat for each student. 

  • If you need to update your address, with us, please use the Change of Address form.
  • If you need to update your student's medical information, please use the Medical Update form found on the District Nurse's webpage. 
  • If you can't recall your student's PowerSchool ID, please contact the school or district office for assistance.

We encourage all families to complete this process by August 24th.

Thank you!

School Year Calendar Notes

Tuesday, September 4th is the first day of school. It is a half day. These are the school start and end times for the 2018-19 calendar year: 

Half Days

  • Bates, Cornerstone, Wylie, and Mill Creek: 8:14am - 11:40am
  • Creekside and Dexter High School: 8:00am - 11:25am
  • Half-Day Young Five Program: 8:14am - 11:40am***
  • Full-Day Young Five Program: 8:14am - 11:40am***

Full Days

  • Bates, Cornerstone, Wylie, and Mill Creek: 8:14am - 3:06pm
  • Creekside and Dexter High School: 8:00am - 2:52pm
  • Half-Day Young Five Program: 8:14am - 11:25am***
  • Full-Day Young Five Program: 8:14am - 3:06pm***

You can find the district calendar and links to each building's calendar on our website.

Open Houses and Orientations

New student orientations are for students/families who are new to Dexter Community Schools (except kindergarteners and young fives).

  • Dexter High School Freshmen & New Student Orientation:Thurs. Aug. 23rd  8am-12:30pm
  • Mill Creek New Student Orientation:Mon. Aug. 27th 11am-1pm
  • Bates New Student OrientationMon. Aug 27th 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Cornerstone New Student Orientation:Mon. Aug. 27th 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Wylie New Student Orientation:Mon. Aug. 27th 4pm-5pm
  • Dexter High School Parent Meeting - for parents of new students and parents of all ninth graders: Mon. Aug. 27th 6pm-7pm
  • Creekside New Student Orientation:Tues. Aug. 28th 10am-11am Monday, Aug. 27th 10am - 11am***

Mill Creek Grade Orientations are for all students: 

  • 8th grade:Tues. Aug. 28th 3pm-4pm
  • 7th grade:Tues. Aug. 28th 6pm-7pm

Open Houses are for all families: 

  • Jenkins ECLC Family Open House: Wed. Aug. 22nd  6pm-7pm
  • Cornerstone: Tues. Aug. 28th 5pm - 6pm
  • Bates: Tues. Aug. 28th 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Creekside: Wed. Aug. 29th 5pm - 6pm
  • Wylie: Wed. Aug. 29th  6pm - 7pm
  • Dexter High School: Wed. Sept. 5th 6pm-8pm
  • Mill Creek: Thurs. Sept. 6th  6:30pm-8:30pm 

We will see you soon! 

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” - Dr. Seuss

Contact Us

  • DHS Counseling Office
    2200 N. Parker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 8:00am - 2:51pm
    Half Days
    8:00am - 11:25am
    Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • (734) 424-4240 option 2
    (734) 424-4252 fax
  • Department Chair
    Geraldine Brady-Holmes
    Department Secretary
    Megan Stehley-Landrum
  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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