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Welcome Back to the 2023-2024 School Year

September 21st- Back to School Night( Senior Parent Presentation 6:15)

September 25th- Yom Kippur- School closed

October 4th- College Fair- Whippany Park High School 6:30-8:00 PM

October 18th- Financial Aid Night- Whippany Park High School Auditorium 7:00 PM

October 25th- PSAT/NMSQT test

Here is a copy of the Back to School Night Senior Parent Presentation

SAT/ ACT Diagnostic Program

Not sure what whether to take the SAT or ACT?
Sign up for this diagnostic program from Estelle Finkel

Upcoming Virtual College Fairs

Hanover Park Regional School District
Whippany Park High School Gymnasium
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 6:30- 8:00 PM

Students: Register ahead of time at StriveScan

Click here for the 2023-2024 Curriculum Bulletin

Counseling Department Brochure


Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties


Phone: 973-887-8137 Fax: 973-887-0268 C.E.E.B. Code: 310501

Guidance & Counseling Department Staff​​​​​​​

Scott Maciag,  District Supervisor of Guidance

Stephanie A.  Mitchell, Dept. Coordinator / Counselor/ SAC

Barbara Ford, School Counselor

Maria Grasso, School Counselor

Cara Marucci, School Counselor

Brian Propfe, School Counselor

Dr. Lisa Allgaier, Wellness Coordinator

Julie Lackaye, Secretary

Michele Massa, Secretary

Mission Statement

The mission of the School Counseling and Special Services Departments in the Hanover Park Regional High School District is to help all students reach their highest academic potential, set post-secondary college and career goals, and maintain positive social, emotional, and character development. The departments work to make their office suites supportive and welcoming environments. Counselors and case managers collaborate with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and the community to provide a comprehensive support system that meets the varied needs of students.

Counselor Roles and Responsibilities

Counselors are available to assist students with academic planning, college and career goals, and personal/social development. Counselors collaborate regularly with teachers and are available for conferences with parents/guardians. Please reach out to your counselor via phone or email if you have questions or would like assistance.

The counselors at Hanover Park are fully qualified to help students with the following:

  • exploration of personal, college, and career goals and how to achieve them

  • transition from middle school to high school

  • development of successful work and study habits

  • development of peer relationships

  • personal/social development

  • strategies for healthy decision making and problem solving

  • comfort in times of crisis

  • referral to community resources when necessary