Saline High School Socio-Emotional Mission Statement:

We recognize the importance of the socio-emotional well-being of our students. When you drop your child off and they walk through the doors of Saline High School, we do everything we can to support them as they work toward their goal of graduation. We recognize the important responsibility we share with parents and the community in supporting our high school students.

We partner with students, parents, guardians, and community resources to identify and refer students to appropriate care professionals if needed.  We also provide ongoing support to students that struggle with social-emotional issues. Avenues of support may be individual sessions or group sessions, as well as family sessions outside of school.

We thank you for your partnership and recognition of this important shared responsibility.

Counselor Assignments:

Students are assigned a counselor by their last name. Appointments to see the counselors should be made with the Guidance Office Secretary, Mrs. Nancy Crosbie at 734-401-4336.

Student Last Name                                            Phone Number           

  A ‐ Fa                     Heather McLaughlin          734-401-4361              

  Fe - K                     Michelle Monahan             734-401-4362                  

  L - Rob                   Bryan Bruckman               734-401-4363                  

  Roc - Z                   Kathy Mussio                    734-401-4364                 

Social Workers:

Jason Pickett         734-401-4360

Mark Schuby         734-401-4259

Hornet Time is a 29-minute Social/Emotional Wellness time that takes place at Saline High School each week on a Wednesday. The only instances students will not attend Hornet Time are one of the following:

  • Student has a CTE/Consortium class 2nd hour
  • Early Release Wednesday
  • State-mandated testing is taking place

Each Hornet Time class consists of 18-24 students in the same grade level and a staff member. Staff members include Teachers, Teacher Consultants, Social Workers, Counselors, and Administrators. Each cohort will stay together for the duration of the student's time at Saline High School. 

Hornet Time covers a variety of Social/Emotional and Wellness topics, as well as giving time for announcements, class meetings, Hornet Nation and SHS Today student broadcasts, and time for connecting with each other. This also aids in minimizing instructional interruptions throughout the week. A sample of the curriculum for this year can be found below:

What is Anxiety?


5 Things You Can Do To Help Your Child With Depression

(Article originally published here)

A 2016 study carried out by National Institute of Mental Health found that 12.8% of adolescents experienced a depressive episode. Depression is a lot more common than we might think. NAMI outlines a few ways to assist your child who might be struggling with their mental health. 

Recognize the warning signs: 

  • Low self-esteem
  • Withdrawal 
  • Lack of interest 
  • Eating changes
  • Lack of energy, motivation
  • Thoughts of suicide or death

Get help from a professional.

Provide emotional support.

  • Encourage your child to talk about how they are feeling
  • Listen to what they have to say
  • Acknowledge their struggles
  • A healthy lifestyle is important, both mentally and physically.

Exercise regularly

  • Eat healthy
  • Get a good amount of sleep

Help your child feel connected. Isolation is a common side effect of depression.

  • Encourage participation in school clubs or activities 
  • Plan family activities 
  • Encourage friendships and socialization 

Most importantly, be supportive and make sure your child feels heard. 

To read the rest of the article, go here.
Main ideas by NAMI.