Guidance Services

The HMS Counseling Department adheres to the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model for School Counseling. A formal curriculum is delivered and services are provided to meet students' needs within the Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Domains.

Students and parents are encouraged to access the many resources available through the Counseling Department. Career Cruising is an Internet-based resource which allows students to explore career choices, learn detailed information about post-secondary schools, and research specific schools that have characteristics that appeal to individual students. Scholarship information will soon be available through Career Cruising, too.

Contact Us!

Mrs. Niggel will work with all students whose last names begin with A-L and Ms. Leadbitter will work with all students whose last names begin with M-Z. If a student needs to see a counselor, he/she will need to get a pass from his/her teacher prior to going to the guidance office. If a parent needs to contact a school counselor, please call 412-885-7530.

Judith Leadbitter

Guidance Counselor

Nicole Niggel

Guidance Counselor

8th Grade Scheduling Information

Career Cruising


Career Cruising is an internet-based resource which allows students to explore career choices, learn detailed information about post-secondary schools, and research specific schools that have characteristics that appeal to individual students. Students can access Career Cruising using 'bw-' followed by their skyward login and password. Check out the Career Cruising site to begin!

Did you know you can also use Career Cruising to create a resume? Log-in to your account and click the Build My Resume tab, which will bring up the resume builder tool. Fill in each of the sections and add references, click Format & Print and you're good to go!

Students: User Name: bw-(insert your Skyward login) Example: bw-smithq Password: your Skyward password

Parents: To register for your Parent Portal account, contact your child's counselor.

to receive your activation code. Then to go www.careercruising.com/Parent


Safe2Say Something

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late. With Safe2Say Something, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.

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Here’s how it works:

  • Submit an anonymous tip report through the Safe2SaySomething system
  • Crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions
  • Crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement  for intervention
  • If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app