Welcome to the Counseling Center

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the website for Chinook's school counseling team!  You can find resources and information from the counseling center on this page.


    Immunization Clinic

    Make sure your student is updated on their immunizations! FREE Tuesday, September 1, 5-8PM at Sea Mar Olympia Medical Clinic (you do not need to be a Sea Mar patient to participate) plus other dates in September!


    New students to Chinook (or any WA school) must bring their immunization form to register.  We can no longer register students without a copy of their immunization.  You can check out the new rules and find ways to get your student's immuninzation records at OSPI

    Summer Lunch Program

    NTPS is also doing a Free Summer lunch program.  Check out locations here.

    Thurston County Food Bank is starting their summer lunch program on June 22nd.  There are multiple locations and times.  Check out their website!


    5th Grade Transition

    The counselors are busy meeting with all 5th grade teachers and students via Zoom meetings.  We also created a short video for all those that may miss our meetings with your class!


     Please Contact Your School Counselor Via Email If Your Student or Family is in Need of Assistance or you wish to set up a Google Meet/Zoom meeting.



    Lauren Clinton - works with students with the last names A through L. Email: lclinton@nthurston.k12.wa.us; Phone: (360) 412-4764

    During the current school closure, Mrs. Clinton is most available Monday and Tuesday, and every weekday between noon and two.  Please email her and she will either email or return your call.


    Greg Rolen - works with students with the last names M through Z. Email: grolen@nthurston.k12.wa.us; Phone: (360) 412-4765.  During the school closure Mr. Rolen is available as needed please email him and he will reach out to you via email or phone.



    Bassie Whipple - mental health counselor.  Email: bwhipple@nthurston.k12.wa.us; Phone (360) 481-5340.  During the school closure Mrs. Whipple is available from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.


    Lori Poppert - registrar for your general questions, making appointment, or registering/withdrawing a student. Email: lpoppert@nthurston.k12.wa.us; Phone: (360) 412-4534


    Ongoing Student Opportunities