Monday, May 19, 2008
Cecile Calibo - Guidance Counselor
Hello. I'm Cecile Calibo, one of the Guidance Counselors at the high school. I graduated from Ohio Northern University and am now living Sharon, Pennsylvannia. I have five kids and I live with my husband near the school. The commute is great! I love helping the troubled kids that come and talk to me. It's rewarding to help them find the right path to take in order for them to be successful. The students at this school are great to work with and I have always been very content with my job.
Being a Guidance Counselor for the students at this school has been really enjoyable until these recent events with the 'Punk Rocky' Myspace page. I have been very busy talking to the students involved to get them off this issue and on to a successful path. I am aware that many parents are outraged by the severity of action we are taking. It's important to take control of this so that the rest of our students have a safe learning environment. If we didn't take action on this the rest of the parents would be upset because finding pro-hemp articles on our students myspace page is a big deal.
There was a recent case in which a 15 year old was found dead in his bed after overdosing on Oxycontin the night before. After their child died, the parents searched on their sons Myspace page and found exchanges with his peers about different drugs and how to make them. If they would have found this before they could have stopped this overdosing from ever happening.
From this case you can see that it is important to get involved so tragedies like this never happen to our students. This is a serious issue and you should trust the High School's Administration to take care of it. We have to take these pro-hemp articles very seriously because we need to prevent the students from taking part in this.