Blended Learning & Spring Break Feeding

All Huntsville City Schools remain closed through April 3rd.  Beginning Monday, April 6th, Huntsville City Schools will begin implementation of a Blended Learning Plan.  The Rock Worship Center & The Dream Center, in partnership with The Manna House, will be continuing curbside meal distribution during spring break.  We are grateful for the support of our community!  For more information about the blended learning plan, academic enrichment activities, and spring break feeding sites, please use the More Information button below to visit the Coronavirus & Crisis Contingency Plan page.


The Help Desk is currently available Mon-Fri from 7:30AM - 3:30PM at 256-428-6900.

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Guidance Counselor: Paula Newman


Phone: 256-428-7150

Guidance is for everyone!

Every student of Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary will participate in the guidance program.  The Alabama Department of Education requires that students receive the guidance curriculum. The three main components taught in the guidance curriculum are career development, academic skills, and personal/ social skills.  

Counselors care about your student.  Counselors will take the time to listen to your child and help them with their concerns.  All students will attend a Guidance class bi-weekly and students will be able to access the counselor during the school day. Counselors have the same goal as the classroom teacher and parents.  We need to support each other to help your child become college and career ready.

 How can the school counselor help?

· Work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning.

· Helping students to recognize and make the best of their abilities.

· Supporting students by teaching skills for achieving success.

· Developing and delivering classroom guidance lessons that teach life skills such as decision making, resolving conflicts, and respect.

· Teach students about the world of work and career options.

· Counseling students individually and in small groups as needed.

· Communicate and link parents to information and resources to help meet the needs of the family. 

 How do I reach the school counselor?

Parents may contact the counselor by calling the school, (256) 428-7150, or by email,, to set up a conference or visit to the school. Students are referred for counseling by teachers, administrators, and parents.