Welcome to

Dayton City School’s

Guidance Website! 




What is a School Guidance Counselor?

What do School Guidance Counselors do?

Who are School Guidance Counselors for?


Your School Counselor is here for EVERYONE!


Students, staff and parents!


Parents, please feel free to contact me if you need to discuss your child.  Your child's best interest is my job!


423-775-8414 ext. 7106


My name is Megan Cooper and I am the guidance counselor serving your children at DCS.  This is my first year as a guidance counselor and I am so excited to be here at DCS.  My job is to work with the parents, teachers and staff to ensure the success of all students we serve. 


Professional school counselors, formerly referred to as “guidance counselors,” are professional educators who have a master’s degree or higher in school counseling (or the substantial equivalent), and are certified or licensed by the state in which they work.  Professional school counselors possess the qualifications and skills necessary to address the full array of students’ academic, personal, social, and career development needs.


Helping children succeed in all areas is my passion.The counseling program is developed around character education. As you see below, my counseling philosophy is formulated around the word CLOWNS ( as created by Trish Newsom). 


C         ounselors

L          isten

O         pen their hearts

W        elcome everyone

N         otice change

S          upport students, staff and parents


At Dayton City School the guidance program has been developed around the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.   This program has been designed to develop relationships between the students and myself.  I have an open door for all students, staff and parents.  I am also available for individual guidance for all students.  If a student needs guidance he or she can refer him/herself, a teacher can refer the student or you as a parent can request service.  We work on finding solutions to situations that are hindering student success.  Again, I am very excited for this school year to be in full swing and want all parents to know I am here for you and your child.  Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions.   




Megan Cooper

School Counselor


423-775-8414 ext. 7106





The Six Pillars of Character -




Be TRRFCC – Trustworthy, Respectful, Responsible, Fair, Caring and a good Citizen!

(Terrific – correct spelling of the CHARACTER spelling of TRRFCC.)


  TRRFCC - Character Spelling for Terrific

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking -

H. Jackson Browne


Are you a Bucket-Filler

or a Bucket-Dipper?







 DCS Junior Health Council 2009-2010

Food Tasting


DCS Junior Health Council



The DCS Junior Health Council’s objective is to meet regularly, determine health goals and objectives, and plan and organize events.  It is no secret that youth listens to youth

and youth role models make a huge impact with their peers.

Their focus this year is on living healthy with good nutrition, exercise, personal hygiene,

positive self esteem, “Saying No” to tobacco, alcohol & drugs,

and also promoting abstinence.


See what we did in 2009-2010:



 Applications for the 2010-2011 school year will go out the week of

August 16 to all 6th-8th graders who are interested in making a difference.




No Cussing Club 

 This club is for 6th - 8th graders that want to make a positive difference and LIFT their LANGUAGE.  We meet during lunch once a month. We will meet in the the counselor's room.   Go to www.nocussing.com for information on the national No Cussing Club.  





 Interest websites and resources for the

Guidance Program at DCS.















Click here for HOWARD B. WIGGLEBOTTOM books!