Student Small Groups

Hello Newark Students... Mr. Fitzer will be starting small groups that will help students deal with stress, anxiety management and self-esteem. Based on data that was collected last semester these social-emotional issues seemed to be the most prevalent amongst the student body. If you are interested in possibly being part of this, please email Mr. Fitzer at or come and see him during lunch or any other time that you are available. You can also stop him in the hall or talk to him before or after school. This will all be confidential. Each student that is interested will talk with Mr. Fitzer and he will go over how the group will function. If you are at all interested please find Mr. Fitzer. Thank you.

What's Happening in Student Services? | Posted 12/13/16

Student Services consists of the School Counselor (Mrs. McAnally), the School Social Worker (Mr. Fitzer), and the School Nurses (Mrs. Meyer & Mrs. Sapsford.) We offer health and wellness services to all our students. The counselor and social worker, Mrs. McAnally and Mr. Fitzer, can see students individually, in small groups, or in large groups to promote school success academically, to help students map out their post-secondary plans, and to provide social-emotional well-being. The school nurses provide services to promote physical health and well-being. During the spring semester, Mr. Fitzer and Mrs. McAnally will provide services to many students through small and large groups. Small groups planned for the spring are:

  • Anxiety & Stress Management/Self Esteem
  • Study Skills & Test-Taking Strategies
  • Meeting, Making, and Keeping Friends
  • Trouble at Home
Students interested in joining one of these groups should listen to the announcements and watch for advertisements over the next few weeks. Mr. Fitzer and Mrs. McAnally will also host meetings with students in a large-group setting. Large groups will address the following topics:
  • Positive Interactions
  • Positive Decision-Making Skills/Time Management
  • Drug/Alcohol Use
  • Planning for the Future
  • Transition from 8th Grade to High School
Mr. Fitzer and Mrs. McAnally will address additional topics as needed. The above topics were selected based on the Illinois Youth Survey results for Newark High School and from a Needs Assessment survey given to all students this fall. For more information about the information provided above, please feel free to contact anyone in the Student Services Department with your questions. The school nurses can be reached at 815-695-5164 ext 229; Mr. Fitzer can be reached at 815-695-5164 ext 287; and Mrs. McAnally can be reached at 815-695-5164 ext 226.


Hello students, staff, administration and community,
I am the new social worker at Newark Community High School, Mr. Fitzer. I am super excited for this school year and to be here at Newark. I will be here five days a week helping with the needs of our students. I have received a very warm welcome from everybody here and I feel right at home. Please contact me with anything you may need throughout the school year. Thanks!
815-695-5164  Ext. 287

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