The SOS Team at Lakeville South High School: Committed to Your Student’s Success
South Student Support continues to be available for students during distance learning. We understand this time is challenging and can still support students with social, emotional and academic needs. We are open to all types of communication: Email, Phone call, Texts via Remind, and WebEx video conferencing.
When students are struggling with emotional, academic, or family issues, it can be a challenge for them to be fully engaged in their education. The SOS, or Support Our Students, Team at Lakeville South High School works to address the variety of needs that create barriers to education for our students.
What the SOS Team Does
The SOS team provides individual and group counseling related to a variety of issues, from struggles with academics and peer relationships to help developing coping skills and maintaining school/life balance. The team members work together to ensure students receive the most holistic approach to support possible and engage families wherever appropriate. SOS staff also provide case coordination and support for students reintegrating from mental or chemical health treatment and conduct crisis assessments if a student is thought to be at risk for self-harm.
When a referral is deemed necessary or a situation requires expertise beyond the capability of the SOS team, external community organizations are engaged. At Lakeville South, the team collaborates with the Associated Clinic of Psychology.
Connecting to the Team
SOS staff are committed to meeting the academic, social, and personal needs of students throughout their school experience. We recognize students will encounter various challenges as they move throughout the developmental stages of adolescence, and our staff is available to navigate this journey with them. SOS services are tailored to student needs and vary depending on the scope of needs. We welcome parent/guardians to contact us with questions or concerns related to the academic, personal, or social experience of their child.
We are now located on the 2nd Floor in the B-Wing at Lakeville South. There’s a new process to gain access to our area and services. Please scan this code to fill out the STUDENT SUPPORT REQUEST FORM and someone will be in touch with you soon.
Lakeville South SOS Team
Beth Stoa – Student Support Specialist, Beth.Stoa@isd194.org (952) 232-3346 or Google Voice (text/call) 651-504-2531
Kris Williams, School Psychologist, Kris.Williams@isd194.org (952) 232-3349 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-440-7180 – Join Kris’s Remind App by sending a text to 81010 with the message: @kriswil
Jessica Davich, School Psychologist, Jessica.Davich@isd194.org (952) 232-3344 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-405-9768 – Join Jessica’s Remind App by sending a text to 81010 with the message: @jdavic
Rebecca Kneip, School Social Worker, Rebecca.Kneip@isd194.org (952) 232-3338 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-888-7930
Judy Johnson, Chemical Health Counselor, Judy.Johnson@isd194.org (952) 232-3726
Emily Mjelleli, District Nurse, Emily.Mjelleli@isd194.org (952) 232-3305
Greg Jensen, LPD School Resource Officer, Greg.Jensen@isd194.org (952) 232-3336 https://isd194.org/lakeville-south/student-services/school-resource-officer/
Be sure and visit our VIRTUAL CALMING ROOM for a mindful break now and then, too!