Elementary Guidance Dept.

Mrs. Renfer is the school counselor at NCLS for students from preschool to 6th grade. Mrs. Renfer works with educators, families, and community members to provide a school environment in which students can thrive. She helps students explore interests, celebrate strengths, and develop goals for growth and success.

Counseling Program


Mrs. Renfer works with students individually or in groups to provide solution-focused counseling. Her goal is to help students problem-solve, feel calm/in control, and return to class, recess, or home with new tools for success. If you would like to talk to the counselor or refer a student, please complete a referral form and email it to Mrs. Renfer at brenfer@northcentralschool.org

Counseling Request Form (parent/teacher) HERE

Counseling Request Form (student) HERE



-Family Changes

-Mindsets & Goals

-Lunch Bunch

Lesson Topics:

-Skills for Learning


-Emotion Management

-Friendship Skills

-Problem Solving

-Prevention Education


S.O.A.R. (Students Offering Acceptance and Respect) is a leadership program for 5th and 6th graders at NCES. Students apply in 4th or 5th grade to join S.O.A.R. Members are trained in peer mediation, assist with school-wide events, and promote respect.

Backpack Food Program:

Each week, our Backpack Program offers food for children who meet the requirements. On Fridays, students receive a backpack of food that is easy for kids to prepare. Students return the empty backpack to Mrs. Renfer on Mondays. To apply, complete an application and email to brenfer@northcentralschool.org

Backpack Program Application HERE

Counseling Resources:

Families often request resources for help from an outside counselor or therapist. Mrs. Renfer will offer support as you take steps to find assistance.

Counseling Resources List HERE

Assistance Resources:

Families often need help from agencies and organizations outside of the school setting.

Parent Café:
Maumee Valley Guidance Center is offering a series of "Parent Cafés" in April and May. These are evenings of sharing, supporting and socializing for parents. More details are listed here in the
Parent Café Flyer and Parent Café Brochure.

Here is a list of resources for NC families.