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Brooke Cavanaugh Phone Icon 334-347-1141 Email Icon Email
  Valerie Nelson Phone Icon 334-347-1141 Email Icon Email

Welcome to DJHS

Mrs. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Nelson are the School Counselors for Dauphin Jr High School.

Mrs. Cavanaugh is the counselor for students with last names A-M.  She has office hours each day from 7:40-3:30.

Mrs. Nelson is the counselor for students with last names N-Z.  She splits her time between Dauphin Jr High & Hillcrest Elementary School.  Her office hours at Dauphin are Thursdays & Fridays from 7:40 - 3:30 and every other Wednesday from 7:40 - 3:30.  She is accessible by email any day.

Mrs. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Nelson are responsible for coordinating all guidance activities, to include assisting the principal and assistant principal with the master schedule. They work various days throughout the summer in order to enroll incoming students for the new school year.  Early summer registration is encouraged as requesting records from forwarding schools can sometimes be a lengthy process which can delay enrollment.  It is also a good idea to register early to be certain that you are placed in the classes you desire.  Please call the school during the summer for the Counselor's office hours. 

Mrs. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Neson maintain all permanent records as well as conducting student group counseling sessions pertaining to high school credits and graduation requirements in the spring of each year for all 8th grade students. Additionally, they plan and coordinate spring registration for incoming 6th grade students and assist EHS with registration of outgoing 8th graders.

 Grade level group guidance lessons  are conducted each month on various topics. 

August & September - Bullying (7th & 8th Grade)

October - Peer Pressure (7th Grade) / Begin Work on 4 Year Plans with Career Prep Classes (8th Grade)

November -

December -

January -

February -

March -

April -

May -

 The Counselors handle transcript requests, record requests, and Mrs. Cavanaugh serves as the 504 coordinator for DJHS.  A Master parent-teacher conference calendar is also maintained in her office; please call 334-347-1141 to schedule a conference with your child's teacher.



Registration and Withdrawal of a student can be a lengthy process, so please plan ahead and make an appointment or call to ensure a counselor will be available for these services.  24 hours notice is kindly requested to process a student's withdrawal, TEXTBOOKS MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE IN ORDER TO PROCESS A WITHDRAWAL.

New Student Registration:

 Please call the guidance office at 347-1141 for an appointment to register.

 Parents must accompany students to enroll and provide the following items at the time of registration: (ALL of the following items are necessary to enroll your child in school.  Please do not make an appointment to register until all items have been secured)


  • Parental identification - Photo ID required
  • Alabama blue immunization form - Out of state forms cannot be accepted.  Please call the  Coffee County Health Dept or Lyster Army Hospital for instructions on obtaining an original blue card.
  • Proof of residency in legal guardian's name - 2 current items are required. (1st Item:  Lease or Mortgage Statement / 2nd Item:  Utility bill, Driver's license, Tag Receipt are acceptable forms of residency verification)   If residency documentations are not in legal guardian's name, an additional form must be obtained from the office and completed by homeowner/landlord prior to registration.
  • Copy of birth certificate - for age and custody verification
  • Copy of social security card requested for transcript tracking purposes
  • Withdrawal form or most recent report card from former school to verify grade and course placement.  Please ask the previous school to provide at least a withdrawal form until official records can be requested.
  • Copy of IEP or 504  if applicable
  • Custody documentation if applicable (must be signed by a judge)


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