Johnson High School Counseling Office

  • 1349 Arcade Street Saint Paul, MN 55106
    Counseling Office: (651) 290-8396
    Fax: (651) 293-6684
    "School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement."

    Welcome to Johnson Senior High School’s Counseling Department and CCRC (College & Career Resource Center)

    Want to schedule an appointment with a counselor? Click on the counselor Calendly link below to be directed to their appointment calendar or email the counselor directly.

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    Licensed School Counselors:

    Candy Pagel ( - Students with last names B-H

    John Eschenbacher ( - Students with last names I-Q

    Ker Yang ( - Students with last names R-Va

    Song Lor ( - Students with last names A, Vb-Z

    Samina Ali ( - Senior Class, College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)

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    The counselors at Johnson Senior High School partner with students, families and staff to support student success.  To learn more about each counselor, click on their name in the box on the left.




    The 2020 virtual commencement will begin streaming at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, June 2. Below is the link for accessing the graduation.




    Also, please see attached invitations to the graduation in English, Hmong, Spanish, Karen, and Somali.


    The commencement will be available to stream at other times, as well. Those dates will be published in the commencement program.  You will get the program when you stop at school to turn in iPads and pick up diplomas on June 5 or 8.


    You can also access the link through the JHS website.

    In addition, the graduation ceremony be available online shortly after the live ceremony at




    A portion of the Senior Rewind will be included in the graduation ceremony.


    Congratulations to the Johnson Senior High School Class of 2020!


    Any seniors who have not yet submitted their cap and gown picture for the graduation ceremony need to contact Ms. Person ASAP:


    The virtual commencement ceremony will go online at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, June 2. Access information for the ceremony will be sent to seniors and families later this week.


    Seniors will be able to exchange their iPads and other school books and materials for their diplomas on June 5 and June 8 at the back door of JHS between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. 


    Summary of important end-of-school dates in the next couple of weeks:


    May 26-29 (9:00-1:00): Grades 9-11 drop off school materials and pick up locker contents (back door).

    May 26: Recommended last day for new lessons or activities for Seniors.

    May 29: Seniors last day; all work due from seniors by 11:59 PM.

    June 2: Graduation online at 5:30 PM.

    June 5: Last day for new lessons or activities for grades 9-11.

    June 5 & 8 (9:00-1:00): Seniors exchange iPads and other school property for their diplomas (back door).

    June 9 (3:00 PM): Deadline for grades 9-11 to submit all work.

    June 10: Last day for teachers. Grades due by 11:59 PM

    Instructions for returning school items and retrieving locker contents and diplomas (from Mr. Thompson)




    Dear Seniors in the Class of 2020:


    Hey, in the next day or so, you will be receiving a graduation kit containing your graduation cap, gown, tassel and other senior honors awards you have earned. SPPS is delivering the kit directly to your door at the main address listed in your CAMPUS account. Your job is to put them on and take a picture of yourself, following the directions on the linked Google form right here:  



    You need to get that picture and the information requested submitted by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 20. Obviously, your picture will not appear in the ceremony if you do not send it back by the deadline!


    The photos will be used in the digital commencement ceremony for your class happening at 5:30 PM on Tuesday June 2. More info and codes for accessing the ceremony will be sent a little later.




    You are getting close to the end of your K-12 career. Finish strong.


    Mr. T.

    If you still do not have your kit containing cap & gown, you will need to do this:
    Request Your Graduation Items by UPS Home Delivery
    Leave a message at 651-767-8347 or email
    Make sure to tell us your school and your full name


    Scholarships can be found on Naviance, Scholarship America, College Greenlight, and more!
    Stop by the CCRC Room #1017 for any assistance. 

    Check your school email/Schoology group/Remind texts for updates and additional events as they are added.

    Counseling Quarterly Calendar

    IMPORTANT Senior Information and Dates


    Some important links below:

    Helpful SPPS Resources:

    Check back often for new information and updates!