Counseling Office


Anthony Wayne High School Counseling Department
5967 Finzel Road
Whitehouse, Ohio 43571
419-877-0466;  Fax 419-877-5028

High School Code: 365525

Counseling Staff:

 Mrs. Beth Bunde  - Students with last names A-Fo​

Mr. Daniel Kalo  - Students  with last names Fr-La

Mr. Joe Puhl  - Students with last names Le-R​

Mrs. Karen Bixler - Students with last names S-Z

Mrs. Sandy Parker - Counseling  Secretary

Counseling services are an integral part of the total program at Anthony Wayne High School. The comprehensive counseling program involves a team approach utilizing the cooperation of teachers, administrators, parents and resource personnel to meet the social, emotional, vocational and educational needs of each student.

This webpage is designed to keep parents and students aware of activities and important dates, and to provide additional resources to students and parents. We encourage students and parents to contact your counselor at any time during the year. Links provided throughout the Guidance Department website are for your convenience and for informational purposes only. It does not constitute or imply endorsement of these sties.

Community Resources

The Anthony Wayne High School Counselors provide individual counseling services to students on a wide variety of personal, social and emotional issues. However, many families find themselves in need of more extensive help. Below is a list of community resources and agencies that can provide services and information to Anthony Wayne families. Families who are in need of private counseling should contact the Guidance Department or your family physician for a list of referrals.

Alanon / Alateen -
This organization assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns for themselves or family members.

Alcoholics Anonymous -
AA is a well known twelve step program for treatment of alcoholism.

Central Access -
Central Access provides access to mental health and drug & alcohol services for adults, adolescents, and children from Lucas County.

Children's Resource Center -
419-352-7588 or 888-466-KIDS
CRC can provide evaluation, treatment and guidance to families of children with behavioral, developmental, and/or emotional problems. CRC specialized in services to preschool children and services to older children with multiple problems.

Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center -
This agency rovides public awareness and direct intervention programs to prevent violence to children and families.

Family Services of Northwest Ohio -
Assisting families coping with: stress and depression, parent/child conflicts, marital conflict/divorce, personal home care, adolescent behavior problems, domestic violence and sexual abuse is the focus of this agency.

Focus Healthcare -
Focus provides substance abuse assessment, referral and treatment services.

Harbor Behavioral Healthcare -
Harbor provides extensive counseling services and resources for children and adults.

Kobacker Center - UTMC
Kobacker Center is devoted to treating the emotional needs of children and teens, specializing in problems such as intense anger, chronic depression and thoughts of suicide.

Lucas County Children Services -
This is the agency mandated by state law to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against children.

Lutheran Social Services -
Toledo 419-243-9178, Perrysburg 419-872-9111
Lutheran Social Services offers individual and group counseling for a broad array of issues.

Substance Abuse Services, Inc. - (SASI)
SASA provides drug/alcohol assessments and counseling.

Military Resources

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission:
Ohio National Guard's Family Readiness Program:
Military Child Education Coalition:


High School Athletic Eligibility

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Handbook outlines the following requirements for interscholastic participation: "In order to be eligible in grades 9-12, a student must be currently enrolled and must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period. During the preceding grading period, the student must have received passing grades in a minimum of five one-credit courses or the equivalent, which count toward graduation, and all grades, when combined equal a total GPA of at least 1.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The eligibility or ineligibility of a student continues until the start of the fifth school day of the next grading period, at which time grades from the immediately preceding grading period become effective."

Additionally, Anthony Wayne's policy states that Educational Options, including summer school may not be used to obtain eligibility.

Ohio High School Athletic Association - This website provides further information on participation in interscholastic athletics.

College Athletic Eligibility

The following information may be helpful to students who are planning to participate in athletics at the college level.

Students planning to compete in NCAA Division I or II athletics in the fall of 2007 or after must have both their academic and amateurism status certified by the clearning house before competition: NCAA Division 2 Home Page - This page is updated and supported by the sports information directors of many of the schools who work for the NCAA Division II schools. It includes links to information about the 25 sports who have championships at the Division II level.

NCAA Academic-Eligibility Center
This website contains valuable information on the academic requirements for prospective college athletes. Click on "General Information" to review the new eligibility rules and general information about the website and services offered.

To view a list of approved core courses click on "List of Approved Core Courses (formerly 48H), search by your high school code or high school name to view a list of courses that meet the NCAA criteria for core courses. Anthony Wayne's High School Code is 365525.

The eligibility center website also contains information regarding the NCAA amateurism rules. Amateurism certification will be required for all student-athletes enrolling in Division I or II college on or after August 1, 2007. Registration began in the spring of 2006. In Division III, certification of amateurism status is completed by each college, not the clearinghouse. When registering with the clearinghouse, student-athletes will be asked a series of questions that will be reviewed to determine amateur status.

The NAIA has 25 conferences in 14 regions across the US and Canada. With almost 300 colleges and universities, NAIA schools offer four-year college and universities with smaller campus communities and few athletic recruiting restrictions. Student-athletes wishing to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NAIA school must meet the requirements for each institution.

This website contains information on junior colleges and their athletic programs. The NJCAA is divided into three divisions just like the NCAA. The schools who are members of this organization are two-year community and junior colleges. Student-athletes can get started with their college experience at a junior college and then transfer to a four-year college or university. Student-athletes wishing to participate in intercollegiate athletics at a NJCAA school must meet the requirement for each institution.

What is Bullying?

The Anthony Wayne Guidance Counselors hosted a Bullying Forum On February 6, 2013.

The program defined bullying, explored forms of bullying, and discussed how to deal with bullying behaviors.

Click HERE is access helpful information that was presented at the program about bullying.