Cougar Support Team (CST)
COMMITTED to YOUR STUDENT'S SUCCESS
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 CST, or Cougar Support Team at Lakeville South High School works to address the variety of needs that create barriers to education for our students.
What the CST Team Does
The CST 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. CST 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 CST team, external community organizations are engaged. At Lakeville South, the team collaborates with the Associated Clinic of Psychology.
Lakevile South's CST team members (pictured left to right):
- Rebecca Kneip
- Jessica Davich
- Judy Johnson
- Beth Stoa
- McKenna Dennstedt
- Kris Williams
CST Team Contact Info:
Student Support Specialist
(952) 232-3346 or Google Voice (text/call) 651-504-2531
(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
(952) 232-3456 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-405-9768 – Join Jessica’s Remind App by sending a text to 81010 with the message: @jdavic
School Social Worker
(952) 232-3338 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-888-7930
Family Support Worker
(952) 232-3497 or Google Voice (text/call) 612-440-6014Judy Johnson
Chemical Health Counselor
Connecting to the Team
CST 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.
CST services are tailored to student needs and vary depending on the scope of needs. We also welcome parent/guardians to contact us with questions or concerns related to the academic, personal, or social experience of their child.
There’s a new process to gain access to our area and services. We have a new space located on the 2nd Floor in the B-Wing at Lakeville South. There's a little sitting area off the academic hallway with signs posted for CST.
Please Scan the QR code:
Otherwise, complete the Student Support Request Form.
Someone will be in touch with you soon.