Our services are offered to all students both individually, in groups, and in classes. Services are designed to address the academic, social, emotional, and developmental needs of students. Topics include such as; divorce, grief, stress management, social skills, anger management, goal setting, and personal success.
Parents who wish to meet with a counselor are certainly welcome and are encouraged to call the Guidance Office to schedule appointment times in advance.
Materials/resources used for our programs include Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and Love and Logic. These materials are available for perusal by parents and teachers in the Middle School Counseling office. Parents can also check out Love and Logic books from the school library.
The MS Counseling Office also coordinates a variety of special programs within the school. These may include registration, orientation and placement of new students, scheduling, bullying programs, character education, long-term educational program planning, guiding students in their prospective career choices and other decision-making for the future, and report cards. We also work closely with the MAP Testing Coordinator for the smooth administration and interpretation of the scores.
The counselor serves as a liaison among various groups of people that are involved in student success. In an effort to meet the needs of all students, the counselor works with teachers, administrators, support staff, parents or guardians, students, and community members.
The counselor provides a variety of classroom advisory lessons throughout the year in order to provide students with information relevant to their needs or concerns and that cover the three counseling domains: academic, personal-social, and career. Specific lessons may include include study skills, career exploration, bullying prevention, character education, decision-making skills, and future educational planning.