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Student

You probably know that counselors are here to provide crisis management and guidance, but did you know that we also support students in many other ways?

We meet with students, confidentially, to problem-solve everything from homework issues and grades, to fitting in, making positive peer connections, getting along with parents or teachers, bullying or harassment, or anything else that makes Middle School challenging.

We work with teaching teams to develop goals for struggling students and to follow up with those students to support their success.

We provide preventive and proactive classroom guidance to help students be successful, with an emphasis on respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. This includes guidance aimed at limiting bullying and harassment, as well as lessons designed to help students make choices that will support their future career and life goals.

We connect our students (and their families) with community resources, including mental health counseling services.

We help our students (and their families) with the transitions into 6th grade and 9th grade.

We provide or facilitate team-building activities with classes, at teacher request.

We follow up on teacher concerns about a student’s emotional state, behavior, hygiene, academic performance, peer interactions, goals, etc.

 

Parent

Parents and guardians play an absolutely crucial role in their children’s success in school and beyond. And, let’s face it, raising a middle school child can be hard. These 3 years are full of wonderful surprises, but also numerous challenges, as children move along the rocky road of adolescence. We really know teenagers, and we can help you understand what they – and you – are going through, as well as give you lots of ideas and support.

With that in mind, we also provide confidential support to parents and guardians who are struggling with their middle school child, whether they need community resources, ideas for applying positive discipline, helpful books, assistance in working cooperatively with teaching teams, or just a safe place to vent frustration and to find some nonjudgmental understanding.