Our counseling department works hard to promote a positive school climate and provide students with academic, behavior, social, and personal support as needed during their middle school years. Middle school is a time of transition for children and we recognize the challenges that it can create. It is an honor to be able to guide students through this process as they change and grow.
We provide both individual and group counseling, We have a request form students can fill out to meet with us as needed. We also appreciate parent and staff referrals to help us reach out to students who could use some additional support. In the fall we run a grief group to provide students who have experienced recent loss a safe place to process the details of their experience. If your child has recently experienced a loss please let us know, we would love to get them registered for grief group.
Another way we support students is by serving on the Student Study Team which meets monthly to identify students who could use some additional academic or behavioral supports. We work with the the team to develop appropriate supports and determine the process of implementation.
We also work on the Advisory Team to produce weekly lessons for Advisory Class on Wednesdays. This involves finding creative ways to instill positive character traits, teach expectations, and keep our students informed and actively involved in middle school.
Another way that we work to create a positive building is by running service groups. We are the advisors for the FORCE and LEO Clubs. The FORCE is made up of 6th and 7th graders who develop ways to maintain a positive school climate. The LEO club is made up of 8th graders and they go out into the community and serve. Service provides many opportunities for personal growth so we encourage students to get involved.
We are excited to work with you and your student to make the most of their middle school experience. It is important to us that everyone has a positive experience so please let us know how we can help.