What do we do in the counseling department?

  • Our goals - Middle school counselors...

    Promote student success and life-long learning through individual guidance counseling, small groups, and classroom lessons to develop:

    • Respect of self and others
    • Effective communication skills
    • Healthy relationships
    • Emotion management skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Positive attitudes and behaviors toward learning
    • Academic success
    • Career interests
    • Prevention and intervention of harassment, intimidation, and bullying

     

    Support parents and guardians in order to:

    • Understand their children’s behavior
    • Develop strategies for positive family interactions
    • Connect families with community resources and make referrals during times of crisis or change.
    • Assist with communication between home and school

     

    Support school staff to:

    • Better understand students and their behavior
    • Develop appropriate interventions to meet individual student needs
    • Create a positive and safe school climate
    • Obtain and share relevant information related to mental health topics
    • Coordinate with other school specialists
    • Promote the academic success of all students