The Mission of the Middle School Counseling program is to support the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students to promote educational success.
Middle School Counselors believe…
- Students deserve a safe and nurturing learning environment.
- Students achieve greater success when their social, emotional, and behavioral needs are met.
- Students’ emotional well-being is the shared responsibility of students, parents, staff members, and the community.
- Students with developmentally appropriate social skills perform better in all settings.
- Students become productive learners when they demonstrate personal responsibility, make positive life choices, and develop effective coping skills.
What do Middle School Counselors do?
Counselors assist students who are having social, emotional, or behavioral difficulties which impact their learning. Middle School Counselors provide a link between home, school, and community.
The Middle School Counselors provide:
- Student Support through individual or small group sessions.
- Classroom Support through observations, consultations, and presentations on pertinent topics.
- Parent Support through referrals to community agencies based on specific needs.
- Student Support Team assistance acting as a vital member of this multidisciplinary team to further promote student success.
- Crisis Intervention through individual student support, in-class intervention, and consultation with parents, teachers, or staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can receive services?
A: Typically, the Middle School Counselor works with students who are having difficulties that are impacting their learning. Students are usually referred by teachers, staff, or parents. They can also refer themselves.
Q: When do Middle School Counselors see students?
A: During the school day. The frequency and duration will be based on need.
Q: What is the best way to contact the Middle School Counselors?
A: By phone or email. These are listed on the school web page.
Q: Do services continue every year?
A: No. Services are not automatically continued the next year, but can resume if needed.
Students needing medication administered at school should bring the medication and correct form to the Counseling Office.
Parent Counseling Resources
- Back to School Tips
- Cell Phone & Internet Safety
- Making the Move to Middle School
- Study Skills for Parents
- Study Survival Guide
- About Our Kids
- GLCE-Grade Level Content Expectations
- Health Issues
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
- Nutritious Lunch Ideas
- Michigan Department of Education Parent & Family Page
- U.S. Department of Education Parent Website
- Oakland County Community Health Resources
- Michigan Mental Health Networker
- Michigan Child Health Insurance
- Sexting: Balancing the Law, Teens and Technology