What do Middle School Counselors do?
Middle School Counselors Implement the School Counseling Program by Providing:
School Guidance Curriculum
- Academic skills support
- Organizational, study and test-taking skills
- Education in understanding self and others
- Coping strategies
- Peer relationships and effective social skills
- Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
- Career awareness, exploration and planning
- Substance abuse education
- Multicultural/diversity awareness
Individual Student Planning
- Goal-setting/decision- making
- Academic planning
- Career planning
- Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses
- Transition planning
- Individual and small group counseling
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention
- Peer facilitation
- Professional development
- Consultation, collaboration and teaming
- Program management and operation
*Information from www.schoolcounselor.org*
Your School counselor provides programs in three domains: academic, career, and personal/social.
A variety of services and programs help students resolve emotional, social or behavioral problems and help them develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. Effective counseling programs are important to the school climate and are a crucial element in improving student achievement.
Who and how do we assist?
by Counseling Department
Small Group Social Skills
Small Group (Specific) Skills
1 on 1 Counseling
Behavioral Goal Setting
Referrals for Food, Clothing, etc.
Needs & Counseling
Interpreting Tests Results
Referrals for Resources
504 plan managers
REACH Georgia Scholars Program
8th to 9th Grade Transitional Activities
5th to 6th Grade Transitional Activities
Tips for Middle School Success
Here are a few tips to help your child be successful in middle school:
Be organized. Use your student planner. Get everything organized for the next day before you go to bed.
Manage your time well. Use any extra time in school to get started on homework. Have a regular time and place to study.
Study smart. Even if there is no homework, there are always notes that can be reviewed. Be sure to write no homework in your planner so your parents will know you have no assignments. Break large assignments down into smaller parts.
Have an open line of communication with teachers & the school. If you have questions about your child's academics or behavior, call or email the teacher. Download the Remind 101 app so you can be up to date on school events.
Be smart about social media. Think before you post. If you wouldn't feel comfortable with your parents seeing it, don't post it! It doesn't disappear because you delete it. Anyone can take a screenshot. Chatting online with someone you don't know can be dangerous. Be careful online and never give out personal information.
- National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
- Stop the Hate
- Educational Resource Information Center
- Take Action Against Bullying
- Stop Bullying Now
- Homework Resources ED.gov
- Homework Help/a>
- Parents Help Homework
- Study Skills for Middle School
- Homework Why it Matters
Plan for Success Resources
Test Taking Strategy Resources:
- Helping Your Child with Test-Taking -- Helping Your Child Succeed in School
- Help you child Reduce Test Stress
LCMS Counselors: Ms. Natson & Ms. Meadows
Ms. MALINDA MEADOWS, school Counselor
6th Grade and 7th Grade (Last Names A-K)
Ms. Natasha Natson, school Counselor
7th Grade (Last names L-Z) & 8th Grade Counselor
How do I make an appointment with the counselor?
- Stop by the counselor's office yourself (with permission from your teacher).
- Ask a teacher to schedule an appointment for you.
- Ask you parent or guardian to schedule the appointment for you by calling Ms. Meadows or Ms. Natson at 212-8720.