By All:All supports in a student’s life play an integral part in a comprehe3nsive counseling program.
For All:All student’s in the school are a part of the program.
The Middle School Counseling Program
The counseling program at the Marshfield Middle School is provided to help students learn about themselves.Wise choices in personal and social areas, as well as informed educational and occupational decisions are essential in the world today.
Adolescents have unique developmental needs.This time of life brings physical emotional and cognitive growth and changes.Counseling services include opportunities to enhance learning, study skills, relationships, communication with family and friends, decision making, problem solving, and the building of self-understanding.Students are encouraged to talk with their counselor about any problems they may have.By involving parents, middle school staff and the community we hope that middle school is an exciting and rewarding time for our students.
The Middle School Counselor Provides…
Individual Counseling – an opportunity for students to freely and confidentially about any concerns or problem of a personal, social or educational nature.
Group Counseling – students gather with the counselors and discuss topics of special interest.Small groups include:
Banana Splits (divorce)
Clearing the Air (substance abuse)
SOS (Seeds of Success)
Thank Goodness I’m Female (girls only)
*If you do not want your child involved in any groups, please call the counseling office.
Grade Advancement Monitoring
Coordination of WKCE Testing
A Child May See the Counselor For:
Study skill or school related problems
Friendship concerns and problems
Success and accomplishments
Finding community information
Death/loss or serious illness concerns
Improving academic success
Any other area of concern.
Personal Plan of Study
“Creating My Future” Portfolio
Student and Parent Educational Career Conferences
Fall Orientation to Counseling Services
Study on Suicide
Career Quest Large Group
Communication between the counselor, staff, administrators, parents, and other helping professionals is often necessary in order to provide the best services possible for each student.We welcome parent conferences at any time concerning student problems, adjustments, and plans.
School Counselors are not…
A Social Worker
All personal information shared with a school counselor is confidential unless it involves:
1.Harming Self or Others
2.Abuse or Neglect
In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or the appropriate agencies.