Statement of Philosophy
Questions & Answers
Who is my student's counselor?
Ms. Johnson is the 7th-grade counselor, and Ms. Forster is our 8th-grade counselor.
What do students have to do to see their counselor?
Students need only obtain a pass from one of their teachers in order to see the counselor. Once in the office, they sign-in at Ms. Strahl's desk. If the counselor is unavailable at that time, the student will be called down later. Students may drop in before or after school without a pass.
What are some of the reasons a student comes to see the counselor?
Students may see the counselor for academic reasons, (problem with their schedule, difficulty in a class, a problem with a teacher), personal reasons, (conflict with another student, a problem between friends, stress, family problems), in short, anything that might interfere with a student doing his or her job at school is a reason to come to the Counseling Office.
What other services are offered?
The Counseling Office provides student support groups on various topics that students may sign up for on a voluntary basis. Topics include, but are not limited to, academic problems, divorce and separation, grief and loss, anger management, and others as needed. In addition, the counselors from time-to-time present lessons in various classes that address some of the skills that students need to be successful. The counselors will make referrals to outside agencies for on-going counseling or other services as may be necessary and appropriate.