• MMS Guidance and Counseling Program Goals

    ·         Assist students in their adjustment to middle school and later in high school

    ·         Be accessible to the needs of middle school students during this period of growth and change

    ·         Support student’s personal and social development

    ·         Assist students in academic achievement and educational growth

    ·         Help students establish and maintain positive interpersonal and peer relationships

    ·         Encourage and guide students as they explore career interests

    ·         Provide a safe, positive emotional and physical climate that enhances student confidence and learning

     

    MMS Counselors provide the following Services

     

    ·         Counsel individual students and lead small groups regarding their personal, social, and  educational needs

    ·         Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and other support personnel

    ·         Present and discuss Character Education lessons in the classroom

    ·         Orient new students and parents to Memorial Middle School

    ·         Collaborate with area businesses to enhance community involvement with the school

    ·         Refer students and families with additional needs to outside agencies

    ·         Participate on school-based intervention teams

    ·         Create and edit student schedules

    ·         Printing of progress reports every 3 weeks and report cards every 9 weeks

    ·         Coordinate College awareness Activities throughout the school year

    ·         Implement the school wide Anti-Bullying Program

     

    How Do Students See Their Counselor

     

    Counselor Request:  The counselor may request to meet with a student to address a specific concern.

    Teacher/Staff Referral: A student may be sent or accompanied to the counselor when immediate attention is needed.

    Parent Referral:  A parent or guardian may request that the counselor meet with his or her child.

    Self-Referral:  Students wishing to see their counselor may ask their teacher for a hall pass to the Counselor’s office.