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School Counselor


Welcome to the Guidance Department

In the Middle School Guidance Department our goal is to help each student achieve success academically, socially, and personally. From career skills programs, study skills programs, and parent/student orientations, we strive to work closely with parents, teachers, administrators and the community to achieve this goal.

Important Information - Grade 8

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MS Guidance Plan

"Using the Internet or other mobile devices to send or post harmful or cruel text or images to bully others."
- Nancy Willard, Director, Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use 
Examples of Cyber-Bullying:
- Sending cruel or threatening messages
- Creating websites that have stories, cartoons, pictures and jokes ridiculing others
- Posting pictures of classmates online and asking others to rate them 
- Breaking into an e-mail account and sending vicious and embarrassing material to others
- Engaging someone in IM and tricking that person into revealing sensitive info, and forwarding it to others
- Taking a picture of a person using a digital phone camera and sending that picture to others
Find out more about preventing and reporting cyber-bullying at the Stopbullying.gov website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact Us

Grades 6-7 School Counselor 
Miss Meccariello 
Grade 8 School Counselor 
Miss VanAuken
School Counselor Assistant
Mrs. Knapp
648-7576 , option 1 2


Parental involvement is vital to the success of your child.  Here is some information to make sure your child is as successful as possible.  As a parent, what is important to emphasize with your child?
  •  Attitude - Make sure your child understands that hard work pays off.  It's important to come to school with a positive attitude, ready to learn.
  • Attendance  - It's hard to do your best and stay focused when you're missing classes.  Students should come to school every day unless they are really sick.
  • Achievement - Help your child set realistic goals at the beginning of each marking period.  Goals should be specific and measurable so students can track their progress.  Talk to your child often to check on their progress by using the parent/student portal, and praise them for their achievements.  Be positive and focus on strengths.  Don't waste energy dwelling on negatives.
  • Be consistent in setting a study time, and then stick with it.  Insist on one hour of homework each night. If there is no homework assigned: encourage quiet reading, practicing an instrument, working on an upcoming project or reviewing notes for an upcoming test or quiz.
  • Become familiar with your child's school agenda and make sure they are using it.  The agenda helps students know what's expected in all their classes each day. 
  • Use the parent portal once a week to keep updated on your student's progress.  If you have any questions, make sure you contact their teachers.  If a student forgets something at school, the building is open until 8PM most nights, so you can come and pick it up.
  • Work with your child on a calendar.  Find out when assignments, tests, and projects are due. Write down when the marking period ends. This will be a good time to go over your child's academic goals and review progress.
  • Provide a place to study that is away from distractions, quiet and kid-free.  Make sure they have whatever supplies they need to do their work.
  • Prepare for school the night before.  Put everything needed for the next day in a backpack.  Make sure your child gets enough sleep - 9 hours is recommended for children this age. 
  • Don't plan on too much for the morning.  Shower, dress, eat and go.

The best thing you can do to support your child is to be involved.  Take the time to talk and listen!


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