Welcome to the Panther Counseling Corner at Mountain View Middle School!

Middle school can be challenging yet exciting for students and parents. During middle school, students are learning about themselves, their peers, developing social skills, experiencing personal growth, and beginning to think about career goals. At Mountain View Middle School, I am here to assist and support middle school students in their education and in their life. As a school counselor, it is my role and responsibility to be an advocate for all the students in the school.  In my counseling office, I will help students with academics, career, and social emotional counseling. In my office, you will see my “College Wall” where I have pendants and flyers from different colleges. My “Think College” poster has helpful information to prepare your middle schooler for college. You will also find information about how to handle emotions, how to calm down, problem solving steps, empathy tools, and much more. My office is located in the Student Services building (#905). My office is the first office when you enter the building.

As a school counselor, I will be engaging with teachers, administration, parents, and community members. It is important for me to collaborate with other educators and community members to ensure that each student is receiving the support they need. I will help the students overcome barriers academically, socially,  and emotionally. In the school counseling program, I will be providing direct student services to the students, which include, school counseling curriculum, group activities, and assisting students in their interests, skills, abilities, and more.

Some topics I will discuss with your student:

 College/Career  Problem Solving Skills  Conflict Resolution Skills  Responsibility
 Time Management Skills  Social Skills  Mental Health  Life Skills, and more
 Bullying/Cyberbullying  Organization Skills  Test Taking Strategies  Note taking strategies

I will be providing response services for the students and the school. I will be providing small group counseling and individually counseling.  I will also collaborate with parents and community members to ensure that the family and student are being taken care of.

At Mountain View Middle School I will also be incorporating Second Step.

Here is a link to find out more information about Second Step: http://www.secondstep.org/. The students and I will also be engaging in games and activities that are fun, but educational throughout the school year.

 

Student Information and Resources

Students may want to speak to the school counselor about:

 Friends  Bullying  Test(s)  College
 Career  Time Management  Homework strategies  Coping strategies
 Problem solving strategies  Conflict resolution strategies  Social Skills, and more  

Parent Information and Resources

Community Resources

Word "Success" with arrow pointing the way on the roadway

Tips for a successful school year

Allow yourself to make mistakes.
Have a positive mindset.
Set goals & make a plan to reach them.
Spread kindness.
Say please and thank you always.
Make to-do lists.
Limit time with technology.
Find a study partner.
Hold yourself to a high standard.
Give more than you take.
Always eat lunch.  Eating every 3 hours maintains a healthy mind and body.
Try new things.  Be courageous.
Use your agenda pad daily.
Study a little every night.
Keep your backpack organized.
Create a quiet space at home for doing your homework.
Avoid sugar in the morning to enhance concentration.
Eat a healthy breakfast to fuel your brain and feel energized instead of tired.
Exercise daily for an alert mind and stress free body.