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MS Counseling Center

Helping Students Plan for the Future


Our Staff:

Miss Mohn, Counselor Gr. 7/8
(716) 686-3652   E-mail: lmohn@ccsd-k12.org
 Mrs. Goc, Counselor Gr.6 
(716) 686-3651    E-mail: 
mgoc@ccsd-k12.org
 Miss Coates, Counselor Gr. 5
(716) 686-3650
    E-mail:  kcoates@ccsd-k12.org
 Mrs. Kean, Social Worker
 (716) 686-3653   E-mail: 
nkean@ccsd-k12.org

 

Responsibilities of Middle School Counselors:

  • Educational Assessments
  • Monitor Student Achievement
  • Orientation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Consulting
  • Registration
  • Vocational and Career Awareness
  • Attendance Concerns
  • Group and Individual Counseling
  • Scheduling

 

MS Counseling Svcs

Meeting with the Counselor:

               Students may stop in the Counseling Center

      • before homeroom
      • during small group time
      • after lunch
      • after school
      • with a pass from their teacher
Parents may request a conference with their child's counselor or a classroom teacher by calling...
      Mrs. Epstein, Counseling Center Secretary at 686-3649.

Counseling Program Sketch:

  • We meet with students in the Middle School Counseling Center on an individual or group basis.
  • Groups will meet throughout the year focusing on concerns such as careers, getting along with teachers and parents, reviewing study skills, social skills, and school achievement.
  • 5th and 6th grade counselors visit the classroom to teach Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies or PATHS.

Knowing the Middle School Counselor:
  • As a School Counselor, we assist students when learning about themselves and when answering these questions:Counseling Street Sign
    • What am I learning?
    • Why am I learning it?
    • How can I use it

We encourage students to speak with a counselor, when they:

  • Feel lost
  • Find school too hard
  • Want to plan their futures
  • Have questions about High School
  • Feel no one understands them
  • Need someone who will listen to them
  • Need help in making decisions
  • Want to feel better about themselves
  • Want to search for realistic goals
  • Need help in developing study habits

A counselor will seek out students to speak with them when they:

  • Cannot keep their minds on their work
  • Need to improve work habits
  • Demonstrate inappropriate behavior
  • Need to improve conflict resolution skills
  • Need to review academic progress on a regular basis
  • Requested by a teacher

 

Peer Mediation

"Hand In Hand, We Can Work It Out!" Peer Mediation is a way to resolve disputes . . . PEACEFULLY!

Mediation helps students work together to reach a mutual agreement. They are asked to come to mediation session and a follow-up meeting to insure that they are both living up to their shared solution.

Common Disputes Include:

Misunderstandings

Name Calling

Bullying

Teasing/Harassment

Gossip

False Accusations

Boyfriend-Girlfriend Conflicts

Friend-to-Friend Arguments

Third Party Conflicts

"He said vs. She said,"

The role of the mediator is to help the disputants find a resolution to their disagreement by using negotiation skills. Well-trained student mediators assist disputants in a brainstorming process to help them solve their own problems. Peer mediators are always, good listeners, fair, non-judgmental, trustworthy, and respect the confidentiality of all parties involved in the dispute.

 

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