At the start of the year, students will complete a Counseling and Guidance
Survey. If they are interested in participating in a counseling group they
may indicate the type of group and the grade level counselor will meet with
them to discuss the group and give them parent permission forms.
Last year we offered the following groups:
Loss Discovery- for students dealing with the death of a loved one.
Changing Families- for any life change in a family such as divorce,
remarriage, birth of a sibling, etc.
Sense of Self Girls Group and Sense of Self Boys Group-
middle school survival skills with topics including: decision
making,organization and study tips, conflict resolution, self-esteem and
Informational letters and parent permission forms will be sent home with
students who indicate interest on the counselor survey or students who
request them. Depending on the response, some groups will begin in the fall
and some may not start until February/March. Groups last for 6 weeks and
meet during the school day (lunch plus 15 minutes of an instructional
Permission forms are due one week prior to the first session. Permissions
received after a group has started will be held for the next group screening
Schedule for groups (all groups meet during the appropriate grade level lunch)