Mrs. Jarboe is the counselor for all 6th grade students and 7th grade students with last names beginning with the letters A-K.
Mr. Schurman is the counselor for 7th grade students with last names beginning with the letters L-Z and all 8th grade students.
UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
When you were in middle school, you may have never met a guidance counselor. A generation ago, counselors often worked only in high schools. Their job was to help students choose courses and plan for after graduation.
Guidance counselors still do those things in high schools. But now they do much, much more. And they have also become a key part of the educational team in middle schools.
Your child’s counselor strives to help all students be productive learners. Middle school guidance counselors can offer your child help with:
Academics and study skills, including organization.
Solving problems with friends. This can include mediation.
Coping skills. This includes skills for coping with bullies.
Making plans for high school and beyond.
Counseling sessions either for just your child or in a small group. This can include grief counseling.
Organizing support if your child or your family is facing crisis.
Making referrals to other professionals.