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Counseling Services

Neil Armstrong Middle School Counseling Program                  

 

WHAT IS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?

  • A support person for ALL students
  • A resource for parents
  • A resource for teachers
  • A Counselor
  • A Coordinator
  • A Consultant

 

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR:

  • Sees students individually and in groups
  • Assists teachers/parents with school related issues
  • Coordinates school wide Guidance Activities (House Advisory Program)
  • Consults with outside agencies
  • Participates in Effective Behavior Intervention Supports (EBIS)
  • Coordinates 504 Plans                                                                                          

 

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR IS NOT:

  • A Disciplinarian
  • An Administrator
  • A Therapist
  • A Psychologist

 

THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR MAY SEE A STUDENT FOR:

  • School related issues
  • Social problems
  • New or difficult situations
  • Decision making strategies
  • Successes and accomplishments
  • Coping strategies
  • Other school related concerns

 

HOW DOES A STUDENT SEE THE COUNSELOR?

  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Self referral
  • EBIS

*Referrals can occur by phone, note, e-mail, handwritten note, drop in visit, or conference.

 

SCHOOL COUNSELORS BELIEVE:

  • Students learn best when they feel a part of a safe, respectful and responsible school community.
  • Students who understand their own feelings are better able to control their behavior and respect themselves and others.
  • Students are capable of making responsible choices
  • Attitudes formed in Middle School shape future attitudes toward learning, self, and society.

NAMS Counselors:

 

Ms. Linda Henderson (7th)

503-359-2465 ext. 5002

 

Ms. Marinda Peters (8th)

503-359-2465 ext. 5217

 

Ms. Sarah Kiprotich

(Youth Contact Counselor)

503-359-2465 ext. 5012