Counseling Services During Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL)
School counselors are still available for student and parent meetings. They may be contacted via email or you may call their extensions to leave a voicemail. Counselors will return your call. Appointments can be scheduled to occur over the phone or through a digital platform.
STUDENTS please join the NAMS Counseling Canvas course to get access to everything the counseling center has to offer this year.
If you or someone you know is experiencing an urgent mental health need during this time please utilize one of the following resources:
-Washington County 24-hour mental health crisis line: (503) 291-9111
-National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1 (800) 273-8255
-Crisis Text line: Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the US from a trained Crisis Counselor.
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
*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.
Dr. Marinda Peters (7th)
503-359-2465 ext. 5217
Ms. Linda Souba (8th)
503-359-2465 ext. 5002
(Youth Contact Counselor)503-359-2465 ext. 8005