We recognize that middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for our students and families. During early adolescence, middle school students face unique developmental milestones that will have an impact on academic achievement. In today’s world, our students are living in an increasingly diverse society, with new technologies, and expanding opportunities and social pressures. For these reasons, every student needs support and guidance during this time of rapid growth and change.
As school counselors, our primary goals during this period of development are to support an awareness of self, respect for others, a positive sense of self-worth and personal responsibility. In the guidance office we strive to create a safe environment in which students can explore and develop the resiliency and coping mechanisms needed to successfully negotiate the passage towards young adulthood.
Counselors maintain on-going collaboration with our administration, teachers, school psychologists, social workers, special education staff, and school nurse in addressing the developmental needs of our students. We consider ourselves to be part of a team working towards the healthy development of our students. Communication and involvement with parents and guardians is a vital component of this partnership. Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the CMS guidance department whenever they have any questions or concerns about their student.