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Counselors
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Counseling

Counseling Department

The middle school years are a time of change and transition for both the adolescent and the family. The school counselors are resources for the adolescent, family, teacher and school. The three domains for the national standards for school counselors (academic, personal/social and career) will be the foundation for our school counseling department and guidance curriculum.

Miller Creek Middle School’s counseling department is a developmental guidance program designed to meet the needs of all students. Research studies have supported the effectiveness of developmental guidance programs to help increase the visibility of the counseling program, ensure that more students are served and provide a preventative and proactive service to help students acquire mastery of appropriate developmental skills.

General Services

  • One-on-one Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Helping students resolve conflicts with friends
  • Crisis intervention
  • Resource/referral services
  • Parent support
  • Lunch Crew
  • Classroom Presentations
  • W.E.B Program 
  • Cross Age Tutors
  • No Name Calling Week
  • Gay, Straight Alliance

Grade Level Services (Developmental Guidance Program)

In addition to the general services mentioned above, the middle school counselors will address the development needs at each grade level through class presentations.

Grade 6: Getting To Know Others

  • Introduction to Counselors and W.E.B. Leaders
  • How and why to see a counselor
  • How to Help a Friend
  • How to identify and report bullying
  • Stress management
  • W.E.B. social and academic activities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Active Bystander/ Anti-Bully Curriculum
  • Other activities related to grade topic

Grade 7: Getting to Know Yourself

  • How and why to see a counselor
  • How to Help a Friend
  • Stress Management
  • How to identify and report bullying
  • Active Bystander/ Cyber Bullying
  • Gender/ Sexual Harassment
  • Other activities related to grade topic

Grade 8: Getting Ready for the Future

  • How and why to see a counselor
  • How to Help a Friend
  • How to identify and report bullying
  • Stress Management
  • Gender/ Sexual Harassment
  • Goal Setting
  • Transition to High School
  • Active Bystander/ Anti-Bully Curriculum
  • Other activities related to grade topic

* Potential classroom presentations are subject to change based on student needs and requests.

*Potential classroom presentations are subject to change based on student needs and requests.

Referrals

Students may be referred to their school counselor by:

  • Self-Referral
    (note in counselor’s confidential mail box, or visit to the office)
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Peers
  • Parents