Dear Families & Students,
We hope this message finds you all well!  We want you to know that we are currently available by email and would be happy to help in any way that we can. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us! 

Laura Meserole 6th grade: meserolel@issaquah.wednet.edu

Jessica Morrison 7th grade: morrisonj@issaquah.wednet.edu

Miranda Williams 8th grade & incoming 6th grade: williamsm4@issaquah.wednet.edu

What Does a School Counselor Do? 
  • Individual student academic planning and goal setting 

  • School counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards

  • Small group counseling activities determined by student need

  • Short-term counseling to students 

  • Referrals for long-term support

  • Collaboration with families/teachers/administrators/community for student success

  • Advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings 

  • Data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges

How Do I Talk to My School Counselor? 

If you would like to see your School Counselor, come down to the Counseling office (located in the main office) and see Mrs. Schneider.  She will help you make an appointment or see if your Counselor is available. 

Students come see us for many reasons including:

  • Friends

  • Bullying

  • Help with Grades

  • Family

  • Strategies to have difficult conversations

  • Learning coping skills

  • Needing a safe space to taker a break from a stressful time

  • Learning about resources

  • Managing Grief/Loss

The PCMS Counselors are:

Mrs. Meserole - 6th grade

Ms. Morrison - 7th grade

Mrs. Miranda - 8th grade

Confidentiality 

Counselors at PCMS take student and family confidentiality seriously. Conversations with school counselors are confidential, meaning that we only share information with other important people if you give us permission. Like all school employees, we are mandatory reporters.  We must break confidentiality if students reveal any of the items below:

 

  • If someone is harming them 

  • If they are harming themselves 

  • If they are going to harm someone else 

Keeping students safe is our #1 priority.  Please feel free to contact us anytime if you are concerned about a student. 

Parents 
  • ParentWiser:

    • ParentWiser is a parenting lecture series comprised of local and nationally-known experts who are invited to share the latest information in effective parenting with parents of the Issaquah School District.  We offer speakers, discussions and documentary films throughout the school year to engage parents in timely educational topics for raising healthy, confident K-12 students. 

  • Aha Parenting Tweens (10-12)   |    Aha Parenting Early Teens (13-15)

    • Parenting is tough, but it isn't complicated. From tantrums to texting, the secret of happy parenting is a close relationship with your child. Thousands of research studies over the past four decades show us exactly what kids need to turn out great: Love (nurturing, respect, empathy, cherishing) and High -- but age-appropriate -- expectations. As both a mom and a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Laura Markham sounds two clear themes in her advice to parents.

  • Isaquah School District Family Resources

    • Food Services: Free and Reduced Lunch 

    •  Family Resources 

    • Community Resources 

*If you or someone you know needs support urgently, contact the crisis text line by texting  "hello," to 741-741. You will be be connected to a 24/7 hour live crisis counselor or you can call the Crisis Connections 24hr Crisis Line at 866-4Crisis. . If you think someone is in immediate danger, call 911. 

Equal Opportunity Notice 

The Issaquah School District complies with all applicable federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities, or employment related matters, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, District Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator or Compliance Coordinator for 28A.540 and 28A.642 RCW, in writing at or by telephone at 425-837-7062. The Issaquah School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all educational programs, services and activities. For information regarding interpretation and translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Julie Lincoln in writing at 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 or by telephone at 425-837-7028. For general information or to be directed to a specific department, please contact the ISD Receptionist at 425-837-7000.

Amanda Dorey, Title IX Coordinator Melissa Evans, District HIB Coordinator  Lisa Hechtman, Civil Rights Compliance Officer  Pam Ridenour, Section 504 Coordinator

425-837-7000  5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029

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