The mission of the PCMS counseling center is to provide a comprehensive program that supports the academic and personal development of all students as they navigate middle school and prepare for the future.
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!
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:
Help with Grades
Strategies to have difficult conversations
Learning coping skills
Needing a safe space to taker a break from a stressful time
Learning about resources
The PCMS Counselors are:
Mrs. Meserole - 6th grade
Ms. Morrison - 7th grade
Mrs. Miranda - 8th grade
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.
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