What is a middle school counselor?
The Counselors seek to provide services for students, parents, teachers and school staff that will help to develop the many areas of a student's needs, including personal, social and educational development.
The School Counselors are available to all students and parents and help to ensure that the students acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed in educational planning, career development, and personal/social development in preparation for meaningful participation in a complex, changing world.
Expectations play a major role in helping students be successful. Research suggests that if parents and teachers hold high expectations for children, they usually live up to them. The following tips will help parents learn how to expect the best from their children and get it!
- Emphasize the importance of attending school
- Help your child set goals and achieve them
- Expect your child to try his/her best
- Always focus on the positive
- Be consistent about studying and completing homework
- Take time to talk, listen, and be there for your child
Counselors provide the following to students:
- Individual and group counseling
- Classroom guidance
- Reviewing of test results to analyze achievement and potential
- Information for future planning to students
- Consultations with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals
- Coordination of services for students both inside and outside the school
- Workshops for parents and teachers
- Help to children with emotional crises
- Facilitation of better peer relationships
- Encouragement to students to recognize and make the best use of their abilities
- Assistance to parents and teachers in helping children
- Prevention of major problems before they occur