The middle school guidance program focuses on the rapidly
changing needs of pre-and young adolescents. It is especially
sensitive to the struggles of middle school students for identity
and for balancing the demands for academic, career and social
competence. The activities begun at the elementary level are
continued. However, they are adjusted to fit the special needs of
middle school students. In addition, school counselors work with
students to begin to develop education/career plans that cover
graduation requirements and beyond. The plan takes into account
students' interest, abilities and educational and career goals.
School counselors at all levels help students to understand and deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems. These counselors emphasize preventive and developmental counseling to provide students with the life skills needed to deal with problems before they worsen and to enhance students’ personal, social, and academic growth. Counselors provide special services, including alcohol and drug prevention programs and conflict resolution classes. They also try to identify cases of domestic abuse and other family problems that can affect a student’s development.
We interact with students individually, in small groups, or as an entire class. They consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, medical professionals, and social workers to develop and implement strategies to help students succeed.
Ginger Schenck- 6th & 7th Grade
Phone: 636-456-6903 Ext. 3343
Sue Campbell- 8th Grade
Phone: 636-456-6903 Ext. 3342