Simpson Middle School
The Simpson Middle School counselor is in the school to support and enhance student academic, career and social success. The counselor is in charge of developing and implementing a comprehensive school counseling program unique and appropriate to Simpson Middle School. Individual counseling, small group counseling and classroom guidance lessons in the academic, career and social categories are three common activities middle school counselors perform.
Middle school counselors meet with students in a one on one capacity when the student requests a meeting, or when teachers, administrators or parents request that the counselor see the student. Counselors assist students with academic and career planning and problem solving as well as social problem solving.
Small Group Counseling
Small groups are formed when a common need surfaces for several students at a time. An example of a small group is a divorced parents group, a group for students who have or are experiencing parental divorce. Participating in a small group can help students relate with others who have experienced similar challenges. Students feel less isolated and learn from others as well as from the group facilitator.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Finally, middle school counselors collaborate with administrators, teachers, social workers, prevention coordinators and community resources to address the learning needs of our students.
Those needs include:
Academic Development: students will acquire the attitudes, knowlege and skills that contribute to effective learning in the school and across the lifespan
Career Development: students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions
Personal/Social Development: students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help understand and respect self and others.