Counseling Office

Counseling
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Families of Incoming 5th Graders! We are really looking forward to your child coming to HMS next year! Please considering signing your child up for the Raider Prep Academy in August. You will begin receiving information about the transition to 5th grade, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call at (651)-480-7084!


2016-2017 Trimester Dates:
1st Trimester, September 6, 2016-December 2, 2016
2nd Trimester, December 5, 2016-March 10, 2017
3rd Trimester, March 20, 2017-June 8, 2017

OUR PURPOSE
The Guidance and Counseling Program of District #200 provides developmental as well as pro-active, preventative and remedial services. The program is a cooperative effort involving students, staff members, parents and the community. Its purpose is to empower all learners to lead satisfying and productive lives by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational, career, personal and social goals. We are here to help by working with academic issues, educational and career planning as well as personal concerns.

THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development. 

  1. School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students. 
  2. School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves. 
  3. School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and complement comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society. 

Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.

THE HASTINGS COUNSELING STAFF IS HERE TO HELP

  • Individual Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Career Exploration
  • Course Planning and Scheduling
  • Transition Groups
  • Special Services Referrals
  • Developmental Guidance Activities

WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?

Homework Completion

Study Skills, Organization and Test Taking

Lack of Motivation

Mental Health Resources

Depression/Anxiety

Chemical Dependency

Cyber Safety

Eating Disorders

School Refusal

Self-Injurious Behavior

Peer Pressure

Family Situations

Relationships

Friends

Your counselor is ready to listen. If you have concerns about your family, friends, or even yourself make an appointment to see your counselor. We are here to help.

DO WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE? ABSOLUTELY!

The counselors give me support in ways that I don't get from

my friends or at home.

~8th Grade Student

The counselors at the Middle School have always been a great resource and source of support when working with our most high risk students.

~Hastings Police Department

Because my friend told my counselor about my problem, I am alive today.

~7th Grade Student

 

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