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The Role of a Counselor at MBMS

Grade Level Counselors:

• Provide scheduling and counseling for currently enrolled students 
• Conduct grade checks
• Facilitate parent/teacher/student meetings and student study team (SST) meetings as necessary 
• Attend SARB/SART (Student Attendance Review Board) meetings
• Provide personal crisis counseling, including referrals as needed to outside agencies
• Collaborate with special education case carriers and school psychologists
• Collaborate with MBPD/School Resource Officer
• Assist with transitions from elementary to the middle school level as well as the 8th grade transition to the high school
• Provide academic support and planning
• Teach students coping strategies
• Support students in organizational, study and test-taking skills
• Teach students positive peer relationships and effective social skills 
• Educate students on communication, problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
• Collaborate and educate students on goal-setting
• Educate students in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

 

Student Wellness and 504 Counselor

• Identify students needing additional support
• Provide ongoing support and crisis counseling for individuals
• Teach guidance lessons
• Schedule and conduct 504 meetings