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  Krista DeMent Phone Icon 205.228.3719 Email Icon Email

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Welcome to the HTMS Counseling Page! 

Amy McIntyre- Last Names A-L

Krista DeMent- Last Names M-Z

 

  

 

The counselors at HTMS would like to welcome you to our page! As we all know, middle school is a time of growth and development, both socially and academically. As your counselors, we are here to listen to you and support you in navigating your journey!

 

How do you come see your counselor?

  • Please be sure that your teacher or coach knows that you are coming to the counseling suite prior to making a visit

  • Sign in using the Google Form on the chromebook at the front of the counseling suite
  • We will send a pass for you as soon as possible!

YOU CAN ALSO SIGN IN VIRTUALLY! Click on the following link and follow the Google Form instructions:

https://goo.gl/forms/Czvz6180HmNF9byH2 

 

We look forward to a fun, successful, and exciting school year!

 

 

 

  P.A.C.E. stands for Positive Attitudes Change Everything and is our system-wide character education/anti-bullying framework. Click on the above image for more information!

 

What do School Counselors do?

 

The Counselor's Role

 

School Counselors assume many roles and they assist in a variety of ways.  Counselors are an integral part of the school community, working with students, teachers, other school personnel, and parents.  Counselors also coordinate more in-depth services with community agencies when the need arises. With a comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program, counselors help lay the foundation for personal, social, and academic success throughout school.  By providing a nurturing and caring environment for students, their needs are met through prevention, early at-risk identification, and intervention services.

 

How Can We Help? 

We are here to help children feel valued, accepted, and safe while at school.  We also want to help them learn positive coping skills and character values.  As a result, this will enable them to make good choices when they face challenges involving friends, peer pressure, bullies, self-esteem, feelings, academic difficulties, and/or family concerns.  These issues can often be addressed through responsive counseling services. 

Counselor Services Include:

  • Individual counseling (1-on-1 with the child)
  • Small peer groups for related issues
  • Classroom guidance lessons and career exploration activities
  • School crisis intervention as needed
  • School-wide character education programs and state initiatives throughout the year (EX: Attendance Awareness Month, Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week, etc.)

Counselors Work with School Personnel to:

  • Identify and help struggling learners
  • Decrease classroom disturbances
  • Promote positive behavior
  • Increase school morale
  • Recognize early warning signs for students at-risk
  • Implement safety and violence prevention programs
  • Plan with learning communities and problem solving teams

 

 

 

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