The following is a brief overview of what we do in Guidance. We see lots of kids for lots of different reasons. No issue is too small or too big. The goal is to always support our students to help ensure a positive East Middle School experience for everyone.
Students or parents should feel free to contact their counselors at any time during the school year.
Organization & Assignment Notebooks
Organization is the key. The secret weapon in staying organized is an assignment notebook. Use this book and your academic experience will be off on the right foot.
Middle school is a roller coaster ride of change. Some changes we handle very well on our own and for some, we may need a little support from Guidance.
Friendships can be one of those times when a counselor can be very supportive and helpful. Some of you may maintain the same friendships throughout your three years at East Middle School. However, many of you will experience some degree of change in your friendships.
This can feel uneasy and exciting at the same time. You will have incredible opportunities to meet new people and begin forming new friendships. One of the best ways to go about this is to join a club after school. You never know...
Dealing with Rumors
We are all vulnerable to be part of a rumor, whether the rumor is about you, about a friend of yours, or even if you help spread the rumor.
Because all of us share this vulnerability, all of us can help halt the rumor by simply not passing it along to a classmate.
Family stuff. We all have it. Counselors, teachers, and families work hard together to make your experience at East the best ever. Parents and guardians often meet with your counselor and/or teachers to seek help in working through a range of concerns that may be impacting you. Below are a few scenarios:
- A family is going through a hard time and it's affecting their child's school work
- A parent/guardian would like an update on how their child is doing in class
- A scheduling issue
- A student is having a hard time balancing school work with outside activities
- A teacher(s) have noticed a drop in their student's grades and have the guidance counselor schedule a parent conference with the parent/guardian and teacher(s)