Welcome to Harbor Springs Middle School Counseling Office
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself...
After graduating from Central Michigan University in 1998, I made the big move to Harbor Springs to be a sixth grade teacher. In 2004, I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from CMU. The following school year, I became the part-time middle school counselor and continued to teach part-time as well. The 2010-2011 school year marks my sixth year as the school counselor and thirteenth year as a teacher. I truly enjoy working with students in the classroom, in small groups, and individually. The middle school years are such a time of growth and change that I never know what the day will bring. When I am not at school working, I spend time with my husband, Scott, eight-year-old daughter, Madelaine, two-year-old son, Benjamin, and one-year-old daughter, Lillian.
Please feel free to contact me at 526-4756 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, my office is located in the Middle School's main office, and the best time to reach me is in the morning since I teach in the afternoon. I look forward to assisting you in any way possible to make your student's middle school years a success and positive experience.
WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED AND HELP YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLER
***Check PowerSchool on a regular basis.
***Check your student's planner each night for homework and make sure he or she is using it as a tool to stay organized.
***Help your student organize his or her trapper keeper and/or binders on a weekly basis recycling any papers that are not needed anymore.
***If your student's teachers use schoolplanner.com, visit the website to find out upcoming assignments, tests, quizzes, projects, etc.
***Communicate with your student's teachers on a regular basis and attend parent/teacher conferences.
***Spend time with your student and provide opportunities for him or her to talk to you about life, school, friends, stress, etc.