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 2014-2015 school year marks my tenth year as the school counselor and seventeenth 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, twelve-year-old daughter, Madelaine, six-year-old son, Benjamin, and four-year-old daughter, Lillian.

Please feel free to contact me at 526-4756 or email me at Also, my office is located between the 6th and 7th grade academic wings, and the best time to reach me is in the afternoon since I teach in the morning. I look forward to assisting you in any way possible to make your student's middle school years a success and positive experience.


Megan McShannock



***Check PowerSchool and Edmodo 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.

***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.

Attention 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents: 

We would like to inform you of an opportunity offered to middle school students by Northwestern University Center for Talent Development. Students are invited to take the EXPLORE (6th grade only), ACT, and SAT tests. If you would like to learn more about your child's academic ability, be informed about education programs for gifted students, and give your child the opportunity to experience and practice taking college and career readiness tests such as EXPLORE, ACT, and/or SAT, please visit the website for registration guidelines, cost information, and testing sites ( If you have any questions, please contact Megan McShannock, Middle School Counselor.

What is happening during the middle school years...

I have attached a power point that addresses the changes and needs of your middle school student during this unique time of his or her life as well as provides suggestions and resources for parents.

The Middle School Years

  “Life is a purposeful action.” 

Asa Don Brown