Counseling

 

Middle School Matters Booklet

Click below for both the English Version and the Spanish Version to the information booklet for your family!  The transition to middle school is an exciting one.  This booklet offers many wonderful facts to make the transition a smooth one!

Click here for English Version

Click here for Spanish Version

 

High School is Happening Booklet

Click below for both the English Version and the Spanish Version of this informative book for your family!  Transitioning to high school is a big deal for your student and the entire family!  This booklet offers many wonderful facts to make the transition fabulous!

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Click here for Spanish Version

 

College Financial Planning

Gardner Newman Middle School believes that every person should have the opportunity for education beyond the high school level. Parents, it never too early to get a jump start on your child’s future.

Check here to help with your child’s college financial future!

 

What do school counselors do?

As Professional School Counselors, we work with students on an individual basis, in small groups and in their classrooms.  The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, career awareness, and personal/social skills.  We also schedule attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as our schedule allows.


Here are some reasons students might want to talk to the School Counselor:

"I had an argument with my best friend and she doesn't want to be my friend anymore."

"Some kids in my science class are talking about fighting after school."

"My parents argue all the time and I don't know what to do."

"My grandfather is really sick and I'm scared he's going to die."

"My mom just had a baby and she doesn't have time for me anymore."

"We're moving again!"

"My dad wants me to be an engineer like him, but I want to be a pilot."

 

Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the School Counselor:

"This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."

"My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Carolyn may need some help coping with this change."

"Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."

"My wife and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."

"My son seems to be the target of some teasing and bullying after school.  Can you help?"