Counselors

  • Who are we?

    Ms. Nuñez

    6th Grade

    Ms. Blackwell

    7th Grade

    Ms. Griswell

    8th Grade

    Ms. Blackshear

    Special Education

  • Our Middle School Counselors are. . .

    •Certified, specially trained professionals

    •School personnel who provide guidance to all students

    •Support resources to help teachers, parents, students, and administrators.

     

    Who sees the Counselor?

    •All students see the counselor during classroom guidance lessons

    •Students are referred by their teachers or themselves for small group sessions

    •Students are referred by teachers, parents, or themselves for individual sessions

     

    What is the purpose of Middle School Counselors?

    •Our counselors are here to help students achieve academically. They provide students with study skills, coping skills, and problem solving skills.

  • Mission & Vision

    Our Mission:

    The mission of Summerour Middle School Counseling Department program is to provide all students with a student focused comprehensive and developmental counseling program in which each student is celebrated, respected, and supported, thereby enabling them to reach their full educational and social potential as motivated lifelong citizens. We are committed to supporting the development and encouragement of intercultural awareness for all students with the emphasis on the college and career readiness needed to succeed in a local, national, and international world. As student advocates, we promote equity and access for all of our middle school students by providing an environment with a focus of pursuing excellence.

     

    Our Vision:

    The Summerour Middle School counseling program is dedicated to helping all students obtain the knowledge and skills they will need to graduate from high school ready to enter college or a career. They will enter adulthood as motivated lifelong learners and leaders. They will be locally and globally competitive as they progress from childhood to adulthood and become caring, principled, knowledgeable contributing global citizens.

  • School Counseling Services

    Individual Counseling These sessions are provided to assist students with a variety of educational and personal concerns. The primary purpose of these sessions is to help students explore their concerns, make appropriate plans of action, and be successful in following through with their plans. Small Counseling Groups Small groups are offered as part of the school's developmental program. All groups emphasize building a positive self-concept and guiding students to reach their potential. Students may participate with parent permission only. Classroom Guidance Classroom guidance topics are developmental and designed to support students academically and are aligned with the AKS, GMAS, Quality Core Curriculum, and the state Board of educational Core Values. Consultations The counselor consults with parents, teachers and administrators to discuss the educational, social and emotional needs of our students, enhance individual development and academic success, and promote an optimal learning environment for all students.

  • Upcoming Dates

    Teen Lures Prevention Program: Letter

     

    10/12/18 - Meet with 8th Grade Students

     

    10/23/18 - Parent Meeting: Both High School Options

     

    10/26/18 - Peerleaders Conference

     

    11/05/18 - Middle Schools Visit High Schools

    9:55 - 10:45 SMS @ PDHS

    11:10 - 12:00 SMS @ NHS

     

    11/12/18 - Meet with 8th Grade Teacher & Counselors

    HS Course Info, Begin Registration Process

     

    11/16/18 - Mock Interviews

  • Leaving Your Child at Home Alone

    Home Alone Policy

     

    According to the Department of Family and Children Services, these are the guidelines for leaving a child at home alone.

     

    • Age 8 or under
      • Should never be home alone
      • Menores de 8 años: Nunca deben estar solos en la casa
    • Age 9-12
      • Can stay alone up to 2 hours
      • Pueden estar solos en casa por solo 2 horas
    • Age 13 and over
      • Can stay alone up to 12 hours and can perform the role of babysitter
      • 13 años o más: Pueden estar en la casa solos por hasta 12 horas y puede ser niñeros(as)

 

Summerour Middle School

An IB World School, is committed to creating a culture of excellence by working hard and being nice.

321 Price Place Norcross, GA 30071

770-448-3045

Fax: 770-417-2476