• School Counseling Department


       

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    Ms. Mervette Jebara

    Room 144

    5th Grade

    34 - 421

    mervjebara@paps.net

    Ms. Kassandra Carelli

    Room 143

    6th Grade

    24 - 461

    linajaramillo@paps.net

    TBA

    Room 145

    7th Grade

     24 - 423

     

    Mrs. Yolanda Cajas

     Room 144

    8th Grade

    24 - 424

    yolacajas@paps.net

    Dr. Mikaela Kilker

    Room G09

    All Grade Levels

    24- 452

    mikakilker@paps.net

    Mrs. Lina Jarmillo

    Room 311

    All Grade Levels

    24- 461

    linajaramillo@paps.net

     



     
    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Our School Counseling Program is designed to promote school success by focusing on prevention and early intervention, academic achievement, social/emotional and career development. The primary goal is to promote and enhance your child's school experience by working together with you.

    Comprehensive Counseling Program

    The following is a brief description of some of the services available to students, parents, and staff from the counseling office:

    Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS)
    Students, parents and teachers will be helped in securing assistance to meet the educational needs of the child, as necessary, through the Intervention and Referral Services Team.

    Consultative Services
    The counselor will offer consultative services to parents/guardians and teachers regarding the developmental growth of their children, and referrals to outside agencies will be offered to parents to assist with the needs of their child.

    Classroom Programs
    The following is a brief description of some of the programs offered to students in small group or classroom guidance. The purpose of the programs may very depending on the needs of the students.

    Conflict Resolution: We will assist administration in resolving student conflicts.
    Programs based on special interest or need of a specific class (Example: social skills, bullying, new students).
    Drug Counseling (SAC Counselor)
    Character Education
    Career Awareness
     
    Small Group Counseling: Small groups will be formed to meet the needs of students and will meet for a specified time. Parent/guardian permission is required.
     
     Individual Counseling: Meeting the ongoing or critical needs of individual students is the primary focus of the counselor.
     
     
    Short-term solution-focused counseling will be offered to students. A student may see the counselor by: 
    • Student request
    • Administration/Teacher/Staff request
    • Parent/Guardian Request
    A child may see the Counselor for:
    • Academic difficulties
    • Inappropriate behavior
    • Social interaction problems
    • Adjustment to school
    • Family situations
    • Difficult decisions
    • Success and accomplishments
    • Happy occasions
    • Crisis
    • Any other area of concern
    The William C. McGinnis Middle School Counseling Department looks forward to working with our staff, students, and parents during this school year. By working together we can make this your child's most successful year yet.
    We look forward to meeting you at school activities throughout the year!