STEM Launch Counseling Department

Welcome back for the 2018-2019 school year STEM Launch students! 
We are happy to welcome our new counselor, Mrs. Carla Paul-Divine, who will be working with 7th grade students this year! 

Mission Statement: The mission of the STEM Launch Middle School counseling department is to prepare every student for academic, career, and personal/social success; today and in their future.  As school counselors, we accomplish this by collaborating with other key stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents/guardians, and other community leaders, to deliver a comprehensive guidance program to all students. Counseling services are provided individually, as well as through small groups and classroom guidance lessons.

The Role of the School Counselor: School Counselors are professionally trained and Colorado state licensed professionals whose role is to identify and address student needs through the use of a comprehensive school counseling program geared towards student success.  Our main goal is to advocate for our students and ensure that they each have a successful middle school experience.  We work with students individually, in small groups, and within the classrooms setting to support and assist them with their academic, social/emotional, behavioral, and personal development.  We also work collaboratively with students, parents, teachers, and other professionals in order to identify and minimize any barriers that stand in the way of student success.  In addition, we serve as in important source of information, resources, and referrals. 

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?"

Please feel free to contact your student's counselor at any time. 

6th Grade
Ms. Cindy Kinderknecht
(720) 972 - 5135

7th Grade 
Mrs. Carla Paul-Divine
(720) 972-5144

8th Grade
Mrs. Amy Groff
(720) 972-5136