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Thank you for visiting the Lowndes Middle School Counseling Program website. The tabs located on the left side will lead you to various information about our program and to resources that are available to assist you. School Counseling is a developmental process in which one individual (the counselor) provides another individual or group (the student) with guidance and encouragement, as well as challenge and inspire them creatively in managing and resolving practical, personal, and relationship issues in order to help students achieve goals.  School counselors focus on three main domains:  Academic, Career/College, and Social-Emotional.

At Lowndes Middle School, we strive to follow the American School Counseling Association(ASCA) National Model. This methodology allows us to reach as many students as we can with positive guidance that helps students in all three domains:  Academic, Career/College Preparation, and Social-Emotional concerns.  In essence, if there is something getting in the way of a student being successful, we provide tools and guidance to help remove those barriers, whatever they may be. 

Feel free to peruse our website for helpful parenting tips, typical middle school student behaviors, and other helpful resources.  If there is anything that you would like to see on this page, please let us know! Do not hesitate to contact us at any time. 

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 attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as our schedule allows.

 Role of a School Counselor

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 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?"

Students get referred to us many different ways: by a teacher, by an administrator, by a parent, by a friend, or just walking in because they need to talk. Our doors are always open!!



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