Welcome to the Lincoln Middle School Counseling Department



What is a School Counselor?

School counselors have a minimum Master’s level certification. They are trained and caring professionals who works with all students, parents, teachers, staff and the community, in order for every student to achieve academic and social success. School counseling services are delivered in four specific ways:

  • Responsive Services – Meeting immediate student needs (counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, peer mediation, information-providing)
  • Classroom Counseling Curriculum – Designing, structuring, and delivering classroom lessons so that students develop specific outcome-driven competencies in all grades (personal/social, academic, career)and driven by the needs of the school population
  • Individual Student Planning – Assisting students with goal setting (behavioral, academic, etc.)
  • System Support – School-wide program planning and implementation (such as Advisory), consulting with other professionals, coordination of various supports for students and families

 

How does your child experience school counseling services?

  • Individual Counseling – School counselors work with students in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that may pose as an obstacle for school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: understanding feelings, changing families, grief, stress, social skills, academics, bullying, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Small Group Counseling – A process where students sharing similar issues or concerns work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for assorted amounts of times depending on need. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
  • Classroom Counseling Lessons – School counselors develop and implement classroom curriculum driven by national and state school counseling standards.  Classroom lessons are regularly scheduled and address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child’s developmental level. 

Recent Announcements

  • Career Fair On May 11th, 7th and 8th grade students will be participating in a career fair. We have about 25 professionals coming in for the students to talk to in order ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 5:26 AM by Jennifer Melnik
  • Career Cluster Lesson - 6th Grade In March, Mr. Frederick is going into classrooms to begin career exploration with the 6th grade students. Using Naviance, students will take a survey that will help guide them to ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2016, 4:37 AM by Jennifer Melnik
  • High School Options Lesson In March, Mrs. Melnik will be going into classrooms to introduce the 7th grade students to their high school options. This will give students an overview of the most popular ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2016, 4:35 AM by Jennifer Melnik
  • Look Who is Popping In! 1/28/16 Positive attendance reward will be given to students on January 28th! This reward is for students that have no more than 1 unexcused or behavioral absence for the quarter!
    Posted Jan 20, 2016, 4:26 AM by Jennifer Melnik
  • Career Key Lessons - 8th Grade Mrs. Fleming will be going into the 8th grade classes in January to have students complete the Career Key Survey on Naviance. This survey will help students understand how personality ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 5:31 AM by Jennifer Melnik
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