Welcome

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We at Hawthorne Brook we are committed to the care, safety, and academic and emotional growth of your child. The transition to middle school can be a scary time for students (and parents!). The daily life of a middle school child can be an amazing time of wonder and discovery but can also be filled with an array of challenges that are typical of preadolescent and adolescent development. With the help of teachers, friends and family, students are able to navigate most of these challenges successfully.

At times, additional support may be helpful or necessary please see the lists below of services available to your child. 

In-School Services include:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Support for Family Issues
  • Social/Relationship Issues
  • Emotional Issues
  • Academic Issues

Group Counseling Services include:

  • Lunch Groups
  • Social Groups
  • New Student Orientation
  • Focus and Special Needs Groups

Crisis Support Services include:

  • Student, Family, School, and Community Supports
  • Safety Planning
  • Referrals to Outside Agencies

Programs include:

  • Anti-Bullying Initiatives

Transitions to North Middlesex Regional High School or other High School Setting include:

  • Support in course selection
  • Initiate contact with High School Guidance Department
  • Application Support
  • Reference Letter

Additional Resources include:

  • Section 504 Coordinator
  • Special Education/Evaluation Team
  • Instructional Student Support Team Referral (ISST)
  • Tutor Referral
  • Outside therapist/counselor referral
  • Coordinator of in-school counseling with clinicians 
Communication is essential to success. Whenever you have a question about your child's experience at Hawthorne Brook, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are available to meet before, during, and after school if you would like to schedule a meeting.

Best,
Your School Counselors
 
Jody Dupuis, MS LMHC
Adjustment Counselor, 504 Coordinator 7/8
Courtney Morales, MAEP, SAC
Adjustment Counselor, 504 Coordinator 5/6