About Us


Role of a middle school counselor:
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with all students and parents for the duration of their time at Ponus Ridge Middle School.
  • Works to enhance students’ self-esteem.
  • Help identify needs of students.
  • Promotes positive attitudes and choices by offering:
    • Individual Counseling
    • Family Counseling
    • Group Counseling
    • Peer Mediation
    • Guidance Lessons
    • Mentor Program
    • Academic Scheduling
    • Decision Making
    • Self-Esteem
    • Study Skills
    • Anger Management
    • Social Skills/Coping Skills
    • Multi-Cultural Awareness
    • Conflict Resolutions
    • Assist students in personal goal setting
    • Assist students in the decision making of options for post secondary education and future employment
    • Community Service, Referrals
    • Collaboration with Academic & Related Arts Teams
    • Help build a positive self-awareness
    • Parent Conferences
    • Parent Workshops
    • Visitations and meetings with in-coming 6th grade students
    • Presentations of high school programs
    • Meet with students to help in the selection of high school courses
    • Provide information about abilities, needs and interests
    • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with teams and other
    • School specialists
    • Help coordinate students with after-school programs
    • Meet with students RE: NAVIANCE Program
    • And much more...

We are here to help students grow academically and socially; we are:

  • a resource person,
  • a coordinator,
  • a consultant,
  • a group facilitator,
  • a teacher

Please call or e-mail us in Guidance, if we can be of any help, in providing assistance, for your child to become a successful student. 

Everyday tips for being a successful student:

  • Always come to school prepared with required materials such as:
    • Pen
    • Pencil
    • Paper
    • Books
    • Notebooks
    • Folders, etc.
  • Use your planner EVERYDAY to make sure you don’t forget your homework.
  • Establish a routine (do your homework everyday at the same time, same place and stick to it).
  • Turn off the TV or other potential distractions that are on.
  • Study when you are most alert.
  • Keep your desk uncluttered.
  • Have everything that you need available and ready to go.