Counseling Support

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They’re Here To Help Every Student Be Successful

WMS is fortunate to have two experienced counselors serving students -- Mrs. Mary Martinson, a long-time faculty member who provides counseling and guidance for all students, and Mrs. Suzi Herhold who focuses her attention on our Connecting For Success student supports program.  

We also have several School Based Behavioral Health Specialist (SBBH) providing student support as needed.  



WMS Counselor -- Dr. Mary Martinson 


We recognize and value the important role played by Dr. Martinson, who holds a BS in Social Work from Eastern Washington University, and a Master of Education in School Counseling from UMASS-Boston.  

Mrs. Martinson works with all students, providing academic and social/emotional support.  Students may self-refer or may be referred by teachers, administrators, family members or other school staff.  Mrs. Martinson also assists with guidance curriculum on topics ranging from diversity and multi-cultural awareness to bullying, coping skills, conflict resolution and more.    

Mary_Martinson@wmpccs.org  Tel: 887-6090 Ext. 252.



WMS ʻConnecting For Successʻ Counselor - Mrs. Suzi Herhold



An experienced middle school counselor, Mrs. Herhold, focuses her time and attention on our Hawaiʻi Community Foundation-funded "Connecting For Success" program to ensure academic success for students.  Mrs. Herhold works closely with Angela Pastores, our "Connecting For Success" Family Outreach Coordinator, to support student attendance, academic growth and family involvement in their child's learning.  

Suzi_Herhold@wmpccs.org   Tel: 887-6090 Ext. 238.








To review WMS' UPDATED SCHOOLWIDE DISCIPLINE POLICY, please scroll to the bottom of this page and download document dated 1-8-15.  Mahalo! 


How will I know if my child is doing okay in school?

Your student’s planner is a great resource. In it you’ll find stamps indicating if they’ve completed their homework or not and you’ll also find a discipline log that will list minor classroom behavioral infractions. Also, feel free to call or email your child’s teacher directly to ask about their progress.


My child shared with me that something happened at school and they didn’t tell anyone. What should I do?

Please call Mrs. Martinson if you feel the school needs to follow up. Middle school should be a safe and supportive experience and we will do all that we can to problem solve any conflicts your child is experiencing.


My child is new to your school, how can I best support their transition?

Speak with your child every evening to see how they’re adjusting. If academic or behavioral concerns arise, please call Mrs. Martinson and she can assist you further.

     

Other questions? Feel free to contact us -- the parent/school link is a crucial component to you child’s success.

 



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Patti Cook,
Feb 1, 2015, 2:21 PM
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