Welcome to the JLMS School Counseling Webpage!

Mrs. Bonnie Brady

School Counselor

262-376-5808

bbrady@grafton.k12.wi.us

WELCOME TO JOHN LONG MIDDLE SCHOOL'S COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING PROGRAM

By All.......For All

John Long Middle School Counseling Program Definition:

School Counseling is an integral part of John Long Middle School's educational program. It is developmental by design and includes sequential activities organized and implemented by a Wisconsin licensed professional school counselor with the support of teachers, administrators, students, and parents. The school counselor is uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students through a comprehensive school counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. The school counselor's primary goal is to help students become life-long learners by building self-esteem and self-understanding, assisting in the development of goal-setting and decision-making skills, seeing them through crisis situations and providing appropriate counseling opportunities for those who want and need it. Our school counseling program delivers services in four areas:

School Counseling Curriculum (Classroom Guidance)

Individual Planning/Academic and Career Planning (ACP)

Responsive Services (Individual/Small Group Counseling)

System Support

The Program addresses the needs of ALL students by helping them to:

  • Achieve educational success
  • Develop competencies in career/life planning
  • Acquire and apply personal and social knowledge

The Role of the School Counselor:

  • To counsel with students individually and in small groups
  • To present developmental lessons in the classroom and in small groups
  • To serve as a student advocate
  • To consult with teachers, administrators, school support personnel, parents and business/community agencies
  • To participate in school meetings
  • To work with parents in teaching effective parenting skills, creating a positive environment, and encouraging parent participation
  • To provide staff development in identified areas of need and in orientation to the school counseling program
  • To provide leadership in academic and career planning (ACP) of all students
  • To coordinate school activities pertaining to the school counseling program
  • To facilitate the evaluation of the school counseling program