Lopatcong Middle School's Counseling Website!
My goal as a middle school counselor is to work with students and parents during this difficult developmental period by providing education, prevention and intervention programs for ALL students in grades 5 through 8.
All of these programs can be done privately through one-on-one sessions, or in a group setting. These services are integrated into all aspects' of students lives.
Examples of programs offered:
- Bullying prevention
- Social skills
- Personal school counseling services focusing on self-esteem and self-confidence
- Personal and group counseling services focused on family dynamics (i.e. divorce, separation)
- Coping skills focused on managing and dealing with middle school struggles
- Test taking tips and study skills
- December 4 - December 17 - Friends of Rachel Sock Drive - Donate socks for the homeless!!
Pinwheels for Peace
September 21, 2018
Grades 5 and 6 Stomp Out Bullying
Grades 7 and 8 Stomp Out Bullying
Every year: Over 1.5 million people are involved in Rachel’s Challenge programs.
More than 1,200 schools and businesses are reached.
Over 150 suicides are averted.
Bullying and violence decrease.
Community service and acts of kindness increase.
Today, Rachel's Challenge exists to inspire and equip every person to create a permanent positive change not only in themselves, but in their schools, their businesses and communities. We have a comprehensive set of age-appropriate programs for K-12, college and business.
The objectives of these programs are all the same; to continue Rachel's legacy of kindness and compassion and to:
Help schools and businesses become safer, more connected places to live and learn.
Stimulate real culture change by actively involving the entire community in the process.
Change lives by providing culturally relevant social/emotional training.
Increase achievement and ensure results by engaging the participants’ heart, head and hands in a continuing improvement process.
We are hopeful that you will decide to continue Rachel's legacy by helping us get her message to more students and adults. As Rachel wrote in her final school essay:"I HAVE THIS THEORY THAT IF ONE PERSON CAN GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SHOW COMPASSION, THEN IT WILL START A CHAIN REACTION OF THE SAME. PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW FAR A LITTLE KINDNESS CAN GO."