MGMS Counselor Connection

Welcome to the MGMS Counselor Connection page! There is an old African proverb that says, "It takes a village to raise a child." As your child's school counselor, I am blessed to a part of that village. 2018-2019 school year is destined to be a great year and I look forward to working with you and your child.

What is the role of a school counselor?

  • School Counseling Curriculum
      • self-awareness
      • positive mental health
      • social skills
      • study habits
      • career planning
  • Individual Student Planning
    • career development
    • transition services
    • academic planning
  • Responsive Services
    • individual counseling
    • small group counseling
    • consultation and collaboration
    • referrals
  • System Support
    • program evaluation and improvement
    • community outreach
    • professional development


How and why should parents contact the School Counselor?

Parents are encouraged to call the school counselor to arrange a phone or school conference to discuss concerns. Reasons some parents contact the school counselor are:

  • Concern with students academics
  • Family or health issues
  • Discuss special needs
  • Identify potential student crisis
  • Resources and referrals

Parents are always welcome! It is best to make an appointment to ensure adequate time is made for your visit. You can also email questions and concerns to kreese@mg.k12.mo.us.



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Upcoming events:

MAP testing will begin April 17 and conclude the week of May 3. Please check back for more information.

MAP Practice Test Schedule

  • 5th Grade: Feb 19-Mar 7
  • 6th Grade: Feb 19-Mar 1
  • 7th Grade: Feb 19-Mar 1
  • 8th Grade: Feb 12-Mar 1

Practice tests are completed during normal class times and spread out over several days at a slower pace. This test allows students the opportunity to get a feel for what the grade-level assessments will look like as well as the different tools allowed during the actual test. If you have any questions regarding state assessments, contact the school counselor or follow the link to the right for more information.

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