Henry E. Huntington Middle School

WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

Services

The School Counselor - Mrs. Gonzalez assists students with a multitude of issues including:

 

Personal Counseling

  • Classroom concerns & academic motivation

  • Personal decision-making

  • Self-concept issues

  • Peer and friendship concerns

  • Dealing with conflict & crisis

  • External issues which affect school performance

  • Scheduling issues

 

Guidance Counseling

Communication among parents, teachers and school personnel are essential to a successful educational program. The school communicates student progress through several means:

  • Progress report grades

  • Semester grades

  • Teacher/Administrator/Counselor calls home

  • Weekly progress reports

  • Parent conferences

  • SST (Student Success Team) & IEP meetings

 

Classroom Guidance Activities

From time to time, the counselor facilitates in student development by providing guidance activities during the homeroom period that promote school success. Activities may include guidance in character development, goal setting for transition to high school, skills for learning and career/college exploration.

Intervention Counseling

 

Mrs. Gonzalez also provides support for those students with academic challenges in one or more classes. Support is given through one-on-one counseling as well as classroom guidance activities. Consultation with general education teachers, resource staff and parents is provided as well as support in SST/IEP meetings.

 

School Psychology

The School PsychologistMr. Duranso serves individual students and groups of students through advocacy, assessment, DIS counseling, program development and direct intervention. Support and consultation are provided in IEP and SST meetings.

 

 

Transition Activities Supported Through the Counseling Department

  • 5th Grade Orientation (May)

  • High School Counseling Appointments (April)

  • Incoming Freshman Student & Parent Assembly (April)

  • College & Career Day Fair (February)
 
An Important Note From The Team:

 

Parent conferences and or SST meetings are an important way to communicate information about your child’s progress during the school year, as it provides an opportunity for exchange of information between you and your child’s teacher(s) on their academic and emotional growth.

We suggest that you first contact the teacher(s) of the class (es) that your child is having academic challenges in to discuss the problems and come up with solutions. If the problem is with more than two classes, call to schedule a multiple teacher conference. If the academic challenges continue, an SST meeting may be scheduled which are primarily held during the core teacher's conference period or at lunch from 12:15-1:00pm. Conference appointments may be coordinated through the teacher or school counselor.