Counselors Corner

Eisenhower Middle School Guidance

Welcome Back!

As the leaves begin to change colors and fall, so we begin a new and improved school year. The challenges of the past year and a half have equipped us with new insights, strategies, technology, and ways of implementing work and school activities. Although we are faced with many consequences of a pandemic, we are more resilient than ever as a school community. We welcome our new and returning students as they navigate new classes and teachers. We are looking forward to supporting your children as they continue to explore and expand their identities, relationships, interests, and overall academic and social emotional development.
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Inside This Edition

  • Upcoming Events
  • Saturday Support
  • October Acts of Kindness
  • 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
  • Six Steps to Smarter Studying
  • The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips Video
  • Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties
  • Family Support Organization
  • Navigating Teen Mental Health for Parents/Caregivers
  • Mindfulness & Wellness Supports
  • Additional Resources
  • Contact Us

Upcoming Events

Morris County Vocational School District

Application Window

Application opened September 20, 2021

Application closes December 3, 2021

October 29 - Halloween Spirit Day

November 4-5 - NJEA Convention - No School

November 9 - Picture Day Retakes/Makeups

November 11 - Last Day of Marking Period 1

November 12 - Marking Period 2 Begins, Advisory Day

November 24 - Early Dismissal

November 25-26 - Thanksgiving Break

EMS Saturday Support Program

The Saturday Support Program is available for students who could benefit from additional academic, social and emotional growth and support here at EMS.

Please reach out to the school to register your student as soon as possible.

October is the month to acknowledge a drug free life as well as to show kindness and compassion to others. This year the Roxbury School District will acknowledge this important month with a district wide theme of “Strength lies in differences, not similarities.” The students in the district will be given the opportunity to participate in daily October challenges that show their commitment to kindness, respect and healthy choices. Please click on the calendar to see the various acts of kindness activities.
Parental support plays an important part in helping preteens and teens succeed in middle school. But as students grow more independent during these years, it can be hard for parents to know which situations call for involvement and which call for a more behind-the-scenes approach. Here are 10 ways to keep your child on track for academic success in middle school.
  1. Pay attention in class.
  2. Take good notes.
  3. Plan ahead for tests and projects.
  4. Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.)
  5. Ask for help if you get stuck.
  6. Get a good night's sleep!

The 9 Best Scientific Study Tips

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips
Mission: To help those who learn and think differently discover their potentials, take control, find community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life's journey.

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Support Groups Online. Join us from the comfort of your own home!

  • Hero Huddle: Chalk Talk & Social Time for Dads! (Wednesdays from 7-8 PM)
  • Grupo de apoyo en espanol! Online! (Martes a las 7:30-8:30 PM)
  • Lunch and Learn! (Thursdays from 12-1 PM)
  • Mom Squad! (Thursdays from 6-7 PM)
  • Youth Partnership! (Fridays from 7-8 PM)
All are welcome to join the support groups provided. You may attend them in their offices at 315 W. Washington Ave. Washington, NJ in their Main Conference Room or join them via Zoom with the links provided.

For more information contact:

As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your children or other dependents. You may be concerned or have questions about certain behaviors they exhibit and how to ensure they get help. View the link below for information on:

  • What to Look For
  • What to Do
  • How to Talk About Mental Health
  • Supporting Your Children
  • Get Help for Your Child

Additional Resources

Contact Us:

Geri Esposito - Student Assistance Counselor -

Caroline Lomuntad - 8th Grade School Counselor -

Evelyn Torres-Davis - 7th Grade School Counselor -

Kristen Cumming - Guidance Secretary-