HMS Counseling Newsletter

September 2015

Meet your school counselors

Professional school counselors strive to meet the needs of all students within the school community. We use a variety of methods including classroom guidance, small group meetings, and individualized student counseling to promote the cognitive, career, and personal/social development of all students. Our programs are based on a wide array of school data including academic achievement, discipline referrals, attendance rates, parent involvement, climate surveys, and identified student, staff, and parent needs.

Please feel free to call or email anytime with questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you!

Classroom guidance starts August 31

Classroom guidance lessons will begin the week of August 31 for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This month's lesson introduces students to the school counseling program, and to their assigned counselor. Students will also be given the opportunity to complete a needs assessment to identify student needs and topics of interest for future lessons.

HMS launches Power of One Program

The school counseling department is excited to announce the launch of a new program entitled "The Power of One". The purpose of this program is to teach empathy and compassion for others, to fight against bullying and prejudice, and to empower students to find their voice and stand up for what is right. The program will be delivered through weekly lessons taught during Lion Pride. We will also be hosting a poster contest, poetry contest, t-shirt design contest, and much more!

Follow us on twitter at @4hmscounseling for updates on our program. #PowerOfOne

Mark your calendar for our first Parent Night!

Holbrook's school counselors will be hosting the first of five Parent Nights on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30-8:00 in the auditorium. Our presentation is entitled, "How to Be More Involved in Your Child's Education" and will include information about Parent Portal, teacher websites, and other resources available for parents and students. We hope that you will make plans to attend!
2015-2016 Stakeholder Needs Assessment

How can our school counseling program help you this year? Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey.

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