Counseling in the Middle

School Counseling at Hazelwood West Middle

I AM MR. BERRY- 6th Grade School Counselor

Those former fifth grade children of yours are now BIG 6th graders! Frankly, I am very excited. Let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Berry I will be your students School Counselor for the next three years. I plan to see them safely all the way to West High's front door. Wait!! A little fast right? Right!!

Since January I have had a great time getting to know many of your students through our transitional activities. I have been able to introduce myself and West at each of your child's former elementary schools, informational meetings with Elementary Principals, Counselor's & Teachers and at 5th Grade Parent Night & Quest. Additionally, I have really enjoyed these first three weeks of school.

I will be sending you an email periodically giving you updates about the upcoming activities planned through school counseling. If you would have any questions about anything within this newsletter please contact me. You can find my contact information below.

Your Student's Counselor,

Matthew Berry

Family Check-Up

Parents please take some time to answer a few questions about your student. The best way for me to get to know them is to listen to the ones who know them best. Click on the Parent Survey above to take the Family Check-Up so I may be more responsive to your students needs. I am giving away a West Middle T-shirt to one student at the end of September. In order for your child to be eligible to win you would need to take this survey.


WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a national program determined to create opportunities for parents, family members and influential adults in your child's life to become Heroes in the Hallways. At West Middle we are looking for some volunteers to participate in our WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

More information will be coming soon about this program including an Introductory Pizza Night for families to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions or are interested please feel to contact me at 314-953-7835. Feel free to go to to watch a video about WATCH D.O.G.S.

Matthew Berry

This is my tenth year in school counseling and my seventh at Hazelwood West Middle. I am so excited to work with you and your student for the next three years. I am available if you ever need to contact me.