ED WHITE/DATA MS COUNSELOR'S CORNER

August 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!

Hello Eagles!


We are so excited to begin a new year together! Our counseling support services team is here to support you with academic, social, and emotional needs. We are extra adults on campus here to advocate for you! We can't wait to meet you!


Let's have a great year!

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What does a school counselor do?

If you are still not completely sure about what a school counselor does, never fear! Here is a few things to get you acquainted with school counseling...


School counselors are highly trained and support students in many ways in addition to the old idea of "guiding" students for academic purposes only. School counselors can provide emotional support, family intervention, social development, provide academic tools for success, and help students plan for their future.


School counselors make a positive impact in the lives of students. We have an amazing comprehensive school counseling program and continue to strive to make sure that 4 key components are met.



  • Guidance Curriculum
  • System Support
  • Response Services
  • Individual Planning



If you as a caretaker have a concern about your student, we are here to collaborate with you and provide assistance to making your student's middle school career successful. Please reach out to your student's school counselor according to their last names.

WHAT DOES YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL STAN COUNSELOR MS. LATRONICO HELP WITH?

STAN, an acronym for Student Teacher Assistance Network, is designed to help students develop life skills to meet the complex challenges that may arises at school, at home, or in the community. The goal of our STAN intervention counselors is to maximize students' success emotionally, socially, behaviorally, and academically.


The STAN Program Provides...

  • A safe place to discuss issues
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Crisis intervention and prevention
  • Community connections
  • Drug Education, prevention/intervention
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Serve as Sponsors for Unity Club
  • Campus Coordinator for NO PLACE FOR HATE
School Counselors -Who are they? What do they do?

WE ARE A NO PLACE FOR HATE CAMPUS

Ed White/DATA Middle School is partnering with the Anti-Defamation League in promoting their anti-bullying initiative No Place for Hate. Please take a moment to watch the short video about this program. If you are interested in partnering with us in our No Place for Hate program please let us know.


We will be incorporating this program through school-wide activities and lessons during students' eagle hour throughout the school year. Please make sure to talk with your student about being kind, accepting, and inclusive with all types of people. Important dates are listed at the bottom of this newsletter as well as in our daily announcements. Thank you for supporting this important initiative!

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IMPORTANT DATES

August 11: Open House

August 16: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL


September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September 6: Labor Day, Student/Staff Holiday


October is National Bullying Prevention Month


October 6-12: Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 23-31: Red Ribbon Week

October 11: School Closed-Teacher Work Day

October 20: Unity Day-Students should wear Orange


October 15th is the end of the first nine weeks