MVMS Student Services Newsletter
College and Career Lesson
During November, 6th grade students began talking about their future after high school with a lesson about college and careers. We talked about how middle school is part of the journey to their future and the importance of education beyond high school.
Students had an opportunity to assess their own personality through the use of a planning tool from New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation. The students were guided through an inventory of different interests, skills, qualities and talents to help them determine different types of careers that may be of interest to them. We discussed how matching a career to areas that you are interested in can be a great way to start to think about what you may want to do after you graduate from high school. Depending on your career choice you may be looking at a 2 or 4 year college, or perhaps a technical school.
We discussed with students what they can do to begin to explore some of the information they learned about. Things such as internet searches about a career or college, talking to adults who do one of the jobs they are interested in, and certainly talking with us - the counselors here at school.
Student Assistance Program at the Middle School
In December the SAP counselor will be in the 7th grade Family and Consumer Science classroom giving presentations on topics such as stressors in adolescents/ becoming a teenager, bullying, family issues, substance abuse and peer pressure.
The SAP Counselor at the middle school is Amanda Senecal, MSW, MLADC. She is here on Tuesday and Thursdays and is located in room 102E. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the middle school.
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Student Services Staff
6th Grade Counselor: Diana Zeller email@example.com
7th Grade Counselor: Lori Brodeur firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Grade Counselor: Ray Carpenter email@example.com
Student Assistance Program (SAP) Counselor: Amanda Senecal firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Services Administrative Assistant: Amy Durrell email@example.com