Rippon Middle School

School Counseling Department Curriculum Classes 2017 2018

7th Grade Counseling News and Ambassador For Change Program Updates

Welcome to 7th grade News!

I will be coming around to the classes to conduct Minute Meetings with all of the students in the coming weeks. My hope is to have a brief interaction with them, and get some data regarding their needs for the school year.

Signs of Suicide Classes will begin in October. This is a mandated class which touches on the emotional changes in 7th grade, signs of depression vs. suicidal ideation and where to look for help. It teaches them to look for specific signs among their peers, and where to seek help. This class will be conducted during their PE classes.

Harassment vs. Flirting workshop. At the middle school level students will increase their knowledge between sexual harassment and flirting. This class will be conducted in the classroom, hopefully towards the beginning of Second Semester (maybe earlier). We talk in-depth about appropriate relationships, social media and how to be safe online and out in the world.

Academic Career Plans. Let's go to the computer labs! During this class, students will be introduced to their personalized Academic Career Plans (ACPs). These ACPs must be conducted during their 7th grade year. We will revisit the Career Clusters and get them started on some short and long term goals.