Merrol Hyde Magnet School

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

The School Counselor is available for:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom guidance (grades 6-8)
  • 6th Grade Enrichment class
  • Consultation
  • Outside referrals

Individual Counseling

Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to refer for students to receive individual appointments as needed for academic, social, and emotional support. Please email or call me if at any time you would like for me to check in with your child.

Group Counseling

Throughout the year, I teach skills and strategies in small group settings, allowing students to share ideas and offer support through discussion and activities. Groups include skills-based (social/friendship, study skills, emotion identification/regulation) and social/emotional support. Group curricula are research-based and geared for middle school-aged students.

Guidance Class

One to two times a month I meet with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for guidance classes with focus on personal and social, academic, and career development. Some topics may include but are not limited to wellness, friendships, mindfulness, organization, study skills and habits, time-management, personal strengths, communication, and career interests and aptitudes.

Enrichment Class

(Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays-Mrs. Armour; Tuesdays and Thursdays-Ms. Starke)

Enrichment is designed to give 6th grade students the opportunity to have dedicated time for activities in areas such as study skills, communication skills, social and emotional health, and wellness. We may spend some time inside the classroom as well as outdoors. This time allows students to have direct access to the counselor and the ability to make appointments. Mrs. Armour helps students sharpen their seminar skills and provides enriching literature for book talks. We adapt class lessons to meet the needs of our students along the way.

Consultation & Outside referrals

I am happy to collaborate and consult with teachers and other professionals inside and outside of our building to provide our students with the best possible experience. If at any time you are seeking additional support or information, please reach out and I will do my best to connect you with the appropriate person or agency.

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a unique, K-12 learning community that uses the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--to meet the needs of students.  We will provide intentional, rigorous, accelerated college-preparatory instruction focused on humanities and critical and creative thinking.

We will create a collaborative community where students and teachers actively engage in continual growth and learning, seek out and civilly discuss diverse ideas and values, and pursue solutions to enrich their lives and the lives of others.