Middle School Counseling

SCMS Counseling Office

"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

-Theodore Roosevelt

The middle school years are full of transitions and growth.  The SCMS counseling office is here to offer support to students and their families.  Students are supported in understanding more about themselves, and they are offered help to problem solve any issues that may arise with social, academic, career concerns at home or at school. 

Middle School Counselor

Ashley Potter, Grades 5-8

Phone: (573) 676-5225 ext. 5212

Email: Ashley.potter@sc.k12.mo.us

Office Hours:  7:45 am-3:45 pm

Monday-Friday while school is in session.

Counseling office services

Upcoming Awareness Dates & Classroom School Counseling Lessons:

Awareness Dates:  

February 6- 10 : National School Counseling Week

February 12-18: Random Acts of Kindness Week

Upcoming Semester 2 Classroom Lessons:

Decision Making and Coping Skills- Grades 5-8

Balancing Life Roles- Grade 5

Transition into Middle School- Grade 5

Transition into High School- Grade 8

Other important dates:

January 4-10: Semester 2 schedule changes

January 6: Semester 1 Grade Cards are emailed

January 16: No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 16: Parent/ Teacher Conferences & 8th Grade Parent Info Meeting

February 17 & 20: No School

February 23 & 24: HS Class registration during the school day with HS Counselor

How can students or parents/guardians request to meet with the school counselor?

Students are encouraged to visit the counselor's office for support. Students can request to meet with the counselor for non-emergencies using the Student Request to meet with the SCMS counselor form.  Students can also email the school counselor or come by the office to request to set up an appointment for non-emergencies.  If there is an emergency, student's should notify their teacher and they will be seen immediately.  

Parents/Guardians please call or email the school counselor to set up a meeting if you have any concerns about your student's social/emotional needs, academic success, career planning, or any other questions/concerns about your student's success as school.

Middle School Course Descriptions & Master Schedule

Copy of Course_Descriptions_2022-23.docx

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