Middle School Counseling
SCMS Counseling Office
"Believe you can and you're halfway there."
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
Office Hours: 7:45 am-3:45 pm
Monday-Friday while school is in session.
Counseling office services
Classroom counseling lessons
Brief individual, solution-focused support
Scheduling & Individual Student Planning
Small group skill building
Upcoming Awareness Dates & Classroom School Counseling Lessons:
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
Community Counseling & Mental Health Resources