School Counselors

School Counselors

Sun Prairie upper middle school counselors are committed to maximizing the success of all students through:

  • Academic Development
  • Social/Emotional Development
  • Career Development

School counselors promote and support:

  • Equity and access to rigorous educational experiences for all students
  • A safe learning environment
  • A culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs 

WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?

What does a School Counselor Do?

  • School counselors work with students by providing classroom lessons, meeting in small groups, and interacting individually with students.
    • Topics include social and emotional awareness and growth, peer interaction skills, harassment and discrimination awareness, career exploration.
    • Small groups are formed as needed and might include topics such as social skills, anxiety, depression, family change, grief, anger management, study skills, etc.
  • School counselors help to provide prevention and intervention activities, assist with restorative justice measures, and help track student's academic growth by monitoring behavior and attendance.
  • School counselors help students establish personal goals and develop future plans.
  • School counselors communicate with parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, and provide referrals to community organizations for additional assistance.
  • The Role of the School Counselor (as established by the American School Counselor Association)
  • School Counselor Performance Standards (as determined by the American School Counselor Association)

HOW DO I TALK TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR?


If you would like to make an appointment with your counselor, please stop by the Student Services office and schedule a time before or after school or during study hall.  Lunch hour appointments are also available if necessary.  If a student need is more urgent, please request a pass from your teacher to the Student Services office.

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION

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Contact Information:

Students in 8th grade and 9th grade are assigned to counselors based on last name:

  • Ms. Garlough (last names A-G)
  • Mr. Hudson (last names H-O)
  • Mr. Medema (last names P-Z)

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