Monticello Middle School Counseling Services
Guidance Counselors have many different roles that aid in supporting
the success of all students in the CHUH school district. Over the
summer, they work diligently scrutinizing educational records to ensure
students are placed in classes that will meet their educational needs
and push them to develop academically. The goal of the guidance
department is for every student to be supported both academically and
Counselors review and
maintain our building’s 504 plans and assist with individual education
plans. They also communicate with parents and staff members to find out
which students would benefit from social skills groups like Girls
Circle, Boys Council, and grief group. Middle school is a challenging
time for academic and emotional growth due to physical changes the
adolescent body goes through. Counselors teach our students how to deal
with impulsive behavior and conflict in a constructive manner and
provide support when breakdowns occur.
staff of Monticello Middle School takes bullying very seriously and is
committed to fostering a bully free environment. Counselors facilitate
in-class guidance lessons to educate students about the ramifications of
hurtful actions and poor decision-making. Counselors will also
facilitate mediation meetings to help resolve student disagreements when
The guidance department
coordinates the administration of the AIR tests. These tests
replace the PARCC tests and are aligned with Common Core standards. The
entire Monticello Middle School staff, students, and parents have to work
together for successful assessment outcomes. We understand that the
assessments can be stressful. Our counseling team works with our
community to provide tips and strategies for addressing anxiety related
to assessment concerns.
Every Monticello Middle School student has received a daily planner. These are
being used as an organizational tool across in all classrooms. Teachers
are working with students to make sure that they record when assignments
are due and manage their workload. Please ask you student to see their
planner on a weekly/daily basis. This is a good way to keep up to date
with what is expected in the classroom and upcoming projects. Parents
can also access Infinite Campus to see grades and attendance.
guidance department is looking forward to a very successful school year
and we are here to assist you in your educational journey. Please email
or call counselors with questions regarding scheduling, social issues,
or any concerns that you may have.
Mrs. Colvin (Last names A-L)
Mrs. Bradley (Last names M-Z)
Common MYTHS about Counselors…
[Myth #1:] ANY information that you share with a counselor is CONFIDENTIAL.
While some information that you share with a school
counselor is indeed confidential, if information is shared that could
potentially be harmful to the well-being/life of one or more persons
(especially students) or would generally be helpful for a teacher/staff,
parent or administrator to be aware of, then such information may be
[Myth #2:] If I go to a counselor, then there must be something wrong with me.
A student may visit the counseling office for a variety of
reasons (see some examples below); however, a visit to meet with one of
the counselors does not necessarily mean that a student is in trouble
or that a particular student cannot handle their issue(s) on their own.
In fact, it is usually very healthy for a student to seek out
professional support, whenever they are in need. Written permission
should always accompany each student to his/her counseling visit.
- Disruption, horseplay/or failure to comply with directives
- Intimidation/Harassment/Intimidation behaviors
- Self-referral (scheduling, peer conflict, teacher/staff concerns, etc.)
[Myth #3:] Counselors are ONLY available for students.
Students are counselors’ first priority. That being said,
parents have every right and are encouraged to meet with and seek out
support from their child’s counselors. At Monticello Middle School, it is
our hope that parents and families will feel comfortable visiting the
guidance counseling office whenever necessary. For more resources for
parents, feel free to check out additional links on this guidance page.