Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are so excited to be back at AMS, and hope that everyone has had a great start to the new school year! Please check out our webpage to learn more about us and what we do! We are looking forward to meeting you at Learning Launch.
Mrs. McAvoy- School Counselor – Grade 6, Team 2 & Grade 8, Team 5 & 6 (email)
Mrs. Baker – School Counselor – Grade 6, Team 1 & Grade 7, Team, 3 & 4 (email)
Although we know that this school year is going to be the best yet, we also know that there could be bumps along the way for your child. As the counselors, we have the privilege to work with your children, their teachers, and their families to help them achieve the best possible outcome. Our goal is to ensure that your child has the best middle school experience by assisting them with problem solving, future plans, goals, academic planning and to be a listening ear when they are in need to help get them through their day! We would like for your child(ren) to know that they have a trusting adult that will always be on their side throughout their day at school.
As a counseling department, we can provide individual counseling, group counseling, and present classroom lessons on important topics such as healthy relationships, harassment, or scheduling. Group counseling is provided for small groups with similar struggles such as friendship, study skills or improving self esteem! The counseling department works closely with families to ensure that everyone is on the same page about their child’s involvement in any group. Working together is especially important in creating a positive and trusting relationship between families and counselors.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to reach out to us at any time via email or phone. We are here to help in any way that your family needs, and are looking forward to collaborating together to ensure your child’s success!
The Algonquin Middle School Counseling Center