The middle school counselors provide students with a variety of services designed to promote personal growth and academic success.
Students at Wellwood have the same counselors for all four years at the school.
Grades 5 and 7
Mrs. Kristen Rubacka
Grades 6 and 8
Mrs. Liz Wheeler
Mrs. Jennifer Quattrocchi
Mrs. Cathy Pierce
If you have any questions please our counseling office at 692-1301.
Peer counseling groups
Grief and loss
Parent, teacher, administrator consultations
Student mentor program
In order for students to learn effectively, they must feel comfortable and happy in their school environment. To help accomplish this goal, school counselors provide individual and group counseling programs.
Parents are encouraged to contact counselors if they have concerns about their children’s progress or well-being. By working closely together, parents, counselors, and teachers can help each student reach their highest possible level of accomplishment.
A student may see a counselor about:
· School Concerns: classroom related problems; academic placement; achievement; scheduling
· Personal Issues: peer pressure; self-esteem; relationships; loss and separation; transitions
The staff attempts to provide parents with a clear understanding of the student’s academic and personal development during the course of the school year.
Assignments and grades are recorded in SchoolTool, and students and parents will have access to those grades throughout the year via the parent portal.
Wellwood Middle School utilizes this electronic grade management system to enhance communication among teacher, student and parent. This additional tool can facilitate collaboration between home and school but should not replace the traditional forms of communication with a teacher, such as phone calls, emails and/or parent teacher conferences.
Outlined below are some guidelines for usage of the SchoolTool parent portal:
When Questions Arise
Often parents are uncertain about whom to contact in order to answer a question or pursue a concern. The following guidelines are designed to provide clarification:
· Contact the teacher for a question regarding a child’s classroom progress.
· Contact the counselor for a question regarding a child’s personal adjustment, future plans, schedule, etc. The counselor is the key communication link between the home and the school.
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