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Glen Meadow Middle School Counseling Department

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The School Counseling Department is a support system to help your child negotiate the middle school years, a time of great physical, mental, and emotional change.  School counselors are an integral part of the total school program and they help to coordinate the efforts of students, parents, administrators, faculty and specialists.

Contact us:

Alexis Pisco     6th Grade Counselor    973-764-4759  apisco@vtsd.com

Nicole Keane   7th Grade Counselor   973-764-5888  nkeane@vtsd.com

Nancy Regan   8th Grade Counselor   973-764-4625  nregan@vtsd.com

School Counseling Services

 

Academic Support Programs

Academic Lunch

Students needing extra help, or those who have to make up work due to absences or forgetfulness, can complete it during their lunch period with the support of their team teachers. 

High School Planning

8th grade students will meet with their counselor to discuss the requirements of high school, review electives, and plan for their transition into the next chapter of their academic careers.

Johns Hopkins Program for Talented Youth

Qualifying students will be invited to participate in the Johns Hopkins Program for Talented Youth which provides access to early SAT testing, summer enrichment courses and scholarship and internship opportunities.

 

Social Support Programs

Friendship Groups

Students who are struggling to make new friendships will acquire the skills to form healthy social relationships (with parental consent).

Conflict Resolution

Counselors can provide mediation between students and assist in conflict resolution.

Emotional Support Programs

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling will be provided, as needed, based on student, parent or teacher request.

Resources & Referrals

Counselors can provide multiple resources for additional support, academically, socially, or emotionally.

Parent Support Programs

Informational Nights

Periodic informational nights for parents presented by our School Counseling Department. Topics will vary based on the needs of the community.

Glen Meadow Middle School is partners with the

Center for Prevention and Counseling/Vernon Coalition!

The Center for Prevention and Counseling and the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities manages a website, www.parentadvicenj.org that highlights current underage drinking prevention news and information. Parentadvicenj.org is a ‘portal’ for parents and caregivers to access and share articles, news & videos regarding underage drinking prevention from around the web. Each link is checked out by Coalition staff to ensure you are receiving the best advice from the most trusted websites on the Internet.

Your child’s school counselor is his or her number one advocate within the school. Please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to get you the answers you need.

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