Counseling and Guidance Services:
Showalter Middle School Counselors are professionally trained in counseling psychology with skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and communication. We hold Master’s degrees in counseling and guidance, and are fully certified by the State of Washington as Educational Staff Associates. We have knowledge of and access to various sources of information, agencies, organizations, and institutions, and can provide referral assistance to students and their families if needed. We also provide:
- Academic Help
- Problem Solving
- Personal Counseling
- Personal Goal Setting
- Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
- Group Counseling
- Crisis Intervention
- Schedule Problems/Requests
- New Student Registration
Counselors assist students in their placement and scheduling of classes according to ability, interests, and academic needs.
Counselors help students in the transition from 5th to 6th grade, and 8th to 9th grade by providing information through orientations, parent nights, classroom visits and/or assemblies. Transfer students have an individual conference for orientation and scheduling.
Counselors coordinate and administer group achievement tests and interpret results for students and parents upon request.
Monitoring Educational Progress
Counselors consult with students, teachers, and parents who express concerns about a student’s educational progress. They can develop strategies to help resolve academic or behavioral problems or provide referrals to appropriate community agencies.
Guidance and Counseling
Counselors assist students with resolving their personal, social, educational, and career concerns on a one-to-one basis. Counselors can also provide referrals to community resources.
Counselors assist students with resolving their personal, social, educational, and career concerns in a group setting. This allows students to learn from each other, and also to not feel all alone in their concerns.
Counselors provide programs within classroom settings on a variety of subjects like character education and anti-bullying and harassment.
Counselors assist students in planning their post-middle and high school programs. They ensure that students receive information on high school graduation requirements and offer information on career opportunities including entrance requirements for jobs, colleges, and vocational training.