"The role of the middle school guidance program is to promote human dignity
and worth in all aspects of our students."
Who are we:
The middle school guidance program is a part of the Hudson City School District's
Comprehensive Student Services Program. All of our counselors are state
certified/licensed, served as a classroom teacher, and possess a minimum
of a Master's degree in counseling.
Who is my counselor:
Students will have the same counselor each year as they move through the Middle School.
For 2013-2014, the counselor assignments are as follows:
- Mrs. Streby - 6th grade
- Mrs. Wallack - 7th grade
- Ms. Walton - 8th grade
Lynn Mazur, Administrative Assistant
What we believe:
We believe in the educational philosophy of the Hudson City Schools and
are committed to developing the physical, mental, emotional, and social
development of all children so that he or she may realize the full measure
of their potential.
What services we offer:
- Short-term individual student counseling as needed for personal, social,
emotional and educational issues.
- Consultation for adults working with students, training, resource and
- Classroom activities such as educational planning, personal-social development,
career choices, and high school scheduling.
- Group activities that may include orientation for students and parents
about services, programs and personnel; assistance with educational planning,
study skills, career planning, and college selection.
- Individual student appraisal of abilities, achievements, and interests;
advisement for activities based on appraisal; advisement for curricular
choices/options and educational career planning and progress.
Middle school counselors provide support to individual students, parents
and staff on request or referral. Other services include small group counseling
and providing resource and referral information to other mental health professionals.
Counselors help students learn to:
- Develop problem-solving skills
- Work toward self-understanding.
- Develop communication skills.
- Manage transitional issues between levels and programs.
- Learn to self-advocate.
- Cope with change.
- Identify interests in educational/career options.
- Identify curricular interests and needs.
Counselors help parents to understand:
- Teen-age development issues.
- Effective parent/child communication.
- Student academic and behavioral issues.
- Assessment services and support.
- Transitional issues between levels/programs.
- Curricular requirements for graduation.
- Educational/career/college choices, options and processes.
Crisis counseling is provided for students, parents and staff. Counselors
are called upon for individual, building, and district-wide crises.
Information about community resources and coordination of services for students,
parents and educators is provided through referral and personal contact.
Referrals are made when the need is identified for therapeutic intervention
or long-term counseling.
How do we see a school counselor?
-Parents may call the guidance secretary for appointments at 330-653-1320.
-Students may schedule guidance appointments during study hall or lunch.
-Before or after school appointments may also be made.
-Counselors are available daily for student walk-ins.
Need additional information?
If you need more information concerning the Hudson City Schools' Comprehensive
Student Services Program, please contact the office of the Director of Special
Services at 330-653-1426.
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Information and Resources
Counseling Referrals and Community Resource Referrals
Please contact the Guidance Office if you need information on counseling referrals or other links to community resources.
Can be found on the Hudson Middle School District Website under "Information".