Middle School Counseling Office News
RISING 6th GRADERS.....
Scheduling is underway for school site visits so stay tunded. We cant wait for you to join us here at Tahanto Middle School.
Meet Your School Counselor
Grade level meetings are happening. These meetings are for no more than 5 minutes and it is an opportunity for students and the Counselor, Mr. Picarello, to get to know each other.
Grade 6 and 9 (Last Names A-L) have already taken place.
Grade 7 (Janaury and February)
Grade 8 (March-April)
School Counselor Presentations
Mr. Picarello is scheduled to meet with each class and present a presentation on each of the topics outlined below.
Grade 6: Bullying and Being Good Citizens
Grade 7: Self Reflection and Betterment
Grade 8: Goal Settting and Next Steps to prepare for High School
Mr. Picarello will be presenting in each class a brief presentation on how to select your courses for the new school year. This is an online process and he will walk students through how to do this. DATE: TBD
Each Grade 6-8 will be attending a field trip in the Spring. More information to follow
HelpFul Middle School Resources
Being a teenager isn’t easy. And we’re here to chat about anything and to support you through a tough time.
Call Samariteens at 800-252-8336. Samirteens is a teen helpline that provides confidential peer support and understanding to teens who are struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness and stress. From 3 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends, this service is staffed by volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18; outside those hours, calls are answered by adult volunteers.
Samariteens IM Hear program is the teen-to-teen online instant messaging program of our Befriending Services. It is dedicated specifically to providing online emotional support and to the prevention of suicide among teens. Here, teens can receive support, respect, acceptance, and tolerance – for whatever reason they call.