• Middle School Counseling Office News 



    6th GRADERS.....


    We hope your are settling into school and enjoying your time at Tahanto.  We are so excited to have you on board with us!  Have a FANTASTIC Year!



    8th GRADERS.....

    Assabet Valley Regional HS will be onsite on October 15, 2019 at 11:30am in the Multipurpose Room.


    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.  Schedule TBD

    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



    Course Selections

    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


    Field Trips

    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.