Our School

Contact Info

Terri Becker - UMS Counselor for Students with Last Names A-K

Danielle Travis - UMS Counselor for Students with Last Names L-Z

Christy Baker - District At-Risk and Lead Counselor

Guidance Documents

School Counseling

Students may stop by the counselor’s office as needed

Middle school counselors help students succeed by:

  • Promoting positive attitudes among students toward self, family, peers, and community.

  • Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and remove barriers to learning.

  • Assisting students in learning how school performance relates to future opportunities.

  • Counseling students regarding career planning and preparation.

  • Counseling students in groups and individually, depending upon the nature of the concern.

  • Implementing classroom guidance lessons that target the academic, career and personal/social development needs of middle aged learners.

  • Providing transition activities between elementary and middle school and middle school and high school.

A student may see the counselor for the following reasons:

  • Underachievement

  • Being teased or bullied

  • A new situation

  • Family concerns or changes

  • A conflict

  • A peer relationship

  • A learning problem

  • A behavior concern

  • A death or serious illness

  • Schedule change

  • Some positive extra attention

Helpful hints for parents:

  • Talk to your child about what happens at school

  • Look at student work, letters, etc

  • Read the newsletter and notes sent home

  • Monitor your child’s completion of homework on a daily basis

  • Praise your child’s good work and success

  • Get to know your child’s teachers and communicate with them frequently

  • Call the school if you have concerns or a problem arises

  • Encourage your child to show respect and character

  • Allow and encourage your child to participate in school activities