Thursday, October 31, 2013

Coyote U 2nd session

Coyote U has had a great fall program with lots of students participating.  There were 35 students who stayed to participate in lots of fun activities.  Mrs. Cyr and Mr. McAllian are hopeful that more students and parents will take advantage of the activities.  We are super, super lucky to have the YWCA participating also.  This is a community effort.  Please call the office for more information.
Coyote U sign up November 12 to December 18th

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Responding in a Crisis/Traumatic Event

October 10, 2013
Please check out the school counselor tab of the blog.  You will find links to topics and helpful resources about responding to traumatic events for children.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October News

October 21, 2013
THE BLACK BEAR MENTOR's are here.  This is very exciting news for the students and mentors from the University of Maine.  We have a strong team of students this year and the BLACK BEAR Mentors meet on Monday and Wednesday until 4 pm.  Then, there a is bus ride home or you may pick your student up at Leonard Middle School.  There are a few students who won't get started right away and the students have been notified.  Anne McKay is the coordinator of the program and is available by phone or email.  We can give you her contact information at the LMS office.  She is on site on both mentoring days.

THE COMMUNITIES THAT CARE TUTORING program is getting ready to start.  Letters went home to families of those students who are eligible.  Please get your form back to the office as this is a program that fills up quickly.  There are openings right now for tutors.  These tutors meet with students two times a week and will support what is happening in the classroom.


September 2013

Dear Parents, 

The 2013/14 School year is off to a great start and the weather is certainly fabulous.  While I certainly had an exciting summer I am glad to be back to see all the students. I am writing to let you know about some happenings in the Guidance Office.  I have two great interns this year.  Brandon McLaughlin is back with me for another semester.  Brandon is pursuing a Master’s Degree at the University of Maine in School Counseling.  Another new face this fall is,  Megan Cornwall. Megan is pursuing her Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Husson University.  They both will be doing all the things that I do and will help problem solve with students about their middle school concerns, teach some groups or lessons and jump in and help where ever they can. I will invite them to meetings with parent permission and we will work hard to make sure every student is supported.  I am very excited to welcome them.  I have also started a blog site to keep communication up and running.  I am hopeful it will be a helpful resource for parents and students [I am trying to add a student section] and I would welcome any suggestions about what you and or your child might request. School Counselors support the personal/social, academic and career components of education for ALL students.  I might not be seen in every class but I am working tirelessly for your child with all the great faculty at LMS behind the scenes.  Please contact me at any time. 

September 3, 2013
In the Leonard Middle School Office you can get your questions answered.
Maxie: Mrs. Smiths special friend
Mrs. Smith is the Guidance Secretary.  She is in the office by Mrs. O'Connell.  She knows just about everything.

Mrs. O'Connell School Counselor
Mrs. O'Connell is the School Counselor for the middle School.  She will have two interns with her this year: 

Mrs. Cornwell-intern

Mr. McLaughlin-intern