When Life Hands You Lemons....
The Vision of Wade Carpenter Middle School's comprehensive school counseling program is to provide academic success to our students and encourage parents to be important contributors in their child's education. Counselors are committed to working with students and parents to achieve our school's goal of encouraging students to learn as much as they can and to set high academic standards for themselves and their future. All students at Wade Carpenter Middle School will experience success due to our dedicated staff who will challenge and mentor students holding them accountable. We will challenge and guide our students in making responsible choices, value, practice respectful behavior, and succeed academically.
The mission of Wade Carpenter Middle School counseling program is to educate our students, parents/guardians, staff, and administration on the importance of mental and behavioral health to help students at WCMS achieve academic and social-emotional success. We focus on educating students on prevention, and school safety by delivering direct services to engage them in proactive fun activities. WCMS counseling program strives to educate and inform students on ways they can improve academic development, career development, and personal/social development. Throughout the school year, we discuss ASCA's three broad domains and aspire to focus on student competencies.
Practice Areas & Certifications
Trauma and Crisis Management
Educating students on how to foster resilience and strength through trauma informed interventions. Effective crisis and trauma response counseling services, resources, and referrals.
Proactive education on short term and longterm effects of bullying and cyberbullying. Mediated interventions among students and the promotion of safe schools through conflict resolution, and bullying/harassment prevention.
Teaching students to be aware of their surroundings, what they are doing, and what is going on in their mind and body. Mindfulness teaches students to observe what is happening in the present.
Proactive mental health education teaches students strategies to help them cope and succeed. Interventions are provided to meet each student's individual needs through indirect and direct services.
Proactive education for all students. Interventions are provided individually and in group settings.
Cultural competency education practiced through implementing equity for all students and empower the school community on the importance of self-efficacy and diverse cultures.