A school counselor is available to talk with students about personal and school related concerns. Counselors also work with parents/guardians and teachers in planning a successful experience for each student at Algonquin. Parents may meet with the counselor to discuss parenting issues and other resources in the school or community to assist their children.

EXTERNAL LINKS

MCAVOY ANN 2767 Ann McAvoy

Counselor

Grade 6 Team 1
Grade 7 Team 3&4

 

674-6035
mcavoya@apcsd.org

VALENTINE MARY ANNE 01380 Katelyn Baker

Counselor

Grade 6 Team 2
Grade 8 Team 5&6

 

674-6036
bakerk@apcsd.org

       WILLIAMS AMBER 4129 Amber Towne

School Psychologist

674-6041
townea@apcsd.org

            IMG 2914 Samantha Keenan

School Social Worker

 

674-7122
keenans@apcsd.org

                 TBD Student Assistance Counselor 674-7120
Mrs. Mary Jane Orecki Counseling Secretary 674-7114

 

HOW DOES A STUDENT SEE A COUNSELOR?
A student can email their counselor, fill out a blue slip found in the counseling center to request a meeting or also ask their teacher to come down if they are in immediate need.

HOW DOES A PARENT/GUARDIAN SEE A COUNSELOR?
Parents and guardians are welcome to meet with counselors and are asked to make appointments in advance, to ensure that the counselor will be available. You may call or email a counselor/secretary to set-up a meeting.

WHY WOULD A STUDENT SEE A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
A. Academic/Educational Counseling – Students sometimes have academic problems in areas including study habits, expectations, time management, organizational skills, and the level of the curriculum. A counselor may assist students in exploring solutions to these and other academic problems.
B.
Personal/Social Counseling – A counselor may assist students to develop skills to interact more effectively with others, identify personal values, talents and interests and transition into and out of middle school. The counselor will also provide support and assistance to students and families in crisis and can provide referrals to outside agencies for more extensive assistance including counseling, evaluations or treatment. A student may also see a counselor during a time of distress in their day.
C.
Career/Vocational Counseling – A middle school counselor may assist students in the early stages of career exploration.