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Counselor's Corner

What does a School Counselor do?

I provide services to every single student at VDMMS.

My goal for VDMMS students is to enter high school with the skills to cope with stress/anxiety, stay organized amidst multiple classes, set SMART goals for themselves, and have the social skills that allow them to assertively stand up to bullies, make good decisions, and find lifelong friends. I provide classroom lessons on these topics so that all students gain the knowledge they need in order to accomplish this goal. Some students might need some extra help, and that's ok! For these students, I run small group exercises which allow them to learn in a less structured environment and collaborate with their peers regarding these skills.

For more information about the Middle School Counselor's role in your student's life, please view the Essential Role of the Middle School Counselor, which is published by the American School Counselor Association.

CUSD School Counseling Program

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

 

VISION STATEMENT

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.