Last Day for Quarter 4 Schedule Changes
More info on scheduling for 2019-2020 for SMS will be coming in March...
Student Appointment Request is monitored and available 7am-3pm on school days.
- SMS Counseling Brochure
- Academic Resources
- Dealing with Bullying
- Digital Citizenship
- 6th Grade Course Information
- 7th Grade Course Information
- Advanced/Accelerated Classes
- Schedule Changes
- Counseling Resources
- Summer Review/Enrichment
A free tutoring program created by students, for students. It provides students an extra opportunity for individualized, one-on-one support. The program is run once a week and is open to all 6th and 7th grade students at Sashabaw Middle School.
When: Sundays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm All School Year
Where: Sashabaw Middle School (6th Grade Cafeteria)
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY HALL
Study Hall is an optional, fee-based program that affords students the opportunity to socialize, complete homework, or participate in clubs, sports, and other activities.
Available from after school until 5:30pm full school days
$4.00/hour (pay every Monday when picking up your child in cash or check payable to SMS)
For more information or to sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Information for Sign Up; parent/guardian name(s), contact phone number(s), student name and grade, regularly scheduled days and/or drop-in days.
Common Ground has recently started an Online Crisis Chat Line; for teens and/or anyone who may be looking for emotional support. Such topics include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, a break-up, bullying or suicide.
- 4-10 PM, Weekdays (M-F), excluding holidays Based on availability Email us at email@example.com
- Common Ground's Resource and Crisis Hotline: 24/7 (Please call 800-231-1127)
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24/7--please call 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Lifeline Crisis Chat-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (Chat and Hotline available 24/7)
- Crisis Text Line: 24/7: Users should text "Hello" to 741741
Included in the link are rules for smart phones, cell phone etiquette, texting, cyberbullying, social media rules, parental controls, questions for family discussion, and managing technology as a family.
ONLINE TIPS FOR STUDENTS
- Be polite to others online just as you would offline. If someone treats you rudely, don't respond. Online bullies are just like offline ones - they WANT you to answer. Don't give them the satisfaction.
- Never open a message from someone you don't know.
- Turn off, disconnect, unplug. Give yourself a break. you don't have to be available 24/7.
- Don't reply to messages from cyberbullies - even though you may really want to. Cyberbullies want to know that they're messing with your mind. Tell your parents or another trusted adult! This is very important!!
- Do not erase or delete messages from cyberbullies. You don't have to read it, but keep it. It's your evidence. The plice and your ISP, and/or your telephone company can use these messages to help you.
Remember the "Power of the X": If someone is being mean to you online ... don't respond. Simply X out!!
Never give out or share personal information, including your name, the names of friends or family, your address, phone number and school name. Personal info also includes pictures of yourself and your email address. Never tell anyone your passwords.
Source - Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP "Mean Girlz: Empowering Targets" 6-12 Webinar
Scheduling information for 2018-2019 6th Grade
If you have questions regarding the Advanced and/or Accelerated class placement please download the Frequently Asked Questions. The entire process of selection is described, as well as the differences in curriculum.
In order to change a class parents/guardians and/or students must fill out a Schedule Change Request Form and get a parent/guardian signature. Schedule Change Request Forms are located in the Counseling Office or you can click below.
This page includes a picture, profile and list of specialties. You can also choose a specialty such as ADHD, Anxiety, Peer Relationships... on the left hand side of the page and only see therapists who deal with that issue in Clarkston and surrounding areas. You can also search by insurance accepted.
List of Counselors and Therapists by County and specialty (ex: Child & Adolescent Services, Self-Help & Support Groups, etc...).
Common Ground's mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youths. The majority of services are free of charge and 91 percent of every dollar received goes to direct service. Experiencing a personal or family crisis or know someone who is? We can help. Call our 24-hour Crisis and Resource Hotline at 1.800.231.1127 for free and confidential counseling, information and referrals.
A non-profit organization that offers education, support, wellness, art, and music therapy programs free of charge to anyone touched by cancer - whether diagnosed personally or the family, caregiver or friend supporting a loved one. There are several children and teen programs offered including: Kids support groups (age 5-12), Kids grief support group (age 5-12 who have lost someone to cancer), Teen support group (age 13-17), Teen grief support group (age 13-17 who have lost someone to cancer) There are also workshops and special events that give opportunities to meet other families coping with a cancer diagnosis in a fun and light hearted environment such as: Saturday Family Fun Days, Kids/Teen Yoga, Kids Dance Class, Writing and music workshops, Summer Camp Sparkle, and Holiday Parties.
CREATE CAMPS (K-8th grade)
June 17 - August 16, 2019
Multiple one and two-week options for ages 4 - 8th grade
Create Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about, and create art! Taught by artists and designers, our camps introduce a variety of materials and concepts—evoking curiosity and honing critical thinking—while encouraging individual creativity and self-expression. Create Campers learn from objects in the museum collection and exhibitions, exploring art, architecture, and design.
Mrs. Jamie Graves BS, MA, CTP-E,
Counselor (Last Names A-G)
Mrs. Amy Wade-Tiffner MA, LLPC, CTP-E,
Counselor (Last Names H-M)
Mr. Warren Meehan BA, M.Ed., LLPC
Counselor (Last Names N-Z)
Mrs. Dana Houston-Jones, Social Worker