Counseling

Support for Students

SMS Counseling Brochure

Academic Resources

Review/Enrichment

Please see the Programs for Review and Enrichment page.

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Parent Mentors needed for 2017-2018 School Year.

Click here for more information.

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 smsstudyhall@clarkston.k12.mi.us

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.

Dealing with Bullying

OK2SAY Home

https://ok2say.state.mi.us/


Common Ground

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.

Other Resources

  • 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)
  • Crisis Text Line: 24/7: Users should text "Hello" to 741741

For more information please visit www.commongroundhelps.org or call our crisis/referral line at 1-800-231-1127


Kids empowered

Kids Empowered offer programs and training to empower children, parents and professionals to deal with bullying, relational aggression, mean-spirited behavior and to build confidence, self-esteem, fitness and social skills.


Digital Citizenship

Julie fisher from thesocialu.com provided this Elementary/middle school parent information link

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.

Students can get a FREE Social Media Report Card at https://thesocialu.com


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 send a message to others when you are angry. Wait until you've had time to calm down and think. Once you've sent a message, it is nearly impossible to undo the damage.
      • 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

      6th Grade Course Information

      Scheduling information for 2017-2018 6th Grade

      To view the Parent Night Counseling Presentation click here.

      Scheduling Presentation on how to fill out the Schedule Cards

      2017-18 Schedule Card

      2017-18 Scheduling Information (Description of electives)

      7th Grade Course Information

      Scheduling information for 2017-18 7th Grade

      Scheduling Presentation on how to fill out the Schedule Cards and what the electives are

      2017-18 Schedule Card

      2017-18 Scheduling Information (Description of electives)

      Advanced/Accelerated Classes

      ADVANCED/ACCELERATED CLASSES

      If you have questions regarding the Advanced and/or Accelerated class placement please download the Frequently Asked Questions below or Click Here. The entire process of selection is described, as well as the differences in curriculum.

      Schedule Changes

      Schedule Changes

      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.

      Schedule Change Request Form


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      Contact

      Jamie Graves, Counselor
      (Last Names A-G)
      jjgraves@clarkston.k12.mi.us
      P: 248.623.4214

      Amy Wade-Tiffner, Counselor
      (Last Names H-M)
      amwade@clarkston.k12.mi.us
      P: 248.623.4215

      Damon Rocho, Counselor
      (Last Names N-Z)
      dlrocho@clarkston.k12.mi.us
      P:248.623.4213

      Dana Houston, Social Worker

      dshouston@clarkston.k12.mi.us
      P: 248.623.4289

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