Welcome to the Student Services Department
The student service department has a comprehensive, developmental and diverse program that is designed to meet the needs of all students. All members work closely with teachers to provide your child with academic, social and emotional support. Additionally, support and education are provided to you through orientations and conferences. The middle school programs includes transition services, academic advising, high school academic program planning, career and college awareness, character education, curriculum based classroom guidance programs, small group and individual counseling and psycho-educational testing.
Counselors serve as liaisons between you, teachers and administrators. As student advocates, they work from a developmental approach to foster positive relationships. Students are assigned to a counselor according to their homeroom teacher in grade 6. In the 7th and 8th grade, students are assigned to a counselor according to team placement. You and your child are encouraged to visit the Guidance Office or call if you have any questions or concerns. Our doors are always open.
Our school psychologists work with students, staff and parents to help maximize the academic, social and emotional development of students. Psychologists conduct classroom observations, consult with teachers and parents and facilitate group and individual counseling sessions. In addition, comprehensive diagnostic evaluations are provided for students who may need additional services.
Our school social worker collaborates with all students service members, staff and parents to support the students' social, academic and emotional growth. Small groups are facilitated throughout the year focusing on issues such as social skills, decision-making and coping with pressures in constructive ways. Other services include individual counseling, parent conferences and referrals to outside professionals.
School Social Worker
Please see the file below or click here for the Herricks Comprehensive Guidance Plan
Please see the file below or click here for the Herricks Middle School Handbook