Upper Merion Area Middle School Guidance Services
There are a total of four school counselors at Upper Merion Area Middle School. Each counselor is responsible for one grade level. At the end of a school year, your student's counselor will travel to the next grade level with his/her class so that there is consistent support for the students throughout the middle school years.
What are Mrs. Donahue's responsibilities as a School Counselor?- Meet with students individually- Facilitates various small groups throughout the school year- Deliver classroom guidance lessons on various topics and/or teach the 6th Grade Guidance Class- Work in conjunction with other specialists to monitor student progress- Student Assistance Team Member- Coordinate new student scheduling- Attend Child Study, 504, and IEP Meetings- Meet weekly with grade-level teams to facilitate open communication- Administer student pre-referral screenings- Perform crisis counseling, as needed- Attend grade-level lunch on a regular basis- Communicate with community-based service providers to coordinate support for shared students- Develop and facilitate activities that encourage student discovery in the area of College & Career Readiness- Collaborates with others to coordinate and plan district and stateassessments- Plans and delivers evening programs for parents/families- Oversees 504 Service Agreements ~ schedules meetings with parents,conducts Annual Reviews- Plans and oversees the annual 7th Grade Career Day, which is held in May