Counseling Department

Counseling Department

Counseling & Guidance

School Counseling

 Please clink on the above link for access to the Counselor's Corner Updates
Nord Center Crisis & Suicide Hotline: 1-800-888-6161
Important 2020-2021 Dates 
LCCC 7th grade field trip           
n/a at this time
LCJVS 8th grade field trip           
n/a at this time

Tips for a Successful School Year
1.    Be in Class
2.    Do Your Homework
3.    Be Prepared for Class
Top Study Skills
1.    Be Organized
2.    Manage Your Time
3.    Take Good Notes
4.    Know How to Read a Textbook
5.    Study Smart!

Counseling Groups: We have the following groups available for 7 - 8th graders this year at MMS:
  • Teen Talk
  • Fast Forward
  • Chill Out

Groups will be held during FLEX period on a rotating basis.  Please call Ms. Simpson if you would like to have your child participate.  

Career Readiness Lab: This is a program designed for freshman students to attend the JVS full time as they enter high school. Students receive training in lab safety, tools, and good work habits. Four academic credits are provided in the program along with three credits for lab. Successful completion of the program will allow students to continue their enrollment in the Career Explorations program. Applications for 8th grade students are available in January from Ms. Simpson
Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the Career Readiness Program for the 2020-2021 school year:  
Antwinae Battiste, Giovanni Cross, Scott Drevenak, Colt Duke, Austin Durell, Austin Dye, Spencer Fife, Emma Hill, Nelson Jackson, Braydyn Markus, Jacob McBride, Tristen Messer, Chloe Miller, Alyssa Nighswander, Aiden Popil, Bryona Short, Noelle Starcher, and Anthony Wodzisz   Congratulations!
Academic Watch Program: Any student who receives 2 or more F's on their 9 weeks report card will be placed on Academic Watch through the following grading period. Students in this program will be monitored weekly on their academics, consult with the school counselor on academic difficulties , be assigned major detentions, if needed, to complete work, and engage in parent/teacher conferences
Life Skills Programming: LCADA will be implementing their Life Skills Program that will be taught in our Health Curriculum.  Students will be gaining skills in resisting peer pressure, saying no to drugs/alcohol and bullying prevention.
S.O.S. is a comprehensive mental health education program for the entire school community.  This year, 7th graders who are taking a Health class during the year, will take part in a 3 day program to increase their understanding of good mental health and also the signs of depression and suicide.
Parent please contact a mental health professional if you see your child in a depressed mood, with five or more of the following symptoms.  Especially if the symptoms have been consistently present for a period of two weeks or more.
   *Depressed Mood
   *Loss of interest of pleasure
   *Significant weight loss or gain
   *Difficulty sleeping (too much or too little)
   *Fatigue or loss of energy
   *Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt
   *Difficulty concentration or making decisions
   *Recurring thought of death or suicide.
In adolescents some other additional symptoms may indicate depression:
   *Inattention to appearance or grooming
   *Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
   *Social isolation or withdrawal from social activities
   *Self-harming behaviors including drug or alcohol use
   *Difficulty with relationships
   *Drop in grades.
If you are concerned about your child or a loved one, there is a Lorain County Crisis Line available - TEXT   "4hope" to 741741.

What is Stress?: A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from very demanding circumstances.
Positive tips on how to manage stress:
   *Listen to music
   *Talk to someone you trust
   *Do something creative (painting, drawing, art, etc..)
   *Recognize that some things are beyond your control
   *Write in a journal
   *Get involved in school and other activities
   *Manage your time
   *Stay organized
   *Ask a parent, teacher, or school counselor for help  

Contact Information

Office Hours: 6:35 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Phone: 440-748-2122 (ext. 3902)
Fax: 440-748-0411
Mrs. Christine Philion, Guidance/Attendance Secretary

Ms. Lisa Simpson, School Counselor
Please feel free to contact Ms. Simpson with questions about grades, emotional/social issues with your teen, or other concerns. 

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