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Student Services

Mission: Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.

School Counselor:
Karen Bennett
 Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.  They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

School Social Worker:
 School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school and community.  School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.

School Psychologist:
Mine Hearp
 School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  they provide assessment and testing of students for special services.  Consultation for teachers.  Counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.

School Nurse:
Katrina Young
 School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.

EC Case Manager:
Maureen Weiland
Available: Thursday/ PM – All Day Friday
 The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.

CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison:
Joseph Peek
 The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students.  The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.

 Community Resources: 
Dial 2.1.1 or Click The guidance curriculum centers around the American School Counselor Association’s National Model and the Cumberland County School Policy. The Words School Counselors Make a World of Difference on top of a Globe Surrounded By Children Holding Hands Via the national model, needs belonging to 3 domains for grades K- 12:  academic, career, and personal/social domain.

Here are a few examples of support services offered through the guidance department:

Small Group Guidance (with parent permission)

  • Bereavement Support
  • Family Separation/ Deployment/ Divorce
  • Suicide Prevention/ Awareness
  • Social Anxiety/ Friendship Skills
  • Self-Control/ Problem-Solving/ Making Wise Choices
  • Conflict Resolution/ Positive Relationships
 Whole Class Guidance:
  • Test Anxiety and Testing Strategies
  • Character Education
  • Anti-Bullying and Personal Safety
  • Anger Management
  • Career Exploration
  • Communication Skills
  • Organization and Effective Study Skills
  • Transitioning to Middle School

Family Assistance (in partnership with School Social Worker, Mrs. Camps:

  • Hungry Angels Program
  • Military Family Support
  • Student Services Referral Process and Teacher Support
  • Homeless Student Assistance and other Responsive Services Support
Published by Melissa McNeill on February 25, 2020