9.28 Counseling Update

Dear MMS Parents,


Our Counseling Team would like to share some important information to help you and your child as you navigate this online world.  First, please know that we are here to help support you/your child with any questions or concerns you may have.   Every student at MMS is assigned a counselor by their last name to help with questions, scheduling and any personal/social concerns:


Julie Becker, Head Counselor, assists students with the last names A-Djbecker1@sandi.net / 858.549.5502

Paulette Blankenbeckler, assists students with last names E-Lpblankenbeckler@sandi.net / 858.549.5505

Irene Ortega, assists students with last names M-Shiortega1@sandi.net / 858.549.5501

Amiee McDearmon, assists students with last names Si-Zamcdearmon@sandi.net / 858.549.5504


Needs Assessment Survey:


The MMS School Counseling team is surveying stakeholders in order to develop and provide programs that meet students' needs. This survey will help us determine the needs of the students individually as well as which topics we need to address in the classroom, workshops, and small group sessions.   Please complete the survey by Friday, October 2nd.  Thank you!


Student Support Groups:


We are pleased to continue our partnership with Alliant Couple and Family Clinic, a community counseling agency and affiliate of Alliant International University.  ACFC will be offering student support groups virtually for Marshall students beginning in October.  If your student is interested in joining one of these groups, or if you would like more information, please click here.

 

Live Webinar with Expert Psychologist:

 

MMS will hold a special screening of the IndieFlix documentary, Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” via Webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 6pm, to open up a dialogue between MMS families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative discussion, led by MMS Principal, Dr. Joshua Way, with special guest Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute.  This presentation is generously funded by our MMO.  For more information, see flyer. Stay tuned for more information about the second presentation in this two-part series with the IndieFlix documentary “Like” and webinar on Thursday, Nov. 12th.  

 

Homework Help Network:

 

Two of our Marshall Alumni, Sumana Srivinas and Anjali Koganti, have formed a Homework Help Network (H2N) to support students who may need additional support during distance learning. They have recruited high school and college mentors who will be offering FREE tutoring to students who sign up and make an account. See flyer for more information.