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Guidance Department

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

 

In a world where you can be anything

BE KIND

Our Mission

To implement a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program which fosters student success through focusing on academic achievement, social/emotional development, and career exploration in a positive atmosphere.

School Counseling

School counselors are here to help support students and advocate for the equity, access, and success of every student. School counselors collaborate with classroom teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community partners to maximize the development of educational, career, emotional, and social skills that students need to thrive as responsible citizens in a diverse and changing world.  

 

School Counselors

Ms. Kaminski, 732.836.1327 x6543, 7th Grade

kkaminski@howell.k12.j.us

                       

Ms. Martin, 732 836-1327 x6540, 8th Grade

jmartin@howell.k12.nj.us

 

Ms. Nolan, 732.836.1327 x6914, 6th Grade

knolan@howell.k12.nj.us

 

Character Education Programs

 

Positive Paws Program

"Positive Paws Program identifies students that display the six pillars of character education: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

If at any time teachers, staff or administrators see a student demonstrating any of the six pillars of character, the student will get their name displayed on our school walls.

Kids with Character Program

The “Kids with Character” program recognizes MSS students who are volunteering for non-profit agencies/volunteer services, and who complete ten (10) or more hours of volunteer service within a twelve (12) month period.

  • Gianna Dowling                18 volunteer hours

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month. They have demonstrated "Husky Pride" by exemplifying the 6 Pillars of Character Education: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility. Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

 

Students of the Month for October

  

Grade 8

  • Team 8.1              Nicholas DiCrescento
  • Team 8.2             Lillyann Aaron
  • Team 8.3              John Stillwagon
 

Grade 7

  • Team 7.1              Dorria Mahmoud
  • Team 7.2              Alexandre Tremblay
  • Team 7.3              Erik Papp
 

Grade 6

  • Team 6.1              Kasey Mammana
  • Team 6.2              Peter Barkausas
  • Team 6.3              Devon Campanella
  • Team 6.4              Sara Hanily
  • Team 6.9              Jack Konar

Quarterly Topics of Interest

Connect with Kids
This very informative weekly newsletter can be sent to you via e-mail or log onto this website: http://www.connectwithkids.com/. CWK Network produces innovative educational topics covering children and teen issues. For more information; please call: 1-888-598-KIDS

 

 Resources

Students in crisis can call or text 888-222-2228 at ANY TIME.

 

 Resources for Grief and Loss

 

Anti-Bullying Resources

 

Guidance Links

 

Informative Websites