Welcome to the James W. Parker Middle School Counseling Page
James W Parker Middle School – School Counseling Mission Statement:
The General McLane Mission Statement is “The General McLane School District meets students where they are and empowers them to fulfill their full potential.” The school counseling program at James W. Parker Middle School focuses on three areas: Career, Academic, and Social/Emotional development. Counselors provide direct and indirect services for students to help them achieve their full potential. Direct student services might include: brief individual counseling, group counseling, classroom large group counseling, consultation with parents and other professionals to advocate for students, and student planning. Indirect services might include: planning school wide programs and activities, and professional development.
The School Counseling Mission Statement at James W. Parker Middle School focuses on the General McLane Mission Statement with a school counseling lens. The School Counseling Mission Statement at James W. Parker Middle School is “The School Counselors at James W. Parker Middle School meets students where they are academically and socially/emotionally, and empowers them to fulfill their full potential through career education, academic intervention and social/emotional education and counseling.”
James W Parker Middle School – School Counseling Vision Statement:
The General McLane Vision Statement is “The General McLane School District will foster an environment to meet the unique needs and aspirations of all students.” The school counselors at James W. Parker Middle School work to promote safe learning environments for all members of the Parker Middle school community. The regularly monitor and respond to behavior issues that affect school climate, such as bullying, student interpersonal struggles and student-teacher conflicts. The School Counselors at Parker Middle School intervene with social/emotional needs through classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling sessions. The School Counselors collaborate with administrators, special education teachers, regular education teachers, parents and other professionals to create an educational environment that promotes student achievement, active engagement, and student support to participate in the educational environment at Parker Middle School, and to achieve to the best of their ability. The School Counseling Vision Statement at James W. Parker Middle School is “The School Counselors at James W. Parker Middle School will work directly with students to assist them in engaging in our School’s positive educational environment, and identify and engage the unique needs and aspirations of all students.”
The School Counseling Team:
|814-273-1033 ext. 2521
|814-273-1033 ext. 2522
Making an Appointment with Your School Counselor:
Please, through Schoology, make an appointment to meet with your school counselor. Your school counselor will meet with parents and students on a drop-in basis, but sometimes this is not possible due to prior commitments. To ensure that your needs are met, an appointment is encouraged. Parents/guardians make appointments by calling the counselor directly or through email. Students may either use e-hall pass to make an appointment with a counselor or contact them through Schoology. The school counseling office is open during regular school hours 7:45 am – 3:00pm.
Items you might want to discuss with your school counselor:
Peer Pressure Friendship
Academic Difficulties Homework
Study Skills Classroom Concerns
Organizational Skills Family Issues
Stress and Anxiety Grief and Loss
Problem Solving Decision Making
Career Options Exploration
All subjects discussed are kept confidential unless the student requests or consents to the inclusion of another interested person or as required by mandating reporting laws.
Student Assistance Program
James W. Parker Middle School utilizes a SAP (Student Assistance Program). The Goal of Sap is to provide prevention and intervention services to students who are identified as having difficulty achieving success in school. The SAP Team and the school will respect you and your child’s privacy at all times. SAP Team information is not shared and is not on any school record. More information about this program and resources can be found below:
It is the policy of the General McLane School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, religion, sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, or non-job related disability (including sexual harassment, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), in the admission or access to, or in the provision of services, programs, or employment in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1604 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
For information relevant to this policy, contact Matthew Lane 504 Coordinator; Michael Cannata, ADA Coordinator; or Matthew Lane, Title IX Coordinator, 11771 Edinboro Rd., Edinboro, PA 16412; 814-273-1033.
National Crisis Hotline: 1-888-334-0163
Erie County Crisis Hotline: (814) 456-2014
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
Pennsylvania Child Abuse Reporting: 1-800-932-0313