Who can refer someone to the School Counselor?
- Request of the counselor
- Parent referral
- Administrative referral
- Teacher or other staff referral
- Referral by friend(s)
What if I want to talk to the School Counselor? How do I set up a meeting?
Both Miss Hayes and Mrs. Kilian are great people to come talk to if you’re having problems with school, friends, family, or anything else! If you do come to talk to one of us, we promise to be good listeners. You can stop by our offices if you would like to see one of us. Our rooms are located in the Main Office (Mrs. Hayes's office is right across from Mrs. Beckwith's desk; Mrs. Kilian's office is across from Mrs. Sawicki's desk in the Attendance Office). Together we'll figure out a good time for us to meet (usually during study hall or lunch). If your counselor is not there or if we are talking to another student, you can leave either of us a note, so we know to get in touch with you.
If I get a pass to see my School Counselor, does it mean I'm in trouble?
Nope! You are definitely NOT in trouble! It just means that we want to get to know you better. Middle school can be really hard, and we are here to make sure every student at Brown School feels comfortable, safe, and successful.
School Counselors teach classroom lessons?
A big part of our job is teaching fun, creative and exciting lessons to Health classes and sometimes we'll come and teach in core classes as well. Some of the topics we will cover are student success planners, career exploration, goal setting, friendship, organization, accepting differences, conflict resolution and bullying/harassment.