Welcome to the CMS
School Counseling Website!
Crabapple Middle School Counseling Department offers students a comprehensive range of services. These services are based on the developmental needs of students and address the intellectual, social, physical and emotional aspects of pre-adolescence and adolescence. Emphasizing life skills, students learn more about themselves, the world around them and the power of choices and consequences. In order to accomplish this goal, the Counseling Department focuses on the following: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness and Exploration and Personal and Social Development.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - Counselors assist students to become independent learners. Academic responsibility is taught, encouraged and reinforced in a partnership between school and home. Aptitudes, interests and learning styles that relate to academic achievement are strengthened through this collaborative effort.
CAREER AWARENESS AND EXPLORATION - Counselors help students choose courses and activities to explore career opportunities. These experiences are designed to reflect the diversity of student backgrounds and promote positive life choices.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - Counselors encourage individual growth and a broader understanding of relationships with others. Students develop skills and knowledge to be lifelong learners, establish personal goals and become productive members of society.
Greetings from the Counseling Department
We have had a busy and enjoyable time getting back to work with our students. We know that the beginning of the school year is often the time that students report feeling stressed and overwhelmed. This is not unusual. While worrisome for a parent, it is a good opportunity to teach and role model some strategies to reduce school stress and set up good school habits. A few areas to focus on in the beginning of the year are to:
Be Organized - help your child put together a schedule of activities
Prioritize - schedule work time for big assignments that will take several days or weeks to complete
Adopt Healthy Habits - sleep adequate hours (or more if needed), eat healthy foods and incorporate daily exercise.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the counseling department with any questions or concerns.