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.
The Importance of Attendance
Being in school all day, every day, helps your child get the most out of middle school.
Encourage good attendance with these ideas:
~ Point out that there is no substitute for being in class. Your child needs to be present to hear teachers explain concepts, to participate in group projects and class discussions and to ask questions.
~ Schedule doctor appointments, etc. for before or after school hours whenever possible.
~ It will be easier for your child to get up on time for school if they have had at least eight to nine hours of sleep. Set a reasonable bedtime and make sure they put away electronic devices so they aren’t tempted to stay awake to answer messages or play games. Turning off or putting away these devices an hour before bed can also help to relax their minds before sleeping.