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.
As our students approach testing season, here are some useful tips and reminders they can utilize to be most prepared.
- Make sure your laptop is fully charged before you come to school
- Read ALL directions before beginning
~ Don’t spend too much time stumped on one question
~ Mark or star the questions you are unsure of so that you can go back later and answer them before you finish
~ When in doubt, make an educated guess
Managing Test Stress:
Preparation always makes you feel less stressed
- Deep breathing and muscle relaxation
- Get a good night’s sleep before test day (at least 8-9 hours)
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Drink plenty of water
- Visualize success
- Maintain positive thinking
Rising 6th grade parents - please see below for the link to our 2019 Rising 6th Grade Powerpoint. Thanks!