Mrs.  Laura  Moncrief
School Counselor (6th grade)

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Sixth Grade Counselor

 

Educational History

B.A. Communications- State University of New York College at Cortland

M.A. Counselor Education- University of Central Florida

Ed.S. Professional Counseling and Supervision- University of West Georgia

 

 

This is my ninth year as a Wildcat at Chapel Hill Middle School. I am excited to guide our new Wildcats as they transition to Middle School and look forward to a successful year.

Outside of my work as a School Counselor, I enjoy every minute of raising my son and daughter. My hobbies include, visiting the beach, browsing Pinterest, and reading different kinds of research as I am a self-proclaimed lifelong learner!

 

The role of the School Counselor:

As a School Counselor, I am someone you can call upon to help your child in the areas academic achievement, personal/social development and career development. It is my goal to ensure students become productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

 

The services of the School Counseling Program are as follows:

Individual Counseling: Individual counseling consists of working with individual students to help meet specific needs.Often times student will refer themselves or the School Counselor will call upon students if a need is identified. Administrators, teachers, and parents/guardians may also refer students for individual counseling. 

 Small Group Counseling:  Small group counseling provides a small group learning environment with students who may share a common concern, such as divorce, grief and loss, friendship skills, etc. 

Consultation:  The school counselor consults and collaborates with parents, teachers, administration, and other significant school personnel to provide support and promote student success.

Classroom Guidance: I am always very excited to conduct lessons with the sixth grade students on topics that they are eager to learn more about. The students have a chance to interact and ask questions as they are engaged in lessons that are designed to meet their needs.

 

Topics of Classroom Guidance this year include:

-Transition to Middle School: Part I-Coping Skills, Part II-Becoming Oriented to CHMS

-An Introduction to the School Counselor

-Internet Safety

-Conflict Resolution

-Kindness is the Solution to Bullying

-Sexual Harassment

-A Mid-Year Check in with Academic Progress

-Career activities

 

Sixth Grade Success Tips!!!

 

School Agenda-Read over your child’s assignments and teacher notes nightly and discuss any upcoming tests or projects before you sign it.

 

One-Notebook System-Sixth graders are learning how to take responsibility for organizing seven classes worth of school work. Students are encouraged to organize their notebooks often in an effort to keep track of all of their school work.

 

Homework Completion/Studying- Establish a place and a time for your child to complete homework and studying each evening. When an expectation is set and is followed through with consistency, successful results typically follow. Sixth graders are learning how to develop independent study habits but can still benefit from the support of a study partner such as a parent or guardian or brother/sister when they are available.

 

 

Become a Mentor!   

 

What is a mentor? It is a person who commits a few hours a month to work with a student one-on-one during school hours. With just one hour each week, you can help make a difference in the school experiences of a student. It is important for youth to have positive role models in their lives who provide support and guidance, help with schoolwork, or just be a good listener.

The relationship you build with a mentee can have a positive impact on their future endeavors. This could be a chance to give back and reflect on the caring adults who helped you along the way.

 

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming a mentor, or call

770- 651-3445 or email: mentor@douglas.k12.ga.us