Counselor Corner
School Counselors

Find Your Counselor:

»Last Name A-K:
Mrs. Hett

»Last Name L-Z:
Mrs. Yoho

see the Counselor Biographies section for more information

Watch DOGS logo

  • What is Watch D.O.G.S.?

    • WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educ​ational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

    • WHERE DO I SIGN UP?



    Watch D.O.G.S. Calendar Sign Up 
    http://signup.com/go/CvBAEMe

Purchase a uniform t-shirt 
www.dadsofgreatstudents.com

Who are Watch D.O.G.S.?

  • Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one full day during the school year at their child's/student's school.

    Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their day including helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.

     

    How Watch D.O.G.S. Works

    1. Sign-up for your day http://signup.com/go/CvBAEMe (at least one week away from today)

    2. Order your uniform shirt at

    www.dadsofgreatstudents.com

    3. Arrive at 7:20am on the day of your assignment dressed in your pre-purchased Watch D.O.G.S. apparel.

    4. Check in with the front office. You will be given a name badge and a specific itinerary for your day which will include time in your student(s) classroom as well as during their recess and lunch.

    5. At the end of the day, check back in with the office to complete a quick online survey and then head outside to help with dismissal. After that, you're free to head home and nap. You'll likely need it!

    If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Emily Yoho @ Emily.Yoho@usd262.net or call the front office at (316) 755-7060.​​​

News & Notes

  • Thank you for Volunteering! Your presence is the best gift you can give!

Valley Center Middle School Counseling

Middle School Counseling 

Welcome to the Valley Center Middle School Counseling page!

At Valley Center Middle School, we as counselors will work with students on an individual, small-group, and in classroom or large groups to meet the needs of our students.

Reasons to talk to a School Counselor:

  • Academic skills support
  • Understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Relationships and social skills
  • Career exploration, planning, and awareness
  • Substance abuse education
  • Goal setting and decision making
  • Understanding feelings and emotions
  • Organizational skills
  • Behaviors
  • Adjusting to a new school/grade
  • Educational, personal, social concerns
  • Developing and practicing good character
  • Assisting in journey from childhood to adolescence
  • Introducing post-secondary options available to all students
  • Exploring individual interests, abilities, values, and beliefs
  • Individual plans of study

Mission Statement

To serve as a link among stakeholders in order to create a supportive learning environment to empower all students to achieve their personal, academic, and college & career goals. Vision

To be a comprehensive PreK-12 counseling program that positively impacts all students through ethical practice and innovative learning opportunities so that students develop positive self-esteem, empathy for others, healthy relationships, good problem-solving skills, and resiliency.

Referral

If you are a parent/guardian with a specific concern about a VCMS student, or a student with a concern, we welcome to you to please fill out one a referral form. Simply click on the referral form link in red that pertains to you, and fill out the form. Click submit for the document to be sent directly to the school counselors.

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