Counselor Corner
School Counselors

Find Your Counselor:

»Last Name A-Kl:
Miss Burgess

»Last Name Ko-Z:
Mrs. Yoho

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Valley Center Middle School Counseling

 

Why Middle School Counselor?
 
Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers. During this passage from childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work; high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth; a search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation; extreme sensitivity to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.
 
Middle school counselors provide:
     School Guidance Curriculum
     Individual Student Planning
     Responsive Services
     System Support
 
School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community. The professional middle school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling.
 
The counselors at Valley Center Middle School are Bailey Burgess and Emily Yoho.

 

 Teacher or Parent Referral Form

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