草榴社区

(845) 302-9170     33-63 Monument Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

South Middle School

Guidance & Counseling



School Counselors 

Phone: 845-563-7018

Kareem Donaldson - Grade 8
kdonaldson@necsd.net 
845 563-7021

Edwin Quezada - Grade 7
equezada@necsd.net 
845-563-7018 

La'Shawn Martinez - Grade 6
lmartinez@necsd.net
845 563-7016

School Social Worker

Roberta Taylor
rtaylor@necsd.net 

What to Expect During Sixth Grade

Quarter 1 (Sept.-Nov.) 
Counselor Introductions (orientations, assemblies and/or individually)

Quarter 2 (Nov.-Jan.)
Individualized annual planning w/Grad Tracker (G2G)*, Classroom Guidance

Quarter 3 (Feb.-Apr.)
Introduction to career pathways through NAVIANCE

Quarter 4 (Apr.-June)
Academic review meetings (planning for next year)

What to Expect During Seventh Grade

Quarter 1 (Sept.-Nov.)
Counselor Introductions (orientations, assemblies, and/or individually)

Quarter 2 (Nov.-Jan.)
Individualized annual planning w/Grad Tracker (G2G)* 
Classroom guidance

Quarter 3 (Feb.-Apr.)
NAVIANCE Family Connection to be introduced for careers, interests and goal setting

Quarter 4 (Apr.-June) 
Academic review meetings (planning for next year)

What to Expect During Eighth Grade

Quarter 1 (Sept.-Nov.)
Counselor Introductions (orientations, assemblies, and/or individually)

Quarter 2 (Nov.-Jan.)
Introduction to 草榴社区campuses, course options and NAVIANCE program
Grad tracker meetings

Quarter 3 (Feb.-Apr.)
8th-9th grade transition meetings (small group)
Classroom guidance

Quarter 4 (Apr.-June)
Individualized annual planning w/Grad Tracker (G2G)* & high school programming

 

 

The Middle School Counseling Program 

The Middle School Counseling Program is designed to focus on improving school climate and increasing academic performance and improving attendance. School-wide programs focus on bullying prevention, tolerance and respect.  Grade level programs focus on career and college readiness, study skills, goal setting and time management. 

List of comprehensive services we provide, aligned with best practices: 

  • Progress Monitoring (Academic/Social)
  • Classroom Guidance (Push In)
  • Small Group Counseling*
  • Individual Counseling*
  • Transition from M.S. to High School
  • Parent/Teacher Meetings (as needed)
  • Parent Communication
  • Every 5 weeks via Progress & Report Cards

*Counseling in the school setting is brief in nature. Services that run 4-6 weeks may require parental consent. Group/Individual counseling can include but is not limited to, academic improvement, social skills, divorce, grief/loss, crisis intervention, etc.

 

Attendance Protocol

Counselors utilize attendance data to monitor attendance. 5 Days Absent = Parent contact via mail and/or telephone. Individual and/or group counseling interventions with targeted student(s).

 

Academic Protocol

Counselors utilize quarterly report card data to begin academic improvement interventions. Students are then monitored throughout the year individually and/or in small groups.

 

Good To Go Tracker

*(G2G) Good to Go-College & Career Ready Grad Tracker is the “snapshot” data sheet used to share with students and parents regarding grades & attendance.

 

Community Parent Resources

Newburgh Armory
(Sat programs for children & families)
845-245-4035

Boys & Girls Club
(after school programs)
845-561-4936

Center for Hope
(after school)
561-0100 ext. 17

Homework Help @ NFL

NHS
(assessment of service needs for children/families)
845-561-1038

ACCESS- Family Supports for Living
845-562-7244

Safe Homes
845-562-5340

Mental Mobile Health
(24 hr. 7 days/week)
Toll Free 1-888-750-2266

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