Our Hewes' School Counselor, JoAnne Motter, is here to help!How to Contact Mrs. Motter:
- Email with this link - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 714-730-7348
- Leave a note in the front office
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Middle school is an ideal time for self-development, personal/social growth, and setting academic goals.
School counselors develop comprehensive guidance programs aimed at meeting the academic, personal/social, and career needs of all students. Some common middle school issues include academic support, friendship dilemmas, grief, family concerns, bullying, peer conflicts, divorce, anger management, college-preparation etc.
- Individual sessions
- Parent meetings
- Group sessions
- Parent/Teacher conferences
- Conflict-resolution meetings
- SST (Student Study Team) meetings
- 504 Plans
- Scheduling (master schedule, student schedules, Elective Video)
- Classroom guidance lessons
- Goal setting for college and career planning
- High school transition plan for 8th grade students
- Referrals to therapists for on-going counseling
- Referrals to community agencies
- On-going collaboration with teachers and all staff members
I am available to all students, parents and staff. Referrals are made by teachers, parents and students (self-referrals).
We are aware that students are not sure what the process is to set up a meeting. We have good news! Students have several options:
- Stop in before school, during break, lunch or after-school to see if I am available
- Send me an e-mail
- Leave a note for me in the front office (I have a box on my door)
- Let us know that we need to meet when you see me around campus (I love this!)
- Hand me a note when you see me around campus if you do not want anyone to overhear
- Ask your teacher at an appropriate time if you can come to the office
- Leave me a voicemail
We realize that some students may feel shy or nervous about coming in to the office to meet with a school counselor for the first time. School counselors are trained to listen to others and create a safe environment for students to share thoughts and feelings. My favorite part of the counseling process is collaborating with students to create a variety of appropriate solutions.