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     The middle school years deal with a stage of  adolescence when individuals learn to be socially responsible for themselves and their actions.  During their middle school years adolescents experience physical,  emotional, and social changes.

     

    Our counseling services also recognize and acknowledge the influence of cultural differences in a diverse community.   

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    If you have an emergency or feel that your or someone else is in danger, please call or text 9-1-1. If you suspect that there is a possibility that a child is being abused or neglected, please call (877) NJ ABUSE.   
     
    Upcoming Workshops and Events
    Take a break from PARCC for a SMS Family Open Gym & Game Night on Wed., April 5th, 6 - 8 pm. -  Teacher volunteers will be on hand with games in the Cafeteria and gym equipment in the gym. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can bring games to share. Snacks will also be provided! Pre-registration is requested but not required. See this flyer for more information!  
     
    Thank you to everyone who attended our "Chill Out - Stress Management" Family Workshop on February 8th. A special thanks goes out to our presenter, local psychologist, Dr. Amanda Morales!  
     
    Don't miss these great videos from one of last year's presenters, Robert Rivest!   
     

    Laugh Along with Robert Videos: http://www.robertrivest.com/laughteryoga/laughalongpractice/

     

    Robert Rivest Stress Relief, Mindfulness & Tai-Chi Videos: http://www.robertrivest.com/video/mindfulnessvideos/

       
    Community workshop information is available on the Community Workshops page. 
     
     
    Supporting Youth Following Community/ Mass Violence
    Youth can be negatively affected by violence and traumatic events in other communities. With media and internet exposure, our students may be much more aware of events in other communities and even across the world. Unfortunately, there have been a number of recent tragic events that may have an impact on our students. Please visit the Resources page of the Counseling Services website to access materials that may support your response to your student and help them cope with community trauma, tragedy and acts of violence.  
     
     2016-2017 Counseling Groups
    Spring Groups will be starting soon! If you would like to recommend a group for the future or request that your student be included in a group, please contact Dr. Ellie Sroczynski at (908) 243-1527. Please check the Counseling Groups page for group descriptions and updates. 
      
    Parent Resources from Previous Workshops
     
    These resources can be found on the Resources page and include presentations and handouts related to Organization, Study Skills, Cyberbullying and Internet Safety, and Adolescent Development. 
     
     
      Social-Emotional Resources Relating to Natural Disasters
    Please visit the Resources page of the Counseling Services website to access links and other resources directly related to coping with a natural disaster.
     
     
     If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Ellie Sroczynski at (908) 243-1527.