East Oldham Middle School Counselors
Director Carrie May - 6th grade and 7th grade girls
School Counselor Brandon Murphy - 7th grade boys and 8th grade
Mental Health Consultant Patrick Wagner
5th Grade Parent Night May 11 - Click the link below for important info!
Arvin Center Info
OCHS Info-8th graders
SOHS Info - 8th graders
CAPPAA and the Arts Center Info
As a school counselor, we will help check in with students to help them use strategies to conquer or cope with social/emotional needs. Typically, our individual counseling sessions are geared toward self-management, decision making, social and self-awareness.
Group counseling teaches social conversation skills with a group of individuals whom all face similar concerns. These sessions may include students with similar experiences and listening to others. Group counseling provides a supportive environment to allow students to work toward their goals. Topics are offered through the student Needs Assessment taken annually and occasionally created if a need surfaces. Parent permission/opt out must be acquired for group participation. Common topics include anxiety, social skills, and anger management.
Classroom Guidance is delivering developmentally appropriate content for each grade level. Lessons are based on the student needs survey and state mandated awareness months. In the future, the district plans to have a uniform curriculum that coincide with student needs.
August - Intro to Counselors/Needs Assessment
September - Suicide Prevention/Bullying Prevention
October - Drug Prevention/Awareness
November - Respect/Veterans
December - Naviance/Minute Meetings
January - Cultural Sensitivity/Acceptance
February - 8th Grade Visits - Dealing with Stress
March - Career Fair/Naviance
April - 5th Grade visits
May - Needs Assessment/Minute Meetings
Anxiety Support for Parents and Teens
Sleep - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/analysis-teens-are-sleeping-less-why-smartphones
The Teenage Brain
Mental Health Consultant
Patrick Wagner is the District employed Mental Health Consultant assigned to East Oldham. He is a tremendous resource for mental Health at East. Patrick is a licensed LCSW who is our liaison for outside agencies (therapist, psychiatrists, hospitals, etc) and referrals to those outside providers. He also takes on the role of our behavioral health specialist for crisis situations, and consultant for all things social, emotional, and behavioral.