• A message from Ms. Sweeney and Mrs. Snapp 

     

    UPDATE: 3/24/20

    Mrs. Snapp and Ms. Sweeney miss you all so very much and are thinking of you everyday of this closure.  We know some of you are feeling anxious during this uncertain time.  We are available to you during school hours through email or Schoology if you need to reach out.  Our links are also still active.  We also have added a special section to our "Counseling" tab entitled "Special Resources for Special Times."  In this section, you will find links to articles, helpful videos on coping skills, etc.  Please check them out.  We are updating as much as possible.  Send us any uplifting ideas you have to help each other through this time and maybe we can post them, too!  We can't wait to see your smiling faces!

     

    Mrs. Snapp:  bsnapp@k12.wv.us

    Ms. Sweeney:  hssweeney@k12.wv.ux  

     

     

    Spring Mills Middle School Counseling Program


    The primary audience for the "Counselors' Corner" is parents. We want to inform parents about the school counseling program and state our willingness to work as part of a team to maximize the functioning of all Spring Mills Middle School students. A school counseling program is comprehensive in scope, preventative in design and developmental in nature. The Spring Mills Middle counseling program is designed to ensure that every student receives the program benefits. The program focuses on what students should know, understand, and be able to do in 3 areas: academic, career, and personal/social. The majority of the school counselors' time is spent in direct services with students; however, the counselors are available to parents and staff for consultation. We support a safe learning environment and work to safeguard the human rights of all members of the Spring Mills community.

     
    What is Counseling?
     

    Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education and career goals (American Counseling Association, 2010). Counselors at SMMS help students with immediate concerns, but may need to offer community counseling resources to parents and guardians if long term counseling is needed.