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Developmental Counseling

Ms. Alecsa Wecker- Grade 6 counselor 203-341-1653
Ms. Jennifer Peppe - Grade 7 counselor 203- 341-1605  
Mrs. Lindsey Shortell - Grade 8 counselor 203-341-1606

Dr. Cheryl Balkcom - School Psychologist (203) 341-1678

- Guidance Secretary (203) 341-1607 



Counseling services focus on three main aspects of development:

  • Academic - Academic Guidance
  • College and Career - College and career awareness, exploration and planning services
  • Personal/Social - Social, emotional counseling services to students and their families

Components of the Counseling Program

* Classroom Counseling (4-6 times a year) also known as Developmental Guidance
* Individual and small group counseling
* Parent and staff consultation
* Coordination of school-wide programs
* Consultation with outside agencies

How does the child see the counselor?

* Student Support Team & I.E.P.
* Teacher Referral
* Administrative referral
* Parent referral
* Self-referral

Reasons for visiting the counselor:

* Study Skills
* Anger Management
* Friendship Concerns

* New school Situation
* School Concerns

* Family Concerns
* Happy Occasions
* Family Health Issues
* Any Area of Concern


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CMS students and staff organized food drives and collected donations to give to local charities. During the annual Giving Assembly on November 22, representatives came in to receive the funds. It was a beautiful assembly!

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