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     Our school counseling department:
    Counselors: Emily JacobsBeverly Vernon
    Secretary to the Department: Wendy Billings 
     
     

    Office Hours During the COVID-19 School Closure

    M-F 8:00 - 4:00 

     

    Counselors can be reached via email or phone as detailed below.  

     

    Emmy Jacobs: emily_jacobs@abss.k12.nc.us or (336) 538-6010 Ext 40310

    Beverly Vernon: beverly_vernon@abss.k12.nc.us  or (336) 538-6010 Ext 40311 or (336) 496-2928

     

     

    Mrs. Vernon and Ms. Jacobs both work with 8th graders during high school registration and yearly rotate who works primarily with the entering sixth grade class. Even though both counselors work with this same group of students throughout their middle school years, they will always work with any student as needed.

     

     

    Remember to also use our anonymous reporting system "Say Something" if you have safety concerns. Use this link to make an anonymous report Say Something.  


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    Journey to Becoming a Brave Registration Information - Annually in August
    (2020 Event Tentatively Scheduled for the mornings of August 4th or 5th)

    We realize that entering a new school is a big transition for students especially in these critical adolescent years. In an effort to help ease the anxiety that is often felt by starting at a new school, we have created a half day summer transition program designed specifically for rising sixth grade students who will be attending  Western Middle School. Parents are also encouraged to attend the optional parent meeting that will be held during the last hour of the program so that participants and parents are ready to head home at the same time. Once we know how this school year will proceed we will provide a google form registration link on the website.  


     

     

     
  • Naviance Resources in Clever

     The Alamance Burlington School System has decided to make logging into Naviance easier than ever before. Students only need to log into Clever and then they can access Naviance by clicking on the Naviance Icon. Once at the sign in screen students use the same log in username and password that they utilize when logging in to the computers or school website while at school.  

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  • Important Phone Numbers

     24 hour Crisis Hotline 336-513-4444

    Child Abuse Hotline 336-229-2908
    Toll Free 1-888-543-1444

    Crossroads Crisis Line 336-228-0360

    Family Abuse Services 336-226-5982

    Kids Path Grief and Loss 336-532-0123

    Cardinal Innovations (Mental Health) 336-513-4200 or

    1-800-939-5911

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    Beliefs, Vision, Mission & Program Goals 

     We believe:
    Student services personnel have a unique opportunity and responsibility to assess student needs in order to maximize student learning and development. We believe that all students can learn and can achieve lifelong success both academically and in the world of work.
     

    Our Vision Is:

    To make use of the expertise from diverse professional education and student services disciplines to identify and remove barriers to academic success. 
    To make measurable improvements in student attendance and performance by the use data collection
    To abide by all professional ethics and standards by all national/state boards of Student Services Personnel
    To challenge students to meet their potential to grow into functional, contributing members of the community.
     
       The mission of the SST here at Western Middle is to provide an opportunity for all students to maximize potential as future ready learners in the areas of personal/social growth, intellectual growth and career awareness in order to become a productive and contributing member of 21st  century society.
     
    The goal of the student support services program is: 
    • To make use of the expertise from diverse professional education and student services disciplines to identify and remove barriers to academic success. 
    • To make measurable improvements in student attendance and performance by the use of data collection.
    • To abide by all professional ethics and standards by all national/state boards of Student Services Personnel.; and
    • To allow students to meet their potential to grow into functional, contributing members of the community. 
    CONFIDENTIALITY
    As Counselors we keep things discussed confidential, unless someone is in danger. We do encourage students to have open communication with parents.
     
        We offer individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, mediations, classroom guidance lessons, informative parent night presentations and much, much more. We work as part of the Student Service Team (SST) here at Western Middle School along with our school social worker, school nurse, and prevention specialist. As part of the SST we believe that student services personnel have a unique opportunity and responsibility to assess student needs in order to maximize student learning and development. We believe that all students can learn and can achieve lifelong success both academically and in the world of work.

       
       Please remember that we are here to support you! Do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.  If you would like to email either of us, please click on our contact information below or you may call the school at 336-538-6010.  Our office hours are during normal school hours, 7:45-3:45.
     

    High School Registration Information 

    Click the links for detailed information on class preparation, registration, and frequently asked questions!

    What do I need to do to be ready for high school and registering for my classes?

    Frequently asked questions