Middle school is a time of constant transformation, with change and growth happening in social and family relationships, bodies, and perspectives. Every day brings increasing exposure to new opportunities and choices. Counseling services are accessed by student request or referral from teachers, administrators, or parents, and are free of charge.
Our guidance counselor is available to help students and their families navigate through life events, changes and challenges, as well as to help address barriers to learning and academic success. The counselor meets with every student in the first semester for a few minutes to identify academic and personal goals for the year. Through individual and group counseling, the counselor can aid with anger management, adjusting as a new student, coping with family changes, handling loss or death, making healthy choices, social skills, skills for managing stress, social conflicts and mediations, study and organizational skills, test and academic anxiety, strengthening self-esteem, processing disciplinary situations, and referrals to community programs.
Personal Development Class
The counselor also conducts prevention-based lessons on social and emotional life skills and healthy decision-making through a trimester-long personal development class called “The 'Tween/Teen Scene.” Sample topics are communication and conflict resolution skills, substance abuse education, stress management, and respect for diversity.
The counselor provides ongoing guidance to staff by collaborating with teachers and administrators on the implementation of effective classroom management, conducting staff training, and helping facilitate school-wide crisis response programming.
The counselor makes every effort to maintain regular communication with families through The Scoop, class newsletters, and by conducting Parent Education sessions.
The Compassion Fund
The Compassion Fund helps Evergreen provide:
a supply of lunch items at school for Evergreen students that didn’t bring lunch or perhaps need a little more
items for our food pantry and clothing closet (Robin’s Nest) that is open to anyone at Evergreen who needs support
emergency resources for Evergreen families in times of crisis
financial assistance for Evergreen students' end of the year trips
If you have time or items to donate, or you'd like to get involved with activities that support Evergreen's Compassion Fund in any way, please contact Sarah Hartnett.
Nuthatch Outfitters Exchange provides students and adults with required personal equipment for hiking, camping, and backpacking adventures that take place throughout the year at Evergreen. We are creating a lending library of gear that can be checked out and returned. We need items like gently used hiking boots, shoes, socks, shirts, pants, and backpacks.
Robin's Nest is Evergreen's food pantry and clothing closet that is open to anyone in our community who needs support. Gently used clothing can be donated to be available for students and their families, as needed. It is located at Evergreen across from Lost & Found.