• About Counseling

    Parents and students often wonder what it is that a school counselors do on a daily basis.

    As important members of an educational team, Abbott Middle School Counselors are available to all students in the areas of academic, personal, social, and career development. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work together with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive atmosphere whereby students can achieve optimal success.

    School Guidance Curriculum

    • academic skills support
    • coping strategies, peer relationships,and effective social skills including bully prevention
    • communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution
    • college readiness and career exploration
    • individual/family/ school crisis intervention
    • consultation/collaboration/referrals
    • goal-setting and decision-making
    • academic and career planning
    • education in understanding of self, including strengths and areas of improvement
    • guidance through transition planning
    • professional development - school/district/state

    2017-2018 Counselor Assignments:

     6th grade: Ms. MacKenzie Peguese
     
    7th grade: 
    Last names: A-J: Ms. MacKenzie Peguese
    K-Z: Mrs. Nanci Gelsey
    8th grade: Mrs. Nanci Gelsey
     
    Students with active IEPs: Mrs. Jill Guanco