Welcome to Christiana Middle School's Counseling Corner!
Christiana Middle School
Counseling Program Mission Statement
The CHMS School Counseling Program is committed to providing and facilitating counseling supportive services and preventative programming to inspire every student to reach life-long academic, career, and social emotional success.
Ginger Etheridge and Rachel Lee are the School Counselors at Christiana Middle School. Ginger Etheridge serves last names A-L and Rachel Lee serves students last names M-Z. We are able to serve all students, yet each School Counselor has been dedicated to specific students. We are here to provide support for the students and staff. If a student needs to see a School Counselor, he or she can ask the teacher or staff person. If we are not facilitating a 504 meeting, Student Assistance Team meeting or on the phone, we will gladly see the student to assist them.
If a student needs to see a School Counselor on campus, the student can complete and submit the CHMS School Counseling Appointment Form.
CHMS School Counseling Appointment Form link below:
The School Counselor will call for the student when an appointment time is available. Emergency situations will take precedent. Any emergencies after school hours (dismissal 3pm) talk with a parent(s)/guardian, call 911, and/or use the STOP IT App to report concerns.
Counseling Emergencies are threats of harm to self, harm to others and/or threats of harm from others. Any actual alleged harm or threat to harm are emergency concerns. Bullying and/or harassment are stop moments to let the teacher know. The Stop it App is always an available resource for a student to report alleged harm, bullying, harassment, etc.
StopIt App link below with code:
Our Code for CHMS is Rutherford #1
Throughout the year, students will receive character education advocacy lessons on focused areas of compassion, being respectful, being responsible, having perseverance, being trustworthy, and being kind.
Take time to explore the Counselor's Corner pages and resources to assist students and parents. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us. For questions/concerns regarding students with the last name A-L, please contact Ms. Etheridge at EtheridgeG@rcschools.net For questions/concerns of students with the last name M-Z, please contact Mrs. Lee at LeeRa@rcschools.net
Confidentiality regarding counseling sessions: This means conversations with a school counselor are kept confidential with the exception in which the student has authorized the school counselor to speak to someone else as well as the following urgent situations which limit confidentiality:
Threat of harm to oneself
Threat of harm to another
Any report of abuse or neglect or suspected abuse or neglect
Reports of behavior which could reasonably lead to harm to self or others