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.
Melissa Bobo and Rachel Lee are the School Counselors at Christiana Middle School. Melissa Bobo serves last names A-L and Rachel Lee serves students last names M-Z. Counselors are able to serve all students, yet each School Counselor has been dedicated to specific students. School Counselors assist in creating academic schedules, facilitate Student Assistance Team (SAT) meetings, 504 meetings, advocacy for students, counseling support, Atlas liaisons, bullying prevention, and conflict mediation. School Counselors are here to provide support for the students and staff. If a student needs to see a School Counselor on campus, he or she can complete and submit the CHMS School Counseling Appointment Form. The link is below. School Counselors will make an a make an appointment for a brief solution focused session and call for the student from class.
CHMS School Counseling Appointment Form link below:
Any emergencies after school hours, including school breaks (dismissal 3pm) talk with a parent(s)/guardian, call 911, and/or use the STOP IT App to report concerns.
**Counseling Emergencies are defined as followed: 1) Threats of harm to self; 2) Threats of harm to others; 3) 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 Our Code for CHMS is Rutherford #1 the link is below:
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. Students will receive preventative programming on bullying as well as learn about healthy relationships through counseling and in some of our wonderful exploratory classes.
Take time to explore the Counselor's Corner pages and resources of all kinds to assist students and parents. If a student is transitioning to High School, we will update Transitioning to High School tab with updated information for Rockvale and Riverdale High Schools. Whether entering school as a 6th grader, the process of being at CHMS or moving toward High School, the School Counselors are here to provide support through the process! If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the School Counselors. For questions/concerns regarding students with the last name A-L, please contact Ms. Bobo at [email protected] For questions/concerns of students with the last name M-Z, please contact Ms. Lee at [email protected]
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
*Any need for continual ongoing counseling services, see the counseling referral list located under Parent Resources tab to the right of this page.