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Student Support

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The Middle School Counselors are available during school hours. They can be contacted through Schoology, email, or phone.  They are also available to meet via Google Meet (on-line face-to-face meeting). You can request this check-in/appointment.  

If this is an emergency and you are worried about yourself or someone else's safety - please know we may not receive this message immediately - here are immediate resources - call 911 or Anoka County Mobile Crisis - 763-755-3801. 

As a school, we appreciate any updates of information you may have to share after the situation has been addressed by professionals.  Having this information can help us support our students throughout the school year. The goal of Guidance & Support Services is to help students understand themselves so they can make better decisions about life. Counselors help sort out student's problems and guide them toward appropriate decisions.

What do middle school counselors do?

Middle school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. Middle school counselors do not work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve success in school. Professional school counselors align with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. This mission is accomplished through the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental and systematic school counseling program (ASCA website).

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Counseling Staff

 

Dawn Westanmo
6th Grade Counselor (CMS)
E-mail: dwestanmo@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-5568

Mary Macken
7th Grade Counselor (CMS)
E-mail: mmacken@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-5409

Corinna Morse
8th Grade Counselor (CMS)
Phone: 763-792-5568MS)
E-mail: cmorse@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-5419

Patrick Dallas
Psychologist (CMS)
E-mail: pdallas@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-5412

Sara Verke
Administrative Assistant 
Email: sverke@isd12.org
Phone: 763-792-5413