PRSMS Guidance Counselors:
- Michele Deering – 6th grade (727) 246-3330
- Julio Cruz – 7th grade (727) 246-3327
- Karen Lindstrom – 8th grade (727) 246-3200
PRSMS Social Worker:
- – (727) 246-3214
PRSMS School Psychologist:
- – (727)246-3200
How can my child receive guidance services?
- Request of a counselor
- Parent referral
- Administrative referral
- Teacher/staff referral
- Students who would like to speak to a counselor must ask their teacher for a “Request To See A Counselor” form. They then fill it out and drop it off at the front desk or give it to their teacher. The student will be called to see a counselor after the request is received. Students may also request to see a counselor in the case of an emergency. The teacher can call the counselor’s office/front desk in an emergency situation.
- Counselors are available to provide individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis counseling/intervention as well as social and emotional support. Counselors are responsible for presenting classroom lessons, providing academic support services, and participating in special program staffing’s. Counselors also help coordinate school-wide activities.
Specific Programs provided for students and parents:
Individual and Small Group Counseling – Based on the needs of our students, the counselors meet with students one on one or as a group with a common theme.
Parent Conferences – Counselors are happy to meet with parents/guardians alone or with their child’s team of teachers, as needed.
School-wide Programs – Counselors run programs across the entire school so that all students are involved.
- Red Ribbon Week
- Anti-Bullying programs
- Mental Health courses
- Anti-Human Trafficking lessons
- Social and Emotional learning
Classroom Lessons – Counselors provide classroom instruction throughout the year following the developmental counseling curriculum. Age appropriate lessons include:
• safe dating/healthy relationships
• bullying prevention
• suicide prevention
• flash judgements
• career preparation
• digital citizenship
• academic advisement
Duke Talent Search – This program is designed for 7th grade students. It allows students who scored in the 95th percentile or higher on the previous year’s standardized tests to take the SAT or ACT.
504 Plans – The counseling department is responsible for making sure students’ 504 plans are up to date. This is to insure that students are receiving all the accommodations applicable.
Take Stock In Children Scholarship Opportunity – For 8th grade students who meet certain criteria. Typically available in the 2nd semester.
The following links will be helpful when talking to your child:
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
Tips for Parents (English) pdf