CMS Counseling Corner
Welcome to the CMS Counseling Center!The counselors at Collins Middle School are here to assist you in any way we can! We are a student-centered office where our ultimate goals are to help students have a successful middle school experience and to prepare all students for high school and beyond!
What Do CMS Counselors Do?School counselors play an important role in shaping successful students. This involves working with students academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. The following are just some ways that we assist students:
- Help students deal with and difuse problems brought into school from home and outside the classroom;
- Set up parent-teacher conferences;
- Provide academic and career guidance to students
- Work with students to develop positive habits and attitudes;
- Foster and maintain parental involvement.
- Assist students in gaining life skills such as organization, time management, teamwork, and study skills.
Tips for Being Successful At CMS!1.) Come to school EVERY DAY!The #1 indicator for school success is attendance!2.) Get Involved!Get involved in extracurricular activities like band, athletics, art club, or student council. It is a great way to get connected to the school, meet new friends, and develop self-confidence.3.) Get ORGANIZED!At CMS, it is important to be organized to be successful! In order to keep up with everything, it is important to start out and stay organized.4.) Be Social....but Not Too Social!It is important to have fun with friends but don't let your friends distract you from your priorities in the classroom.5.) Be the Best You Can Be Every Day!Come to school each day with the goal to work hard, try hard, and be AWESOME!-
Check this Out!....Reality Check!From Texas Workforce Commission, "There is nothing more motivational for students than showing them the relevance between educational attainment and their earnings power. Reality Check is designed to help students understand the connection between lifestyle aspirations and the importance of post-secondary education. It allows students to make lifestyle choices, create a budget, and then to view the occupations and preferred education levels that support those choices."Also available as an App for Free in the iTunes store!www.texasrealitycheck.com