Margaret Cutrer & Jima Montfort
Welcome to the CMS Counseling Center!The counselors at Corsicana 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.
CMS is STAAR Ready!
- Tuesday, April 10th - 8th Grade Math
- Tuesday, April 10th - 7th Grade Writing
- Wednesday, April 11th - 8th Grade Reading
What You Can do at Home for STAAR Success
- Have an early bedtime the night before
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Arrive to school on time
- Bring a healthy testing approved snack for the test
- Take a breath!
CMS encourages our students to
If they hear that another student is hurting themselves, plans to hurt themselves, has a weapon, and/or has intent to hurt others.
Find a trusted adult such as a:
CMS Tutorials ROCK!
If your student needs some extra help in school or just wants to boost his/her grade, please encourage them to go to tutorials. Tutorials are a great place to ask questions and get one-on-one help from the teacher. If the times listed in the link below do not work, contact your student's teacher to see if another time can be worked out. Students may go to their teacher or any teacher in the department.
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Is it Bullying?
If a student at CMS feels they have been bullied or have witnessed bullying, please use the Bullying Checklist below to see if what happened qualfies as bullying. If it does, use the CISD Quick Tip App to report it or notifiy a CMS Counselor or Administrator as soon as possible.
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!
13 Reasons Why Information for Parents
Suicide has always been a serious issue for youth and adolescences in our schools, however the recent popularization of this tragedy through social media and television has caused an increase in suicide attempts. We hope the following resources can help parents deal with these issues with their children and prevent another needless tragedy.
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