School Counseling Department Information

Welcome to the School Counseling Department at CHMS! We are excited to have you as a part of our Chasco family. On this page you will find a brief overview of what can be expected from our School Counseling Department during the 2017-2018 school year. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to send us an email, or reach us by phone. We are here to help!

Our School Counseling Program Includes

  • Individual Counseling and Consultation

Counselors help students explore their personal and academic concerns and when appropriate, develop a plan of action with students to reach his/her goals.

  • Small Group Counseling

Small groups of students meet in the counselor’s office to discuss issues such as positive interpersonal relations, problem solving skills, academic success skills and coping with loss.

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons

Throughout the school year, counselors will present classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics (see highlights below).

  • Family Support

Understanding the importance of working as a team, counselors are able to work with parents on issues that may be hampering the educational or emotional development of a child. Counselors are able to provide resources and referrals to help students’ unique and important needs.

  • Section 504

For questions or concerns regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact your student’s counselor to request more information.

Program Highlights 2017-2018

  • Guidance Overview and Introduction: how to request to see a counselor, how can the School Counselor help?
  • Bullying Prevention and Suicide Prevention
  • Academic, College, and Career planning
  • Duke TIP – (Talent Identification Program, invitations based on 6th grade FCAT scores)
  • Take Stock in Children Scholarships
  • Healthy relationships and online safety through the Smarter Safer Teens Curriculum
  • Ongoing Character Education
  • During April, all teams complete their Course Cards for the following school year

CHMS Certified School Counselors:

Bridget Gallagher

6th Grade and 8th Grade

bgallagher@pasco.k12.fl.us

727-774-1300

Laura Dahlin

6th Grade and 7th Grade

ldahlin@pasco.k12.fl.us

727-774-1331