Student Services

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cameron Middle School counseling program is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that will assist all students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers and lifelong learners.  Counseling services are available to all students through individual and small group sessions.

 

Services Offered 

*Indvidual Advisement

*Small-group guidance with peers to build social and academic skills

*Academic Advisement

*Consultation with parents/guardians on issues and concerns involving their student

Parent Resources

RESOURCES:

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Talking to Children About Traumatic Events

Children's Health: After a tragedy, you might feel helpless- but your child needs your support.  Here's help knowing what to say.

Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

When Terrible Things Happen: For Students

When Terrible Things Happen: For Adults

Connecting With: Others - Seeking Social Support

Helping Kids Deal with Grief

Death and Grieving: Supporting Children and Youth

 

 

Anxiety: Tips for Managing Social Anxiety

 

Know the Risks: E-cigarettes and Young People

 

Gaming Safety: Tips for Parents

WI Department of Education: Internet Safety Information 

Cyberbullying: Information resource from the Dept. of Justice

 

 

Barron County Resources

LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES 

Mental Health is an important part of life! Providers help with a range of Mental Health issues from mental illness to everyday life experiences. Every day issues may include hopelessness, grief, loss, panic, feeling blue and/or anxious, death, relationship issues and concerns, couples counseling, divorce, job issues, being a caregiver, and phase of life concerns.

 

Barron County Mental Health Crisis Line

1-888-552-6642

You can use this number anytime someone is in need 24/7 - students who need someone to talk to are encouraged to call anytime, day or night.

 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


HOPELINE
Text “HOPELINE” to 741741 or go to www.centerforsuicideawareness.org for 24/7 free trained crisis counselors.


The Trevor Lifeline
1-866-488-7386
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBT youth.

 

TeenCare Positive Alternatives

TeenCare is a prevention service including a 24-hour hotline and short term shelter/crisis intervention designed to serve youth. Our mission is to provide runaways, throwaways, and youth in crisis with safe shelter, assist in resolving family conflicts, and to reunite families whenever possible.  TeenCare is governed by the Wisconsin Association of Homeless and Runaway Services (WAHRS) and is staffed with the help of Americorps.  TeenCare is also partnered with Dunn County Partnership for Youth.  

 

Confidential 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-491-TEEN (8336)

  

 

 

Middle School Years

Middle School Years Monthly Newsletter

Each month you can read a new article about practical ideas to promote academic success, effective parenting, a solid home-and-school partnership, healthy habits, and positive character traits.

 

Hints for Homework

Navigating the Middle Years

Organized for School Success

Building Interpersonal Skills

Understanding Your Middle Grader

Homework 101

Reading and Writing in content areas

Giving and Getting Respect

Bullying Q&As

 

Septemer: A+ Organizing Strategies

October: Tween Discipline That Works

 

PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe

 

PBIS is a system for creating a positive school culture that allows students to grow and learn academically and socially.  This school-wide program is designed to recognize students for appropriate behaviors.  Every student pledges to do his/her best to be Responsible, Respectful, and to be Safe.

Students who do not meet the positive behavior expectations will be provided with a variety of supports to help them improve their behavior.  

Students who do meet the positive behavior expectations have the opportunity to be recognized the school.

PBIS will help enrich instructional time and promote a school environment that is calm and conducive to learning.

CMS Positive Behavior Expectations

Cameron Middle School Positive Behavior Expectations

As part of the Cameron Middle's School's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program (PBIS), Cameron Middle School has established a matrix of positive behaviors.  Specific behaviors have been identified for ten different areas of the school.  We will be focussing our efforts on teaching and reinforcing these behaviors throughout the school year.  For a complete list of the positive behavior expectations, please click on the link below.

 

Cameron Middle School Positive Behavior Expectations

Comet Pride Star Cards and Post-Cards

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At Cameron Middle School, students in grades 5 and 6 use Comet Pride Star Card's.  A Star Card can be initialed by any staff member who wished to recognize a student's for meeting the Positive Behaviors Expectations at our school by being Responsible, being Respectful and being Safe.   When a student has all of the stars on their card signed, they can turn in their card for a weekly drawing or have their name put on the school-wide recognition board.  When all the stars are filled on the school-wide recognition board, the school earns a recognition.

 

 

7th and 8th Grade

Students in grades 7 and 8 can also earn recognition for showing their Comet Pride, by being Responsible, Respectable and Safe here at Cameron Middle School.  Any staff member can recognize a student for showing their Comet Pride by filling out a Comet Pride Post-Card.  A portion of the Post-Card is given to the student who can enter their name into a trimester drawing or they may chose to have their name put up on the school-wide recognition board.  The staff will write a brief note about the positive behavior the student displayed on the other portion of the Post-Card.  This portion of the Post-Card will then be mailed home to the parent/guardian.  

 

Academic & Career Planning

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Academic & Career Planning

Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills.

For more information on ACP's visit www.dpi.wi.gov/acp

 

 

What is ACP?

Why Does ACP Matter? (video)

ACP Planning Overview

ACP Statute

 

 

 

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning: Resources

WI LGBTQ Resources

 

   Diverse and Resilient:  Our Mission:To achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people and communities in Wisconsin.

 

 GSAFE: A statewide (WI) organization committed to “creating just schools for LGBTQ+ youth

 

Gender Spectrum: Mission “to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth.”

 

GLBT National Youth Talk Line – 1-800-246-PRIDE, www.YouthTalkline.org

 

Trevor Project: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth. Call or text: 1-866-488-7386.

 

American Psychology Association: Transgender People, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Middle School Office -- Phone: (715) 458 4560 option 3 • Fax: (715) 458 3436

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