Jackson Middle School's counseling program is committed to helping students reach their full academic, career, social, emotional and physical potential. Our counselors support and provide services that enable each student to meet their needs successfully through a caring environment that values uniqueness, diversity and personal development.


To see your guidance counselor

Simply walk in and fill out a request slip for your counselor to call you down. The best times to schedule an appointment is before and after school and during passing times.

Programs for students

Group counseling
Anger management, friendship/relationship, social skills, grief/loss, concerned persons, adolescent issues, and other groups as requested 

Individual counseling
A student and his or her counselor will work together to understand and act in relation to his/her individual uniqueness in academic pursuits, career goals, and personal/social development

New students
Counselors and student leaders will orient all new students to life at JMS at the time of their enrollment and on their fist day attending JMS

Targeted services
Students who have difficulty with class work have the opportunity to attend Academic Assistance Sessions after school with a teacher

Parent and family programs

Sixth grade orientation
In the winter 5th grade students attend an informational session at JMS regarding registration for 6th grade. In the spring a JMS counselor will visit each elementary school to inform future 6th graders about JMS and answer any questions students may have.
Counselor-parent conferences 
During teacher conferences, parents and students may schedule time with their counselor to discuss any concerns. Counselors are also available to meet with parents regarding student needs at any time during the school year.  


RJ Polley
Sixth grade counselor
Andrea Zinda
Eighth grade counselor
Kyra Pasche
Guidance counselor
Jason Ferkinhoff
Seventh grade counselor