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 contact your school counselorIn light of distance learning school counselors can be reached via e-mail and phone calls. Please access our Student Services Google Classroom for your grade level for helpful resources, connecting with your school counselor, and updates on distance learning.6th Grade Google Classroom:snrnylqtumywua5qu7pjhIf you have an immediate mental health concern please contact:Hennepin County Mobil Crisis - 24/7 612-348-2233Free and Confidential 24/7 Text Line - Text HOME to 741741When school is in 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 studentsGroup counselingAnger management, friendship/relationship, social skills, grief/loss, concerned persons, adolescent issues, and other groups as requested
Individual counselingA 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 studentsCounselors and student leaders will orient all new students to life at JMS at the time of their enrollment and on their first day attending JMS
Targeted servicesStudents who have difficulty with class work have the opportunity to attend Academic Assistance Sessions after school with a teacher
Parent and family programsSixth grade orientationIn 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 conferencesDuring 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.
ContactsErin KellySchool Counselor - Department Lead763-506-5325Karen Strand Ibarra7th Grade School Counselor763-506-5225Kyra Pasche8th Grade School Counselor763-506-5228Jason Ferkinhoff6th Grade School Counselor763-506-5324