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Welcome to the Counseling Department:

 

Mission Statement

 

The counseling department, in partnership with the Clinton Township community of parents, students, and educators, is dedicated to 

promoting student growth by focusing on the whole child.  

All counseling programs are designed to foster student achievement in the areas of academic, career, social and personal growth.  

 

In addition, our programs support the development of the following values:

respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, and citizenship.  

Our goal is to promote a commitment to life-long learning, personal and academic growth, cultural awareness, and becoming productive members of society.

 

CTMS Counseling Department:

 

The primary goal of counseling at Clinton Township Middle School is to provide students with a safe, supportive environment in which to manage any ongoing issues or crisis that may otherwise impede their emotional and educational growth. The program is developmental in nature, incorporating techniques that are meaningful in working with children and adolescents in general and specifically, with middle school students at each grade level as they transition toward greater independence, acceptance or personal responsibility, and the need for more complex decision-making capacities.

 

Some specific areas that we strive to address with individuals as well as groups of students include the following:

  • Managing good life choices.
  • Accepting and respecting others, regardless of similarity or difference from oneself.
  • Learning to view differences among people as positive or innocuous, not as something to be distrusted.
  • Agreeing to disagree; developing strategies for getting along and working with those who are not your natural allies.
  • Resolving conflicts for oneself or via the involvement of a mediator.
  • Managing challenges at home including sibling rivalry, parental relationships, lose of loved ones.

 

                                                         Counselor Contact Information:

 

                                                                                   Kerry Mueller                                           

                                                                     7th Grade (A to L) and 6th Grade                              

                                                                              (908) 238-9141 Ext. 208                                  

                                                                               kmueller@ctsdnj.org         

                                                                                   Greg James

                                                                  7th Grade (M to Z) and 8th Grade 

                                                                         (908) 238-9141 Ext. 209

                                                                            gjames@ctsdnj.org