Sharon Hansen, Counselor
Middle School can be an exciting time of change for students. Expanded course options, a larger number of teachers, and fluxuating friendships can all lead to opportunities and challenges for the middle schooler. The Berlin Middle School Counseling Department is here to help support parents and students navigate this sometimes challenging time. Please check out webpage for more specific information about Middle School Counseling Services.
The process of moving from elementary to high school is a short three-year stay in middle school. During this time, we need to work with our children to prepare them to become adults. There are many pitfalls and twists and turns on this journey. As students move through middle school, they will be completing activities and receiving career education lessons on a weekly basis in their homerooms. The culmination of these lessons is what we call the student's academic and career plan (ACP). While the ACPs are not yet mandatory (they will be in the 2017-18 school year), the Berlin School District is getting a jumpstart on these plans in grades 6-12. For more information on the ACPs, please check out State Superintendent Tony Evers conversation about ACPs.