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Here at Sloat Junior High, Our School Counselors:

* Help resolve barriers that interfere with learning.
* Conduct classroom guidance learning activities, small group counseling, and individual counseling.
* Enroll new students and schedule students in classes.
* Coordinate the Explore Test and OCCT Tests.
* Support students with special needs.
*Offer crisis intervention and prevention.
*Have a Master's degree or higher education along with various certifications.

*Create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere while working together with school personnel including administration, teachers, community counselors, and school psychologist.

School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

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Junior High School Students' Developmental Needs

Junior High school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers.  From childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work. Middle School students have high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth. They search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation. Middle Schoolers are extremely sensitive to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.

Meet the Junior High Counselors

Jennifer Smith: Jennifer Smith is in her eighth year as a school counselor and will be the full time counselor at SJH this year. She was an elementary counselor (PK-6th) at Okay Elementary School for four years then transitioned into the Okay Public School counselor for grades PK-12th the last three years. She has also been an elementary basketball coach for five years, Junior High girls' basketball coach for three years and cheerleading coach for five years. As well as coach Junior High and High School softball for three years.

Jennifer graduated from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, with a bachelor's degree in History and Humanities and a minor in Anthropology. She later obtained her Master's degree at East Central University in School Counseling. She has a daughter (Paige- age 5) and niece (Tru- age 7) who lives with her. Some of her hobbies include watching her favorite sports teams (Notre Dame Irish), camping with family by the lake, and watching her girls in their activities.

Holli Metcalf: This is Holli Metcalf's fourth year as a Counselor at Sloat Junior High. This year Holli will be at the HS in the mornings and at the JH in the afternoons. Holli graduated from Northeastern State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Childhood Development. Holli also obtained a Master's Degree of Science in School Counseling. Holli graduated with honors while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, and she was a recipient of multiple academic scholarships.

Holli is married to Marcus Metcalf and has two kids, Summer- age 8, and Maci- age 5. She also has a Great-Dane named Princess Poppy. Some of her hobbies include watching her favorite sports teams, Zumba, baking cupcakes, and spending time with her family.

Our Counseling staff is looking forward to serving students both academically and emotionally throughout their Junior High journey.