Mueller Park Jr. High Counseling Center
Mueller Park Jr. High's Counseling Department is a comprehensive counseling program that is dedicated to student success. Our goal as a counseling team is to provide EVERY student with the knowledge and resources they need to become college and career ready.
Students may make appointments to see their counselor between classes, during lunch, or before and after school. Parents may set an appointment with their student's counselor by emailing the counselor. Emails are listed below.
What Do Counselors Do?
Our responsibility is to advocate for students and make sure we are doing what is best for them. We constantly meet with students, parents, teachers and administration to collaborate and help students be successful. We do this in a variety of ways:
1. Every Student
a. We love the variety and differences among all students and want everyone to be successful.
b. Programs in place for student success include: Panther time, Study Skills classes, Read 180
2. Plan for Career and College Readiness
a. We meet with each student (7th, 8th and 9th grade) for a 30 minute individualized meeting and set academic and personal goals.
b. We do career assessments to determine classes that would be a good fit for each student and help find career options.
c. College and Career Awareness (CCA) lessons given to all 7th graders by the counselors in their College and Career Awareness Classes.
d. Reality Town lessons and presentation
e. Utah Futures presentations and lesson plans given to all students (7th, 8th, & 9th grades)
f. We create four-year plans with our 8th and 9th grade students.
g. Discuss college and post-high school education opportunities.
3. Dropout Prevention
a. Local Case Management Team meetings weekly
b. Individual CCR meetings with all of our students and their parents (7th, 8th, & 9th grades)
c. Personal trackers with a parent component
d. Cone meetings with feeder High Schools
4. Guidance Curriculum
a. Career Exploration (CTE Intro lessons in 7th grade, Utah Futures lessons in 8th and 9th grade).
b. Anti-bullying, resilience, self-esteem, study skills and goal setting lessons.
5. Public Relations
a. New student and parent orientation at Parent Preview held at Mueller Park Junior High
b. Incoming 7th grade orientation
c. 7th grade Camp
c. Back to school night
d. Parent/Teacher conferences
e. Participates in the Community Council meetings
f. Community Connections Spanish Speaking parent nights
6. Responsive Services
a. We meet with students, parents, teachers and the administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We are available to address concerns each day in a timely manner.
b. Concerns include: personal issues, home issues, rumors, anxiety and panic attacks, communication problems, friends, suicidal thoughts, bullying, family crisis, individual grief counseling, transition and concerns with classes or teachers.
c. Small groups
d. Classroom presentations on Zero Tolerance for Negative Behaviors - Suicide, Drugs & Alcohol, Bullying
a. New student registration
b. Incoming 7th grade registration at the different feeder elementary schools
c. 8th and 9th grade registration with parents
a. We use data to drive programs and measure program effectiveness.
b. We meet with teachers and administration to address concerns and find the best possible solutions for students.
9. Professional Development
a. Monthly district counseling meetings
b. Weekly faculty development activities and meetings
c. Utah School Counselor Association's continuing education meetings
a. New student scheduling
b. Assist with the school's master calendar
c. Schedule Changes
We believe all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful in the school setting. At MJH, we have a Pyramid of Intervention that is used school wide to ensure the success of every student.
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General Referral Information
When seeking services for your family:
- Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
- Refer to your own insurance company provider list
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Davis Behavioral Health
2250 North 1700 West
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 776-6303 Crisis Line
DBH offers classes for children and parents including Anger Kids, Self-Esteem, Strengthening Families, and Love & Logic. Classes are offered on various nights of the week. Call for class listings, cost, and to register for any classes. Cost is minimal and can be waived for some families. Individual, family and group therapy is also available based on individual needs. The cost is based on a sliding scale.
The Counseling Center
1459 North Main Street Suite 100
Centerville, UT 84014
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Family Enrichment Center
320 South 500 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
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Youth Outreach Center
1353 North 1075 West, Suite 101
Groups for children 10 yrs and older. No cost for group or family therapy. Evening groups include anger management, self-esteem, love and logic for kids. Call for a current class list or additional information.
The Summit Family Foundation–A Center for Grieving Children
1708 East 5500 South, Suite 18
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LDS Social Services
- Centerville: (801) 294-0578
- Ogden: (801) 621-6510
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- McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden: (801) 387-5600
- Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City: (801) 662-1000
- University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City: (801) 583-2500
Davis School District Student Services Prevention Lessons and Resources
- America's Career InfoNet http://www.careerinfonet.org
- Careers Powered by Google http://www.careers.org
- Occupational Information Network http://www.onetonline.org
- Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
- ACT College Planning Information http://www.actstudent.org/college/index.html
- Big Future by College Board https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
- Campus Services: There is Support When You Need It https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/campus-services-theres-support-when-you-need-it
- College Board http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/indes.jsp
- College Planning Timeline http://www.mymajors.com/content_college_timeline.html
- College: What it's all about and why it matters https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/know-yourself/college-what-its-all-about-and-why-it-matters
- College View http://www.collegeview.com
- Every College is Different! http://legacy.mckinneyisd.net/campuses/school_websites/mhs/counselors/Forms/Every%20College%20is%20Different.pdf
- Think College by The Department of Education www.ed.gov
- Tips for Successful College Admission http://legacy.mckinneyisd.net/campuses/school_websites/mhs/counselors/Forms/Tips%20for%20Successful%20College%20Admission.pdf
- What to Expect from Campus Life https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/what-to-expect-from-campus-life
- Why Community College http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/college/community-college
- You Can Go! by College Board https://youcango.collegeboard.org
Davis Applied Technology Collegehttp://datc.edu
Governor Herbert's initiative 66 by 2020http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579131/66-by-2020-Utah-has-7-years-to-reach-college-degree-goal-and-top-the-nation.html?pg=all
- NCAA Clearinghouse Checklist https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/cms/lib/UT01001306/Centricity/Domain/7226/NCAA%20Checklist%202014-2015.pdf
Scholarship and Financial Aid
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid https://www.fafsa.gov
- Differences between www.fafsa.gov and www.fafsa.com. Fafsa.com is not a federally sponsored site and charges the applicant $79.99 and up.
- Regents' Scholarship https://stepuputah.com/regentsscholarship/
- Ways to Pay - Step up Utah https://stepuputah.com/id/students/financial-aid
- Bountiful High School's Scholarship page: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/57492
- Woods Cross High School's Scholarship page: https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/87512
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