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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. 

Counselors Responsibilities

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

7.      Registration

a.  New student registration

b.  Incoming 7th grade registration at the different feeder elementary schools

c.  8th and 9th grade registration with parents

8.      Data

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

10.     Scheduling

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.

 

Calendar

Counselors

Mueller Park Junior High Counseling Center

Claire Cassity
Counselor  
A-Ho
cassity@dsdmail.net
801.402.6309

Jill Hedberg
Counselor 
Hu-Sc
jhedberg@dsdmail.net
801.402.6308

Sunny Ford
Counselor
Se-Z
sunford@dsdmail.net
801.402.6310

Anna Hendricks
Counseling Secretary
anhendricks@dsdmail.net
801.402.6307

Helpful Resources

Helpful Websites

Utah Futures

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Plan for it.
https://www.utahfutures.org/
 

KnowHow2Go

College Preparation Tool
http://www.knowhow2go.org/
 

ACT Test Prep

Preparing for the ACT
http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/
 

DTC Website

Davis Technology Center
https://www.davistech.edu/
 

DTC Application

Would you like to enroll at the DTC? 
https://www.davistech.edu/enrollment

Question of the Day

SAT Practice Question
http://sat.collegeboard.com/practice/sat-question-of-the-day
 

Love and Logic

Parenting Tips and Tools
http://www.loveandlogic.com/
 

Pioneer Online Library

Great Place to Access Research Materials
http://pioneer.uen.org
 

KSL

Local News
http://www.ksl.com

Community Resources

Community Resources

Listed below are a variety of community resources that are available that many families of our students have found beneficial.

General Referral Information

When seeking services for your family:

  • Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
  • Refer to your own insurance company provider list

Millcreek Community Resources Document 

District Community Resource Webpage
 

Davis Behavioral Health

2250 North 1700 West
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 773-7060
(801) 776-6303 Crisis Line
http://www.dbhprevention.org/

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
801-298-2000
www.thecounselingcenter.co

The center offers a new approach to therapy. Talking about your thoughts and feelings with friends or family can make you feel better, but they can't always provide you with the help you need. A therapist is a healthy alternative...AND it can be affordable too! They accept most insurance plans, cash, credit, check, bishop pay and will work on a sliding scale.
 

Family Enrichment Center

320 South 500 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 402-0650

The Center assists parents in taking a proactive approach to develop a whole, healthy family by making available materials, training and support. Information is readily available to all families in Davis County. Their lending library has information on a wide variety of issues. Call for a current class list or additional information.
 

Open Doors

1360 East 1450 South
Clearfield, UT
(801) 773-0712

FCC offers classes for children such as self-esteem/friends group and they have several parenting classes. They have updated class listings in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Call for an updated list, cost or to register. They also provide a 24-hour emergency day and night care for children.
 

Youth Outreach Center

1353 North 1075 West, Suite 101
Farmington, UT
(801) 447-0958

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
South Harrison Plaza
South Ogden, UT 84403
(801) 476-1127

This is a support center for children and their families who are grieving the loss of somebody they love. They provide support groups for death, divorce and separation, foster care, and complicated grief. There is no charge for attending these groups.
 

Davis Counseling Center

1466 North HWY 89, Suite 230
Farmington, UT
(801) 447-6000

This is a private practice that provides counseling for a variety of issues.
 

LDS Social Services
  • Centerville: (801) 294-0578
  • Ogden: (801) 621-6510

Clinical counseling available for ADHD, anxieties, anger, stress, self-esteem. Requires prior authorization from a Bishop.
 

Hospital Services:
  • 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

http://www.powerthroughprevention.blogspot.com/

College and Career Readiness

Career links:

College links:

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 Clearinghousehttps://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

Scholarship and Financial Aid