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Selvidge Middle

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Where each person has ability, dignity, worth and an equal right to develop their potential for a full and meaningful life

School Counseling

We consider parents to be vital members of our team and critical to our students' overall success. The Selvidge Guidance Department has developed a plan to increase school-wide parental involvement. Our monthly newsletter includes parenting tips and articles. The Guidance Department houses a Parent Resource Center where parents can check out books and videos. Unique to Selvidge is the Parent Ambassador Program. This program was developed by the counselors to connect parents new to the Selvidge community with current Selvidge parents to answer their questions and to provide them with information about their child's new school. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to actively participate in their child's middle school experience.

Your Counselors

Meredith Filer

Counselor, LAST NAMES J-ME

Mary Oestreich


Taylor Rosehill


David Tabscott


Mission Statement

All students will be valued and provided results-based instruction in the areas of Career, Academic, and Personal Social Development, through a comprehensive guidance program, as they acquire skills, abilities and attitudes that empower them to be lifelong contributing members of society.

Our guidance and counseling program includes:

  1. CURRICULUM consists of classroom lessons and large group presentations.
  2. INDIVIDUAL PLANNING consists of activities that help all students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning as well as their personal and career development.
  3. RESPONSIVE SERVICES consists of activities to meet the immediate needs and concerns of students.
  4. SYSTEM SUPPORT consists of management activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance program.

What Does a Counselor Do?

  • Provide short-term individual counseling
  • Facilitate small group counseling
  • Facilitate referrals to Rockwood's Gifted Program
  • Coordinate CARE TEAM meetings
  • Facilitate referrals for Special Education (Special School District)
  • Teach guidance lessons in all classrooms
  • Conference with teachers and parents
  • Interpret individual student test results

Appointments can be made in many ways.

  • A student may request an appointment
  • A teacher may request an appointment for a student
  • A parent may request an appointment for a student
  • An administrator may request an appointment for a student

Counselors can be a valuable resource for students, teachers, and parents. You may e-mail our counselor, or select a topic here for more information.