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Welcome to Mrs. Coulter's Webpage

I am the 8th Grade School Counselor.

I will be your school counselor during the three years that you attend our school and I am committed to helping you succeed while you're here.

My webpages will include my classroom lessons, student services activities and events, and tips for middle schoolers.

 

 

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Hello Students, Parents, and Guardians,

 

Since each student in the district has been placed on Home Instruction due to COVID-19,  I will be online and available by email at dcoulter@mtps.org from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer any and all questions you may have.   Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you have. Please send any building level questions to either our principal or vice principals.  We will all be here to support your children and our community during these difficult times.  

Sincerely,

Mrs. Coulter

 

Student Services Survey - Every Monday

The student services staff would like to continue to stay connected to you. We are also interested in how we can support you and your family during this difficult time. Every Monday, there will be a check-in survey on the counselors' webpage.  Please take this short survey if you would like to speak to someone from student services or to let us know what your needs are at this time.  The survey is optional, but we would like to hear from as many students as possible so that we can support you at this time. Click on the link below to take the survey on Mondays.

Click here for 8th Grade Student Services Monday Check In Form

 

Resources for Parents and Guardians

    • Mental Health Resource Phone Numbers click here
    • Mental Health In-District Resources for COVID-19 Click Here
    • Mental Health Out-of-District Resources for COVID-19 Click Here
    • Social-Emotional Learning Resources Click Here
    • Information for Parents: Supporting Children and Adolescence that are Isolated Due to the Coronavirus click here
 
Resources for Students and Parents to Help with Stress
    1. Stay Connected to Friends and Family
    2. Make Time to De-Stress by Doing Something Fun
    3. Take Care of Your Health - Eat Well, Sleep Well & Exercise
    4. Create a Passion Project to Help You Feel Excited Rather than Bored
    5. Find Happiness in the Moments & Look for the Silverlining
 

 

8th Grade Marlboro HS Orientation Presentation: Link to Orientation Presentation

 

Video to Help you Create a 9th Grade Schedule at MHS: Link to Video

 

 

 

Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

This is an informative article for Parents of both Teen Girls & Boys

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/02/29/467959873/teen-girls-and-social-media-a-story-of-secret-lives-and-misogyny?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160302&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare

 

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This may be interesting to you.....Girls on the Run

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

 

http://www.gotrcnj.org/locations/program-sites

 

Do You Want to Understand Your Teen Better?

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_the_teen_brain_transforms_relationships

 

MIT Website For Parents of Teens

Check out his webpage create by MIT for parents of teens.  It was Prepared by A. Rae Simpson, PhDRaising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for Action is the culmination of a groundbreaking initiative to pull together current research on the parenting of adolescents and to distill from it key messages for the media, policymakers, practitioners, and parents. http://hr.mit.edu/static/worklife/teens-youngadults-overview/

 

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Parents - New APP to Prevent Bullying

Get KnowBullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying.

http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html

 

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New App to Help Students Stay Calm

 for Iphones, Androids & PCs

Stop, Breathe and Think

Check out this new app that will help you learn to you stay calm during difficult situations.  If you can stay calm when things get tough you have more control over your actions and thoughts.  This makes you more powerful!

The app teaches users mindfulness and meditation which can help us meet the turbulence of our lives with kindness and compassion, and allow us to find peace of mind no matter what's going on.

 

 

 

 

Goal Setting

Please consider using the Parent and Student Portal to set goals for each semester.  By checking the portal weekly students can track their progress and make adjustments to their study habits.  Please have the students contact me if they would like assistance in setting goals and tracking their progress.