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Northport Middle School

Counseling Center


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Counseling Staff (631) 262-6756
Ms. Kasey Bausch: Grade 6 (631) 262-6757
Ms. Elyse Pellicano: Grade 7 (631) 439-7430
Ms. Stacey Chertock: Grade 8 (631) 262-6758

Mission Statement
The Northport Guidance and Counseling Department is committed to helping students attain their full academic potential, foster responsibility, independence and develop a sense of self-worth as they strive to identify and clarify personal values and goals, through a supportive counseling relationship with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

The Northport Middle School Counseling Program is a purposeful, developmental approach designed to produce responsible and reliable young adults.  Students are provided with a comprehensive knowledge of their own strengths and weaknesses to aid in the fullest development of their abilities, aptitudes, interests and personal traits.

Developmental guidance and counseling services allow counselors to expand their roles beyond the traditional role of counselor as a “problem solver” or “reactive agent.”  The services counselors provide are the decisive roles of coordinator, consultant, teacher and manager, as well as that of professional counselor dedicated to personal/social, career and academic development of all students.

Comprehensive Developmental Counseling Plan
The Counseling Program: Function of the counselor’s responsibilities includes the organization and implementation of classroom counseling, group counseling, teacher advisement, and peer programs.
Individual Planning: Functions of the counselor in this component include individual advisement, placement and individual appraisal.
Responsive Services: The counselor’s responsibilities include group counseling, consultation, information dissemination and referral.

What is the role of the counselor?
Works with individuals and groups
Helps identify needs of students
Encourages better inter-personal relationships
Promotes positive attitudes and choices
Aids teachers and parents in helping students
Assists people in making use of community resources
Lends support to school, career and personal plans
Maintains confidences
Helps students develop self-understanding and self-awareness
Provides opportunities for students to feel successful
Coordinates parent/team conferences
Academic Advisement
Monitoring of  student progress

Grade Level Highlights
Sixth Grade- The counselor works very closely with the sixth grade teachers to assist in the successful adjustment to the middle school environment.  Programming for sixth graders will include workshops on bullying prevention and sexual harassment presented by SCOPE.  Sixth graders will also participate in our interactive “New Entrant Lunch Groups” to meet their counselor and develop relationships with new classmates.

Seventh Grade- The seventh grade program highlights the career segment of our developmental counseling model.  Using the Career Futures Program, housed in our computer labs, each student is guided through a personal interest inventory including exploration of the various career choices available to them.  In addition, students are presented with information on both character education and stress management.

Eighth Grade-
Eighth grade is a very busy and exciting year.  The students have an opportunity to explore a myriad of elective courses.  Students continue on with the Career Futures program with a focus on resume writing.  In addition, students will participate in the intense high school planning process; culminating with a ninth grade schedule and four year high school plan.

Current News

Positive COVID-19 Case at Northport High School - Building Closed 9.24

Click here for update from the Superintendent regarding positive COVID-19 case at Northport High School. The building will be closed tomorrow, September 24th. 

New District Policy #4258 Approved

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Click here for the letter from the Superintendent

USDA Extends Free Meal Program

As of Tuesday September 15th 2020, ALL students will be receiving free lunch. Additionally, all students attending breakfast participating schools (Pulaski Road, Northport High School, Northport Middle School & East Northport Middle School) will receive FREE breakfast. This has been extended until December 31, 2020 or until further notice. 

Important Reopening Information

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REMINDER: Student health screening is to be completed weekly: Monday for Blue Group and Tuesday for Gold Group. Parents should be receiving emails on their child's group's day to complete. If you are not receiving these emails, contact the technology department. 

Click here for the Secondary Wednesday Remote Schedule - ADDED 9.21.20

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9.11.20 ANNOUNCEMENT: Section XI has postponed athletics until January, 2021

9.14.20 ANNOUNCEMENT: As of Tuesday September 15th 2020, ALL students will be receiving free lunch. Additionally, all students attending breakfast participating schools (Pulaski Road, Northport High School, Northport Middle School & East Northport Middle School) will receive FREE breakfast. This has been extended until December 31, 2020 or until further notice. 

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New School Year Begins for Northport-East Northport School District

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Students Return To Pulaski Road Elementary
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The 2020-2021 school year at Northport-East Northport Union Free School District kicked off with happy students and eager parents. September 10th and 11th marked the first days for students returning to school under the district’s hybrid instructional model, with half the students beginning on Thursday and the remaining students starting on Friday. Students arrived and even through their masks, the excitement and joy of being reunited with friends and teachers was evident. 
Upon arrival, students were immediately welcomed by teachers and school staff, who directed them to their classrooms and walked them through the new school protocols. From little ones showing off their first day outfits to 6th and 9th graders becoming acquainted with their new buildings, every student showed enthusiasm for the return. 
“We’re incredibly proud of our students and their resilience as they head into this new year,” shared Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer. “We know that things may look different, but the energy and excitement of first day is exactly the same.”.