William Annin Middle School Counseling Department

WAMS COUNSELING SERVICES

Following our middle school philosophy, counseling services are both developmental and proactive by design. We encourage all students and parents to utilize our services whenever the need arises.

WAMS Program of Studies

BULLYING PREVENTION

The District Anti-Bullying Coordinator is Sean Siet. He may be reached at:
Bernards Township Board of Education
101 Peachtree Drive
Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920
(908) 204-2550 x102 ssiet@bernardsboe.com

WAMS Building Anti-Bullying Specialists are:
Barbara Bush - Student Assistance Counselor
Amy Stem - Student Assistance Counselor
Cara Rychecky - School Counselor

Jamie Sutton - School Counselor

Marissa Berkowitz - School Counselor

Andy West - School Counselor

Lori Thompson - School Counselor


CLASSROOM MODULES

Counselors reach out to all students by teaching lessons, or modules, in classrooms throughout the year. Topics, such as study skills, social skills, organization, and time management are discussed at all grade levels.

    TEAM MEETING PARTICIPATION

Counselors meet with all teams regularly to discuss student needs and team concerns. 

    SMALL GROUP SESSIONS

These thematic groups address student needs as they arise and may include topics such as divorce, loss, and peer pressure.

    STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Student Assistance Program seeks to identify emotional problems early so that interventions may be initiated. Short-term counseling is provided to assess a student's strengths and concerns. An extensive list of professional resources for outside referrals is available. Crisis intervention is also provided. Parents may call the Counseling Office if they have a concern about their child and wish to speak to the Student Assistance Counselor.

USEFUL RESOURCES
5th Transition to Middle School Presentation

From Ustream - Princeton Health on Demand 
Video on Anxiety in Children and School Refusal