Guidance & Counseling

A note from our school counselor Mrs. Petrisin. 

As the counselor of Mountaineer Middle School, I may talk to your child about:

​Understanding Self and Others
Achieving in School
Concerns at Home
Developing Relationships
Making Decisions
Learning about the World of Work

    This is accomplished through:
    A.  Counseling/Group/Individual:  a process that enables a child to communicate his or her needs and feelings
    B.  Consulting:  a process of sharing ideas and information with stake holders in making decisions about a students growth and development
    C.  Coordinating:  a process of organizing activities to meet the needs of the student.

    My vision as the counselor of Mountaineer Middle is to help create a safe learning environment that challenges students academically, emotionally and developmentally.  I would like to help Mountaineer Middle be a school that fosters a community-rich environment that develops individual growth by actively involving students, parents, teachers, staff and community.

    As the counselor of Mountaineer Middle School my mission is to support staff, students, parents, and community in helping our students "Step It Up" to reach their fullest potential academically, socially, and mentally.  By using researched best practices, my guidance program will continue to support all stakeholders, while fostering a nurturing school environment that ensures student growth by reshaping behaviors through consequences and by celebrating successes. 

    Mrs. Petrisin's email is: and our school phone number is:  304.284.2856.

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