SMS school counselor is Mr. Zeigen, who you can call Mr. Z.  My goal is to hope that you to get the most out of school and life!!  I are trained to help you find solutions to your problems and meet the challenges of growing up.  This might include:

1.     Personal Problems:  siblings, divorce, drinking/drugs in your family or a friend’s family, anger, depression

2.     Social Issues:  peer pressure, relationships, getting along

3.     Academics:  problems with understanding work, with teachers, or schedules

4.     Plans for your future:  personal choice, career

As a counselor, I DO NOT: tell you what to do!  Rather I will listen to help you sort out problems, explore options, and reach decisions.  I can help you through tough times and also work on becoming more confident, problems with your friends, dealing with stress or study skills.  And everything you discuss with me is confidential.  What is said in my office stays in my office.  If a problem of abuse needs to be talked about, I will help you with confidentiality of that, too.  All of this will help you get the most out of school. 

HOW DO YOU GET TO SEE MR. Z?

There are many ways to see me. The best way is to fill out a form that is in the office and give it to one of the secretaries, you can ask any of the secretaries for help with this.  If this seems difficult for you, you may ask your teacher to call for an appointment, ask your parent to call for an appointment, or drop by the office to see if Mr. Z is available.  All our teachers and staff are very helpful in getting you to us.  If you are nervous coming to see us, you can bring a friend!

There are many ways to see me. The best way is to fill out a form that is in the office and give it to one of the secretaries, you can ask any of the secretaries for help with this.  If this seems difficult for you, you may ask your teacher to call for an appointment, ask your parent to call for an appointment, or drop by the office to see if Mr. Z is available.  All our teachers and staff are very helpful in getting you to me.  If you are nervous coming to see me, you can bring a friend!