Counselor's Corner

My name is Terry Dostal and I am the school counselor for grades 6-8 here at ACMS.

7th graders are in the process of signing up for 8th grade electives. These forms will be due back to the school by Friday 4/5.  

TeamMates program will be having their end of the year celebration for 8-12 grades at Metro Community College on Friday, May 3 from 11-1.

Helping kids deal with natural disasters such as the widespread flooding that took place recently is on the forefront of our minds - below are a few ideas of how to talk with your kids:

• Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
• Limit exposure to television and the news.

• Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
• Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
• Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
• Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.