Nuttall Middle School Guidance
News from the NMS School Counselor's Office:
The school counselor and principal will be hosting a Parent Night on November 7th at 6pm. We will discuss study and organizational skills for students and review our school's safety plan. All parents are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Watch the video of a school counselor's responsibilites!
Performed by Nuttall Middle School Chorus Students under the direction of Mr. Flynn. Art work by Nuttall Middle School Art Students under the direction of Mrs. Phillips. Thank you to all students and educators who helped make this video possible!
Who is the school counselor?
Hello! My name is Amber Wellum and I am the school counselor. This is my first year at Nuttall Middle School but my 13th year as a counselor. I am excited to begin working with all students at NMS.
As a school counselor my job is to ensure that each student gets the best education and environment to learn. I work with all teachers and staff to help provide a safe school for students to achieve their goals. In addition, I work individually with students to help with study skills, relationship issues, and any other stressor that may affect their ability to achieve academic success.
If ever there is a concern, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. I value your feelings, thoughts, and opinions and your academic progress is important to me.
NMS is centered around the student!
Fortunately, NMS faculty and staff are well trained and highly skilled in working with middle school age students. We recognize the student's excitement for more freedom and the need of comfort and predictability. Each student is an individual and NMS strives for student success.
Here are some questions that the School Counseling Department is frequently asked:
What is a school counselor?
The school counselor has a masters degree in either education or counseling with an emphasis on school systems. He or she has received special training to work as a liason between teachers, parents, and students.
What does a school counselor do?
- Listen and talk to students on an individual basis, in groups, or as a class.
- Help identify students with special needs
- Help register students and helps make new students feel comfortable at NMS
- Communicate with parents about their child
- Update teachers, students, parents about state and local testing
- Help students with the maturation process
How do I get to talk to the school counselor?
- Teacher referral
- Parent referral
- Self-referral, schedule an appointment
Phone: (618) 544-8618