Counselor's Corner


    
 CRMS Counseling 
            

Promoting academic and life success by working cooperatively with students, parents, teachers, staff and the community. 


 Tricia Duus, M.A.
 tduus@crschools.org
     
 
360-501-2943
    
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Sign up for the College Bound Scholarship by the end of your 8th grade year is the first step in paying for college. 

Ask Mrs. Duus for more information! 

When you sign up for the College Bound Scholarship you pledge to:
  •     Graduate from a Washington State high school or approved homeschool program with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Fderal State Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) during your senior year of high school. 
In order to receive the scholarship you must fulfill the pledge and: 
  • Be income-eligible
  • Be accepted to and enroll in college and begin attending within one year of high school graduation
  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen and Washington State resident, or have DACA status

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Our first-ever AVID Interviews were held on May 29, 2018. AVID acceptance letters will be sent over the next week. Nice Job to all of our applicants...69 total!! 


About Me: 

I have been working with children of all ages for the past twenty years. I have been a school counselor for 7 years. Before entering public education I worked as a case manager in an adolescent residential treatment center, as a CPS case worker and as a program director for youth community recreation programs. 
  


Beliefs:  

ALL STUDENTS
  • are capable of success-NO exceptions
  • are individuals and experience success and learning in their own unique way
  • are worthy of a safe, respectful and healthy learning environment
  • have the right to participate in school programs, activities and events. 
  • deserve and need to be supported and engaged in academic, social-emotional and college/career guidance and learning
  • cultural, ethnic, racial and special needs should be considered within the context of the school counseling program

Mission Statement: 

To provide a data-driven, comprehensive and developmentally relevant school counseling program for our middle school students. This includes collaboration with families, teachers, staff and the community to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students as they pursue success and satisfaction in academics and in life. 

Together we inspire pride and achievement for all through relevant learning and great expectations. 

Vision Statement: 

All students will realize their unique offerings and potentials as they work to achieve their goals and dreams. All students will demonstrate mastery of the critical academic, career and social/emotional skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Every student graduates prepared to excel in life. Empowered through learning, Rocket Alumni contribute and thrive in their communities.






Click on the link to learn about the Role of a School Counselor: 

                Professional School Counselor



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Here are some of the ways in which I support the Castle Rock Middle School Community: 
  • Parent/Student conferences
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Referrals to outside agencies for support
  • Individual Counseling *
  • Group Counseling *
*Individual Counseling: 
    I meet with students one-on-one when the student or an adult requests a meeting. These meetings are confidential (unless safety is a concern) and are to discuss such issues as academics, problem solving, goal setting, personal problems affecting school or other issues that may be impacting learning. These meetings are brief/short-term and solution-focused. 

*Group Counseling: 
    Small groups are formed when a common need surfaces for a small group of students. Some examples include: resolving conflict between a group of students, goal setting, friendship issues, attendance etc. 

Mental Health & Community Resources: