Middle School

The Middle School Guidance Counselor provides emotional and spiritual support to students in grades 5 through 8, their parents, and the faculty. This comprehensive counseling program consists of four components: guidance curricula, individual counseling, responsive services, and system support.

Grade Chairs

The Grade Chairs serve as the first line of communication with parents and faculty about issues that affect the academic performance of the student. They advise, challenge, encourage, and nurture students as they set and attempt to reach their own goals; they also encourage the development of class unity and a sense of community. In conjunction with the Principal and College Counselor, the Grade Chairs devise the best program of study and most effective policies for students’ academic progress. The Grade Chairs also work closely with the Guidance Counselor to address gender,emotional, social and developmental needs as the students go through various changes.

There is one grade chair per grade level over all students in grades 5-8.



Rich Billing
Middle School Guidance Counselor
ext 2111

Suggested Websites

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Counseling Organizations
Learning Disorders
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Get Netwise
Christian Parenting Today
Bullying Awareness Guidebook

Suggested Reading

  • The Blessings of a Skinned Knee – Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
  • Children of Paradise – Lee Hausner, Ph.D.
  • Driven to Distraction – Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
  • Homework Without Tears – Lee Canter
  • Real Boys – William Pollak, Ph.D.
  • The Strong Willed Child – Dr. James Dobson
  • The Divorce Recovery Sourcebook – Dawn Bradley Berry
  • The Hurried Child – David Elkind
  • Helping Children Survive Divorce – Dr. Archibald Hart
  • On Children and Death – Elisabeth Kubler Ross, M.D.
  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls – Lynda Madaras
  • What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys – Lynda Madaras
  • Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys -- Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D
  • The Shelter of Each Other -- Mary Pipher
  • Reviving Ophelia -- Mary Pipher
  • Hunger Pains --Mary Pipher
  • Children at Risk --James Dobson
  • Too Much of a Good Thing, Dan Kindlon
  • The New Dare to Discipline, James Dobson
  • Raising Sons and Loving It!, Gary J. Oliver
  • Raising Kids to Love Jesus, H. Norman Wright
  • Shepherding A Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp