The Incoming 8th grade summer reading book is Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The guidance program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.
Check out the video recordings of the Nord Middle School Transition Meeting from April 25th and the AJH Transition Meeting from May 3rd!
Congratulations to our Students of the Month for Courage!
Please read this post regarding the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why".
Congratulations to Linda Dolan, Dave Anderson, and Jay Lima (7th grade social studies department at AJH) for winning a $5,000 Century Link Grant!
- Meet Mrs. Carnabuci
- Meet Mrs. Williams
- Counselor's Schedule
- Program of Studies
- Career & College Readiness
- College Credit Plus
- Healthy Mind: Small Group Support
- Healthy Mind: Lorain County Board of Mental Health
Greetings! I am Joanne Carnabuci and I am the 6th and 8th grade Guidance Counselor. Before I became a guidance counselor, I previously taught middle school for the past 6 years in the Cleveland area. Teaching middle school is my passion so I am very excited to be your guidance counselor this year. Other than education, I am also a huge sports fanatic, especially OSU football. I have a husband named Pete, who is also a teacher. He works in Parma as and administrator. Education runs in my veins, not only are my immediate family members a bunch of educators, almost every single aunt, uncle or cousin is in some form of education. In the little spare time that I have, I enjoy chasing around my daughter Carmina, running, reading professional development and science fiction books, and like I said before, I am a huge sports fan especially Cleveland sports. In June, welcomed our son, Rocco. I will be on maternity leave through Thanksgiving.
I look forward to working with everyone over the course of the year.
Hello! I am Mary Scott Williams and I am the 5th and 7th grade Guidance Counselor. I am thrilled to begin my second year a school guidance counselor at Nord Middle School and Amherst Junior High School. I am excited for a wonderful year ahead filled with helping your child celebrate their achievements, overcome challenges and accomplish their goals!
My job is to do my best to ensure your child is happy and finding success in the classroom. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
Due to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Carnabuci working at both Nord Middle School and Amherst Junior High School, both counselors will rotate days at each building. Below you'll find their weekly schedule.
Mrs. Williams will be in the Nord Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will be in the AJH Office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Mrs. Carnabuci will be in the Nord Office on Wednesdays and Fridays. She will be in the AJH Office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
As part of the Counseling Program at Amherst Junior High School and Nord Middle School, we are offering a variety of groups to the students this year. A group is anywhere from 3 to 9 students who all share the same concern or program. These groups do not deal with the treatment of psychological disorders. Small group counseling focuses on a particular problem which may be personal, education, social, or vocational. The groups are preventative, short-term, supportive, and developmental. They help the children find a way to cope with stresses, and teach them skills that they can use in everyday life. All groups are completely optional for students.
Groups are held once a week, during a regular school day period, and usually during a study hall time. There will be six to eight group sessions. Please note that we treat all information with strictest confidentiality and the highest respect. Below is a listing of the groups for this upcoming school year (groups are subject to change).
Art Break: For children dealing with social concerns
Organization Group: For children dealing with organization concerns
Study Skills Group: For children struggling with academic success
If your child would like to be involved in a group, or if you want your child to participate, please contact a guidance counselor for more information.
For more information, please visit http://www.lcmhb.org/index.html