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 school counseling 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.
"Comets For A Cure" week will be September 9th-13th and we're bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer. Steele is selling t-shirts to raise money for Lorain County's Relay for Life to support childhood cancer research.
Please read the following press release regarding the ATA teacher's contract agreement.
The 2019 class lists and homeroom lists have been posted on the doors of each school. You can also access the information in this news item. If you have any questions, please email your child's building principal.
- Healthy Mind: Small Group Support
- Healthy Mind: Lorain County Board of Mental Health
- Resources and Information
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).
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.
In 1967, state lawmakers passed legislation creating Community Mental Health Boards. The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) is the local public agency that plans, funds, monitors and evaluates a system of services for residents with mental illness in Lorain County.
A citizen's board of 18 community members decides the services to be provided and funded based upon state requirements and community needs. It also monitors and evaluates delivery of those services. Private, not-for-profit, including independent community agencies are contracted by LCBMH to provide an array of mental health services, including counseling, peer support, community support programs, prevention, consultation, crisis intervention, housing development and management, and vocational employment support.
For more information, please visit http://www.lcmhb.org/index.html
Greetings! I am Debbie Raesler and I am the Nord School Counselor.