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Guidance Department

Westfall School Counseling

Welcome to the Westfall Middle School Counseling website. My name is Mr. Nick Rediger and I am here to help students, parents and staff meet their personal and academic needs.

Phone: 740.986.2941 ext 4041 or

 Follow me on Twitter -  @MrRedigerWMS
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In The News

Welcome Back! 
Welcome back to a new school year! I am excited for our first quarter of the 2018-19 school year. 
 
I will be going into classrooms 2 times this 9 weeks. Our topics of discussion will include our Positive Incentive Program and Career planning.
Upcoming Important Dates
 

What does a school counselor do?

Guidance vs. Counseling

Individual Counseling - Sometimes, students go through difficult times academically, socially, or personally. I am available for individual counseling sessions with students to support them through difficult times. If, as a result of working with a child, I believe a referral for further counseling is warranted, I will discuss this with the student and his/her parents.

Group Counseling - Each year I run a variety of counseling groups for students. Group topics each year depend on needs and interests of students and recommendations from teaching staff or parents. Group topics range in variety, from topics like living with divorce, handling stress, experiencing grief to skill building (social skills, leadership skills, etc.). Parent permission for group participation is required.

Classroom Counseling - Each year I go into the classroom to teach various lessons. 

Parent Support - Supporting parents as they navigate the middle years with their children is a big part of my daily work. As the advocate who follows the students throughout their three years of middle school, I get to know students and their parents well. I am typically your first phone call or email when you have a question or concern that goes beyond a typical communication with a classroom teacher. 

Teacher Support - I meet with all three teaching teams as frequently as I can throughout the week. This allows us to quickly identify any concerns we may have with an individual or a group of students. It also helps us identify all the good things that are happening on a daily basis! When teachers observe a particular concern with a student, they typically go to the counselor to discuss the concern whether it is academic or social. Together, we determine the best approach to support the student through whatever difficulty we may notice.

 
Our Mission: We Model Success

Our Vision: Inspiring future college and career-ready leaders to become responsible, respectful and successful.

We hope that you can help reinforce this in your child at home as well. Catching them in the act of modeling success is a great first step!
 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Paint Valley ADAMH Board provides HELP and offers HOPE for people recovering from substance abuse and/or mental health issues in Fayette, Highland, Pickaway, Pike and Ross counties of Ohio.    
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