• Amherst Middle School

    School Counseling Department

    2019-20 School Year

    603-673-8944 
     
     

    AMS School Counselor Assignments for 2019-20:

    Mrs. Deb Dionneext 7129  (Grade 8)

    Ms. Maggie Kim, ext 7106, (Grade 7 and Grade 5 Teams of McCarthy/Shaw and Menning/Terhune)

    Mr. Dan Farina, ext 7130  (Grade 6 and Grade 5 Team of Downing/LaRoche)

     
     
     
     
     
    PLEASE CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE GRADE-LEVEL COUNSELOR

    TO DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS OR SET UP A MEETING

    To reach a counselor by phone:  603-673-8944 plus the extension

    To reach a counselor by email:   mkim@sprise.com, dfarina@sprise.com, or ddionne@sprise.com

     

    • School counseling is comprehensive and proactive, working to meet the needs of all students.

    • Counselors assist students with social, family, emotional, and academic issues on an ongoing or crisis basis.

    • Small group thematic sessions on specific topics are conducted during the year as needed.

    • Counselors provide in-class guidance lessons designed to promote academic achievement,  personal/social awareness and career exploration.

    • Counselors assist in inter-school transition and new-student orientation. The counseling team consists of three counselors who are assigned to one fifth grade team and to a specific grade level beginning in sixth grade and follow the same students throughout their time at the middle school.