Canfield Middle School

Home of the Cougars

We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

Counselors' Corner

  • Canfield’s counselors, Ms. Monaghan and Mrs. Sales, are available every day to assist students, parents, and school staff in a variety of ways. The counselors’ doors are always open. You may reach the counselors by phone or email, but email often is the quickest way to receive a response. 
     
    Starting the 2015-16 school year, students in every grade will be assigned a counselor by the first letter of their last name. Grades 6, 7, 8, A-L: Ms. Monaghan; Grades 6, 7, 8, M-Z: Mrs. Sales.  

    Here is a sampling of their activities on a typical day:
    • Assisting with personal issues individually and in groups: grief/loss of a loved one, parent-child conflict, friendship conflict, student-teacher conflict, depression, anger, self-injurious behaviors, and divorce
    • Making referrals to community resources: private counseling, Kootenai Behavioral Health, Child Protective Services, domestic violence assistance, and law enforcement
    • Support in academic areas: scheduling classes for individual needs, transitioning students to alternative programs, parent-teacher conferences, registration of new students, conferencing with students who are failing, and attendance concerns
    • Teaching 6th Grade Exploratory as a way to be introduced to each of our 6th grade students. Topics covered include Bullying Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention.

Counselors' Tips

  • Tips for Success at Canfield:
    • Use Homework House, 7:00-7:50 Tuesday through Friday and  2:40-4:00, Monday through Thursday.
    • Provide a quiet place for homework.
    • Set aside a designated homework time.
    • Make a nightly inspection of student Agenda (assignment notebook).
    • Encourage your student to maintain a neat, organized 3-ring binder for each subject area.
    • Make sure your child is at school and on time daily.
    • Encourage your student to seek extra help when needed.
    • Review all progress reports (via Skyward) and report cards with student.
    • Maintain close contact with teachers.
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