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Welcome to the Counselor Support Center

Hi, my name is Angela McBride and I'm your new MMS counselor. I'm excited to be at Thurgood Marshall, and look forward to getting to know you! This school year is definitely a unique and challenging one. I'm here to help you navigate any of the obstacles you may face. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need support.   amcbride@osd.wednet.edu or

click HERE to set up an appointment. 

 

STAY FOCUSED: 11 PSYCHOLOGICAL TIPS

 

1.) Thurgood Marshall Strong Daily Questions: (Daily goals and affirmations!)

  • Who am I connecting with today?
  • What am I grateful for today?
  • How am I getting outside today?
  • What will I accomplish today?

 

2.) Academic Supports:

 

3.) Community Resources: Additional resources will be continuously added on the counseling link.

  • OSD Meal Distribution: Click HERE
  • Olympia Area Resources: Groceries, meals, bills, income, internet, mental health, crisis resources, etc... Click HERE
  • Unemployment Services: Click HERE
  • WA Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens: click HERE
  • The Crisis Clinic of Thurston & Mason Counties: Click HERE
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety during the Pandemic: Click HERE
  • 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety: Click HERE
  • Coping with COVID-19 Lockdown: Click HERE
  • Reduce the Stress of Homeschooling on Everyone: Click HERE
  • Tips to Help Teens: Mental Health First Aid: Click HERE
  • Mental and Emotional Well-Being: Click HERE
  • The Greater Good Magazine: Science-based insights for a meaningful life. Click HERE
  • Teen Counseling & Support Resources: Click HERE
  • 7 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Cope with Loneliness, Isolation, and Grief During the Pandemic: Click HERE

 

4.) Tips for Online Learning

  • Zoom Issues? Take a deep breath. Stay calm. Teachers understand that technology issues happen to the best of us. Make a plan to get caught back up via office hours, Schoology, or email. Don't panic. It will all be okay. 
  • Got School Schedule? Have a copy of your school schedule printed and posted in your workspace.
  • Check Schoology courses and your student email on a daily basis.
  • Use a planner or notebook to create an assignment or "to do" checklist for each day. (Research show that writing stuff down is an effective memory and learning aid because it prompts students to think about their learning). 
  • Use Schoology's Calendar and Upcoming features to double check your daily "to do" list with what is actually due. 
  • Show your Schoology courses to your parent/guardian on a nightly or weekly basis to walk family members through your assignments and classes. 
  • Utilize teacher Office Hours to ask questions and get more help. 
  • Parents/Guardians: Create a nightly check-in to review what your student has done throughout the day and what they plan on doing the next day. 

 

5.) Common Sense Media: Age-based Media Reviews for Families

 

6.) College Bound Scholarships: The College Bound Scholarship is an early commitment of state financial aid to eligible students who complete the application in middle school, fulfill the scholarship pledge, and meet income requirements in college. For more information about the College Bound Scholarship, you can visit https://readysetgrad.wa.gov/college/college-bound-scholarship-program