6th Grade

Mrs. Denise Grodzicki, M.S., L.P.C. 

School Counselor, Grade 6
Team Leader
The 6th Grade has 2 teams:
At various times throughout the school year, the school counselors deliver Counseling Workshops in the classroom to help students with academic, personal/social, and career development. The workshops for the 6th Grade are: 
All About Me - Students will learn what the role of the School Counselor is in their building and will complete a survey called "All About Me"  on their personal Naviance account.
 My Goals- Students will create Academic, Career and Social/Emotional/Physical Development goals in Naviance.

What's Your Learning Style? - Students will complete an assessment in Career Cruising and learn about their particular learning style and explore careers that are connected to their learning style.

Kindness Counts - Students will read the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and identify how acts of kindness, no matter how small, can make an impact.
Respect for Differences - Students will the importance of respecting differences in others and treating others kindly.

Various groups will be offered to students to participate in throughout the school year. The groups are held for a variety of reasons such as: improving social skills, improving self-esteem, coping with family changes, coping with grief, managing anger, etc.
Individual planning interviews take place throughout the school year with each 6th grade student. These interviews are conducted in order to assist each student with establishing future goals and to identify activities, interests, strengths/weaknesses and likes/dislikes.
About Mrs. Grodzicki:
Mrs. Grodzicki has been a School Counselor at the Middle School of Plainville since 2001. She has been the Team Leader for the Counseling Department since 2013. Mrs. Grodzicki became a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in 2010, allowing her to provide counseling services outside of the school system. She received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. She is certified as a Professional Educator from the State of Connecticut. She attended Sacred Heart University in Leadership Education and received her certification from the State of Connecticut as an Intermediate Administrator in June 2015. Mrs. Grodzicki is a Professional Member of the Connecticut School Counseling Association (CSCA).
Denise Grodzicki, School Counselor
Middle School of Plainville 
150 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
860/793-3250 x1054
Fax 860/793-3265