7th Grade

Mrs. Shannon Thomas, M.S.

School Counselor, Grade 7

Mrs. Thomas

About me:

Did you know Mrs. Thomas graduated from CCSU?!
Did you know Mrs. Thomas' favorite food is pizza?!
Did you know Mrs. Thomas teaches cycling classes after school & on weekends?!
Did you know Mrs. Thomas' favorite color is blue?!
Did you know Mrs. Thomas LOVES coffee?!
Did you know Mrs. Thomas is so excited about working with 7th grade this year!!


The 7th grade has two teams:

The Path Finders & Trail Blazers


COUNSELING WORKSHOPS:

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 7th Grade are:


Understanding Yourself & Others - Students will become aware of their feelings, recognize differences among each other and develop a positive self-image.


Career Matchmaker  - Students will complete the Career Matchmaker Assessment on Career Cruising. They will explore careers of interest.


SPECIAL GRADE LEVEL EVENT:
F.R.E.D DAY:  F.R.E.D.= Feel Relaxed Every Day.  On F.R.E.D. Day the 7th grade Teachers and School Counselor will deliver lessons on stress management and stress reduction strategies.  Our "mascot" is F.R.E.D., the breathing ball, which is used to help demonstrate breathing strategies.  
photo from F.R.E.D. day


GROUP COUNSELING:
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:
Individual planning interviews take place throughout the school year with each 7th 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.

CONTACT INFO:
Mrs. Shannon Thomas, School Counselor
Middle School of Plainville
150 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone:  860-793-3250 x2056
Fax:  860-793-3265
[email protected]