Welcome to the HMS Counseling website! We hope to provide you with valuable information and resources to use in supporting your middle school student through these exciting and challenging years. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Who are the HMS Counselors?
(269)793-7407 ext. 3508
I have been a Science Teacher and Counselor at Hopkins Middle School since 2000. For the past few years I have been enjoying my role as the Middle School counselor. I have a bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Grand Valley State University.
Ms. Tamara Johnston
Middle School and Elementary At-Risk Counselor
(269)793-7407 ext. 3512
Hello, I am the new At Risk Counselor for Hopkins Elementary, Sycamore Elementary and Hopkins Middle School. My role is to serve students in those buildings that need more consistent counseling services. My experience in school counseling span grades K-12. My educational background is a Masters of Education in School Counseling and Masters of Social Work from GVSU. It will be a pleasure to meet you and get to know your student. Here's to a wonderful school year at Hopkins.
What Do the Counselors Do?
School Counselors help people help themselves put the puzzles of school, life, and future together. We focus specifically on academic, career, and social issues. We do this by talking with individual students, working with students in small groups, and teaching lessons to whole classes/grade levels. We collaborate with teachers, other school staff, and families to help support students' academic achievement and future life plans.
National Suicide Prevention Lifelinehttp://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ – 1-800-273-8255
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Text Linehttp://crisistextline.org/ – Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.