counselor's corner

Dear Parents, students and community members:   

Here at Thompson Intermediate School, we have two School Counselors:

Ms. Butler, 7th Grade
Mr. Reyna, 8th Grade

We are very excited about the opportunity to work together with the students, faculty, staff, and Administration of such a great school.  We look forward to getting to know you and your students during the 2021/2022 school year. 

As School Counselors, we love what we do, and are committed to helping your student be successful. At Thompson Intermediate School, School Counselors are responsible for:

  • Providing direct counseling services to students individually, in small group, or large group instruction as needed
  • Providing education and support services to parents
  •  Providing consultation services to teachers
  • Facilitating referrals to community support services
  • Advising students on academic planning and career guidance including helping students understand standardized test score results
  • Working with students to inform them of the academic requirements for high school, including assisting students with registration and development of the state mandated high school 4 year plan  
  • Serving on the RTI (Response to Instruction) Team 

Should you wish for us to speak with your student, please do not hesitate to either call or email us. Please be aware that there may be a time when we may talk with your student due to a self-referral, student referral, teacher/staff referral, agency referral, or Administrative referral.  

We are immediately available to meet with any student in crisis. However, every attempt is made by us not to interrupt academic classes (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies) whenever possible for non-emergency situations. We have an open door policy for students, and also maintain a sign in sheet for students requesting to speak with a Counselor. The Counseling Office is a Safe Space where ALL students are welcome.

As School Counselors, we maintain a brief list of local private counseling services for referral purposes for parents interested in private counseling for their student. This referral list is not a recommendation for any provider of private counseling services. 

Please understand that School Counselors are unable to meet with individual students on a regular basis due to the volume of students at our school and other duties. Also, we are not therapists. Should a parent request that his/her student meet with a counselor on a regular basis, we would need to make a referral to an outside agency/therapist. 

Request a Meeting

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Teacher Refer a Student for Counseling

Monthly coping calendar (link to a separate page)