Kimberly Berry & Margaret Cutrer
Welcome to the CMS Counseling Center!The counselors at Corsicana Middle School are here to assist you in any way we can! We are a student-centered office where our ultimate goals are to help students have a successful middle school experience and to prepare all students for high school and beyond!
What Do CMS Counselors Do?School counselors play an important role in shaping successful students. This involves working with students academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. The following are just some ways that we assist students:
- Help students deal with and difuse problems brought into school from home and outside the classroom;
- Set up parent-teacher conferences;
- Provide academic and career guidance to students
- Work with students to develop positive habits and attitudes;
- Foster and maintain parental involvement.
- Assist students in gaining life skills such as organization, time management, teamwork, and study skills.
Guidance Lesson Option #1: Grit - The Power of Passion and Perseverance
"Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit." - Angela Duckworth
Guidance Lesson Option #2: Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset - An Introduction
"What are the benefits of a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset? Click the link to the TED Talk to find that out and so much more!"
Please click on this link to see the mental health map for our area:
CMS encourages our students to
If they hear that another student is hurting themselves, plans to hurt themselves, has a weapon, and/or has intent to hurt others.
Find a trusted adult such as a:
Is it Bullying?
If a student at CMS feels they have been bullied or have witnessed bullying, please use the Bullying Checklist below to see if what happened qualfies as bullying. If it does, use the CISD Quick Tip App to report it or notifiy a CMS Counselor or Administrator as soon as possible.
Tips for Being Successful At CMS!1.) Come to school EVERY DAY!The #1 indicator for school success is attendance!2.) Get Involved!Get involved in extracurricular activities like band, athletics, art club, or student council. It is a great way to get connected to the school, meet new friends, and develop self-confidence.3.) Get ORGANIZED!At CMS, it is important to be organized to be successful! In order to keep up with everything, it is important to start out and stay organized.4.) Be Social....but Not Too Social!It is important to have fun with friends but don't let your friends distract you from your priorities in the classroom.5.) Be the Best You Can Be Every Day!Come to school each day with the goal to work hard, try hard, and be AWESOME!