Oregon Middle School - Student Services Program
601 Pleasant Oak Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
As a Student Services team, we offer support in many areas including academics, social/emotional well-being, family resources, and career exploration. Through individual and small group counseling, as well as classroom instruction, we strive to support your child throughout the year. In addition, we collaborate with outside community agencies to provide various additional supports and resources to families. We look forward to getting to know and supporting you and your child this school year!
Please feel free to contact us via email or phone call with any questions or concerns.
Student Services Administrative Assistant
All information shared with Student Services is confidential unless an individual is planning to harm oneself or someone else, or if the individual is experiencing any type of abuse or neglect.
Classroom Developmental Guidance
All OMS students receive Social Emotional Learning strategies in Connections every week through the Second Step Curriculum. This is a research-based curriculum that assists students in developing and practicing skills related to their social/emotional wellbeing. In addition to receiving the Second Step Curriculum in Connections weekly, all OMS students participate in classroom lessons with Student Services staff as needs arise throughout the school year. Lessons may include how to prevent and handle harassment, self-harm and suicide, and stress management.
Student Services provides counseling to students in a one to one setting as needs arise. Students can make appointments themselves, or parents, teachers, and staff can recommend Student Services staff to meet with students to provide individual support as needed. Additionally, Student Services staff collaborates with outside mental health providers in order to best support students at school. Specifically, we collaborate with Oregon Mental Health and Lake City Counseling who provide therapy within the school setting; we are happy to make referrals and support students and families through the process.
Small Group Opportunities
Throughout the school year, learners have the opportunity to participate in small groups. These groups meet once a week for 45 minutes and are offered to provide a safe place for students to discuss concerns and feelings; provide information on various topics; and teach coping skills.
Although student needs change year to year, here are some of the groups we offered in the past. These groups may be offered this school year based on student need data.
- Coping with Grief - This group is for adolescents who are dealing with the death of a loved one. Memories, stages of grief, and coping skills will be discussed.
- Stress Management - In this group, learners will define and identify causes and signs of stress/anxiety. Students will learn mindfulness and coping strategies; physical cue identification will be discussed and practiced.
- Organizational Boot Camp - This group provides learners with basic training on a variety of organizational topics including keeping binders organized, managing time, transitioning between school and home, etc.
- Forgiveness Group - For individuals who have shown hurtful or aggressive behavior toward others, while also encountering similar situations and/or behaviors from others.
- Family Changes - Learners will discuss challenges related to life events such as divorce, separation, blending families, moving, injury, incarceration, or military deployment.
- Social Skills - For students who need support in making and maintaining friendships/relationships (learn and practice skills such as conversation starters, listening, problem solving, and conflict resolution).
- Self-Regulation - Students will be taught how to self-regulate using the Zones of Regulation concepts, understanding one's state of alertness. Students will also learn and practice mindfulness. Group will focus on: emotional self-awareness and identifying our bodies’ physical, emotional, and behavioral clues. Learning and practicing healthy coping strategies will also occur.