Hey Voyager Vikings! Welcome back to another great year of middle school! I am excited to be back working with a lot of my students from last year, the new fourth graders, and a sprinkling of new students. I will miss my 8th grade class from last year though! It is also exciting to be working with so many new teachers. The beginning of the year is in full swing, including keeping my blog updated with information for parents, students, and teachers to see what the counseling department is doing to help students. The goals for the middle school counseling department this year are to keep the blog updated with weekly information, learn all 520 of my students' names, to do a classroom lesson in each grade once a quarter, and to keep a newsletter for all stakeholders with updates on the K-12 school counseling department. Throughout the first month I will be going into the classrooms to introduce/re-introduce myself to the students and remind them what a school counselor can do for them. I am also excited about the opportunity this year to be the boys and girls soccer team coach. Tryouts start next week and I was blown away by the 33 boys who showed up today for the interest meeting. This is going to be a very big challenge!! Hope to see all parents this year in school or on the field! Ready to make this year great!