Mrs. Bowman - Counselor for last names A-L

  • Welcome back!!

    I am excited to start this school year! I believe it will bring many new opportunities to be the best we can be. Each corner you turn will bring different challenges, but you will also have the tools you need to be successful right at your fingertips!

    The Guidance Office is here to help with student needs. Feel free to contact me if I am your child's counselor (last names A-L).

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Our school counseling program is designed to assist students with academic, personal, social, and career needs. We hope to accomplish this by working with all school faculty, students, families, and communities.

    6th graders must realize the importance of time mamangement, organization, setting goals, prioritizing tasks, and having good study habits when they come to the middle school. With these skills, students are laying a strong foundation for academic success.

    7th graders continue their trek to learn more about themselves, become more independant academically, dive deeper into career exploration, and strengthen their educational foundation. Not only will this help them in 8th grade and high school, but will allow them to become strong, productive adults.

    8th graders are more grounded. They are ready to tackle bigger things and are equipped to do so. They are getting ready for high school and adding tools to their toolboxes to becoming strong, independent young adults.

    As a school counselor, I am able to help with the following areas through individual counseling, group counseling, referrals, and consulting with teachers and parents:

    • problems with organization and time management
    • social problems
    • problems at home
    • problems with certain academic areas
    • grief and loss
    • education on diversity

    I encourage students to visit me when necessary. I usually meet with them during homeroom, team time, advisory, and RT (like study hall). I do meet with students at any time for emergencies.

    Parents, I welcome you to get in touch with me for any reason. My number is 432-8691 ext. 1305 or abowman@nycsd.k12.pa.us. I believe your participation in your child's education is key to their success. You can do this by encouraging them, asking questions, monitoring assignments, communicating with teachers, and supporting their successes.

    "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose." ~ Dr. Seuss