School Counseling

Mundy Mill Academy School Counselor:

Stacey Cothren
770-287-2016 (ext. 6020)
[email protected]

Character Traits


August -- Respect

September -- Responsibility

October -- Cooperation

November & December -- Compassion

January -- Creativity

February -- Kindness

March -- Fairness

April -- Resilience

May -- Citizenship

Mundy Mill will focus on character development throughout the year with a specific focus each month. Teachers will receive guidance each month on teaching the character trait, some keywords to use, proficiency indicators, and links for lessons, videos, and activities. At the end of the month, two students from each class who exemplify that trait will be recognized with a certificate and have their names announced during the morning announcements. Teachers nominate students for the leader of that trait based on a set of proficiency indicators and a rubric.

Effectiveness of School Counseling:

Please see the link below to read the latest research on the effectiveness of
comprehensive school counseling programs.


Here are some ways parents and counselors can work together:
• School Counselors assist with academic, career, and personal/social development.
• Parents can meet or contact the School Counselor at any time during our work day and during
special school events.
• Parents can discuss their child’s challenges and concerns with the School Counselor.
• Parents can work with the School Counselor to identify resources and find solutions to
• School Counselors are here to help students and their parents.

Other Related Links:

Explaining Suicide to a Child or Adolescent
Talking with your kids about the news

Parent Resource:

Family Ties - Free Parenting Classes - English & Spanish
*Family Ties educates prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18. Awesome classes are offered. 

Monthly Guidance Lessons

AUGUST - Meet Your Counselor & Teacher Training
SEPTEMBER - Body Safety
OCTOBER - Anti Bullying and Red Ribbon Week Activities
NOVEMBER - Careers
DECEMBER - School Specific Lessons (based on data)
JANUARY - School Specific Lessons (based on data)
FEBRUARY - Hygiene
MARCH - School Specific Lessons (based on data)
APRIL - Test Prep
MAY - Transitions

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