Welcome to the Woodbury School Counseling page! Our school counselors offer a comprehensive school counseling program to all students at Woodbury School. Middle school is an exciting time to say the least, which brings about change and sometimes challenges for students and families. We are a resource for students, parents, and teachers and we invite you to contact us at anytime.
Where Are We Located?
We are located in the sixth grade wing. If heading to our office from the Main Office, head towards the sixth grade wing and descend down the set of stairs. We are the first door on the right after the library. Mrs. Palardy, our administrative assistant, will greet you as you enter our office.
How to Make an Appointment
Students may ask their teachers for a pass to the school counseling office to make an appointment with Mrs. Palardy during the school day. On the day of your appointment, you will receive a pass during first period class. Make sure to look at the time on the pass! When it is time to leave class, just ask your teacher to leave and you can head straight to our office. Parents may also call or contact any one of us if questions arise regarding their child's emotional well-being or academic status.
What Does a School Counselor Do?
We see students individually, conduct a variety of groups - sometimes for specific subjects (social issues, changing families, academics), and we consult with families, teachers and community liaisons. Counselors teach classes in every grade level, such as Adventure Based Education (select this tab for more information), Careers, Signs of Suicide, and Healthy Relationships. We coordinate world language placement (French and Spanish) and algebra placement for our seventh and eighth graders respectively. Counselors also work with students to help make the transition to middle school easier by visiting fifth grade classrooms every spring and participating in various events at the elementary school level.