Welcome to the MGMS Counseling Department

Contacting Counselors

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763-315-7614

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763-315-7616

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763-315-7615

Contacting a school counselor is often a first step in seeking assistance.

Contacting Support Staff

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Counseling Secretary

763-315-7618

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Counseling ESP
763-315-7619

Information about the Counselors

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COUNSELOR FOR GRADE 6

  • Mrs. McCormack has been at MGMS since 1999. She was previously a counselor in San Antonio, TX for 10 years. She has additional teaching experience at the Junior and Senior High levels. She completed her B.S. in education from Mankato State University and her M.A. degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in school counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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COUNSELOR FOR GRADE 7

  • Mrs. Gerdts began working at MGMS in 2016.  Mrs. Gerdts has been a counselor in the Osseo Area School District for 8 years, working at Garden City Elementary School and Basswood Elementary School.  She earned her M.A. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  Prior to working as a School Counselor, Mrs. Gerdts was a 4th Grade Teacher and worked for 3 years in the Cherry Creek Public School District in suburban Denver, CO.  

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COUNSELOR FOR GRADE 8

  • Mrs. Paquin started at MGMS in 2013. Previously she worked as a high school counselor in Arizona, in post-secondary education at the University of Minnesota, and taught 4th grade.  She earned her B.A. in K-8 education from Concordia College, Moorhead and her M.A. degree in Counseling and Student Personnel from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Student Services

Academic Support:
Progress Reports; Peer Tutoring

New Students:
Counselors will assist new students to MGMS at the time of their enrollment and during their first few days of school.

Individual Counseling:
A student and his/her counselor will work together in solving immediate problems that interfere with health, personal, social, and educational development.

Testing:
Counselors help to prepare and plan for administering certain tests for students.

Counseling Groups:
Family Change Group, Grief & Loss Group, Serious Illness, Anger management, GTI Group/General Teen Issues, Concerned Persons Group

Student Leadership Groups:
*PROS (Positive Role Models Offering Support)

*Peer Mediation
*Student Council
*Peer Tutoring

WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)- WEB's goal is to provide a structure in which students make real connections with each other.
Through this program students learn that people at school care about them and their success.
WEB is the middle school school transition program that will increase attendance, decrease discipline referrals and improve academic performance at your school

Resources

Tipline Info 

Internet Resources

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Social Services

School Info

Maple Grove Middle School
7000 Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove MN  55369
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School Hours
8:10 am - 2:40 pm
Office Hours
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-315-7600
Attendance
763-315-7603

General Fax 
763-315-7601
Counseling Fax 
763-315-7657

 

School Leadership

Principal
Lisa Hartman

Assistant Principals
Sara Looby-Morris
Christine Mann

Student Management Specialists
Paul Schulz