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Here at Coweta Junior High, Our School Counselors:

* Help resolve barriers that interfere with learning.
* Conduct classroom guidance learning activities, small group counseling, and individual counseling.
* Enroll new students and schedule students in classes.
* Coordinate the Explore Test and OCCT Tests.
* Support students with special needs.
*Offer crisis intervention and prevention.
*Have a Master's degree or higher education along with various certifications.

*Create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere while working together with school personnel including administration, teachers, community counselors, and school psychologist.

School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.

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Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, their parents and teachers.  From childhood to adolescence, middle school students are characterized by a need to explore a variety of interests, connecting their learning in the classroom to its practical application in life and work. Middle School students have high levels of activity coupled with frequent fatigue due to rapid growth. They search for their own unique identity as they begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation. Middle Schoolers are extremely sensitive to the comments from others; and heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.

Meet the Junior High Counselor

Holli Metcalf is the new Junior High Counselor. She came to the Junior High after our last Councilor, Jodi Garland, moved to the Intermediate High school to work. Holli studied Psychology, Kinesiology, and Counseling at NSU.

While attending Broken Arrow High School, Holli was a 4.0 student. She was also chosen as Homecoming Queen. After graduating high school, she went to Northeastern State University on three academic scholarships. Holli was in the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority along with Carrie Underwood. She received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, a Minor's degree in Kinesiology, and a Master's degree in Counseling.

Holli is married to Marcus Metcalf and has two kids, Summer- age 6, and Maci- age 3. She also has a dog named Harley. Some of her hobbies include backing and decorating cupcakes, and spending time with her family.

Holli is excited to get to work here at the Junior High, and we are excited to have her here.