East Northport Middle School
Meet the staff of the counseling center-
Mrs. Thomas is a NY State Certified School Counselor for 6th grade students letters A-G and 7th/8th grade students letters A-F. She has been in the district since 2000.
Mrs. Rowe is a NY State Certified School Counselor for 6th grade students letters H-N and 7th/8th grade students letters G-N. She has been at ENMS since 1996.
Mrs. Braun is
a NY State Certified School Counselor for those students with last
names beginning with the letters O-Z. She has been at ENMS since 2001.
Mrs. Karkota is
our School Psychologist. She is available to discuss students having
difficulty functioning in school due to emotional, social, behavioral or
learning difficulties. She may do an evaluation that may consist of
any or all of the following measurements: intellectual, social,
academic, emotional. A student may benefit as a result of a background
review, student observation, teacher feedback, and written report,
culminating in a parent meeting.
Mrs. Kleczka is a licensed Master of Social Work and has worked in our district since 2009.
We all have our own moodle pages. Please enroll in our individual moodle pages for more information.
The Role of the Counselor at ENMS
counselor is a developmental specialist who assists students with their
educational, personal and social development. The counselor provides
appropriate support and skills necessary to help students and their
parents through the middle school years.
As a Consultant-
The counselors meet with the teachers, parents, school psychologist,
social worker, administrators, and outside specialists as an advisor and
advocate for your child. The counselors serve as a source of
information for you and your child. The school counselors, social
worker, and school psychologist can assist parents in looking into
outside agencies and therapists to help with different family issues.
As a Coordinator- The
counselors help coordinate your child’s schedule, meetings with
teachers, and others involved to help your child succeed in school. The
counselors coordinate the big transitions from elementary school to
middle school and then from middle school to high school. There is a 6th grade orientation process, as well as 8th grade to 9th grade planning meetings and individual conferences.
As a counselor- Counseling Services are delivered in different ways:
Individual Counseling is available when requested by the child, a teacher, parent or administrator.
each year various groups are offered by the counseling department based
on need, academic support groups, new student groups, children of
divorce, grief and loss, anger management, and social skills.
The Student Support Center
Student Support Center has many functions. It is available during
lunch for students. The students can sign up during homeroom to use the
Student Support Center to relax, read, or start homework during the
second half of their lunch period. Throughout the year, the SSC is used
for discussion groups by the counselors.
Making An Appointment With Your Counselor
may stop by the Counseling Center and request an appointment during
homeroom or during their lunch period. Students may also request a pass
from their classroom teacher. If there is an emergency situations,
students may come to the Counseling Center immediately. Parents may
call Mrs. Cronin, our Counseling Center secretary, for an appointment at
any time: (631) 262-6776.
Naviance Family Connection
by Naviance is a web-based application that can help students learn
more about their personality, interests, possible careers, college
majors and colleges. Students have their own login information and can
come to the Counseling Center if they need help.