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Middle School Guidance

Phone: (516) 992-7670

Ms. Verdel A. Jones
Director of Guidance and Support Services
Phone: (516) 992-7485

Middle school is an exciting, yet challenging time for students and their parents. During this passage 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. Students search for their own unique identity and begin turning more frequently to peers rather than parents for ideas and affirmation. There is a heavy reliance on friends to provide comfort, understanding and approval.

Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with school staff, parents and the community. The counselors create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success. Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. 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. The goal of our program is to help our students become productive, contributing members of the world community.

Counseling Services

Educational Assistance

  • Academic placements
    • Course Selection
    • Intervention services and accelerated classes
  • Study Skills
    • Organization
    • Time management
    • Tips for studying
  • Transition services
    • Intermediate school to middle school
    • Middle school to high school
  • Peer Services
    • Tutoring
    • Conflict resolution

Personal Counseling

  • Interpersonal issues
  • Peer relations
  • Crisis counseling
  • Family support

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On behalf of everyone here in the Plainedge Public Schools Central Administration, and the Board of Education, we wish you all a Happy and Healthy Spring Recess II and Passover! We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and a reminder that on May 4th we will celebrate the Special Olympic Games at Plainedge High School! #springrecess #weareplainedge #plainedgeschools #plaindgepride #plainedgeproud
𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀!
Help us celebrate Law Enforcement and First Responders. Make a unique thank you for our Law Enforcement/First Responder Heroes for a chance to become an Honorary Grand Marshal in our L.E.A.D. Celebratory Parade on May 29th!
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Plainedge celebrates Law Enforcement and First Responders! 
Please see the attached flyer to purchase your t-shirt to wear on May 29th! Proceeds will be donated to Detective Diller’s Family and NCPD FOUNDATION.
 
To order Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Day T-Shirt visit BIT.LY/PLAINEDGELEAD
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🌍🤖Students coded their way through Earth Day challenges this morning at our amazing Student Robot Connection event at the Brian Moore Athletic Center. Thank you to our incredible STEAM Teachers, 5th graders, 8th graders, and high school volunteers who did a fantastic job serving as coaches for our 3rd graders!
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Congratulations to our student-athletes who have committed to further their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. This momentous commitment is a testament to their unwavering dedication, relentless effort, and outstanding achievements on and off the field. Congratulations to our athletes, their families, and coaches.
#weareplainedge #plainedgeproud #athletics #sports
Earlier this month Plainedge High School Seniors, Ashley Snyder and Safa Ghafoor competed over two rounds against 1000 students from across New York State. Safa earned 4th place in the New York State Science and Engineering Fair
 
Ashley Snyder wanted to explore the factors which might predict a patient being mistriaged in the emergency room. She found a dataset of anonymized patient data from an emergency room. She learned how to use machine learning – the same type used in large language AI models – to identify the patient complaints and diagnoses that were associated with mistriage. Ashley was able to demonstrate sex differences in complaints and diagnoses.
 
Safa Ghafoor wanted to examine whether reported disparities in organ transplants actually existed. Safa used a government database – OPTN – and built datasets organized by organ, sex, and race. She calculated a new measurement that normalized the resulting transplants to US Census data. Safa found that these new statistics showed that certain racial demographics received more or less organs relative to their proportion in the US population.

We are so proud of these two students for this outstanding accomplishment!
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Important information about the upcoming solar eclipse!
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