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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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Congratulations to our spring student-athletes for committing to pursue their athletic dreams at the collegiate level! This achievement reflects their dedication, hard work, and excellence on and off the field. 🏅🎉 #weareplainedge #plainedgeproud #athletics #sports
📚Embark on an extraordinary literary adventure with Plainedge School District’s Summer Reading Program: “The World Belongs to Those Who Read.” With an engaging “around-the-world” theme, this program was designed in a collaborative effort by our district school librarians and offers a diverse range of reading activities tailored to different age groups, from grades K through 12. Each student participates using a unique reading “coloring sheet,” filled with exciting challenges and interactive activities.

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On Thursday evening, we had a memorable graduation ceremony for the Plainedge High School Class of 2024.

Alina Ronayne, the Senior Class President, along with Salutatorian Lucas Marotta and Valedictorian Ahmed Hamdan, delivered speeches urging their peers to embrace their passions, remain authentic, and focus on their future aspirations.

Principal Iocco, Senior Class Advisor Christine Malloy, Board of Education President Dr. Lynnda Nadien, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Salina also offered congratulations and words of encouragement to the graduates.

As we celebrate their graduation from Plainedge, we eagerly anticipate their return to their alma mater and look forward to witnessing their success in the next chapter of their lives!
No matter where you go from here, this will always be your home. ❤️
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Join the Plainedge Fitness Center team as a Student Fitness Ambassador! 
🔴This opportunity is open to all current 11th or graduating 12th grade PHS students. 
🔴Priority will be given to students enrolled in our Certified Personal Training Course and student athletes.
🔴Applicants will also need to submit two letters of recommendation from a Plainedge High School administrator, teacher, coach, or club advisor.
Don't wait—submit your application today and seize this chance to make a difference! 
🔴Summer and school year evening positions available. 
🔴Interviews will begin in July - estimated start date July 15, 2024.
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Plainedge Public Schools are closed today June 19, 2024  for the Juneteenth holiday.
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