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Confidential CONVERSATIONS

Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, if a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected, or is danger to themselves or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to parents or the appropriate authorities.

How Do I Contact My Counselor?

Students may request counseling services on a self - referral basis by completing the"Student Counseling Referral" form located in the counseling office. You may also call the school at 234-5922or email me atTobogiatzis@capousd.org to request counseling for your child.
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2018 - 2019 Second Step Lessons

You may join www.secondstep.org with the activation codes listed below depending on your child's grade level to get information on what your child is learning in the Second Step middle school program:

Activation Codes:

Grade 6: SSP6 FAMI LY12

Grade 7: SSP7 FAMI LY23

Grade 8: SSP8 FAMI LY34

 Please see the calendar above to see when your student will receive their lessons. All lessons are given through PE classes. If you have any question please contact the Counseling Department.

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Signs of Suicide/ Depression Information

All 7th grade students district wide will be receiving a presentation on the Signs of Suicide (SOS) and depression. The lessons took place on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 during PE class. 

Our school counselors presented the the Signs of Suicide (SOS) workshop to parents on Monday, November 5th in the Multi - Purpose Room at 6:00pm.

Signs of Suicide

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist in any way. 

Please click on the link below for additional support and resources: 

SOS Student Handout

Click here to download the SOS parent presentation

LRMS Groups

HUG: Hi, Update, Goodbye! 

HUG MENTORING LETTER

Games Group 

When:Daily (Lunch) - Room 703

Cool Activities/ PAL 

When: Thursdays - MPR

Creative Writing and Storytelling

When: Wednesday - Room 715

Counselors' Corner

Parent Nights, Student Assemblies, & Second Step Lessons
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CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

Vision Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Mission Statement

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

School-Wide Preventions

Goal: Ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.

Prevention Activities

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • School-wide assemblies/activities
  • Parent education
  • Staff development workshops

Targeted Interventions

Goal: Identify data-driven systematic interventions for students experiencing barriers to academic success and emotional well-being.

 

Targeted Interventions 

  • Small groups
  • Conflict Mediations
  • Individual Counseling
  • Mentorship program
  • Community referrals
  • Crisis response

School Counseling Information

LRMS Counseling Report

LRMS Career Day

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Crisis Text Line is the FREE, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741. 

Ladera Ranch Counselors:

Mr. B's Counselor Beliefs - Our school counseling program is based on specified goals and developmental student standards. It is accountable and evaluated by using data for program development and ongoing assessment. 

My Name is Mr. Bogiatzis (Bo-gat-sis) or simply Mr. B.

Tobogiatzis@capousd.org

949-234-5922 x29021

Monday-Friday

Ladera Ranch Middle School makes every effort to provide support services to assist ALL students with their academic, social and emotional growth. As the school counselor, I am an advocate for ALL students and work collaboratively with the guidance team to ensure student success in school. 

This is my 5th year as the school counselor at Ladera Ranch Middle School. I serve on the district school counseling advisory committee and recently presented at the annual CASC conference in October, 2017. I received my M.S. in Counselor Education and my Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. I have experience as a secondary level school counselor at school districts in California and Connecticut. 

I have taught Second Step lessons and coordinated school wide events such as Character Development Assemblies, Parent Programs, HUG (Hi, Update, Goodbye) Mentoring, Academic Tutoring Support, and 8th Grade Career Day.

I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you and supporting your child here at LRMS! 

Professional Memberships:

  • California School Counselors Association
  • American School Counselors Association

Mrs. Andria Tsianos

astsianos@capousd.org

949-234-5922 x29007

Every Monday and Tuesday

Hi! I am the new part-time Counselor for Ladera Ranch Middle School. I am extremely excited to join this wonderful community in educating and supporting our Lions. Before moving to LRMS, I worked at San Clemente High School. I graduated from CSULB with a B.A. in Human Development and a minor in Psychology. I earned my Master in Education with a Pupil Personnel Service and Child and Welfare and Attendance Credential from CSUDH. I am happy to be here as an available support.

Ms. Lauren Thews

School Counselor 

Every Thursday and Friday

Hello All,

I wanted to introduce myself. I am the new Substitute School Counselor for Andria Tsianos. I am also a Substitute School Counselor for Arroyo Vista K-8 School on Monday through Wednesday. 

I went to the University of Oregon for undergrad (Go Ducks!), and I got my Master's at Chapman University. Last year, I was an intern at Niguel Hill Middle School with the School Counselor, and I really enjoyed working in this district. I love working with the middle school age because they are so wild and fun, but they also have a sneaky amount of intelligence! I am very excited to be here at Ladera Ranch Middle School for the year. I already feel very welcome, so thank you for that!

Hopefully I will get the chance to meet and work with all of you.

Best,

Lauren Thews

Parent Resources - Social Media Tips And Advice!!

Phone Applications - Mindfulness

 

Please click on the link below for Free Phone App Resources: 

Phone Applications - Mindfulness

Social Media Tips for Students

1. Never let a stranger into your social media.

2. Think before you post.

3. Never post or forward mean, rude, or threatening messages.

4. Develop a positive online reputation.

5. Do not take photos or post images during school hours.

6. Phones are turned off from "Bell to Bell" unless specifically instructed by your teacher.