Greetings From Guidance

  • Classroom Guidance is a robust and large part of McCracken Middle School.  We seek to strengthen our students through structured lessons that address academic, career, and personal/social competencies, thus focusing on the “whole” student.  Through our program, students participate in lessons during SOAR time using our Six Ethical Values of Character Education.  We believe our students benefit from the principles taught within each of these lessons.  These lessons include project based learning, hands on learning experiences, and classroom discussions.  Our counselors are integral parts of these lessons and rotate visiting within classrooms to build relationships which serve as the cornerstone of our guidance program. 

    Our Classroom Guidance Lessons embrace the Six Ethical Values of Character Education, to include: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Students participate in classroom discussions that take an in depth look at the meaning behind each character trait, as well as participate in activities that assist students in applying these traits to their personal lives at home and school.  Students then choose a learning activity that leads to application of one of the values to his/her life.  We believe these lessons help build a stronger community of students, teachers, faculty, and staff who share a common language base and experience.


Guidance Personnel