Yatta Collins, EdS
 770 651-5146


Andrew Gordon
 770 651-5118


Chestnut Log Middle School

School Counseling Mission Statement


The mission of the Chestnut Log Middle School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive and developmental appropriate program that addresses students' needs. It is our goal to recognize and respect the unique qualities of each student and guide all students toward academic, personal/social, and career success. By collaborating with other educators, the families of students, and members of the community, using a comprehensive school counseling program, maintaining high expectations for all students, and addressing barriers to learning we aim to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitude to become effective learners and productive members of their communities. Counselors are advocates who seek to make a positive change that supports and enhances students' achievment and success.


Letter to Parents/Guardians


Dear Parents/ Guardians:

The school counseling program at Chestnut Log Middle School is geared toward meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students. This developmental and preventative program focuses on helping students achieve academic and personal success through a variety of guidance activities. In attempt to meet these needs, the counseling program offers many services for you and your child. Services include classroom guidance lessons which address broad developmental topics (self-esteem, social skills, problem-solving skills, career awareness, etc.). Individual counseling is available for students who have specific needs. Counseling referrals may be received from students, teachers, parents/ guardians, or peers. Another service that is offered through the counseling department is small group counseling. Students who will benefit from small group counseling are those students that share concerns that are similar to others (i.e.- children of divorce, grief groups, assertiveness training groups, anger management groups, etc.). Small groups offer students the opportunity to share experiences with others, have support, and learn from students who are dealing with similar issues. All students can learn from counseling activities and can benefit from active participation. The school counselor is available for consultation or individual appointments to discuss your child's needs or concerns. I look forward to working with your child this year and meeting with you in the future. Feel free to contact us at anytime you need a helping hand!

Yatta Collins 6th Grade and 7th Grade (A-L) 770-651-5146
Andrew Gordon 8th Grade and 7th Grade (M-Z) 770-651-5118

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