Yatta Collins, EdS
 770 651-5146


Stephanie Butler, M.Ed, LPC  770 651-5118


Chestnut Log Middle School Counseling Department's Vision Statement

Chestnut Log Middle School students will become lifelong learners in an environment that is supportive, positive, and challenging. We equip students to become resilient learners who believe in their own abilities to succeed in school, community, and ultimately life. Students' needs will be addressed through a curriculum that supports responsibility, respectfulness, mindfulness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity. Chestnut Log Middle School students will gain social-emotional skills to help develop confidence, set goals, make better decisions, collaborate with others in work and play, and navigate the world more effectively. As students matriculate from Chestnut Log they will be prepared to make a positive impact on the world.

Chestnut Log Middle School Counseling Department's Mission Statement

The mission of the Chestnut Log Middle School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive and developmentally 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. By collaborating with other educators, the families of students, and members of the community, we will address barriers to learning and provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitude to become effective learners and productive members of their communities. Chestnut Log Middle School Counselors are student advocates who seek to make a positive change that supports and enhances students' achievement 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 an attempt to meet these needs, the counseling program offers many services for you and your child. Services include classroom guidance lessons that 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 any time you need a helping hand!

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

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