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Counselors

Michelle Bond-Counselor (A-K)

Michelle Bond

bondm@whitehallsd.org

870-247-2711 Ext:1308

fax: 870-247-3570

Welcome to White Hall Middle School! I am one of the school counselors at White Hall Middle School. I received my Masters of Education-Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I was an English teacher and have taught grades 5-12. I am the proud mother of two amazing children and look forward to serving the needs and concerns of the students, parents, and faculty of White Hall Middle School.

Where are we?

The Counselor's offices are located just inside the main entrance of the middle school to the right. I primarily serve students whose last names begin with the letters A-K, and Mrs. Harp primarily serves students whose last names begin with the letters L-Z. We are here to help you with questions and/or concerns not matter how big or how small.

What do we do?

As Professional School Counselors, we work with students on an individual basis, in small groups and occasionally in a classroom setting. The focus of the counseling program is on academic skills, career awareness, and personal/social/emotional skills and concerns. We also attend parent-teacher conferences at the request of the parent/guardian or teacher, as our schedule allows. We also contribute to 504 committees, IEP committees, and Dyslexia Intervention committees.

My goals:

1. To assist students in fostering a growth mindset in order to develop a sense of whole self.

2. To assist students in becoming empathetic, contributing members of their school, community, and family.

3. To help ease anxieties that many middle school students face on a daily basis.

4. To apply preventative measures for students who need emotional support.

5. To assist students in understanding the value of academic achievement, positive behavior, and regular attendance.

Courtney Harp-Counselor (L-Z)

Welcome to White Hall Middle School's Website
Courtney Harp

School Counselor

Middle school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child and adolescent development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills.

-They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period.
-The school counseling program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of students’ lives.

-The program teaches students the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for academic, career and social/emotional development.

The Middle School Student...-Middle school students are characterized by rapid physical growth, curiosity about their world and an emerging self-identity
-Develop problem-solving and thinking skills such as organizing ideas, time and things
-Start to understand concepts like power and influence
-Question things; don’t take everything at face value
-Think about how current actions affect the future; may worry about things like climate change and war
-Memorize information more easily Use flexible thinking, such as checking work and changing approaches as needed
-Begin developing a worldview, including a basic set of values
-Want to contribute and make money
-Bow to peer pressure to be like others; have experiences with bullying
-Be sensitive to other people’s opinions and reactions; think the whole world is watching
-Develop a sense of pride in accomplishments and an awareness of challenges
-Keep secrets (often being able to have secrets is more important than the secret they’re keeping)
-Have a better awareness of what’s appropriate to say in different situations.

Contact Information

Telephone: (870) 939-5337
Email: harpc@whitehallsd.org