School Counseling

  • Tips for a Safe & Healthy Summer

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/23/2024

    Students and parents alike countdown the days until summer break. Many young people look forward to more freedom during the summer months, but that freedom can lead to an increase in experimentation with tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs. As a parent, there are steps that you can take to prevent experimentation or use of these substances.

    Remember, you are the greatest influence in your child's life. Use your influence to help your child enjoy a safe and healthy summer. 

    Click here for tips from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative. 

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  • Relax!

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 5/8/2024

    As we enter into the last weeks of the school year, many of our students may feel overwhelmed by final projects or exams, end-of-year activities, and preparing for the summer. Now is a great time to encourage your child to try relaxation techniques. Teaching your child relaxation techniques gives them the tools they need to calm down when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. 

    Click here for some tips compiled by the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative.

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  • 2024-2025 HMS Peer Helpers

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/5/2024 4:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to the 2024-2025 HMS Peer Helpers!

    7th Grade

    Trey Adams
    Lindsey Anderson
    Layne Ayers
    Wells Brown
    Sam Crabtree
    Kate Cronin
    Olivia Davis
    Jonathan Eldridge
    Reese Elliott
    Reynolds Elliott
    Helen Hartman
    Finn Hayes
    Ann Parker Henderson
    Sophia Hill
    Lawton Hodges
    Ryan Isley
    Ben Jones
    Miles Jordan
    Olivia Kirby
    Haley Klein
    Grayson Langston
    Mills Leach
    Louis Lowry
    Addy Marshall
    Bowen Nix
    Myla Grant Powers
    Caroline Roberson
    Conner Stephenson
    Elliott Thomas
    Corbin Thompson

    8th Grade

    Sophie Abouarraj

    Ella Ayers

    Sylvia Beasley

    Dottie Bennett

    Thomas DeLawrence

    Bennett DeMoss

    Meila Dominick

    Mally Drouet

    Vivi Evans

    Elizabeth Finney

    Emily Griffin

    Sam Hardison

    Nahomy Hernandez

    Hank Hubrich

    Claire Johnson

    Andrew Knight

    Mary Logue Malki

    Kate Maple

    Wells Mason

    Embry McGarrah

    Caroline Middleton

    Leah Cate Moore

    Mallie Murray

    Ashlynn Reed

    Willa Sheehan

    Ellis Strickland

    Lily Thompson

    Bibb Wahl

    Hudson Woods

    Grant York

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  • Parenting for Prevention

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 4/4/2024

    You are invited to join the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative virtually on Thursday, April 18th, at 12:00 pm for the final program in this year's Raising Resilient Children Web Series, "Parenting for Prevention."

    Please click here for more information and to register on Eventbrite.

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  • Safe & Healthy Spring Break

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/22/2024 7:00:00 AM

    Whether your family stays home or travels this Spring Break, making it a safe and fun time is important for all. Children have more unstructured time and freedom during Spring Break. No matter what your family plans are for this coming week, click here for tips from the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative for keeping your child safe and healthy at home or traveling. 


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  • National School Social Work Week

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 3/1/2024

    March 3rd-9th is National School Social Work Week, which gives Homewood City Schools an opportunity to celebrate our Student Assistance Counselors! Anna Kate Prum is the HMS Student Assistance Counselor and she works closely with the three grade-level counselors to support students, families, and staff! We are very fortunate to have Student Assistance Counselors throughout our distrcit who, through prevention, intervention, support, and referral services, can assist students, families, and staff in the identification and removal of barriers to student development and learning.

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  • Parent Program

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 2/20/2024

    You are invited to join the Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative virtually on Tuesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm, for their next parent program,: "Scrolling Into Shadows: Unmasking the Dark Side of Social Media Addiction, Trafficking, & Mental Health." For more information or to register, click here.

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  • Parent Program

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 2/12/2024

    The Safe & Healthy Homewood Collaborative hopes you can attend their next virtual parent program on Thursday, February 15th at 10:00 am. For more information or to register for "Breaking the Silence: Having the Courage to Converse about Mental Health," click here.

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  • Raising Confident Children

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 2/10/2024

    As we approach Valentine's Day, consider intentional ways to build self-worth in your child to develop their confidence in handling whatever may come their way. Teaching our children to love and value themselves is the best Valentine's gift you can give! 

    For tips on raising confident children, click here.

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  • National School Counseling Week (Feb. 5-9)

    Posted by AnnaGrace Baldwin on 2/5/2024

    School Counselors help thousands of K-12 students worldwide and the HMS School Counselors are very grateful to be in Homewood! 

    Homewood City Schools’ school counseling program is dedicated to preparing every student socially, academically and emotionally for present and future challenges. We work in collaborative partnerships with students, educators, parents, and community members to educate and empower students to maximize their unique potential. Click here to learn more about the Homewood City Schools' counseling program.

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