2022-2023 OMS School Counseling Department (from left to right): Ms. Glasscho, Ms. Scott, Ms. Jamison, Mr. Reuben
Oakbrook Middle School Counseling Department
Mission: The mission of Oakbrook Middle School's counseling program is to provide services that meet the changing needs of our student population and to encourage students to be respectful, productive, life-long learners and problem solvers within a global society.
Vision: Oakbrook Middle School's students are high-achieving learners, who graduate well prepared to impact communities by being college and career ready, eager to embrace diversity, and with a high regard for humanity.
Social/Emotional and Mental Health Supports for Students
3rd Quarter Curriculum
THEME: LEARN TO LIVE!
CORE VALUES: PASSION, LEADERSHIP, DIVERSITY
FOCUS AREA: SOCIAL AWARENESS and SELF-MANAGEMENT
WELLNESS COMPONENTS: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
CHARACTER TRAITS: COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE
PATHWAY AND CAREER CLUSTER GROUPING*: 2 Year Colleges and Applied Mathematics
OTHER: Celebrate Diversity Month
6th Grade Lesson Topic - SCOIS Career Exploration, Career Assessment (48 questions)
7th Grade Lesson Topic - SCOIS Career Exploration, Career Assessment (80 questions)
8th Grade Lesson Topic - Erin's Law (Healthy Relationships, Personal Boundaries, Peer Exploitation), Self-Awareness, Transistion to High School
2nd Quarter Curriculum
THEME: LEARN TO WORK!
CORE VALUES: RELATIONSHIPS, INTEGRITY, EXCELLENCE
FOCUS AREA: SELF-AWARENESS and RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
WELLNESS COMPONENTS: OCCUPATIONAL and PURPOSE-DRIVEN WELLNESS
CHARACTER TRAITS: HONESTY, COMPASSION, SELF-DISCIPLINE
PATHWAY & CAREER CLUSTER GROUPING*: Employment & Military & Humanities & Social Sciences
OTHER: Erin's Law Lesson (if not completed 1st Quarter), Career Development Month and Kindness Day
6th Grade Lesson Topic - Erin's Law and Self-Awareness
7th Grade Lesson Topic - Healthy Relationships
8th Grade Lesson Topic - Career Development and Graduation Requirements
1st Quarter Curriculum
THEME: LEARN TO LEARN!
CORE VALUES: STUDENTS, COMMUNITY, ACCOUNTABILITY
FOCUS AREA: RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING
WELLNESS COMPONENTS: INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS
CHARACTER TRAITS: RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY
PATHWAY & CAREER CLUSTER GROUPING*: 4-Year College/Universities & Business and Info. Systems
OTHER: Erin’s Law Lesson, Bullying Prevention & Awareness and Red Ribbon Campaign
6th Grade Lesson Topic - Introduction to school counseling at OMS, and how to have a successful school year through Self-Management & Responsible Decision-Making
7th Grade Lesson Topic - Responsible Decision-Making
8th Grade Lesson Topic - School Year Success (Self-Management & Responsible Decision-Making)
Need to meet with your grade level counselor? Click the counselor's name below to email the appropriate counselor to request an appointment.
Mr. Odell Reuben, 6th grade
Ms. Lowanda Jamison, 7th grade
Ms. Shannon Scott, Prevention and Intervention Lead Counselor
Ms. Charlynnica Glasscho, Director of Counseling; 8th Grade
OMS Counselor Information for eLearning Days
Crisis Text Line is a FREE, 24/7 support for those in crisis.
Text HOPE4SC to 741741 to be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor.
You can also call or text 988, if you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis. They are also available to chat at 988lifeline.org.
In the event of an emergency, please call 911.
Dorchester Mental Health Center