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.
Monthly Character Education Focus
Oakbrook Middle School Eagles soar by learning about and following our District's monthly character focus.
- September- Responsibility
- “Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties; showing reliability and consistency in words and behaviors; being accountable for one’s actions”
- October- Respect
- “Exhibiting regard for authority, other people, self-property, and country; understanding all people have value as human beings”
- November- Honesty
- “Being truthful and trustworthy in all actions; behaving justly and honorably”
- December- Compassion
- “Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others; showing care, kindness, friendship, and generosity; treating others as you would like to be treated”
- January- Self-Discipline
- “Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose; refraining from inappropriate behaviors; striving to do one’s best”
- February- Courage
- “Having the determination to do the right thing even when others do not; the strength to follow one’s conscience rather than the crowd; attempting difficult things that are worthwhile”
- March & April- Perseverance
- “Being persistent in pursuit of worthy objectives regardless of difficulty, opposition, or discouragement; exhibiting patience and having the strength to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures”
- May- Citizenship
- “Being committed to and involved in one’s community; displaying civic virtue and service”
Source- Dorchester School District Two Parent/Student Handbook, 2016-2017, page 36
- September- Responsibility
Oakbrook Middle School Eagles have the opportunity to serve their school community by acting as a peer mediators. Mrs. Catherine Wilhoit, Esq. of Addressing Basic Conflict visits all sixth grade classrooms each Fall delivering lessons on conflict resolution. Mrs. Wilhoit highlights the importance of resolving conflicts effectively by describing the legal system’s response to unhealthy or unresolved conflicts, an area she has much experience in as a practicing attorney. Catherine also returns one Saturday to give extra training and certify students who wish to become official OMS Peer Mediators. She works in unison with Mrs. Frank-O’Connell, to coordinate and schedule the events. This program supports our mission and vision by teaching students to be creative, life-long problem solvers. They are encouraged to use exceptional creativity, social skills, and compassion when solving the social problems brought forth by our school community.