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Rene' Canalis


Gary Wood

Counselor - Middle School

The Role of the Professional School Counselor

The Professional School Counselor is a certified educator trained in counseling techniques and strategies designed to meet the academic, personal/social, and career development needs of students.  They support a collaborative learning environment by working with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies.  Even though it is an exciting time, middle school often comes with a unique set of challenges-from academic to personal and social.  Counselors are prepared to help navigate these challenges, by providing nonjudgmental support and encouragement.


The relationship between a student and his/her counselor is established and maintained due to trust and respect.  In order for meaningful dialogue to occur, confidentiality must be part of the foundation of the counseling relationship.  We stress to our students, "What you say in here, stays in here but there are 3 exceptions to this rule.

Exceptions to Confidentiality

  • Someone is hurting you
  • You want to hurt someone
  • You want to hurt yourself
Contacting the counseling office

The Student Counseling office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment for your child, please email or call the main office at 770-307-2972.

Digital Learning

While the school is closed, counselors are still available to serve students and the community.  


Upcoming Events

August 17
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Labor Day (Holiday)

Start: Sep 4, 2020 End: Sep 7, 2020

Multi-Day Event

September 7

- Labor Day -

All Day Event