Counseling WTB

The mission of the School Counseling Program at Walter T. Bergen Middle School is to assist students with academic, emotional and social issues. Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is both exciting and challenging for students. There are many new responsibilities that students will take on in addition to exciting opportunities and experiences. During your time at Walter T. Bergen Middle School you may find yourself having trouble with some aspect of school, be it academically or socially. Should this occur you are encouraged to seek out the help of your school counselor, Ms. Millward.

Some of the services that are offered through the School Counseling Program are:

  • Individual Counseling: Ms. Millward is available to meet with students to address academic, personal and social concerns.

  • High School Scheduling: Bloomingdale Public Schools maintains a send/receive relationship with Butler High School, During the Fall of your 8th grade year representatives from Butler High School speak with students to discuss their programs. Ms. Millward is available to assist in the application process as well as aiding in the scheduling for Butler High School. Check out the BHS guidance counseling department resources and information!

  • New Student Orientation: Students new to Walter T. Bergen Middle School will receive a tour of the school as well as continued support from Ms. Millward .

  • Conferencing: Ms. Millward is available at the fall conferences as well as needed throughout the year to meet with parents and teachers, as needed. Please call her office to schedule an appointment.

  • Testing: As WTB testing coordinator, Ms. Millward organizes all standardized tests for students. Any questions or concerns regarding testing should be directed to her.

  • 504 Coordinator: The purpose of a 504 plan is to ensure all students, including those with a disability, have equal access to an education. Necessary accommodations and modifications are implemented through a 504 plan in order to guarantee this is received. Ms. Millward is the 504 Coordinator for our school. Any student who has a documented medical condition rendering the need for accommodations should contact Ms. Millward .

  • Anti-Bullying Specialist: Part of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act requires each school to assign a person to complete investigations of all acts of suspected HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying). If a student feels he or she is the victim of HIB or has witnessed an act of HIB he or she should report it immediately to a teacher, principal or counselor. Additionally, in this role Ms. Millward will lead the Safety Team in effort to prevent bullying and improve the overall school climate.

Any questions regarding the above areas should be directed to Ms. Millward . She may be reached at 973-838-4684 or by email [email protected] . 

NJPSA HIB Law Primer

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