School Counseling Services
Welcome to the Westwood Regional Middle School!
The Middle School Counseling Office is located in the front of the school next to the Main Office. Mrs. Paredes and Mrs. Sparno are fully qualified to assist students with educational plans and with personal problems. In working with students, the counselors seek to assist each of them in making constructive and realistic decisions, both academically and socially. There are many reasons why students seek out the school counselors. Some of them are:
to assist with adjustment to middle school
to develop successful work/study habits
to assist with the development of peer relationships and social/personal adjustment
to explore personal and vocational goals and how to achieve them
to conceptualize and explore strategies for solving problems
to seek comfort in times of crisis
In addition to individual counseling, the counselor meets with teachers to provide and to seek information regarding individual students. The counselors are responsible for the administration of standardized testing program including the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK). The counselors are members of the I&RS Committee and also work closely with the Child Study Team. Thus, main stream teachers are constantly apprised of the special needs of the classified students in their classes.
The counselors also serves as coordinator of services between school and outside agencies. Parents are encouraged to notify the counselor if their child is receiving services from an outside agency.
Students are encouraged to see their grade level counselor any time during school hours. Students must obtain a pass from their teacher or the office before coming to visit their counselor. Parents are encouraged to contact their counselor for information or consultation anytime during the school day.
When students wish to meet with Mrs. Paredes or Mrs. Sparno they may stop by the school counseling office and make an appointment with their counselor.
7th Grade Counselor
7th Grade Counselor (Maternity Replacement)
201-664-5560 x 6006
6th Grade Counselor