It is the counselors’ goal to make a connection with every student at JRG. Throughout the school year, counselors will reach out to students in an effort to get to know them and to build trusting relationships. School counseling services are carried out in various ways; this page will help you get to know your child’s counselor while also having a better understanding of the types of services that the counselors provide.

Brad Demmin

7th Grade Counselor

Andrea Diamond

8th Grade Counselor

School Counseling Services 

Our comprehensive school counseling program addresses immediate concerns individual and small group counseling, consultation, and referral.

Areas Addressed:

  • Academic Concerns
  • Tardiness
  • Absences/Truancy
  • Misbehaviors
  • School Avoidance
  • Drop-out Prevention
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Abuse Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Death
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexuality Issues
  • Coping with Stress
  • Family Issues

Classroom Instruction 

Classroom instruction is carried out through the Health classrooms three times/quarter in an effort to teach students additional skills in their continued social/emotional development.

7th Grade: 

  • Social Health 
  • Empathy 
  • Resiliency 

8th Grade 

  • Love and Infatuation 
  • Stress vs. Depression 
  • Suicide Prevention 

Group Counseling 

Also students have the option to sign up for a counseling group based on their preference/areas of need. Students might also be asked to join a group upon parent or teacher referral.

7th Grade 

  • Boot Camp (academic) 
  • Friendship 
  • We're in This Together (divorce) 
  • Stress Busters (stress/anxiety)
  • Hot Topics (communication)
  • Survivor (decision-making) 
  • Living with Hope (self-harm)

8th Grade 

  • Boot Camp (academic) 
  • Friendship 
  • We're in This Together (divorce) 
  • Stress Busters (stress/anxiety)
  • Hot Topics (communication)
  • Preparing for the Real World (interview skills)
  • Living with Hope (self-harm)