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Guidance

Guidance Lessons at TRMS will include lessons on

Trail Ridges virtues, friendship, decision making, problem-solving, friendship, social skills, respect, responsibility, feelings, citizenship, perseverance, cooperation, trustworthiness, fairness, self-control, self-esteem, setting goals, and conflict resolution.

Small Group Guidance 

Provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly shared concerns such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc. These groups are offered to all students. Small groups give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. Students can see they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation. Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students. They typically run 5-6 weeks and the group meets once a week for 20-30 minutes. Parent permission is needed. We also provide less formal groups during lunchtime that have an open invitation. Students may be invited by a friend.

Individual Support 

Is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students. We are a resource to help students succeed in school. Individual support within the school setting is short-term. If your child tells you he/she met with us, please don't be alarmed. Sometimes students self-refer and visit with us once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem. If a student shares a concern of a serious nature parents are contacted. We feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. We feel as though we are another safe friend at TRMS who is available to help students academically and emotionally. If a parent prefers that we do not meet with his/her child individually or in a group, please let us know and we will accommodate the request.