Welcome to the Guidance Department!
The Guidance Office offers the following services to HMS families:CONFERENCES-Parents are encouraged to call for conferences with teachers and counselors. The guidance office can help to coordinate a team meeting if necessary.INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING-School counselors and Home-School Coordinators are available throughout the day to listen and respond if students need help solving a problem or dealing with special concerns. We respond to in-the-moment crises as needed, and can be helpful with issues that interfere significantly with school through brief counseling/regular visits. However, for more intense therapeutic care, families should seek professional counseling outside the school day. HMS also cooperates with local counseling agencies that work with young adolescents.GROUPS-As needed, counselors and home-school coordinators provide small group experiences for students who can benefit from interaction with other students in a confidential setting. Possible topics for groups include anger, loss, friendship, conflict management, assertiveness skills, self-esteem, and problem-solving.RESOURCES-The guidance office may also be consulted for information resources. We offer information to parents, teachers, students, and others about family issues, study skills, career paths, etc.MID-TERM GRADE PRINTOUT-In cases when parents do not have Internet access or have special circumstances requiring a printed grade report, parents can request a printout from the guidance office. Printouts can be mailed (if parents supply stamped, self-addressed envelopes), or hand-delivered to the student. To request this service, parents or guardians must call the guidance office at (219)942-8541. A written request will also be accepted: HMS 36 E. 8th St. Hobart, IN 46342