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- Bullying Information
- Counseling & Guidance Services
- Food Services
- Instructional Support Websites
- School Council
- Student Insurance
- Before and After School Programs
Sara Coddington ~ (508) 248-1423
Michael Daley ~ (508) 248-1423
Shelby Piekarczyk ~ (508) 248-1423
Lynn Wildes ~ (508) 248-1423 x1105
School Psychologist – Gr. 5 - 8
The Charlton Middle School Guidance Department is a safe haven that offers a quiet, private area for students to discuss issues of concern. Our goal is to assist students and their families with managing through the
As Guidance Personnel, our mission is to help build, strengthen and maintain the home and school connection. We are available to offer insights and strategies in the area of child development, focusing on the social and academic aspects of students’ lives. Through counseling services, familial concerns students may have may also be discussed. Additionally, we may offer suggestions to parents and families regarding community referrals, such as specific agencies and/or community counseling services. Informative books, handouts and pamphlets are also readily available through our office.
Counselors are available to work with students to discuss requirements, review study tips and organizational strategies. Counselors are available to meet with parents and teachers to review a student’s progress throughout the year as well as agree on plans of action. A student may be seen individually or in a preparation group with other students who are working on similar skills. Specifically for 7th and 8th grade students, basic informational sessions focusing on High School preparation are offered in conjunction with an opportunity to explore their personal strengths and interests through career software. Through this software, students can research their potential career interests and discuss higher education options.
Social issues students encounter typically center around three basic areas of concern: peer relations; self-image and emotional well-being. Campaigns offered throughout the year address concerns regarding bullying, cyber-bullying and internet safety. Discussion sessions are designed to assist students with coping skills, peer-mediation, social networking, and conflict resolution. In part, it is our hope that students and their families enjoy a safe and positive experience throughout a time when so many social and emotional challenges are in bloom.
508-248-1423 Ext. 1110
Definition of School Nursing
"School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self management, self advocacy, and learning."
(National Association of School Nurses, Board of Directors, June 1999)
The Comprehensive and Coordinated School Health Services consists of eight elements:
4)Food and Nutrition Education
5)Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
6)Safe and Healthy Environment
It is understood that the principle function of the school is to instill sound health behaviors; give factual health instruction; provide a safe, pleasant and emotionally supportive environment; and to recognize and refer for treatment students with physical, emotional and social handicaps. Through support and modification, the schools are able to eliminate health-related barriers to learning and provide the basis for empowering each student to become an educated consumer. The health services provide for Emergency and Basic First Aid, administration of medications and medical treatments as ordered by a physician, health screenings as mandated by law followed by referrals as needed. The health service is not for the purpose of diagnosing. All students will be referred to their family physicians for this purpose. The continued health and welfare of each student remains the direct responsibility of the parent/guardian, not the school. Medical responsibility as assumed by the school terminates with the immediate administration of first aid and proper notification and discharge of the student to the parent/guardian or to a responsible individual as designated by the parent/guardian.
Optimum health depends upon the integration of the family, community and school resources. We rely on the family and community services to assure that each student enters school in a state of physical, mental and social well being. In unison, the family, the community, and the schools cooperate to keep the students healthy during their school years. Through screenings and student visits, communication remains open as referrals are made to the family and appropriate resources. As educated students, they are better prepared to make self-directed decisions regarding their health. Thus the program responds to the needs of all students by promoting good health and life-long health related concepts.
Notice to All Parents of 6th Grade students:
Student entering 7th Grade in the fall 2022: Your child must have a documented booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (
Physical Exam for Sports:
All students who plan on trying out for school sports, you need an updated physical exam on file before you will be allowed to tryout. We need a copy of the physical exam, a doctor’s note is not acceptable, however for convenience your doctor can fax a physical exam to the Nurse at 508-248-1418. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact the Nurse at 508-248-1423 x 1110.
8th Grade Students: If you have a child in 8th grade who currently has medication at school, this includes prescribed, over the counter medication, EpiPens, Inhalers, etc. we will need you to pick your child’s medication up by the last day of school. Any medication not picked up by parents/guardian will be disposed of properly.
School Council Members
The school council is an important group comprised of parents, faculty, and the Principal meeting once a month to discuss budget, curriculum, professional development, and information specific to Charlton Middle School.
2023-2024 Community Members: To Be Announced
2023-2024 Faculty Members: To Be Announced
Learn more about our Before & After School Program at CMS.
If you find yourself in need of before/after school care, be sure to check out Champions today by clicking here: CHAMPIONS Before/After School Care!
At this time, the Champions program is expected to start on August 29th. If you have a friend or family member that would be interested, please have them reach out to Champions directly.