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201 Manning Street
Hudson, MA 01749
978-567-6210

Welcome to the School Counseling Department at Quinn Middle School


Our Mission

To assist every student in acquiring skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners in a global society.

Quinn Middle School’s counseling department will deliver a structured, comprehensive counseling program that supports the school goals through effective communication. By removing barriers, we will provide all students with equal opportunity for success.  Our program focuses on the rapidly changing needs of adolescents and how those needs can affect every aspect of a young person's life.

As students in grades 5-7 work to form an identity, counselors help them to balance these needs within the school setting. The counseling department stresses development in three major areas: academic achievement, career and decision- making, and personal/social development.

 

Our School Counseling Department is available to answer any questions or concerns.

 2019-2020 School Year:

  • Mrs. Melissa Clonan – School Counselor, Grade 5*
    • mjclonan@hudson.k12.ma.us
  • Ms. Heidi Bowen – School Counselor, Grade 6*
    • hbowen@hudson.k12.ma.us
  • Mrs. Tammy Murphy – School Counselor, Grade 7*
    • tmurphy@hudson.k12.ma.us
*Counselors loop with the students through their 3 years at Quinn Middle School.
 

As School Counselors, we perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and social/emotional domains:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Classroom lessons in the areas of educational, social/emotional and career information
  • Facilitate and coordinate parent meetings
  • Provide assistance for parents and students with support and informative activities during the transition process from elementary to middle school and middle to high school.
  • Regular communication and parenting information through the web page or school e-letters (via school email). 

Here are some reasons parents might want to talk to the School Counselor:

  • "This is John's third school this year, and he's having difficulty adjusting."
  • "My husband is being deployed in two weeks and Carolyn may need some help coping with this change."
  • "Sam used to be excited about school, but lately he doesn't seem to care."
  • "My wife and I recently separated and our daughter could use some help understanding this."
  • "My son seems to be the target of some teasing and bullying after school.  Can you help?"
We invite parents to allow our School Counseling Department to be a point of contact to discuss any concerns you may have involving your child’s performance and experience at school.