• Welcome to the O'Brien Middle School Counseling Webpage

  • O'Brien Counseling Department

     Serene Sunset Photograph by Robert Bynum

     O'Brien Counseling Newsletter:

    The Prideland Family Connection (January 2021)


     Upward Bound for 8th Grade Students:

    Upward Bound Program

    Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that guides first generation college and income qualified students throughout high school in hopes of them attending college. Upward Bound provides guidance, tutoring, mentoring, and life skills that help students succeed. This is an amazing opportunity for qualified students. O’Brien does not screen students, so please see the Upward Bound recruitment video for more information. Paper applications can be found in the O'Brien Counseling Office or you can submit the electronic application using the link below (step 2).

    STEP #1 – Watch the Upward Bound Recruitment Video:  Upward Bound Video.   

    STEP #2 – Complete the Upward Bound Application: 

    Your counselors will be available during regular school days, during regular school hours (7:30am-2:00pm). Please allow 24 school hours for a reply.

    If you have questions regarding availability and access to resources, please visit the O'Brien Counseling Resource page.

    If this is a crisis or emergency, please immediately contact the local authorities.

    The Counseling Department's goal is to promote and enhance student learning in the areas of:

    - Academic Development
    - Career Development
    - Personal/Social Development

    School counselors advocate for every students' educational needs and work to ensure there is clear communication between students, parents, teachers and staff.

    O'Brien Counseling & Social Work Department Mission Statement:

    The mission of the O’Brien Counseling and Social Work Department is to promote trusting connections between our school, families, and community. Through our student centered, data-driven program, students will develop academic skills centered around individualized goals, self-regulation and advocacy, and develop healthy identities. Our ultimate goal is to empower students to be successful in their future endeavors.
    (updated May 2021)

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  • Counseling Department:

    • Dr. Thomas Kareck

      • ALL Full-time Distance Learning Students Grades 6-8

    • Mr. Ryan Howe

      6th - 8th Grade:
      • Hybrid & In-Person Learning Students Last Names: A-G

    • Ms. Alejandra Reyes

      6th - 8th Grade:
      • Hybrid & In-Person Learning Students Last Names: H-N
      • ALL Students with 504 Plans

    • Mrs. Adrienne Hendrixson

      6th - 8th Grade:
      • Department Lead
      • Hybrid & In-Person Learning Students Last Names: O-Z
      • Children in Transition (CIT) Liaison

    • Mrs. Anna Jeakins

      • All Students: School Social Worker

Counseling Documents