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  • Mr. Elsmore - School Counseling Intro For The 18-19 School Year

    Posted by Jeremy Elsmore on 8/10/2018

    Mr. Elsmore is one of the 3 counselors at Mendive Middle School. He has been a school counselor at Mendive since 2014 and loves it. 


    Mr. Elsmore works with the following Teams: 


    Team Porter 6th Grade     


    Team Porter 6th


    Team Dickson 7th Grade


    Team Dickson 7th Grade


    Team Barbey 8th Grade


    Team Barbey 8th Grade


    Mr. Elsmore made an introduction video for his students. Enjoy!



    If you need to request a meeting, click the link below.


    Request a Meeting with School Counselor

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  • Mendive Grief Group Starting Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

    Posted by Jeremy Elsmore on 8/5/2018

    Grief Group Picture

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    This year Solace Tree will be coming to Mendive Middle School to run a support group for students. Emilio Paraga, Me.Ed. will be running the groups, along with a school counselor. The purpose of the group is to help meet the needs of students who are grieving the loss of a loved one (does not have to be recent), death, parent incarceration, divorce, deportation, abuse, cancer, illness, and other losses in their life.  Grief support can help children and teens understand the feelings and changes brought about by a loss. Studies suggest that extra support following a loss can often help students function better at home and at school. In addition, a grief group provides a special time and place for healing and a chance to meet others that are living with loss. The sessions will be educational, fun, and appropriate for your child’s age.

    The group will meet approximately two times per month during your child’s Enrichment class. The first group will begin on Tuesday, August 14th Your student will receive a pass on the day of the group and will be excused from their class.  Emilio Parga, M. Ed. who is the founder and executive director of The Solace Tree will lead the sessions. He has provided grief and loss support for children, teens, and adults over the past 16 years.  All students attending will be expected to keep up with their school work.

    Please fill out the Permission Form to sign up. 

    Feel free to contact your child’s counselor for more information at 353-5990.

    Thank you,

    From the Mendive Counselors

    Mr. Elsmore, Mrs. Jempsa and Mrs. Harrell

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  • Mendive Counseling Has An App!

    Posted by Jeremy Elsmore on 8/1/2018
    Mendive Counseling App Logo

    Our App is available on iPhone & Android. 

    Click one of the icons below to download it. 

    Apple App Store - Mendive Counseling App Link
    Google Play Store - Mendive Counseling App Link


    Why should I download this app?
    • Identify which counselor you are assigned to at Mendive. 
    • Keep up to date with resources and tools available to you. 
    • List of Mendive Clubs
    • Updated Mendive School Calendar 
    • Easy way to request a meeting with your School Counselor. 
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