Guidance at a Glance
Welcome to Seton Catholic Middle School's guidance page.
Twin City Catholic Educational System believes in nurturing the emotional and psychological health of every student. Mrs. Mary Lou Kalaus provides both classroom guidance curriculum and individual and group sessions for students and families in need of assistance. Anti-bullying and self-esteem programs are an important part of her presence.
All TCCES guidance personnel welcome questions or concerns from parents, students, and teachers. Students are encouraged to meet with them as needed. Individual parent/teacher conferences may be arranged by calling the schools' offices. All TCCES guidance programs are aligned with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's standards. Mrs. Kalaus can be contacted at email@example.com
Mrs. Kalaus welcomes questions or concerns from parents, students, and teachers. Students are encouraged to meet with her as needed. Individual parent/teacher conferences may be arranged by calling the guidance office.
Special speakers and programs are brought in, sometimes for individual grade levels and sometimes for the whole student body. These resources provide professional expertise in such diverse areas as drug and alcohol abuse prevention, faith development, self-esteem and career planning.
A highlight of the Seton guidance program is our STAR Program. S.T.A.R. is an acronym for Student Teacher Advisory and Recreation. S.T.A.R. is a teacher/student-based guidance program. Its purpose is to provide students with a teacher/advocate who promotes group identity, friendship, a sense of belonging, and pride in self and school. Its goal is to develop an understanding and valuing of self, others, and life experiences. S.T.A.R. groups are made up of 10 to 15 students. They meet on a daily basis for 25 minutes. A typical weekly routine includes one day for school news, individual conferences, and Student Council meetings; three days for discussion and activities on a monthly theme; and one day for recreation. Themes include topics such as careers, conflict resolution, friendships, getting along with others, and harassment/sexual harassment.
Students are encouraged to visit with the counselor for personal guidance and for information on grades, study help, and testing programs. The counselor is available to discuss any home, school, or social concerns with students or parents.