Grow Strong, Live Free
 
Dear students and families,
 
Welcome to your Counseling Center. Middle school and adolescence can be a challenging time of life, filled with many transitions and changes. First and foremost, I want you to know that, during the school year, I offer care and support to students undergoing a crisis or life-struggles. I work with students by focusing on their strengths, and search for solutions to difficult or ongoing issues. I help students process their emotions and experiences, and ensure that they're equipped with the tools they need to be successful socially, emotionally, mentally, and academically.
 
If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet with the school counselor, please contact the Front Office at (503) 678-7118 or email me directly at Ben.Olson@NMarion.k12.or.us Appointments are offered based on counselor availability and I ask for a minimum of 24 hours' notice. If you are interested in your student meeting with me, please print, review and sign the informed consent document here: NMMS SC-ICF, prior to your first visit.
 
Below are additional topics which I can provide information on:
- Advisory Class
- Trimester Course Scheduling 
- College & Career Preparedness (CIS)
- 504 Accommodation (for students with a physical or mental condition which impairs their access to learning)
- Academic & Behavior Solutions Team 
 
Be well,
 
Ben Olson MA
School Counselor
North Marion Middle School 
 
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