Hello Mark West Community,
The winter months are upon us! These are fun and exciting times we get to spend with family, friends and close ones in our lives. We invite you all to create positive memories for you and your family by enjoying the holiday season, check out local activities offered in your community.
Of course, sometimes the holiday season can bring stressful situations, societal pressures, family heritage and culture, family conflict and mixed messages for families. As counselors, we advise you to speak with family about expectations around the holiday season, make it clear what they can expect from you and what you expect from them. Also, take this opportunity to listen to your family’s expectations (especially your children) of the holiday season to avoid any misunderstandings or unrealistic expectations.
During these winter months the counseling team will continue to see students individually, in group settings, pushing into classrooms to teach about social emotional learning, supporting parents, supporting administration and staff as much as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a counselor, please feel free to reach out to your school counselor.
The MWUSD Counseling team
Lionel Cooper, Karina Serrano & Antonio Garcia