Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner!                                          

 
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Hello! My name is Sheri MacKinnon, and I am pleased to be the new school guidance counselor at CAMS for the 2015-2016 school year. I am here to help your child through the wonderful, and sometimes challenging, middle school years.

Some people like football, others are passionate about reading, but what I find fascinating is talking to, connecting with, and helping young people. I would like the students here to think of my office as a warm and friendly place, where they are always welcome. My office is also a safe haven – a place where they can get help if they feel confused or worried.

CAMS is a great school, but that doesn’t mean our students won’t face challenges while they are here. I would like your children to know that they have an ally, and that there is always an adult at the school who will be on their side.

Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, parent or peer. Please feel free to call me, email or stop in so that we can meet face to face. I am truly delighted to have the opportunity to support you and our CAMS students!

Sincerely,

Ms. Sheri MacKinnon

smackinnon@ssrsb.ca

902-275-2720

Cougar PAW

Helpful Information and Advice:

Helping your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

Check out these wonderful resources to help children who may be experiencing some anxiety this school year, it gives great strategies!

http://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/helping-your-child-cope-back-school-anxiety

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/managing-feelings/stress-anxiety/my-sixth-grader-is- anxious-about-school-what-can-i-do