Marlana L. Mason
    Collins-Riverside Intermediate School
    Creating Respectful, Responsible, Resourceful and Innovative Students
    Collins-Riverside Intermediate Counseling Program Vision Statement

    The vision of Collins-Riverside Intermediate School counseling program is that all students realize their true worth.  Students demonstrate mastery of the critical academic, career, and social/emotional skills necessary for success.  Students also appreciate diversity, demonstrate compassion, and grow into respectful, responsible, and resilient adults.


    Collins-Riverside Intermediate School Counseling Program Mission Statement

    The mission of the Collins-Riverside Intermediate School counseling program is to provide all students with equal access to comprehensive and developmentally appropriate counseling services which promote equity in achievement.  The program helps all students become academically prepared and demonstrate respect, responsibility, and resilience by delivering activities that promote positive academic, career, and social/emotional development. 

    By collaborating with counselors, social workers, educators, students, parents, and community members, the school counseling program will have the support and resources needed to prepare and empower students to be college/career ready and make positive contributions to our global society.


    Collins-Riverside Intermediate School Counseling Program Beliefs

    Every student has worth and dignity.  The school counselor advocates for all students because they all matter.

    School counseling programs promote and enhance student academic, career, and social/emotional outcomes.

    Every student can learn and every student can succeed.

    Every student should have access to and the opportunity for a high-quality education.

    Every student should have access to a school counseling program.


    Collins-Riverside Middle School

    Children Reaching Maximum Success



    School Counseling and Guidance Office

    Shannon Hamner

    Email: shamner@tcss.net

    Phone: 205.342.2680     Ext. 3810      

    Fax: 205.752.8024


    Marlana Mason

    Email: mlmason@tcss.net

    Phone: 205.342.2680     Ext. 3805      

    Fax: 205.752.8024

    The mission of the school counseling department at Collins-Riverside Middle School is to prepare every student socially, academically, and emotionally for present and future challenges.  We emphasize helping students develop decision-making skills, self-awareness, self-direction, and positive intrapersonal relationships. We provide students with opportunities to participate in educational and occupational exploration, and to pursue career planning opportunities in an environment that is safe, caring, and encouraging.


    Some of the services provided by Collins-Riverside Middle School’s counseling department are:

    ¨    Classroom Guidance Lessons

    ¨    Small Group Counseling (by referral)

    ¨    Individual Counseling (by referral)

    ¨    Parent Conference/Support

    ¨    Assist with Referral to Community Agencies

    ¨    Career Exploration

    ¨    Building Test Coordinator

    ¨    504 Coordinator

    ¨    Homebound Coordinator

    ¨    Student Enrollment/Withdrawal

    How to see the counselors…

    ¨    I may receive my teacher’s permission to see a counselor.

    ¨    My teacher may refer me to a counselor.

    ¨    The principal or assistant principal may refer me to a counselor.

    ¨    A counselor may ask to meet with me.

    ¨    Parents/Guardians may ask a counselor to assist me.

    Parents/Guardians may schedule appointments to meet with the counselor.


    Please feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail, or appointment. We are here to work with the students, parents, and faculty/staff of Collins-Riverside Middle School.

    Parent Power …

    There are many ways you can support your child’s learning. Listed below are a few ideas:

    ¨    Spend a few minutes each evening looking over handouts/homework that your child brings home.

    ¨    Fill out forms and/or sign forms that need to be returned to school on the next school day.

    ¨    Ask your child’s teacher about ways that you can assist academically at home.

    ¨    Monitor your child’s grades on iNOW, and contact your child’s teacher immediately if you see a problem. All of us working together will help your child succeed.

    ¨    Please give our teachers feedback and attend conferences, parent meetings, and school events regularly.

    ¨   Help your child stay organized and establish a “winning” homework routine by setting up a study area that is free from distractions.


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