Guidance
Contact:
Jennifer Spain Phone Icon 770-562-6001 Email Icon Email

TMS School Guidance

About the Counselor

Hello! My name is Jennifer Spain, and I am the counselor here at TMS. I will be working with the students through classroom guidance, in small groups, and individually as needed. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! I am excited to be the counselor at TMS, and I look forward to working with the staff, students, and community throughout the year! 

 

 Report Bullying 

At TMS, we take bullying seriously. Carroll County Schools defines bullying as:

An act that is: 

    1.    Any willful attempt or threaten to inflict injury on another person, when accompanied by an apparent present ability to             do so;

    2.    Any intentional display of force such as would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm; or

    3.    Any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, which a reasonable person would perceive as being intended to                       threaten, harass, or intimidate, that:

            a.    Causes another person substantial physical harm within the meaning of Code Section 16-5-23.1 or visible bodily                      harm as such term is defined in code Section 16-5-23.1;

            b.    Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education;

            c.    Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or

            d.    Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

 

See the full Carroll County Schools Bullying Policy at the link below:

CCS Bullying Policy

 

Please use the following link to let us know about any concerns you have:

TMS Online Bullying Form

 

 Carroll County Advisement

Carroll County Schools has created monthly advisement lessons for schools to present to their students. The table below shows the lessons by month.

 

Month

Carroll County Advisement Lesson

August 

  • The “Tiger” Way - School Spirit!

  • Internet Safety/Email Etiquette

September 

Bullying

October 

College/Career/BRIDGE

November 

Anxiety/Stress Management

December

School Bus Safety

January 

  • Bullying

  • MOWR - 8th Grade

February 

MS Study Skills

March 

Test Taking Skills

April

No Scheduled Lesson

May 

  • What are your skills?

  • HS Transition - 8th Grade

 

 

APTT

You will hear a lot about "APTT" at Temple Middle School. APTT, Academic Parent Teacher Teams, is a program designed to connect home and school to enhance student learning. It is a classroom-based, teacher-led, data-driven family engagement model, and it repurposes traditional parent-teacher conferences. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend three team meetings throughout the year and one individual parent-teacher conference. Team meetings allow parents to see what their child is learning in class, where their child stands academically in relation to others in the class, and what they can do as parents to help their child succeed in school. See the APTT team meeting schedule below.

  • Team Meeting #1: September 12, 2016 - 5:30-6:45pm (State Superintendent, Richard Woods, will be attending as a guest speaker.)
  • Team Meeting #2: December 5, 2016 - 5:30-6:30pm
  • Team Meeting #3: March 13, 2017 - 5:30-6:30pm 
  • Contact your child's 4th period teacher to schedule an individual meeting!

 

 

Guidance Supply List

The Guidance Program at TMS is always accepting donations of food (unexpired only), clothing, and school supplies. We pass these items out to students and families, as needed. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns!