Ooltewah Middle School

School Counseling Page

Your School Counselors are readily available and here to support students/families. Below you will find information and links to an abundance of information, supports and services -brought to you by your teachers, school community and Hamilton County Department of Education. Please reach out to a school counselor directly with any questions, concerns or need for any additional support.  

  Contact Info:

Jamie Stephens, M. Ed
423-498-6910 extension- 42713  stephens_jamie@hcde.org
Amanda Smith, M. Ed
423-498-6910 ext. 42705 smith_am@hcde.org
You may also reach the counselor directly via email or via the Ooltewah Middle Facebook page.
 

Counseling session or conference available over phone or video. 

Need your PowerSchool account information or help/troubleshooting? Email your School Counselor! 

Advice for Students: Help yourself stay academically organized and more productive by writing down your assignments! No agenda mate? No problem! You can use anything from a sheet of paper, the downloads below, or try a new Apps designed for this!

Links to homework sheets you can download/print:  

homework sheets (5 different formats)  Mon-Fri blank boxes  

Daily- simple subject/assignment  

Apps to help stay organized/manage time:

Google Keep (take and keep notes/post-it style) Google Tasks (search google play store) Google Classroom- built in Calendar (left menu)

myHomework Student Planner     ihomework (iOS only)     

Check out this website for more advice/insight on the benefits of Daily Planning

 

Additional Resources: 

Visit the HCS Continued Learning site to find additional academic support & also links to Online Learning Portals and Websites such as Google Classroom, Canvas, i- Ready + more! 

    Here are the links to Edgenuity & Mastery Connect (not included on HCDE’s site)

HCS Continued Help Hotline - Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm (423) 498-5437

 

OMS Tech. Support: If you have Issues with Canvas, TechBooks, or Chromebook problems, etc., please email Joli Brown  for help/support (hartigan_traci@hcde.org)

Coping with Changes: Resources for Students

The outbreak of coronavirus AND transiting to a new way of learning from home could certainly come with strong emotions. Below are some activities, worksheets, websites and apps, your counselors pulled together in an effort to help support students' mental health during this time.  

Counselor’s are available to go over any of these worksheets/activities with students individually (via phone or video/zoom).  Please reach out to talk more about any struggles you are experiencing and need help with. Remember, we are just an email away! 

Are you Stressed? Worksheet- sometimes, you need to switch up and try different coping skills to find one that works best. 

99 Coping Skills

More Social Emotional Learning Activities website covering a variety of topics 

Anxiety, Social Thoughts, and What You Can Do to Help Yourself Be Included worksheet 

When your thoughts become overwhelming, write them down. Sometimes it helps to get it out of your head and on paper. A Brain Dump is a great place to start. 

Additional Resources for Parents: 

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreak

Meet your School Counselor!

 

  Ms. Jamie Stephens -
Bio: Ms. Stephens holds a Bachelor's in Education, a Bachelor's in Psychology, and a Master's degree in School Counseling from UTC. Ms. Stephens began her teaching career at OMS in 2003 having  taught 6th and 7th grade until 2013. In 2014 she moved into the Ooltewah Middle School Counseling position.  A mother of 2 previous OMS students, she also serves as the and golf coach, assistant wrestling coach, fundraising chair, and web manager for OMS. 

Ms. Stephens is our full-time counselor, serving all grade levels.
423-498-6910 ext. 42713       stephens_jamie@hcde.org

Ms. Amanda Smith
Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Milligan College and a Master of Education in School Counseling from UTC. This is Ms. Smith's first year at OMS and she splits her time between OMS and Hixson Middle School. Prior to working at OMS, Ms. Smith has worked as a High School Counselor in Pasco County, Florida and Roane County, Tennessee and as a substitute teacher in HCS.


Ms. Smith is our part-time counselor, serving 6th grade.
She is at OMS on Mondays and Thursdays every week and Wednesdays during the 1st and 3rd quarters.

423-498-6910 ext. 42705       smith_am@hcde.org


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