Ooltewah Middle School


School Counseling Page

Meet your Counselors

Ms. Joan Feiling - 6th Grade & 7th (Talons)
Phone 423-498-6910
Email Email
  Ms. Jamie Stephens - 8th Grade & 7th (Mt. Climbers)
Bio: Ms. Stephens holds a Bachelor's in Education, a Bachelor's in Psychology, and a Master's degree in School Counseling from UTC. Having taught 6th and 7th grade at OMS from 2003-2013, she then moved into a school counseling position four years ago.  A mother of 2 OMS students, she also serves as the cheer and golf coach, yearbook chair, fundraising chair, and web/social media manager for OMS.
Phone 423-498-6910
ext 42776
Email Email


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Bullying Prevention / Positive School Climate

Click here to view the OMS custom-made Bullying Prevention film! or see below! We made the news, click here to see the clip!

OMS Bullying Prevention School-Wide Rules- (above)

School Messenger Quick TipBystander Revolution

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Stop Bullying BystanderRevolution=awesome!

get the facts, view videos and learn more! check it out click on logo
or visit http://www.bystanderrevolution.org/

Peer Mediation @ OMS

OMS Mediators in the spotlight - click here to view video!

Hey Owls! Could you use help and support working throughh a conflict with a peer? Try Peer Mediation, today! Peer Mediation empowers students to resolve peer conflicts with the aid of two trained student mediators. Peer Mediation is available for any student grades 6-8 and can be arranged by requesting a referral from team leaders, a school counselor or administrator.

Group PhotosPeer mediators (names below!) listen to each side of the conflict and help settle disputes using fairness, respect, and encouragement. Trained peer mediators serve as neutral third parties to help participants reach an Group Photosagreement that is both mutually fair and reasonable. Trained peer mediators help peers in conflict to resolve their disputes and create their own solutions, using shared problem-solving within a school setting.

Rules of Peer Mediation:

  1. Be willing to solve the problem.
  2. Tell the truth.Group
  3. Listen without interrupting.
  4. Be respectful (no name calling or fighting).
  5. Take responsibility for carrying out your agreement

Counselor Connections: Local Support & Resources

Local Behavioral Health Treatment Services- click here to search for local services/interactive map!

sign up for a mentor (students)
or be a mentor (adults)

Mentoring https://www.mentorchatt.org/


Specialized Crisis Services 866-791-9225
Trained crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day in Tennessee to respond to crises rapidly and effectively.

When do I Call Specialized Crisis Services? CLICK HERE to learn more

Youth Villages

Suicide Prevention LifelineMore Resources!

Boys and Girls Club Chattanooga    

Common Core/ TNCore


Child Abuse Info/Reporting TN or call (877) 237-0004

Crisis Services for Children/Teens or call 866-791-9225 Dental Services TN State dental services

Dress Code see a counselor if you need assistance with getting dress code clothes

Connect with Chattanooga Family Justice Center (FJC)

The FJC serves residents of Hamilton County and the City of Chattanooga by co-locating services in a trauma-informed environment to:

  • address intimate partner and family violence
  • address abuse of older adults through elder justice services
  • address human trafficking

All services provided at the FJC are FREE and confidential -- no appointment is necessary during regular business hours.

We also have bilingual staff to serve the growing Hispanic/Latino population.

Services provided:

  • Assistance in creating a personal safety plan
  • Help finding a safe place for you, your children, and pets
  • Education and awareness regarding domestic violence, elder abuse, and human trafficking
  • Referrals to services available in Chattanooga
  • Civil Legal services and help with obtaining Orders of Protection
  • Personal support in court appointments
  • Emotional support
  • Free individual and family counseling

click here or visit https://connect.chattanooga.gov/fjc/ for more info


Free and Reduced Lunch (Online Application)

First Things First - Parenting Tweens and Teens


Girls HealthGirls Health.gov

Hamilton County Department of Education Girls Inc. Chattanooga provides fun and educational in-school, after school, and school break programs for girls ages 6-18 that are research and outcome-based.

Homebound Services HCDE- Homebound services are provided for students who are unable to attend school due to a serious health or orthopedic impairment where the student will be absent for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive school days.

Home School Information for Parents/Students living in Hamilton County

Internet Essentials (COMCAST) for Low Income Families

Internet Safety Tips for Kids and Teens


KidCentralTN - provides information on health, education, development and support to Tennessee families, as well as a searchable State Services Directory. In alignment with the TENNderCARE program, kidcentral tn reinforces the department’s goal to promote good health in children from birth until age 21.

Mental HealthMental Health. GOV

PTA like Ooltewah Middle School PTA on facebook!

Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) TN - one stop shop for relatives raising non-birth children (grandparents raising grandchildren, etc.). Services link families with assistance through community resources and peer support.


Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Life Line or call 1-800-273-8255-- 24/7 days a week

TANF Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families


TennCare or www.healthcare.gov

TN- State Education Dept

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network or

Tennessee Vaccines for Children Program

Transportation (HCDE)

United Way 211

WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Youth and Family Development Centers (chattanooga.gov)

YCMA Chattanooga Youth Programs

Zone Finder/HCDE

DiplomaCollege and Career Exploration

Tennessee Promise- Drive to 55 Tennessee - Tennessee Promise offers two years of tuition-free community or technical college to Tennessee high school graduates beginning with the Class of 2015.

http://www.planningyourdreams.org (online assessments completed w. 8th graders/school counselor)

https://secure.collegefortn.org high school, college, career support /planning/ guidance for TN students, middle school and beyond

http://www.act.org/explorestudent students take the ACT EXPLORE in the fall of 8th gr year; learn more about here!

https://www.collegeboard.org a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

http://www.tn.gov/collegepays source for information about financing your college education in the state of Tennessee!

Academic Support/Tutoring- private/not funded by school/HCDE - Chattanooga, TN





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