Ooltewah Middle School

School Counseling Page

As our students, parents and educators move forward with distance learning, we want you to know your School Counselor is readily available and here to support our students/families any way we can through this transition. 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  stephens_jamie@hcde.org

Lauren Watkins watkins_lauren@hcde.org
You may also reach the counselor directly on the Ooltewah Middle Facebook page.

OMS Counselor “Office” (parent access-appointment only) Hours: M-F  9- 11 & 1-3

Counseling session or conference available over phone or video. 

Need your PowerSchool account information or help/troubleshooting? Email the 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 (brown_joli@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
5 Ways Parents Can Help Children Develop Social and Emotional Skills

Meet your School Counselors!


  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. Having taught 6th and 7th grade at OMS from 2003-2013, she then moved into a school counseling position six years ago.  A mother of 2 previous 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 42720
Email Email: stephens_jamie@hcde.org

Ms. Lauren Watkins-

Bio: Ms. Watkins holds a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Georgia and master's degree in school counseling from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She also participated in a study abroad program in Costa Rica and can speak Spanish. Ms. Watkins is at OMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so the best way to contact her is through email.
 Phone 423-498-6910
ext 42776
Email Email: watkins_lauren@hcde.org

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