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Depew Middle School Profile:
The village of Depew is located 5 miles east of Buffalo, New York. It has an approximate population of 16,600 residents and 1,857 families. The New York State Thruway exit is Depew #49.

School: Depew Middle School serves approximately 727 students in grades 5-8. The faculty consists of 74 teachers and 2.5 counselors. The school is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

A Middle School Counselor is...

  • a New York State certified educator
  • a school person who provides guidance to all student grades 5-8
  • a resource person, coordinator, consultant, group facilitator and teacher
  • a person who assists students, parents, teachers and administrators

The Role of the School Counselor is...

  • To promote confidentiality
  • Work with individuals and groups
  • Help identify needs of students
  • Encourage better inter-personal relationships
  • Promote positive attitudes and choices
  • Assist people in making use of community resources
  • Review test results to provide information about abilities, needs, achievements and interests
  • Coordinate referrals to outside agencies
  • Facilitate small group discussion
  • Participate in curriculum development

Middle School Services Are...

  • Banana Splits (Children of Divorce)
  • Friendship Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Lunch Bunch Groups
  • Study Skills Groups
  • Conflict Resolutions Groups
  • Peer mediation Training
  • Test interpretation
  • Individual Counseling
  • Separation Anxiety/School Phobia
  • Grief Counseling
  • Children of Alcoholics
  • Parent Workshops (Parent University)
  • AIDS Awareness Program
  • Red Ribbon Week Activities
    Who Seeks Helps From Us?


    • I am new here and I can't seem to make friends.
    • I don't seem to be getting along with my parents.
    • I am worried about my school work and I wonder if I will pass.
    • I do not have a problem. I just want someone to listen to me.
    • I am tired of being harassed by other students.
    • Middle School Counselors work closely with classroom teachers and administrators to disseminate the School Counselor program.
    Parents... Family issues could include:
    • Academic Performance
    • Adjustment Problems
    • Child Abuse
    • Communication Skills
    • Effects of Divorce
    • Grief Counseling