Hello! My name is Kevin Flatow, and I am the School Counselor for all 7th grade students and 8th grade students last name A-L at Helena Middle School for the 2016-2017 school year. I was born and raised literally footsteps away from HMS and am a 1999 graduate of Helena High School, a 2005 graduate of Montana-Western, and most recently a 2011 graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman where I earned my Masters of Education degree in K-12 School Counseling! It is very exciting for me to be able to serve where my roots are and give back to the kids and community that did so much for me!
My overall goals as the School Counselor are to help ensure students develop and achieve at their highest capacities academically, while learning to be their best personally/socially. My third primary goal is to ensure that each student has an idea of what they would like to do for a career, and that they know what steps it takes to obtain that career. The primary domains I do this through are Academic, Career and Personal/Social counseling and classroom guidance.
Within the school, I serve a variety of roles: I work with students 1-on-1 to address their academic & personal/social needs, including coordinating 504 plans. I run small counseling groups for specific subgroups of our population dealing with specific challenges. I also work with students in peer mediation situations when conflicts arise. With the older 8th grade students, I spend more 1-on-1 time doing student planning, and helping them clarify where they are in their academic and career & personal/social maturational development entering into high school.
As a School Counselor, it is paramount to me that parents and community members know I am always available and have an open door policy when it comes to your children at Helena Middle School. It is my goal to get to know not only each and every student on an intimate level, but their families as well. Please feel free to contact me anytime via telephone or email if there is anything I can do to enhance your child’s experience here at Helena Middle School!