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The Guidance Counselor at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School provides short-term individual and small group guidance lessons that address academic and personal success. The Counselor provides classroom guidance lessons that include respect, bullying, conflict resolution/problem solving, study skills/test taking skills, and character education.  Communication between the Guidance Counselor and parents is vital. If you have a concern about your child, please call or email.

  Name Title Contact
Nikki Curliss Curliss, Nikki Guidance Counselor 919-657-4800
Countdown to School Success
09/28/2016 11:14 AM CST

The U.S. Department of Education has assembled tips and advice to help you and your child have a successful academic year. Below is a condensed list. For a more detailed list, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/parent-and-family-engagement

  1. Meet the teacher. Make sure to attend parent night, conferences, and other school events to get to know your child’s teacher.
  2. Set a schedule. Establish healthy routines for sleep, homework, extra-curricular activities. Create a comfortable, quiet space at home for homework.
  3. Create a calendar for events, assignments, projects, and tests. Be sure to look over the calendar regularly.
  4. Volunteer with the PSO. The school can offer more programs to the students if we have more help.
  5. Create healthy meals and snacks. Make sure to start the day with a nutritious, protein-filled meal. Children will learn more and be able to concentrate if they are well fed.
  6. Monitor progress. Understand the grading scale and review homework, quiz and test grades. Review the work with your child – always start out by focusing on what the child is doing well, then look at any areas for improvement.
  7. Teach acceptance and respect. Talk to your child about respecting others and treating each other with kindness.
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