Winton Middle School SC PRO

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School Counseling Program Profile
Winton Middle School
Home of the Wildcats
119 Winton Avenue Hayward, California 94544
Winton's school counseling team is committed to encouraging and supporting academic achievement, social/emotional development, and career exploration. The team strives to promote excellence in every student by developing positive relationships within the school, families, and the community. Our school counselors provide many supports through their comprehensive guidance curricula. The team focuses on supporting all students to be college and career ready by focusing on Common Core proficiency and mastery of 21st century skills. School counselors play a vital role in school safety and climate. They implement response plans before, during, and after a crisis such as anti-bullying curricula, Restorative Justice practices, and crisis interventions. School counselors also provide a safe place for students to address concerns and stressors at school and are knowledgeable of community resources.
Principal's Message
Principal Lisa Tess
School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Winton Middle School counseling program is to ensure a safe learning environment where all students can achieve success in their academic, career, and social-emotional development. Through these means, students can gain the confidence to create positive relationships within their school, family, and community, which will prepare them to become productive leaders in society.
Our school counseling program focuses on specific goals that encompass all students: • The team provides comprehensive guidance lessons in the three core counseling domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. • All seventh grade students are guided through academic reviews, which help them transition into middle school and high school. • All eighth grade students are guided through completing a 6-year academic plan to help them transition into high school, college, and post-secondary options.
Our Commitment to Our School Community
The school counseling team uses data to help focus on academic, career, and social/emotional development for all students. The team works to build data driven decisions that directly support student success.
Our Work
College Readiness
Puente is a college readiness program aimed to increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students who enroll in colleges, earn degrees, and become community leaders. Puente offers accelerated seventh grade and eighth grade college preparatory English classes. Our school counseling team monitors Puente students' development toward college readiness and works to encourage students to become successful. The team also ensures that students engage in leadership activities and lead  students on visits to colleges and universities. The school counseling team also regularly communicates with parents to support their children in a path towards success. As a result of our school counseling team’s promotion of Puente courses and dedicated involvement, students who are enrolled in Puente increased from 34 students in the 2014-2015 school year to 67 students in the 2015-2016 school year.
Our school counselors distribute elective selection forms to all students to allow each student to choose electives that he or she prefers. The school counselors then enroll students into these electives based on each student’s needs and interests. Our school counseling team scheduled 138 students to a computer course where they learned how to use technology and 21st century skills. These skills are vital for promoting career readiness in today's world. 100 percent of the students enrolled into the computer course successfully completed the course.
Career Readiness
Social Emotional Development
Our school counselors are members of the Coordination of Services Team (COST). This team links students to many services within our system.   A number of these services are aimed directly toward supporting social/emotional development through individual or group counseling.  
Through our school counseling team's comprehensive guidance curricula, all students receive social/emotional services.   A total of 180 students have are receiving additional social/emotional support. 43 students have been self-identified, 137 students have been referred.
Our Achievements
of students achieved Academic Honor Roll status, indicating that they have a 3.0-4.0 GPA, during the second quarter of the 2016 school year.
seventh grade students have successfully completed the Summer Bridge Program. This program prepares them to transition academically, socially, and mentally into middle school.
of students attended the STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Math) Science Fair. The fair included hands-on material and information about 21st century skills and careers.
Lisa Tess, Principal  (510) 723-3140   [email protected]
Our Partners and Programs
We are thankful for the support and collaboration between our school and our partners. We hope to continue to build partnerships to enhance the educational experience for all students attending Winton Middle School. For further inquiry regarding partnerships and programs please contact:
Our Team
Our school counseling team welcomes participation and support of our parents, students, staff, and community members. Our team collaborates and communicates with each academic department, as well as parents and community members.
From left to right: School Counselor: Blanca Perez, M.S., P.P.S., Fullbright Scholar Principal: Lisa Tess, M.A., Admin Credential School Counselor: Gizelle Roberson, M.S., P.P.S. Assistant Principal: Kristian Hinz, M.S.
Our School Counseling Program Leadership Team
Years of Experience
Our Contact Information
Phone: (510) 293-8583
Fax: (510) 733-9043
Our Website
119 Winton Avenue, Hayward, California 94544
This School Counseling Program Profile was designed by Chiara Cross & Filip Lopes, California State University, East Bay, counseling graduate student interns.