Winton’s school counseling team mission is to ensure that all students are supported in their academic, career, and social/emotional development.
Our school counselors provide many supports through their comprehensive guidance curricula. They provide the resources and tools needed to be college and career ready.
We also implement anti-bullying curricula, conflict resolution and restorative justice practices in order to ensure a safe environment for all students. We strive to address concerns and stressors, and find the right support and community resources to decrease any barriers in student learning.
And remember...it's always a great day to be a Wildcat!
Principal Lisa Tess
School counselor work with restorative justice circles and conflict mediation has contributed to a decrease in suspension rates.
CA Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CASPP)
School counselor work presenting study skills presentations to 7th grade English classes helped increase language arts performance on the CAASPP.
Career readiness skills
Acceleration in English work
Visits to local universities & colleges
97.3% of 7th graders developed a 6-year plan with the assistance of a school counselor.
Based on a random sampling, students enrolled in Puente and AVID have a higher percentage of increased or maintained GPA from the previous 2015-2016 school year to the current 2016-2017 school year.
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.
School Counseling Mission Statement
Our work includes but is not limited to:
- Collaborating with parents, guardians, teachers, support staff, and administration
- Providing comprehensive guidance lessons in the three core counseling domains of academic, career, & personal/social development
- Ensuring smooth transitions for all seventh grade students by guided academic reviews of middle school and high school expectations
- Facilitating conflict resolutions and crisis interventions
- Facilitating small groups
Our school counseling team encourages collaboration from our staff, students, parents, and community to support academic achievement for all students.
M.A. Admin Credential
National Association of Secondary School Principals
American School Counselor Association
M.A. Admin Credential
Single Subject Teaching Credential
National Education Association
California Association of School Counselor
state authorizations, training certifications and/or appropriate credentials for our positions
team members hold professional memberships in their respective professional organizations
Our Experience & Credentials
Our Partners and Programs
Winton’s team works together with community partners and programs to enhance the educational experience for all students by providing learning opportunities within and outside of the classroom. We are thankful for the support and collaboration between our school and our partners! For further information regarding partnerships and programs, please contact