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St. Paul
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Counselors' Corner

<<< Registration for the 2023-24 School Year is NOW OPEN!

For 2023-24 course registration information, please go to the grade level links, "Registration Information", located at the top of the left-hand column of this page.

Please direct any questions to HPMS' school counselors:

<<< Registration for the 2022-23 School Year is NOW OPEN!

Our Vision: Highland Park Middle School students are confident visionaries, who inspire those around them in building an inclusive community where all members thrive. Our students are risk-takers and rise to life's challenges, creating positive change in the local and global community. They are compassionate, caring and actively engaged in rigorous academics, enriching opportunities, and the pursuit of life-long passions. 

 
Our Mission: Highland Park Middle School's counselors aim to provide a comprehensive program which equitably serves each of our 6-8th grade students and families in their journey to productive and successful adulthood.  We strive to provide academic, college/career and social-emotional learning support to our students as they become self-sufficient lifelong learners, critical thinkers and agents of change in an ever-evolving global community. 

Counselor Assignments for the next school year  (2023-2024)

Ms. Katzmarek • (651) 744-3400 • nou.katzmarek@spps.org • 6th grade

Ms. Mulvaney • (651) 744-3399 • elisabeth.mulvaney@spps.org • 7th grade

Ms. Seifert • (651) 744-7582 • danielle.seifert@spps.org • 8th grade

 

 

Counselor Assignments for the current school year  (2022-2023)

Ms. Mulvaney • (651) 744-3399 • elisabeth.mulvaney@spps.org • 6th grade

Ms. Seifert • (651) 744-7582 • danielle.seifert@spps.org • 7th grade

Ms. Katzmarek • (651) 744-3400 • nou.katzmarek@spps.org • 8th grade

  


Counselors play a variety of roles within the school setting, from scheduling student classes to individual or group counseling.

Often times, if a parent has a question about navigating through middle school years, school counselors are a good place to start looking for answers. Our priority is helping students be successful in school. Some of the more common functions we serve are as follows:

  • Individual/group support- working with students to support social emotional and self-regulation skill development
  • Building organizational skills- individual work with students, families and teachers in order to track homework, facilitate communication and increase class progress
  • Support development of students' Personal Learning Plan (PLP) college and career readiness skills
  • Deliver core counseling curriculum classroom lessons
  • Conflict resolution- individual/group work between peers around resolving conflicts which may interfere with class progress
  • Facilitate student leadership activities and affinity groups (WEB, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Black Student Union, Dare 2 Be Real, People Unified, Student Environmental Activists)
  • Adjusting schedules- to better serve student needs
  • Monitor course completion-to help students successfully complete coursework in preparation for high school

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!