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Mercy High School Open House

  • Check out Dr. Denise Pope: The Well-Balanced Student at the Performing Arts Center, 600 N Delaware St, San Mateo. For more info about this event and others in the Peninsula Parent Speakers Series check the WEBPAGE Dr. Pope is a three-time recipient of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award. She has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, the Today Show, NPR, among other television and radio programs. 
  • This Sunday, September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and marks the beginning of World Suicide Prevention Week. As such, our counselors wanted to provide you with some helpful information to help you talk with your child about this difficult topic. Here is a letter from them.

The counselors at Bowditch Middle School believe:

  • All students have intrinsic value 
  • All students have the ability to learn in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Our primary role is in being an advocate for every student
  • We should celebrate and draw upon the diversity among our students
  • All students should have access to a school counseling program delivered by state-certified level counselors 

And that the Bowditch Middle School comprehensive counseling program should:

  • Be based on the goals and developmental student competencies outlined by the American School Counselor’s Association, the California Department of Education, and the San Mateo-Foster City School District
  • Be evaluated by school, district, and state supervisors based upon pre-determined goals and student competencies
  • Be proactive and data-driven 
  • Draw upon the knowledge of and collaborate with family, school, and community stakeholders
  • Be willing to seek continuous improvement through self-assessment 
  • Utilize a team approach for planning and management purposes
  • Embrace technology to enhance program delivery

And that all counselors at Bowditch Middle School:

  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counseling Association
  • Participate in professional growth and development activities to remain abreast of best practices