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Middle School Offers Comprehensive Guidance to All Students

Updated: Feb 23



KMS counselor Mrs. Wiltjer was recognized by interim principal Michael Carmean for National Counselors Week 2022.

Our mission in the counseling office is to provide comprehensive school counseling services to all students, helping all students develop and enhance their academic, social, career, and personal strengths in order to become responsible and productive citizens.


Mrs. Olivia Wiltjer, our KMS counselor, provides services to all students including individual and group counseling, classroom guidance lessons, responsive services such as conflict resolution and crisis management, and more. She is a liaison between the student, family, and school to provide services and connections with community resources. Each day brings a new set of circumstances, situations and conflicts that are addressed as effectively as possible in order to do what is best for our students.


Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)

Mrs. Emily Ruby, the Elementary Counselor, is the Kingsley Area Schools STEP liaison for district students who meet the state’s definition of homeless. Your child may be eligible for services if you live in any of the following situations at any time during the school year:

  • In a shelter or on the street

  • In a motel, campground, camper, or tent

  • In a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station

  • Couch surfing/doubled up with others due to loss of housing, foreclosure, eviction or economic hardship

  • Inadequate living accommodations (overcrowding, lack of plumbing, heating, or electricity)

  • Foster Care (placement less than 6 months)

  • Youth living on their own, without parent or legal guardian

  • Displaced due to fire, natural disaster

Title XII Services

Megwetch! Kingsley Schools has access to Title VII services for our students of Native American heritage. Tim Stark, Youth Intervention Specialist from The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, works with Mrs. Wiltjer to serve the needs of our students. If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. Wiltjer at ext. 3227.


Contact:

Mrs. Olivia Wiltjer

Middle School Counselor

owiltjer@kingsleyschools.org

Phone: (231) 263-5261 ext. 3102

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