Student Support Services

Welcome to DLMS Student Support Services!

Our Mission: The mission of the Duncan Lake Middle School Student Services Department is to provide a continuum of support services that positively impact the development of the whole child through the school, family, and community.

Our Team:

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Bari Kane: Last names that start with A-Li

Andrew Fitzpatrick: Last names that start with Lf-Z

School counseling services are available to every student in our school. Counselors are available to help with school and personal concerns. Each counselor is fully certified and trained with at least a master’s degree in Professional School Counseling. To see a counselor, a student may fill out this request form or email their counselor.

In addition, a student may be referred by a staff member to a school counselor for academic or social-emotional supports. School counseling is short-term in nature and if there is an indication that more intensive counseling would be helpful, the school counselor may assist families with outside resources if the family chooses to pursue that option. 

Please fill out this quick FORM to see the counselor.


SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER 

Matthew Stoel: Students with IEP's and Social Work Goals


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Academic support is available for students who demonstrate a need in the classroom and through our school-wide NWEA testing. If you believe your child would benefit from added support, please reach out to their teacher or counselor to determine the next steps.

Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
24/7, Confidential, Life-Saving
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Violence

Stop the Silence -- OK2SAY
Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
Email: OK2SAY@mi.gov

Crisis

TEXT "HOME" TO 741741
A crisis doesn't only mean suicide. It can be any painful emotion that requires support.
bullying | school stress | depression | anxiety | suicide | relationships | friendship | family problems | self harm

Network 180 - Children's Crisis Response
616-333-1000

Kristen Barry: Onsite Alliance Counselor

Private Counselor (office at DLMS)

KRISTEN BARRY, kristen@alliancecounselinggroup.com

(616) 222-0631 X723

Kristen is an independent therapist from Alliance Group Counseling. She will be available for appointments at DLMS one day a week to provides on-site therapy to families and students who may have otherwise not been able to access mental health services.