The Friedman Middle School Counseling Program...
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
At Friedman, we RISE!
Respect Integrity Service Excellence
Friedman Middle School participates in PBIS, a school-wide program that fosters positive behaviors in our students. We have adopted the RISE creed to outline positive behaviors that will support a positive and safe learning environment.
Students will learn more about the creed through classroom lessons, modeling, and practice. Students will receive a ticket as a reward for displaying respect, integrity, service, and excellence. Students may enter their tickets in a grade level bucket that will be housed in the cafeteria. Milestone incentives will be utilized to acknowledge positive behaviors.
Friedman’s mentoring program provides our students with additional support to help them do their very best at school. Mentoring is an effective strategy to help children make positive choices, stay on track in school and avoid negative behaviors.
The mentors are teachers and staff at Friedman and will meet with students weekly during school or after-school program hours. Mentors and mentees will engage in a variety of positive activities together, e.g. homework, journaling, art, gym activities etc. These activities take place on school grounds during the school year.
If you are interested in having your student participate in mentoring at Friedman, please fill out and return the Consent Form below to the Guidance Department.
Mentoring Parent Consent Form
Mentee Referral Form
Counseling Center Staff
School Adjustment Counselor
Therapeutic Learning Center Program
Dr. Linda Watt
Dr. Scarlett Buer
Mary Ann Manning
Counseling Center Secretary
Parent & Community Resources
Resources for Anyone Raising a Middle School Student
Homework: A Guide for Parents
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
Monthly support group held the last Wednesday of every month at 70 Main St Taunton, MA (2nd floor). For more information call Bridget Roberts, LMHC at 508.208.8482.
Resources for Parents of Children with Learning and other Disabilities
ADD/ADHD Parenting Tips
Parent Information Support Network
Support for parents of children with disabilities - contact at 508.947.8779.