• Contact Your Counselors: 

     

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    Gil Simmons 

    6th Grade, 7th (Last Names A-M) 

    gsimmons@fwps.org - 253-945-5108 

    Office Hours   Monday - Friday     8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

       

     

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    Karissa Kephart 

    8th Grade, 7th (Last Name N-Z) 

    kakephart@fwps.org-253-945-5116 

    Office Hours   Monday - Friday     8:00 am to 3:00 pm 

     

    Mission, Vision and Beliefs 

    Mission: 

    The mission of Totem Middle School’s Counseling Program is to assist all scholars in their journey to become productive and responsible adults, to be lifelong learners through their academic development, personal and social growth and career exploration. Our goal is to create a safe learning environment that celebrates diversity, individuality, acceptance and a sense of belonging.  

    Vision: 

    The School Counselors will help provide an atmosphere of security, warmth, and encouragement as Totem Scholars work to reach their greatest educational potential in the areas of academic, career and personal development. Our scholars will be equipped to graduate high school with the skills and knowledge to be career and college ready.  

    Beliefs: 

    • All scholars are unique, worthy of dignity and respect
    • All scholars can learn and achieve academic greatness when encouraged and nurtured in a respectful environment. 
    • All scholars will have counseling services readily available
    • All scholars willhave academic, social emotional and college/career readiness supports. 
    • All scholars will have the right to quality education that educates the whole person and encourages scholars to be lifelong learners.
  • It might be important to note that some of these agencies might also offer short term financial assistance for utility bills etc. and other services –

    Unfortunately during this crisis time,  these folks are doing the best they can to keep up with demand.

     

    1-Catholic Community Services                                               1229 W Smith St, Kent, WA 98032                                        (253) 854-0077

     

    2-Consejo Counseling and Referral                                           515 W Harrison St, Kent, WA 98032                                     (253) 856-9000

     

    3-Kent Youth and Family Services                                             232 2nd Av. Kent, WA 98032                                                (253) 859-0300

     

    4-Salvation Army                                                                    26419  16th Ave. S Des Moines,WA                                        (253) 946-7933

     

    5-Auburn Food Bank                                                                930 18th Pl NE, Auburn, WA 98002                                        (253) 833-8925

     

    6-Des Moines Food Bank                                                          22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198                               (206) 878-2660           

     

    7-Tukwila Food Pantry                                                              3118 S 140th St, Tukwila, WA 98168                                     (206) 431-8293                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

     

    8-Lutheran Community Services NW                                         10803 SE Kent-Kangley Rd, Kent, WA 98030                            (253) 487-7573

                                                                     (This agency has been recommended for strong refugee program) 

     

    9-Valley Cities  Counseling & Consultation,    Mental Health Counseling                     333011 1st  Way So, Suite C-115, Federal Way, WA 98003                                        

    (253) 939-4055 – new clients/General Line      (866) 427-4747 -  24 hour crisis line          http://www.valleycities.org                                      

     

    10. Todd Petrowski, PsyD,          School Based Clinician,      Valley Cities Behavioral Health       33405 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003

    tpetrowski@valleycities.org        Cell 206-572-0493

     

    Puede ser importante tener en cuenta que algunas de estas agencias también pueden ofrecer asistencia financiera a corto plazo para facturas de servicios públicos, etc. y otros servicios:

    Desafortunadamente durante este tiempo de crisis, estas personas están haciendo lo mejor que pueden para mantenerse al día con la demanda.

     

    1-Servicios Comunitarios Católicos                                             1229 W Smith St, Kent, WA 98032                                       (253) 854-0077

     

    2-Consejo Consejería y Referencia                                             515 W Harrison St, Kent, WA 98032                                       (253) 856-9000

     

    3-Kent Youth and Family Services                                               232 2nd Av. Kent, WA 98032                                                (253) 859-0300

      

    4-Ejército de Salvación                                                              26419 16th Ave. S Des Moines, WA                                       (253) 946-7933

     

    5-Auburn Food Bank                                                                 930 18th Pl NE, Auburn, WA 98002                                        (253) 833-8925

     

    6-Des Moines Food Bank                                                           22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198                               (206) 878-2660

     

    7-Tukwila Food Pantry                                                              3118 S 140th St, Tukwila, WA 98168                                      (206) 431-8293

     

    8-Servicios comunitarios luteranos NW                                      10803 SE Kent-Kangley Rd, Kent, WA 98030                            (253) 487-7573

                                                                     (Esta agencia ha sido recomendada para un fuerte programa de refugiados)

     

    9-Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation,        Mental Health Counseling            333011 1st Way So, Suite C-115, Federal Way, WA 98003

    (253) 939-4055 - nuevos clientes / Línea general                (866) 427-4747 - Línea de crisis las 24 horse           http://www.valleycities.org

     

    10. Todd Petrowski, PsyD,          médico escolar,                Valley Cities Behavioral Health           33405 8th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003

    tpetrowski@valleycities.org        Cell 206-572-0493