Counseling

Welcome to the JMS Counseling Webpage

Ms. Goli Balooch, JMS Counselor, is on campus 4 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Ms. Balooch's contact information is as follows:  Balooch.Goli@tusd.org or (310) 533-4794 ext. 8584

Girl Code

Girl Code is a lunch time program specific to JMS to support our female students in a safe and supportive environment. The program encourages the development of strong, aware, self-confident girls who can successfully cope with the many conflicting issues presented in the pre-teen life today. Ms. Balooch, along with Mrs. Sapien and Ms. Mazzie, supervise the program which is led by our trained 8th grade mentor female students. Participating girls are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the activities planned and be ready to discuss issues of adolescence and middle school culture. Participants are encouraged to attend every session to benefit for all the topics of discussion and spiraling of lesson content.

  • 6th Grade ‘Girl Code’ meets every other Tuesday, beginning October 4th in Room 4 during the lunch period
  • 7th Grade ‘Girl Code’ meets every other Friday, beginning October 7th in Room 4 during the lunch period.

JMS is excited about the opportunity to connect with our female students, discuss female perspectives of middle school and our society, encourage leadership, self-confidence, and understanding of adolescence, and support our girls through their middle school journey.

Man Cave

Man Cave is a lunch time program specific to JMS to support our male students. The program encourages the development of strong, aware, self-confident boys who can successfully cope with the many conflicting issues presented in the pre-teen life today. Mr. Decker supervises the program led by trained 8th grade mentor male students, with program support from Ms. Balooch. Participating boys are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the activities planned and be ready to discuss issues of adolescence and middle school culture. Participants are encouraged to attend every session to benefit for all the topics of discussion and spiraling of lesson content.

6th Grade ‘Man Cave’ meets every other Tuesday, beginning October 4th in Room 8 during the lunch period

7th Grade ‘Man Cave’ meets every other Friday, beginning October 7th in Room 8 during the lunch period.

JMS is excited about the opportunity to connect with our male students, discuss male perspectives of middle school and our society, encourage leadership, self-confidence, and understanding of adolescence, and support our boys through their middle school journey in a safe and supportive environment.

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