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Counselor/Guidance Lessons

Shanahan Jake



     Hello Everyone!


My name is Jake Shanahan, and I am the school counselor at Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School. I believe that all students have the ability to be successful academically, socially and emotionally. Through individual and group counseling sessions, and social emotional classroom guidance lessons, students will be able to improve as individuals throughout their educational experiences. Furthermore, it is important to collaborate with parent(s)/guardian(s), faculty members and administration to ensure that every students’ needs are being met in and outside of school. 

Middle school is the time where students begin to explore who they are and what they can accomplish as individuals. Together, the students and I will discuss and work through topics such as goal settings, study skills, social emotional comprehensions and much more (see below) in the hopes of achieving personal growth that secures an individualized understanding and preparedness for high school and beyond.

Guidance Lessons (5-8):

  • What is the role of a school counselor

  • Anti-bullying

  • Learning the effects of cyberbullying

  • Knowing the difference between a bystander and an upstander

  • Peer pressure

  • Test taking strategies

  • What does a healthy friendship/relationship look like?

  • Taking care of yourself emotionally and physically

  • Mental health

  • Character traits (Fairness, Respect, Trustworthiness, Responsibility and Integrity)

  • What does fairness look like in a middle school setting?

  • Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Learning how to cope

  • Team building skills

  • Careers & Jobs (Xello)

  • Goal setting

If you have any questions, below is my contact information. Have a great day!

Jake Shanahan
Email -
Phone - (920) 876-3307 ext. 4136




School Counselors Provide Services For:


  • Deliver support with conflict resolution, peer/family relationships and self concept

  • Make appropriate referrals for services within the school and community

  • Provide effective social emotional classroom lesson to all students

  • Assist students emotionally through individual and/or group counseling sessions



  • Communicate and exchange information with parent(s)/guardian(s) (confidentially permitting) via emails, conferences, educational workshops and newsletters

  • Provide consultation with parent(s)/guardian(s) to facilitate students’ academic achievement, social development and personal growth

  • Provide additional resources that could help families mentally and emotionally



  • Consult with faculty members regarding student achievement, social development and personal growth

  • Provide effective classroom strategies that could improve classroom management 

  • Planning and facilitating school-wide activities