Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26, 2020 – Oct. 30, 2020

Monday, October 26, 2020 – Make Healthy Positive Choices!  Let’s sock it to drugs!!  

Wear fun socks!!

Wednesday – Take care of yourself! Use positive self-talk

(example: I got this!  I can do it!) Love your self!  Wear Red!

Thursday – Team up with trusted adults to share wisdom and strategies for success.   Let’s team up and wear our school colors!

Friday – Say Boo to Drugs!  Dress up in dress code in your Halloween outfit.

November 3, 2020 Tuesday –  Stay focused on your education, set goals and steps to reach them. 

Support your favorite college or career with a college or career shirt.

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Duke TIP has notified us that they will not be offering programming (including the Academic Talent Search) for the remainder of 2020 through spring 2021. 

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Thoughtful Thursday

People love to hear good things about themselves. Text or email a compliment,  or tell them in person. Try to make the compliment as specific as possible.

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Wednesday: Love your selfie

Everyone has something that makes them happy. Draw a picture or take a selfie with something that makes you happy. Post selfies using #loveyourselfiePasco

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Suicide Prevention Week

Tuesday Theme: “You Matter!”

Reach out to someone outside of their friend group and spread the feeling of importance! Remember to wear yellow on Wednesday, September 9, 2020!

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Hello From CSRMS School Counselors

Hello from your School Counselors

Mr. Snyder                          Mrs. Ferguson                  Mrs. Druschel,

We are committed to encouraging, supporting and empowering our students to become lifelong learners.  Our primary task is to help students by providing a counseling program that meets their academic, personal/social and career development needs.

We will be meeting with students individually and in small groups as needed, conducting classroom lessons and collaborating and working as a team with parents and staff.   Support can be provided, but the role of the school counselor is not to diagnose or provide therapy.  In such cases, resources outside of the school system are necessary.  We are happy to provide you with a list of community resources (licensed mental health counselors) if needed.  We are able to provide temporary/short term support to help students to overcome problems that impact their school performance. Confidentiality is respected unless the student plans on hurting themselves, hurting someone else or someone is hurting them.   If your child wants support, the student can ask the teacher to see their School Counselor or the student can reach out by email and make an appointment.

We look forward to working with your child and having a great school year.


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National Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention

Pay attention to the following signs:

  1. Talking or joking about committing suicide.
  2. Saying things like “I would be better off dead or there is no way out.”
  3. Writing stories or poems about death.
  4. Engaging in reckless behavior.
  5. Giving away prized possessions.
  6. Saying goodbye to friends and family for the last time.
  7. Seeking out pills, weapons, or thinking of plans.


What can we do?  Talk to an adult or contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at



Life is one of the most precious and beautiful things.   Sometimes, we all feel a little down but there are ways to boost ourselves back up.  Check out the following:

25 Ways to Boost your Self Confidence

  1. Exercise to stay healthy
  2. Listen to music
  3. Dance like no one is watching
  4. Read a good book
  5. Change and act on what you can control and release the things that are not in your control
  6. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake but learn from your mistakes.
  7. Learn something new – hobby
  8. Treat others as you wish to be treated
  9. Surround yourself with positive people.
  10. Pat yourself on the back every time you make a small success
  11. Challenge bad thoughts about yourself and replace them with positive thoughts.
  12. Set goals
  13. Do a good deed for someone
  14. Try new things
  15. Accept yourself and focus on your strengths.
  16. Keep visual reminders of things that make you feel good
  17. Drawing
  18. Writing creatively.
  19. Be kind and generous
  20. Volunteer
  21. Smile and say hello. You may meet someone new.
  22. Empower yourself with knowledge.
  23. Positive self- talk
  24. Realize that you are unique and stop comparing yourself to others.
  25. Challenge your own beliefs if your beliefs tell you that you can’t do something a certain way.



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Welcome to Charles Rushe Middle School Counseling Program

We are looking forward to another great year of learning and making new friendships.  Helpful information is listed below the tabs for family resources, study skills, careers, and bullying for your convenience.   If your child has a problem or needs assistance, please feel free to contact his/her school counselor.

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