School Counselor Office Hours During the School Year:
Monday through Friday, 7:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
School Counselor News
On behalf of the School Counselors we welcome everyone to our Wildcat family! It is important to our staff that we assist each of our new students as they transition to Thomas E. Weightman Middle School. During the first week of school, the school Counselors have welcomed and registered students enrolling at Weightman for the first time. We will soon visit all grades in the classrooms to introduce ourselves and tell students about the role of the School Counselor in the middle school. We have assisted many parents and students since school started and have attended Open Houses for all grades.
A BULLY-FREE SCHOOL
As the new school year opens, Weightman again stands ready to take a stand against bullying so that we can promote a safe, respectful, and nurturing learning environment. To that end we have rolled out bully-prevention measures including: bully-free program faculty training during planning week; student training in the classroom the second week of school; classroom bully prevention lessons throughout the first quarter; and a bully prevention parent brochure for all students to take home.
We have a Bully prevention committee here at Weightman with plans for continuing education, prevention and intervention strategies. We hope you will share with us the responsibility to keep our students safe!
Check back regularly for updates from the TEWMS School Counselors!
Suicide Warning Signs:
There is no typical suicide victim.
However, there are some common warning signs which when acted upon, can save lives:
Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
Talking about being a burden to others
Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
Withdrawing or feeling isolated
If you or a friend are experiencing any of these warning signs, seek out an adult — your school counselor, your parent, or a trusted teacher!
If you are experiencing a medical emergency or immediate crisis, please call 9-1-1 and ask for help
Helpful Links and Resources
Emergency Crisis Line: (727) 849-9988
Child and Adult Emergency Intake:
21808 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33549
Call us 1-800-273-TALK (8255)