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Counseling

2023-24 COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

8th Grade Course Selection 2024/25

9th Grade Course Selection 2024/25

6th to 7th Grade Presentation:  Live link  pdf

Parent Presentation:  Live link   pdf

2024/25 Triton Camp Permission Slip

ASB Application: 2024/25 Closed

Yearbook: 2024/25 Closed

CDM COUNSELING MISSION STATEMENT

The CDM counseling department’s vision is to help all students achieve their highest potential in academic, personal/social, and career development.  

We believe: 

  • Students are our highest priority.
  • In collaborating with students, educators, families, and community members to promote student achievement. 
  • All students have the right to a safe and nurturing environment. 
  • In the fundamental values of honesty, respect and responsibility and that every student has the right to be heard and treated with dignity. 
  • In providing all students the knowledge of resources and opportunities available at CDM.  

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that: 

  • Serves all students.
  • Assists students with healthy decision making.
  • Is proactive and preventative in design. 
  • Provides intentional guidance curriculum that targets knowledge, skills, and attitudes.  

Mental Health Resources

If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, please, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room. 

Other resources include:

The National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (English) or 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish) or chat with a live person now.--   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Free and confidential texting or phone calls can be made at anytime to 988.

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 or visit the Crisis Text Webpage. --Free 24/7 crisis text support

Teen Line: Teens Helping Teens: California Youth Crisis line for kids ages 12-24. 1-800-852-8336Speak with another teen. 6pm-10pm. 

Care Solace: Care Solace is a platform provided by the NMUSD School District to help people in need of mental health services get set up with a provider. If your child is struggling, please, reach out to your School Counselor to help walk you and your child through the Care Solace platform. 

 

Parent Resources

 

Parental Help for Defiant Teenagers

Is your teenager violent, depressed, abusing alcohol or drugs, or facing other problems? Here’s how to ease the stress at home and help your teen transition into a happy, successful adult. Please visit "Help Guide."

Talking to Teens

We know that talking to your teenage child may be daunting at times. Talking to Teens is a resource that can help.

Test Anxiety Resource for Parents

NMUSD Life Hacks for Test Anxiety

Teen Vaping Resources for Parents

Vaping is dangerous. E-Cigs are readily available. This Scholastic article explains the health risks of Vaping.

Contact Us


Sherry Martinez 
CdMMS School Counselor

Lindsey Cram
CdMMS School Counselor

Counselors are available from 8:00am - 3:30pm. Please contact the counseling office if you would like to make an appointment. (Some appointments may be conducted by Zoom. )

Counseling webpage for High School