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Mrs. Kanagawa

Counselor for students with the last name

L - Z

A little about me...

This is my fourth year at Patrick Henry as a counselor. I attended Spring Arbor University and earned my Bachelor's Degree with a major in English, a minor in Psychology and received a secondary education certificate. I also earned my Master's Degree in Counseling from Spring Arbor. Before I worked here, I worked in three different schools. I've taught at every grade level, but I'm most excited to be a counselor in a middle school.

As you may have seen on the main counseling page, school counselors serve many unique roles in a school, all of which are related to student support. If there is a way I can help you be successful this year, please come see my by signing up in the counseling office. Check this page often for our monthly newsletter, helpful websites, and counseling office news
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Tips for Academic Success

 

Freshmen: 

When a student becomes a freshman, everything starts to “count”. Freshman courses, grades, and credits all become part of a student’s transcript, and freshman grades are used in determining a student’s GPA.  Freshman activities, honors and awards can also be listed on college and scholarship applications. 

 Discuss the importance of the “freshman year” with your child.  Your student will begin applying to colleges in SEPTEMBER of their senior year. Students often assume that they can “mess up” in their 9thgrade year, and improve their GPA in later high school years…. NOT TRUE!!  Monitor academic progress.  Help him or her set realistic academic goals for each trimester.  Do not assume that someone will contact you if there’s a problem or if your child is failing.  Monitor daily assignments and grades on Parent Connect. 

Here is a helpful checklist of all the graduation requirements

High School Graduation Checklist 
Incoming 9th grade registration information:
2013 9th Grade Registration Worksheet
9th Grade Course Descriptions - 2012
9th Grade Course Description Electives - 2012 


8th Grade:

You can set your 8th grade student up for success this school year with some basic pointers. Suggest that he or she try the follow tips to ensure success this year.
  • Attend school every day unless sick, and come to school on time
  • Get 8 - 10 hours of sleep every night
  • Eat a healthy breakfast each morning
  • Sit in the front of the class if possible
  • Pay attention in class, even if you feel like you don't understand, be engaged, ask questions
  • Turn in every assignment; be sure to get make up work for days missed
  • Try to read for pleasure each day
Incoming 8th grade registration information:
2013 8th Grade Registration Worksheet
8th Grade Course Descriptions - 2012
8th Grade Course Descriptions Electives- 2012


 Here are links to view the most recent counseling office newsletters:
What does a Middle School Counselor Do?
October Newsletter - Anti-Bullying Initiatives and Information
November Newsletter - What Counselors Do About Bullying and Stand Up to Bullying Day


With so many teachers, staff, and systems, it can be difficult to know who to contact when you have a question. Here is a table designed to help you figure out who to contact:

If you have questions or concerns about…

First Contact

Second Contact

Third Contact

 

Your student’s academic progress in a class

Teacher of the class

Counselor

Assistant Principal or Principal

Your student’s social progress

Teachers

Counselor

Assistant Principal or Principal

Your student’s class schedule

Counselor

Assistant Principal

Principal

A grade your student receives in a class

Teacher of the class

Counselor

Assistant Principal or Principal

School sports

Coach

Assistant Principal

Principal

School clubs

Club sponsor

Assistant Principal

Principal

School calendar

School office

Assistant Principal

Principal

Discipline issues in a particular class

Teacher of the class

Assistant Principal

Principal

Health concerns including drug or alcohol use

Counselor

Social Worker

Wayne County Health Department

Emotional issues affecting a student including family change, stress, or depression

Counselor

Social Worker

Assistant Principal or Principal

Accessing service or programs in the community

Counselor

Social Worker

Call 211

Volunteering, mentoring, tutoring, or getting involved at PHMS

P.T.O.

Assistant Principal

Principal

Questions regarding student attendance including requests for homework due to an absence of 2 or more days

Attendance office

Counselor

Assistant Principal or Principal

Special education services

Caseload teacher

Social worker/Counselor

Assistant Principal or Principal

 


My contact information:

Phone number:
734-362-6100 ext. 1113
E-mail:
Kanagae@wbsdweb.com


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