Counselors 2016-11-11T13:22:11+00:00

Welcome to Garfield Middle School’s Counseling Corner

Here you will find:

Contact information for your child’s school counselor and the services they provide as well as additional useful resources on topics relevant to your child’s education.

Contact information:

Laura Hord – 7th

513-887-5035 Ext. 3012 – [email protected]

Cindy Smith – 8th

513-887-5035 Ext.3014 – [email protected]


If you are a student and would like to see a counselor, or if you are a parent and would like for a counselor to see your child, use the link below to submit a request:



  • Parents and guardians may schedule appointments with their child’s counselor Monday through Friday, from 8am to 3pm.

The school counselors at Garfield Middle School are dedicated to providing an entire range of services, and they look forward to assisting students, parents, and teachers.

The counselors are available to:

  • Encourage students to recognize and make full use of their potential
  • Help students to build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Assist students in enhancing their goal setting, organizational, study and test taking skills
  • Help students to recognize, understand, and work through learning difficulties
  • Assist with the design and implementation of interventions
  • Assist students with the transition between buildings as well as to acclimate new students to Garfield Middle School
  • Provide students with the opportunity to discuss their academic, personal/social, and emotional concerns
  • Provide students with effective communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Address areas of high concern with small groups of students Ex. Organization, loss of a loved one, or children of divorce
  • Assist students and families in times of personal and family crisis
  • Act as a resource person for information

If your child is a victim of bullying or would prefer to anonymously report an incident of bullying that they have observed please encourage them to contact the Anonymous Bullying Tip Line.

  • Anonymous Bullying Tip Line: 868-4444

Parents and guardians may choose to contact their child’s counselor for the following reasons:

  • Concerns over child’s school performance, academically or behaviorally
  • Family difficulties and concerns
  • To seek information on various community support services
  • To arrange a conference with a child’s team of teachers or an individual teacher Grade Counselor



Honor Roll

Gold Honor Roll – student maintains a 3.75 GPA or above

Silver Honor Roll – student maintains a 3.50 GPA or above

Homework and Study Skills Resources:

Resources for Parents:

Please be on the lookout for the second issue of the counseling newsletter to be coming home soon!

  • This will be produced once a quarter with relevant highlights.

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding RTI (Response to Intervention):

Mental Health Resources:

Catholic Charities Mental Health Counseling –

Fernside (Grief Counseling)

Community Resources:

St Raphael Social Service Center –

Serve City Outreach Center and Food Pantry –