• Guidance


    Welcome to the Sleepy Hollow Middle School Guidance Department!

    Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, the counselors work collaboratively with school staff, parents and the community to provide a caring, supportive school environment in which our students can achieve academic and personal success.

    Contact Us

    Counselors – Grades 6-8

    Ms. Miriam Ocasio – (914) 332-6279, mocasio@tufsd.org 

    Ms. Jade Carnesale – (914) 332-6277, jcarnesale@tufsd.org

    Announcements

    Classroom Lessons

    Each counselor pushes into various classrooms throughout the school year.  Topics addressed include: being proactive, solving conflicts, gossip and rumors, bully prevention and other issues affecting adolescents' development.

    In addition, the counselors assist students with the following interventions and responsive services:

    Academic skills support 

    Organizational, study and test-taking skills 

    Coping strategies 

    Peer relationships and effective social skills 

    Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution 

    Multicultural/diversity awareness 

    Goal-setting/decision- making 

    Academic planning 

    Transition planning 

    Individual and small group counseling 

    Individual/family/school crisis intervention 

    Peer facilitation 

    Consultation/collaboration 

    Referrals

    Books 

    Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

    by Rachel Simmons

    Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World

    by Homa Sabet Tavangar

    Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From the Myths of Boyhood

    by Willam Pollack

    Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall

    by Anthony E. Wolf

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    by Sean Covey