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Counselor's Corner

SVUSD Counselor Corner: Social Emotional Learning Resources

Please view the Simi Valley Unified School District's Counselor Corner, which has many wonderful resources for Social Emotional Learning.  CLICK HERE

Promotion Ceremony Requirements

Promotion Ceremony Requirements for Eighth Graders:

Requirements for eligibility to participate in the 8th Grade Activities/Promotion Ceremony include:

• Earn no more than 1 unsatisfactory mark (“U”) in citizenship in the 4th quarter. 
• Maintain acceptable behavior during the second semester. Excessive suspensions, truancies, and/or tardies could result in exclusion. 
• Earn a passing grade in at least 9 of their 12 classes taken; 4 of these passing grades must be earned in the final semester. 
• Pay all fines owed to Hillside Middle School a week prior to the date of the promotion activities. 
• Participation in the 8th Grade Portfolio Day.

TUPE Curriculum Parent Letters

Sexual Harassment Prevention Presentation

Every year, the counseling office presents to sixth and seventh grade students on the topic of Sexual Harassment Prevention.  Letters will be given to students to bring home and is available HERE. The presentation includes characteristics of sexual harassment, different forms of sexual harassment, and how to get support if the situation occurs. 


This counseling curriculum is district mandated to ensure that every student is provided a safe and positive learning environment at Hillside Middle School.  Students have the right to get an education and participate in school activities free from any unwelcome or unwanted sexual behavior. 


If a parent or guardian has any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Bednar or the Counseling Office. 

Elective Descriptions

Click Here to access the elective course descriptions for the 2019-2020 academic year. 


Thompson, Matthew
Counselor A-K
Toyen, Cheri
Counselor L-Z

Succeeding in Middle School

The 10 Step Process to Succeeding in Middle School

1. Review the grades with your child in a rational manner and ask your child how you can help them to improve.

2. Remind your child that they have a ...more

Study Skills

Being effective when studying and organizing is a purposeful act.  You can find some additional resources on studying and organization below:


1. How to Study


2. Study Guides and Strategies



Social Media

Social Media has overwhelming prevalence in our society today.  It is important to examine the benefits of social media as well as it's potential for harm or conflict if misused. 


The Novus Project is a fantastic resource for parents, students, and schools regarding healthy social media use, ways to monitor and limit social media use, and much more.  




Bullying is defined as:

  • A deliberate hostile action or aggression towards another person.
  • The victim is usually weaker and/or less powerful than the bully or bullies.
  • Bullying has an outcome, which is ...more

Tips for Hassle-Free Homework

1. Find ways to internally motivate your child. Find out what the child's goals are. Once you have determined the child's goals, ask questions to help the child determine how he can meet these goals.

Getting Organized

At the end of each grading period, it’s always a good idea to do a little spring-cleaning. A skill that is helpful for many students is to get into the habit of organizing and re-organizing their ...more

Education, Programs and Trainings


Naviance's "Family Connection" is a web based program for academic planning, college and career research.  This system is now available to sixth, seventh and eighth grade students at Hillside Middle School. Naviance helps students and families connect with what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests.  All eighth grade students at Hillside will use Naviance to complete their career portfolio, a promotion requirement. Naviance provides a single location for students and their families to begin looking at improve college and career planning and measure student outcomes. We encourage parents, guardians and family members to explore the wealth of information contained in this incredible resource.


Click here to logon.


Counselor's Corner en español

Haga clic aquí para ver esta información en español. Para comunicarse con  el personal docente, en Español; favor de enviar el correo electronico a Ruth Good .