Jeffrey Trail Middle School Counseling Department

Contact Information

Michelle Trapp

Monday - Friday

Students whose last names begin with the letters A-Ka

Ariana Garcia

Tuesday - Thursday

Students whose last names begin with the letters Ke-Na

Julianne Jong

Monday - Friday

Students whose last names begin with the letters Ng-Z

8th Grade Parent Ed Night Presentation

Parent Education: Adolescent Mental Health and Resiliency

High School Planning Presentation

Preparing Your Child For High School, College and Beyond


Mission Statement

The mission of the School Counseling Program of Jeffrey Trail Middle School is to provide a comprehensive program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students.

The school counselors will work in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community contacts to support students. This partnership will help ensure that all students at Jeffrey Trail Middle School have the opportunities they need to acquire the knowledge and skills to meet their highest potential, become lifelong learners, and responsible, contributing citizens in our community.

Vision Statement

To provide data driven counseling services that support the success of all Jeffrey Trail Middle School students.Counselors develop and implement a comprehensive Developmental Guidance Program that:


  • Supports all students' accomplishments;
  • Incorporates the efforts of students, parents, school staff, and community;
  • Attends to the needs, interests, and challenges related to each stage of student development and education;
  • Incorporates a variety of preventive strategies and resources;
  • Assists students’ transition through diverse developmental and learning stages


Delivery System

Guidance Curriculum

• Classroom Instruction: School counselors instruct, cooperatively-teach, and provide assistance in teaching the school guidance curriculum.

• Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development: School counselors participate on interdisciplinary teams to develop and to refine curriculum in content areas.

• Group Activities: School counselors conduct planned small groups outside the classroom to respond to students’ identified needs or interests.

• Parent Workshops and Instruction: School counselors conduct workshops and informational sessions for parents or guardians to address the needs of the school community and to implement the school guidance curriculum.

Individual Student Planning

• Individual or Small-group Appraisal: School counselors work with students analyzing and evaluating students’ abilities, interests, skills, and achievement. Test information and other data are often used as the basis for helping students develop immediate and long-range plans.

• Individual or Small-group Advisement: School counselors advise students using personal/social, educational, career, and labor market information in planning personal, educational, and occupational goals.

Responsive Services

• Consultation: School counselors consult with parents, colleagues, and community agencies regarding strategies to help students and families. School counselors serve as student advocates.

• Individual and Small-group Counseling: Counseling is provided in a small group or on an individual basis for students expressing difficulties dealing with relationships, personal concerns, or normal developmental tasks.

• Crisis Counseling: Counseling, comfort, and support are provided to students and families facing traumatic situations. School-based crisis response is offered onsite and is timely in nature.

• Referrals: School counselors use referral sources to address concerns such as suicidal ideation, violence, abuse, depression, anxiety, and family difficulties.

• Peer Facilitation: Many school counselors train students as peer mediators, conflict managers, tutors, and mentors.

• Strategic Interventions: School counselors customize educational experiences in order to enhance capabilities and support positive choices.

System Support

• Professional Development: School counselors are involved regularly in updating and sharing their professional knowledge and skills.

• Collaboration and Teaming: Through consultation, partnering, collaborating and teaming, school counselors make important educational and psychological contributions to the school system.

• Program Management and Operations: This includes planning and management tasks needed to support activities conducted in the school counseling program.

• Data Analysis: School counselors analyze student achievement and counseling program-related data to evaluate the counseling program, to conduct research on activity outcomes, and to discover gaps that exist among different groups of students that need to be addressed.


Jeffrey Trail Middle School

2014-2015 Counseling Calendar

Ongoing Counseling Activities

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Respond to individual student/parent needs/questions
  • Case management
  • Student Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Work with all students
  • Facilitate Parent Conferences as needed
  • Facilitate Academic Review Meetings with students and parents
  • Collaborate with JTMS staff regarding at risk students
  • Collaborate with JTMS regarding Guidance Curriculum
  • Attend “At Risk Team “ Meetings and follow-up as needed
  • Coordinate and monitor Project Success
  • Coordinate & Lead Student Study Team Meetings
  • Coordinate Intervention Team Meetings for Social/Emotional student needs
  • Monitor student 504 Plans, meet with students & communicate with parents/teachers
  • Participate/support and coordinate new PBIS-Interventions Programs
  • Plan and Facilitate Small Group Interventions as needed
  • Classroom observations as needed
  • Maintain record of daily Counseling Services on AERIES
  • Refer to community resources as needed
  • Identify students to recommend for Project Success
  • Parent Education
  • Generate Advisement activities
  • Facilitate Advantage activities/lessons
  • Counseling Corner for newsletter and staff
  • Welcome new students
  • Create and maintain Edmodo site
  • Naviance
  • Work with YAT
  • JETsetters Program
  • Monthly Speaker on Careers



Nondiscrimination Statement

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities including membership in student clubs shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, ethnic group identification, age, religion, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, or the exclusion of any person because of pregnancy or related conditions, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The District does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any of the activities and programs available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, class space, interest, aptitude, and prerequisite coursework where applicable. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District’s activities and programs. The Irvine Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.