Sunset Jr. High Counseling Center
Sunset Jr. High's Counseling Department is a comprehensive counseling program that is dedicated to student success. Our goal as a counseling team is to provide EVERY student with the knowledge and resources they need to become college and career ready.
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:45 am - 2:45 pm
Late start Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:45 pm
Students and parents may make appointments to see their counselor
between classes, during lunch, or before/after school.
If you are unsure about how to approach Covid-19 with your student,
the links below are helpful resources.
- Counselors Responsibilities
- Registration Information
- CCR Information
- Helpful Resources
- Academic Support
- Social/Emotional Support
Leah Murdock email@example.com
Academic Tracker H-PI Credit recovery
All food bank dates have been canceled for the time being. If you, or your family, are in need of food you can visit the Bountiful Food Pantry. https://bountifulfoodpantry.org/get-help follow their directions and hours listed in the link.
If you are in need of urgent help contact our front office at 801-402-6700 between the hours of 8:30-3:30 M-F to see if we can get you to our food pantry. Please do not show up to the school as any access is limited.
What Do Counselors Do?
Our responsibility is to advocate for students and make sure we are doing what is best for them. We constantly meet with students, parents, teachers and administration to collaborate and help students be successful. We do this in a variety of ways:
1. Every Student
a. We love the variety and differences among all students and want everyone to be successful.
b. Programs in place for student success include: Read 180, Math 180, Math Tutoring, Lunch and Learn
a. We use data to drive programs and measure program effectiveness.
b. We meet with teachers and administration to address concerns and find the best possible solutions for students.
3. Plan for Career and College Readiness
a. We meet with each student (7th, 8th, and 9th grade) for a 30-minute individualized meeting and set academic and personal goals.
b. We do career assessments to determine classes that would be a good fit for each student and help find career options.
c. We create four-year plans with our 8th and 9th grade students.
d. Discuss college and post-high school education opportunities.
4. Guidance Curriculum
a. Career Exploration (CTE Intro lessons in 7th grade, Utah Futures lessons in 8th and 9th grade).
b. Anti-bullying, resilience, self-esteem, study skills and goal setting lessons.
5. Responsive Services
a. We meet with students, parents, teachers and the administration to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. We are available to address concerns each day in a timely manner.
b. Some concerns include: personal issues, friends, suicidal thoughts, bullying, family crisis, grief and loss, transition and concerns with classes or teachers.
c. We run small groups for: stress relief, resiliency and communication
We believe all students have the opportunity to learn and be successful in the school setting. At SJH, we have a Pyramid of Intervention that is used school wide to ensure the success of every student.
- Helpful Websites and Information
- Community Counseling Resources
- Scholarship/Financial Aid Information
Pioneer Online Library
Great Place to Access Research Materials
Listed below are a variety of community resources that are available that many families of our students have found beneficial.
General Referral Information
When seeking services for your family:
- Begin with your family physician or pediatrician
- Refer to your own insurance company provider list
Millcreek Community Resources Document
District Community Resource Webpage
Davis Behavioral Health
2250 North 1700 West
Layton, UT 84041
(801) 776-6303 Crisis Line
DBH offers classes for children and parents including Anger Kids, Self-Esteem, Strengthening Families, and Love & Logic. Classes are offered on various nights of the week. Call for class listings, cost, and to register for any classes. Cost is minimal and can be waived for some families. Individual, family and group therapy is also available based on individual needs. The cost is based on a sliding scale.
Family Enrichment Center
320 South 500 East
Kaysville, UT 84037
The Center assists parents in taking a proactive approach to develop a whole, healthy family by making available materials, training and support. Information is readily available to all families in Davis County. Their lending library has information on a wide variety of issues. Call for a current class list or additional information.
1360 East 1450 South
FCC offers classes for children such as self-esteem/friends group and they have several parenting classes. They have updated class listings in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Call for an updated list, cost or to register. They also provide a 24-hour emergency day and night care for children.
Youth Outreach Center
1353 North 1075 West, Suite 101
Groups for children 10 yrs and older. No cost for group or family therapy. Evening groups include anger management, self-esteem, love and logic for kids. Call for a current class list or additional information.
The Summit Family Foundation–A Center for Grieving Children
1708 East 5500 South, Suite 18
South Harrison Plaza
South Ogden, UT 84403
This is a support center for children and their families who are grieving the loss of somebody they love. They provide support groups for death, divorce and separation, foster care, and complicated grief. There is no charge for attending these groups.
Davis Counseling Center
1466 North HWY 89, Suite 230
This is a private practice that provides counseling for a variety of issues.
LDS Social Services
- Centerville: (801) 294-0578
- Ogden: (801) 621-6510
Clinical counseling available for ADHD, anxieties, anger, stress, self-esteem. Requires prior authorization from a Bishop.
- McKay-Dee Behavioral Health Institute, Ogden: (801) 387-5600
- Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City: (801) 662-1000
- University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City: (801) 583-2500
Davis School District Student Services Prevention Lessons and Resources
We offer several ways to help with academics. Below is information and links.
-Homework Club: available to all students. Located in the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00. A math teacher is available during this time and a late bus is provided. Flyer
-GEAR UP: About Us (weber.edu) Run by Weber State Uni. Representative on site at Sunset Jr on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Gear up mentors students who are in need with current academic progress through tutoring and encouragement. Helps students with post-secondary planning. Offers summer programs, test prep, and family workshops.
-BaseCamp: Our Student Support Center offers credit recovery through Edgenuity.
Course Requests, Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Scholarship - Clearfield High School (davis.k12.ut.us)
Paying for College - Northridge High School (davis.k12.ut.us)
Post-High School Planning & Resources - Syracuse High School (davis.k12.ut.us)
Student Resources - Davis School District
Your students social/emotional well being is of great importance to us. Below are some of the ways we offer support.
At Sunset Junior High we...
-Give out SUNDEVIL SPARKNOTES to recognize when something positive has happened.
-Have a Sundevil Spot where students can visit during lunch to play games and get to know other students. Held daily in room 174.
-We have Social, Emotional learning lessons taught during RAP classes. Second step lessons: Social-Emotional Learning | Social-Emotional Skills | Second Step. DSD lessons: Social Emotional Learning - Davis School District
-Services offered through Davis Behavioral Health. Family Resource Facilitator- Elena Ekker. Therapist- Lydia Arguelles.
Davis School District offers:
-Davis Education Foundation Home - Davis Education Foundation who run a Sub-for-Santa as well as Child Spree during the Holiday Season. They help children in crisis during Coronavirus. They oversee Mckinney Vento Displaced/Homeless McKinney-Vento Displaced/Homeless - Davis School District. Offering Computers for Kids Computers for Kids - Davis Education Foundation and facilitating Eagle Scout Projects Eagle Scout Projects - Davis Education Foundation.
-Community Resources Community Resources - Davis School District. Click on link for...
Addiction Support, Advocacy Groups, Crisis Hotline, Family Support Group, Free Resources, Hospitals and Psychiatric Treatment, Information Resource, LGBTQ, Mental Health Counseling, Needs Assistance, Training and Classes, and Youth Supports Group
To access SafeUT Crisis and Tip hotline click SafeUT - Crisis and Tip Line for Utah.
Davis County Mental Health Directory DavisCountyMentalHealthDirectory2017-pdf.pdf (finalsite.net)
Davis County Youth Services Directory Youth Services directory (finalsite.net)
Headspace (an app for Mindfulness)
Utah Department of Human Services (for children in crisis) SMR Poster v.2 24x36 (finalsite.net)
School Resilience (Support for Anxiety and Depression) unitedway_schoolresiliencehandbook.pdf (unitedwayuc.org)
DBH Davis Behavioral Health:
24 Hour Crisis (801)923-7547