Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kelly Volz
Middle School Guidance Counselor
Deliver CORE COUNSELING CURRICULUM to all middle school students in the areas of:
Provide short term/goal-focused counseling to students in need.
Welcome to CRCS Middle School!
Mission: Cuba-Rushford Central School counselors will equip all students with the healthy social & emotional skills necessary to be independent and conscientious learners.
Vision: Prepare students to achieve academic and future success in a global and collaborative community.
Cuba-Rushford School's K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Program is aligned with the American School Counselor Association's National Model. Our school counseling program facilitates student development in three broad areas:
- Academic development
- Career development
- Personal/social development
In addition to large group instruction in these three areas, our counselors can provide short-term, goal-focused counseling to help students over come issues impeding academic success in school. When students require long-term counseling or therapy, we can help refer students to appropriate community based resources.
Middle School students will engage in career exploration using Xello to begin building a career plan that will follow students through high school to graduation.
Middle school students will also receive Social/Emotional instruction using the WhyTry Curriculum in Advisory classes. WhyTry metaphors: Reality Ride; Tearing Off Labels; Defense Mechanism; Motivation Formula; Climbing Out; Jumping Hurdles; Desire, Time & Effort; Lift the Weight; Plugging In; and The Wall. 7th Grade students will learn resiliency skills in their 10 week Resilience Lab with the following Resilience for Youth units: Introducing Resilience; Flipping the Switch; Emotional Fuel; Relational Resilience; Street Resilience; Resource Resilience; Rock Bottom Resilience; and the Motivation Formula.
- For further details see: 2022-2023 MS Counseling Curriculum Calendar
Parent Portal - Did you know that you can access your child's grades at any time? Using the Parent Portal you can check the grades as often as you like. Cuba-Rushford MS/HS does not mail home paper copies of progress reports, they can be viewed through the Parent Portal. Therefore, it is very important for parents to get connected to the Parent Portal as soon as possible if they are not already connected. If you would like more details on this tool, please visit the CRCS homepage and click on the Parent Portal Quick Link tab. Contact Laura Smith for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are tutorial videos below explaining how to set up our PowerSchool Parent Portal account as well as the PowerSchool Mobile App.
Cuba Rushford's District Code is DTWR.
Marking Periond Information
Quarter 1: September 7, 2022 - November 10, 2022
Quarter 2: November 14, 2022 - January 27, 2023
Quarter 3: January 30, 2023 - April 12, 2023
Quarter 4: April 13 2023 - June 22, 2023
To contact me, you can reach me by phone or email: