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21500 East Dry Creek Road
Aurora, CO 80016
Counseling Office
​Welcome to the Liberty Middle School Counseling Office page 
 
 
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Need to See a Counselor?
(Click on the approriate link below)

Mrs. Kaiser (6th Grade Counselor) Click Here 

Mrs. Seperich (7th Grade Counselor) Click Here

Mrs. Colson (8th Grade Counselor) Click Here

Ms. Johnston (School Psychologist) Click Here

Other Counseling Office Visit - Click Here

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Mission

The mission of Liberty Middle School's Counseling Department is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential, to overcome barriers that impede learning, to be lifelong learners, and to be responsible citizens in the community through a comprehensive program that meets their academic, personal/social, and college/career needs. 

 

Upcoming Events

SOS - Signs of Suicide Newsletter

Guiding Good Choices
As children evolve from parent-pleasing little ones, to adolescents yearning for independence, testing boundaries and seeking peer acceptance, this proven effective four-week class offers tips for parents on navigating those challenging years. For more information about guiding good choices, clic​k here

 

Academic/College and Career

College in Colorado information

Explore Test information 

College Board information

Naviance information

 

Online Safety Resources:

http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/initiatives/safe_surfing/resources_parents_teachers

http://cheezo.org/parents

http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/protect-kids-online

 

Warning Signs

Moodiness can be common in adolescents, but if it last for more than two weeks it might be more than normal middle school blues.  Here are some warning signs in recognizing depression:

  • Sadness
  • Loss of sleep or excessive sleep
  • Loss of appetite or overeating
  • Sense of hopelessness or worthlessness
  • Noticeable change of behavior
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Decline in performance of work, school, or other activities
  • Reckless behavior
  • Giving away favorite possessions
  • Purchase of guns or pills
  • Sudden happiness after prolonged depression
  • Preoccupation with death and or dying
  • Withdrawal from family and or friends
  • Statements like, "You won't have to worry about me anymore," "I want to go to sleep and never wake up"
  • Threats of suicide

What to do:

Your role as a parent is to watch for warning signs and seek help.  If you are unsure about your child's behavior, speak to a professional at the school or call your pediatrician.  Left untreated, depression can lead to other serious problems, including drug and alcohol use, relationship problems, academic troubles, and even suicide.

 

Anonymous Reporting:

  • CARE line:  24-hour phone line and email address where concerns about safety can be reported by students, parents, or staff.  Calls remain confidential and anonymous.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK(8255)

Helpful Parent Information:

Helpful Student Information:

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 katherine kaiser



Name: Katherine Kaiser
Phone: 720-886-2422

Email: kkaiser4@cherrycreekschools.org
Title: ​Counselor, 6th Grade



Name: Janie Seperich
Phone: 720-886-2412
Email: pseperich@cherrycreekschools.org

Title: ​Counselor, 7th Grade
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Name: Jessica Colson
Phone: 720-886-2423
Email: jcolson4@cherrycreekschools.org

Title: ​Counselor, 8th Grade​

laura johnston
Name: Laura Johnston
Phone: 720-886-2427
Title: Psychologist



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Name: Estee Schwartz
Phone: 720-886-2426
Title: Social Worker

 
Name: Christina Nelson
Phone: 720-886-2421
Title: Registrar
 
beth lavarenz
Name: Beth Laverenz
Phone: 720-886-2419
Title: Counseling Secretary
   
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