Counseling Resources

The Counseling faculty at Centennial Middle School is made up of two guidance counselors; both work with students individually, in classrooms, or in groups. They help students with concerns about personal and social adjustment, career planning and scheduling. Counselors work closely with administrators, teachers and parents guiding students mentally, emotionally and socially, while facilitating a safe, wholesome middle-school environment in which to live and learn.

Students are assigned to a middle school counselor by last name

Lisa Judd  - A-K counselor
Amy Bolton - L-Z counselor

The Virtual Calming Room was designed to assist students in locating different strategies and tools for managing their emotions. Hopefully these tools will provide helpful outlets and practices for when life is overwhelming.

Our Program Helps Students

  • Feel accepted, important and recognized for their unique abilities.
  • Develop their aptitudes, abilities and interests.
  • Better understand their emotional and intellectual development.
  • Explore their potential for educational and career opportunities.
  • Adjust to, accept, and participate in a society of varying backgrounds, religions and ethnic groups.

Why Consult a Counselor

  • To review current educational progress and get help if needed.
  • To receive academic guidance.
  • To consider placement in specialized programs.
  • To obtain individual counseling about personal or family concerns.
  • To interpret test results.
  • To discuss class schedule.
  • To get advice on high school.

Counselors also provide these services

  • Arrange parent conferences upon request.
  • Consult with faculty about individual student needs.
  • Provide orientation for new students.
  • Conduct small group counseling as needed.
  • Present middle school orientation for sixth grade students and compile data for appropriate placement.
  • Act as a liaison to support services.
  • Work with program planning and evaluation committees for each special education student.
  • Coordinate standardized testing program.

How you can help
You can help your child do a better job if you …

  • KNOW your child's counselor.
  • ARE INFORMED about the school's guidance and counseling services.
  • ENCOURAGE your child to make use of guidance and counseling services.
  • PARTICIPATE in the guidance activities of your child's school.

Community Resources

  • South Lyon Community Schools 248-573-8127
  • Child Abuse (Parent Hotline) 800-942-4357
  • Common Ground 800-231-1127
  • Poison Control 800-764-7661
  • H.A.V.E.N. (Domestic Violence) 800-334-1274
  • South Lyon Youth Assistance 248-573-8189
  • Catholic Social Services 800-971-9781
  • Oakland County Mental Health 800-810-3772
  • Protective Service 855-444-3911

CMS Curriculum
Grade Level

6th Grade

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mandatory Rotation (Physical Education, Keyboarding, Health - 12 weeks each)

Students choose one elective:

  • Band (full year)
  • Choir (full year)
  • Elective Rotation of Technology 6 and Art 6 (Each class meets for one semester)

7th Grade

  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mandatory Rotation (Health, Physical Education, World Language Survey - 12 weeks each)

Students choose one elective

  • Band (full year)
  • Choir (full year)
  • Elective Options of Art 7 (one semester), Digital Literacy 7 (one semester) Technology 7 (one semester)

8th Grade

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Performing Arts (one semester)

Student elective choices:

  • Band (full year) 
  • Choir (full year) 
  • Chinese (full year) 
  • Spanish (full year) 
  • Elective Rotations 

                 Art 8 (one semester)
                 Digital Literacy 8 (one semester)
                 Technology 8 (one semester)
                 Physical Education (one semester)
                 Leadership (one semester)
                 Media and Communication (one semester or year long)
                 PEERS (one semester or year long)

8th Grade - High School Credit Courses
*Algebra 1 and World Language classes are high school credit courses.

If a student in Algebra I earns a D- or an E, he or she will need to repeat Algebra I in high school. All other students will move on to Geometry, the next course in the math sequence. 

If a student in a World Language I course earns a D- or an E, he or she will need to repeat World Language I at the high school. All other students will move on to the next course in the World Language sequence. It is important for struggling students to actively engage in learning activities in the classroom and to seek help from teachers so they are ready to move to the next course in the sequence at the high school level.

High School Testing Out

If your student is signed up to take a class next year that earns high school credit (Algebra, Geometry, Spanish or Chinese) and you believe your student has already fully mastered the content standards for that course, please contact the high school for information regarding testing out.