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Middle School Counseling


6th GRADERS.....

We hope your are settling into school and enjoying your time at Tahanto.  We are so excited to have you on board with us!  Have a FANTASTIC Year!

8th GRADERS.....

Assabet Valley Regional HS is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.  Students can find an application on the Assabet site at  

Meet Your School Counselor

 If you have not had a chance to meet Mr. Picariello and would like to, please send him an email or stop by the counseling office and setup an appointment. 

School Counselor Presentations

Mr. Picarello is scheduled to meet with each class and present a presentation on each of the topics outlined below.  Schedule TBD

Grade 6:  Bullying  and Being Good Citizens

Grade 7:  Self Reflection and Betterment

Grade 8:  Goal Setting and Next Steps to prepare for High School

Course Selections

Mr. Picarello will be presenting in each class a brief presentation on how to select your courses for the new school year.  This is an online process and he will walk students through how to do this.  

Course scheduling information can be found HERE

Course Sched

Field Trips

Each Grade 6-8 will be attending a field trip in the Spring.  More information to follow

Helpful Middle School Resources

Being a teenager isn’t easy. And we’re here to chat about anything and to support you through a tough time.

Call Samariteens at 800-252-8336. Samirteens is a teen helpline that provides confidential peer support and understanding to teens who are struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness and stress. From 3 pm to 9 pm on weekdays, and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends, this service is staffed by volunteers between the ages of 15 and 18; outside those hours, calls are answered by adult volunteers.

Samariteens IM Hear program is the teen-to-teen online instant messaging program of our Befriending Services. It is dedicated specifically to providing online emotional support and to the prevention of suicide among teens. Here, teens can receive support, respect, acceptance, and tolerance – for whatever reason they call.