Kari Tjersland
Ryan Wagoner
Alki Middle School
Kelly Greenberg

School counselors improve student success by focusing on their academic, social/emotional, and career-related needs.

Counselors are vital members of the education team. They help students thrive in school and work toward their school and life goals.

College readiness

Explore college and careers

Middle school is the foundation for high school and beyond. Check out these college-planning resources.

Academic achievement

Get help with school

Counselors help students be successful in school. They also can assist with scheduling and graduation requirements.

Social/emotional skills

Learn how to deal with challenges

Students can seek help with a variety of personal issues.

Counselor’s updates

2018 Alki Career Day

Hello Alki family and community members, We are starting a new school year and have many fun and exciting learning opportunities for our students. One of those events will be the 2018 Alki Career Day on February 8th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in being a presenter, please click on the link below our logo. Once we have your information recorded, a member of the counseling team will contact you with more details regarding Career Day. Thank-you for your support towards the Alki student body.

How to help your middle schooler overcome writers block

Remind him that professional writers have difficulty writing sometimes, too. Talk through ideas with him. Encourage your child to brainstorm and make a list of as many ide- as as he can. Suggest he write ideas as they come. Later he can edit flow, grammar, and spelling. Encourage him to use a computer to write if possible. This makes it easier to make revisions. Have him try freewriting. He should write anything that comes to mind, no matter how silly. Or ask your child to write about something he enjoys. Don’t over-criticize. If he asks you to review his writing, note [...]


To see a counselor, contact him or her or fill out an appointment-request form available outside the counselors' office.

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