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Counselor's Corner

School Counselor- Eva Avendano

Middle School is an exciting and challenging time for students. Counselor- Mrs. Avendano is available to assist students in meeting their social or emotional needs by providing classroom guidance and short-term individual and group counseling. If you are a student and would like to meet with your school counselor, just fill out a student counseling referral. The student counseling referral can be found in the counseling locker section or you can request one in the front office. Please feel free to contact your school counselor at 949-498-1660, with any questions or concerns:


Counseling Program Assessment Survey


In the efforts to provide the very best comprehensive counseling program we need your help. Parents please take a few minutes and complete this needs assessment survey. Thank you!

September 12, 2018


Dear Parents:


We welcome your child to a new year at Shorecliffs! I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know your child, as well, and I’m looking forward to a happy and productive school year.

This upcoming week on 9/18 & 9/20 we begin the Second Step program for 6th graders.  The program focuses on skills that will help your child succeed in school and in life.  The skills include this lesson: curriculum areas:

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Perspective taking
  • Respectful disagreement
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotional management
  • Problem solving

You play a vital role in helping your child develop strong social skills.  During these next few weeks, the focus of the lessons will be empathy and communication.  Ask questions about the skills your student is learning, such as: 

  • “How do you show someone you’re actively listening to them?”
  • “What are some ways you can be an ally to someone?”
  • “Why should you try to understand other people’s perspectives?”

If you have any questions about the curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.  Thank you for supporting your student in learning the skills that lead to success in school and in life.





Eva Avendano, MS, PPS

School Counselor


P.S.  Working in Groups: Empathy and Communication to view with the activation key SSP6 FAMI LY12

SMS Comprehensive School Counseling Program


Comprehensive School Counseling Program Annual Report 2017-2018



Shorecliffs Middle School- PBIS School

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.



PBIS Tiers of Supports

Counselor Introduction to Second Step Program

Second Step-  School Counseling Curriculum


The research-based, comprehensive Second Step program teaches important life skills in age-appropriate ways. Second Step program helps schools teach and model essential communication, coping, and decision-making skills. The program benefits the school by reduced aggression and support for a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success. 


This School-year 2017-2018 lessons will be presented to each grade level:

  • 6th Grade:
    • Working in Groups
    • Emotions: Brains and Body
    • Calming Down Strategies
    • Study Skills


  • 7th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • SOS
    • Study Skills


  • 8th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • De-escalating a Tense Situation
    • Study Skills

Second Step Video Intro: