"Are you a Glass Half Empty or Glass                     Half Full person?"
It's a simple question but not a simple answer.  Are you finding the negative in every part of this "crazy" new way of life or are you taking advantage of the opportunity.  We are asking both students and our teachers to share videos of their personal lives and what things they are doing to remain positive, energetic, and creative during this momentary change to our everyday lives.  Please send your videos to Mrs. Nelson or Mr. Bradshaw ↓↓ by email.  Videos must be positive, no longer than 1 minute, and no "shout outs" to friends (we love the idea but are not allowed to do).  We miss you and hope to hear from you soon!

Daily Student/Teacher Video


Coping skills to help with anxiety surrounding COVID-19 are available at or, using the “payer code” WELLNESSWEB.

Who are the Fruita Middle School Counselors?

Dean Bradshaw

Thea Nelson-

What is a School Counselor?

- A staff member who promotes the academic success of the students.

- A resource person for parents, students, and staff A student advocate.

- A consultant and listener.

- A guide for class placement and selection.

- A class scheduler.

- A member of the school crisis intervention team.

Why would you see a School Counselor?
To talk about: Scheduling/Registration, Grades, Studying, Change, Relationships, Peer Issues, Conflict Resolution, Substance Abuse/Abuse, Other Needs

          NEW Student Information


Exploratory Class Description

Sources of Strength

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Their Mission
Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength. 
Their Vision
We believe that many strengths are more powerful than one, and our united goal is to activate and mobilize these strengths in ways that positively change individuals and communities.


What are the School Counselors' rules of confidentiality?

The School Counselors follow the ethical standard of confidentiality. Confidentiality means that all conversations in the counseling relationship will not leave the counseling office, with a few exceptions. The exceptions to the rule are if the student talks about danger to themselves or to others. Examples of danger include all forms of abuse, as well as suicide threats. These cases will be reported to proper authorities (i.e., parents, school administration, mental health services, social services, potential victims).

There is always someone that you can talk to if you need advice. You can reach either of these hotlines 24 hours a day 7 days a week!

Colorado Crisis Services: Text "Talk" to 38255, or call 844-493-8255, or visit

Crisis Text Line: Text "Start" to 741741 or visit