Welcome to the Counseling Department!

  • The Counseling Department provides academic, career, and personal/social support to all students.

    The mission of the secondary level counseling departments is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students through a collaborative effort between the home, school, and community. The ultimate objective it to prepare students to be productive, well-rounded, informed, and responsible contributing members of society.

    School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and achievement. In partnership with other educators, families, and the community, school counselors facilitate a support system to ensure all students have access to the tools enabling them to become responsible and productive citizens. 

COVID-19 Resources

  • Cheney Counseling Office Closure Procedures   
    During the school closure, the Cheney Middle school counselors will continue to provide supports to our students. Members of the school counseling team will be checking their email on a periodic basis during regular school hours (M-F, 8:10 AM - 4:00 PM).  Students and families are encouraged to check our website often for important updates. Updates will also be posted on school-level Schoology sites.   
    Virtual Counseling Services   
    Virtual counseling appointments are available for students who would like a face-to-face meeting with their school counselor using Microsoft Teams during counselor’s office hours. The purpose of virtual counseling is to provide brief academic, career, and social/emotional supports to your child.  Whether your child needs a simple check-in or in-the-moment coping strategies, we are here to help! If you would like to set up a virtual counseling appointment, please email your school counselor. The school counselor will get back to you with available appointment times and instructions on using Microsoft Teams.    
    Cheney MS Counselors: Contact Information and Office Hours

    • Caroline Fraase (students last names A – E): cfraase@west-fargo.k12.nd.us / Office Hours 9:00-10:00 AM & 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Amy Meier (students last name F – K): ameier@west-fargo.k12.nd.us / Office Hours 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kathy Farahmand (students last name L – Q): kfarahmand@west-fargo.k12.nd.us / Office Hours 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jessie McClaflin (students last names R – Z): jmcclaflin@west-fargo.k12.nd.us / Office Hours 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Virtual counseling appointments are not intended for emergency situations. For emergency supports, please read the Counseling Emergency Services document.   

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