2016 - 2017 8th Grade School Counselor
Welcome to the Guidance Team Website
Welcome to Mr. Pags' webpage. I am the school counselor for the 8th grade.
normal to be a little nervous and also excited starting a new grade.
Let's get started and make this year a great year at DMS!
Here's a little bit about me:
is my 12th year as a professional counselor, my 5th year at DMS.
I received my Masters (M.Ed) from the UNH counseling program in 2004 and
my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Plymouth State
enjoy being outside, especially in the woods mountain biking,
snowboarding or skiing, or hiking. I love reading, playing most sports,
listening to music and hanging with friends and family. Sometimes I like
to sit at home and do nothing although that rarely happens anymore with
two young kids!
Parents/guardians, feel free to call or e-mail me with questions or concerns, or just to help me get to know your child.
Students, say hello
to me around school and feel free to ask your teacher to come talk with
me if you need to. I'll also see you in class for guidance lessons.
Looking forward to a great year!
Mr. Justin Pagnotta aka "Mr. Pags"
Click here for Calendar!
As we head into a new school year, what
are your SMART goals? Are you looking to make new friends? Staying (or
becoming) active? Less video games? Balancing homework,
Be Specific :
Make sure it's Measurable :
Include Action Steps .
It is Realistic ?
What's the Time frame? Have some short term, medium term, and long term goals!
American School Counselor Association
Bullying Prevention Information
Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
is a quick reference for "I" Statements to use when you need to get
your feelings and point across in a healthy, appropriate way.
(Not too pushy... Not too meek.)