Counseling Office

Students are assigned to counselors alphabetically by their last name. Counselors are available Monday through Friday 8am-3pm as well as during conferences. Students may sign up to see their counselor in the counseling office or through the Middle School Central Counseling Schoology Page. Parents, please call or email if you need to speak with your student's counselor. Please be aware that our daily schedule varies due to the needs of our students which cannot always be predicted. 

As school counselors and limited license professional counselors, we pride ourselves on the wide variety of services we provide to students, parents, and colleagues. Here are a few of the services we offer at Middle School Central.


-Peer Mediation

-Conflict Resolution

-Solution Based Brief Therapy; including but not limited to grief/loss, anxiety/depression, ADHD, stress management, and family dynamics

-Schedule Changes and Academic Support

-Individualized learning plans

-Classroom Presentations and School Wide Assemblies regarding topics such as bullying, self confidence, making good choices, building relationships, suicide prevention, and career awareness

-Transitions to high school and from elementary school

-Standardized Testing Support


We look forward to working with you this school year.

 Julie Butler


A local business used to have a sign that said, “What do you love to do?  Find someone to pay you to do it and you have the perfect career.”

Students in 7th and 8th grade will participate in the EDP program. Students will use the website Xello to further investigate and connect hobbies and interests to potential careers. 

You can find more information in the PDF's below! 



Pankow Center

Frederick V. Pankow Center homepage - The programs at the Pankow Center provide multiple opportunities for students by fostering talents, nurturing relationships, and preparing students to contribute and succeed in an ever-changing world

Videos about Pankow classes

Pankow Center Offerings

Career and Technical Education - The L'Anse Creuse Public Schools provides all students in our two high schools with opportunities to make informed decisions about their future. The Frederick V. Pankow Center provides Career and Technical Education programs that are designed to provide a pathway to their career goal

MST Program Math/Science/Technology - Our Math/Science/Technology Center offers advanced courses in mathematics and science, with technology integrated across all courses. In addition, students attending the Pankow Center may engage in focused, extra-curricular opportunities that provide authentic learning experiences. Technology is integrated into each course offered at the Pankow Center in various degrees with the intention of providing a real-world experience for students. State-of-the-art biology, chemistry and physics labs, along with other scientific and technology equipment, are available as we prepare students for our fast-paced, changing world.

Performing Arts - Acting, Dance and TV and Broadcast Media

L'Anse Creuse Career Resource Center - The Career Resource Center provides integral services and resources to support career development activities within L'Anse Creuse Public Schools

Office Staff

Counseling Secretary
Ellena Powell
(586) 783 6430 ext. 1115

Counselor for students Last Names A-L

Mrs. Kimberly Martin
(586) 783 6430 ext. 1106

Counselor for students Last Names M-Z

Mrs. Julie Butler
(586) 783 6430 ext. 1105

Social Worker

Ms. Crystal Polderdyke 
(586) 783 6430 ext. 2127