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  • Counselor's Corner

    Welcome new and returning Cougars! Amargosa Creek Middle School is fortunate enough to have two School Counselors: Mrs. Scates and Ms. Z. We are very excited to be a part of the Cougar family. Please review our page for updates and do not hesitate to call or email with questions or comments.We would like to welcome everyone to a new and exciting school year. As your School Counselors, we will be:

    • Teaching classroom guidance lessons on a variety of topics.
    • Counseling individual students as needed and maintain confidentiality.
    • Counseling with small groups of children with similar concerns.
    • Providing assistance to our foster youth
    • Consulting with teachers and parents to assist them in meeting individual student needs.
    • Coordinating referrals to school and community agencies and resources
    • Conflict resolution among student
    • Providing information and resources for parents and teachers
    • Provide assistance with our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
    • Monitoring students attendance

    Counseling services are available to all students. Please feel free to call us if you have a concern or question. We can be reached at (661)729-6064 or at either of our e-mails below.

    We both are looking forward to working with you and your child this year. 

    Thank you,

    Marina Scates, MA               Melissa Zangerle, MS

    School Counselor                 School Counselor

    scatesm@lancsd.org       zangerlem@lancsd.org