Family Resources/COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic please refer to the link below for some useful resources specific to self care, mental health, food and housing assistance, medical questions, unemployment assistance, immigrant and refugee services. 

Meet with a counseloR

Students are welcome to make an appointment with a staff member in the counseling office during the school year:

Academic Assistance

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The Giving Tree will return in the Fall 2020!

counseling services available

Oak Valley counselors want to help students get the most out of school and life! We can assist students in meeting the challenges of growing up, finding solutions to their problems, and helping them better understand and appreciate who they are! Counselors help students reach their full potential! Services offered include:

  • Personal/Individual Counseling

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Decision Making

  • Conflict resolutions/mediations

  • Provide referrals to community resources

  • Help with student/teacher conflicts

  • Listen to family concerns

  • Teach social skills

  • Teach bully-proofing skills

  • Provide information about drugs and alcohol

  • Teach peer pressure reversal skills

  • Career Counseling/Exploration


Group Counseling: Each year, our counselors plan and implement small groups based on the needs of our student population. Below are some common groups that we have facilitated. If you would like your child to participate in a group, contact the counseling office.

  • Academic Support

  • New Students

  • Friendship/Social Skills

  • Organizational Skills

  • Grief Group Referrals

The Oak Valley team of counselors works closely with students, parents, and teachers to help make the middle school experience a positive one. When issues/concerns extend beyond the area of academics and the school, referrals to local agencies can be requested. Our referrals can be for general counseling, as well as for specific topics (for example: adoption, ADD, drug/alcohol use).


Counselors at Oak Valley can work with private counselors, therapists, doctors, and other professionals to share valuable information about the student’s school life. A release of information form needs to be signed by the parent before information can be exchanged. Forms are available in the Counseling Office. 

Nellis, M.A.,LPC
Strong, LMSW
Breanna Lenhardt, Ed.s

Records/Attendance Clerk

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Complete multi-faceted 4 week anti-bullying curriculum program for all 6th grade students.

Leading teens toward a drug and alcohol free life.

Mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for children who might otherwise go hungry.


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Address & Phone

4200 White Oak Trail

Commerce Township, MI 48382

Attendance Line: 248.684.8104

Main Office Line: 248.684.8101

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