Millersburg Area Support Team (MAST): Student Assistance Program
The MAST team is made up of school and agency staff and is available to help you access school and community services/recources for your child. The MAST team exists to identify and assist students who experience barriers to learning. The MAST team will help you to find services and assistance within the school, as well as possibly within the community. We will provide you with information to help you to make the best choices for your child to fit their needs. As the parent/guardian you are an important part of the team.
Do you see your child showing any of these behaviors?
- Withdrawing from family, friends, or activities
- Changing friends
- Having unexplained injuries
- Feeling sad
- Talking about suicide
- Acting aggressively
- Declining grades
- Experimenting with drugs or alcohol
- Defying authority
Are you concerned with your child's reaction to...?
- Recent death of a loved one
- Divorce of parents
- Other traumatic event
How does my child become involved in the SAP program?
Anyone can refer a child to the MAST team. Some students are referred by teachers, a friend, or a family member. The child can even go to the MAST team directly to ask for help. If the MAST team obtains written parent permission, the team will work with you to develop a plan of action to help your child achieve success in school. Participation in the program is voluntary.
How do you contact the MAST team?
It you have any questions about SAP or you feel that your child may need help, call your child's school and ask to speak with any of the following team members:
- Mr. David Shover, Principal
- Mr. Jeffrey Prouse, Assistant Principal
- Mrs. Kelly Petery, School Counselor
- Mrs. Beth Strawser, School Nurse
- Mrs. Kirsten Mowery, Teacher
- Mrs. Leslie Hepler, Teacher
- Mr. Corey Keim, Teacher