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Debra Luedtke, Middle School Counselor

I am Debra Luedtke, the Grantsburg Middle School Counselor.

My goal is to help all students reach their full personal and academic potential through fostering academic, social, and career development.

I offer guidance through individual, small group, and classroom instruction as well as through prevention education and intervention strategies so that students have the opportunity to develop the skills that are necessary to support their success.

    Master of Science Degree in School Counseling - University of Wisconsin - River Falls
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Comprehensive Advertising/Journalism - University of Nebraska at

Please contact Debra Luedtke as needed for support:

              Phone: 715-463-2455 

Please refer to the numbers and links below if you are in need of additional support:
           Grantsburg Middle School Office - 715-463-2455
               Emergency - 911
               Burnett County 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line - 1-888-552-6642
               Burnett County Health and Human Services - 715-349-7600
               Burnett County Health and Human Services
               Behavioral Health and Community Programs               
               Directory of Mental Health Providers
               St. Croix Valley United Way Resource Line - 211 or 1-
               St. Croix Valley United Way 211 Resource Line
               St. Croix Valley United Way Resources and Information
               National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
               National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
               *Starting on July 16, 2022 - 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (you may dial or text 988 for support at any time)

Resources for Grantsburg Middle School students, families, and guardians:

GMS School Counselor Corner 
Link to Important Dates, Announcements, and Weekly Advisory Lessons

Community Speaker Event - Terrance Tally - Offering a message of hope for everyone

-April 26, 2023 at 6:30pm

-Siren School Auditorium

-Free and open to the public

Hope Squad                                                                                                                                                               
What is the role of the Hope Squad within our school?                                                                                                                   
The Hope Squad student members are the eyes and ears of the student body and are here to help students get assistance if they are in need of support.

Hope Squad members work to help create a safe school environment, promote connectedness, support anti-bullying, encourage mental wellness, reduce mental health stigma, and prevent substance misuse.

Hope Squad Parent Resources                                                                                                                            

Processing Grief and Traumatic Events
Wisconsin DPI Resources for Families 
Talking to children about tragedies and other news events
Helping Kids Grieve
How to help the grieving process-grief

Resources for Coping with a Traumatic Event
Talking with Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Talking with your Children about Traumatic Events
Children and Trauma
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Speak Up, Speak Out Threat Reporting

How to be a Successful Learner 

Tips for Success List

Social & Emotional Development in Middle School Students 
Parent Toolkit for Supporting Social & Emotional Development in Middle Schoolers

Internet Safety
DPI - Internet and Online Safety
Wisconsin Department of Justice - ICAC Task Force

Red Ribbon Week

Growing up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention (2017)

Distance Learning
Setting Students up for Distance Learning Success

Racial Equity Resources
Wisconsin School Counselor Association - Racial Equity Resources for Families

Summer Learning Resources
Stop Summer Slide Video
Seven Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Coronavirus Information
Focus on Mental Health and Wellness During School Closure from DPI
Helping children cope with COVID-19
Stress and Coping Information from the CDC
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information from the CDC
Student Handout on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Student Handout on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Spanish
Parent Handout on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from NCTSN
Helping Kids Who Are Worried About Coronavirus
Tips to keep children healthy while school is out from the CDC
Social Distancing During School Closures from DPI
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide from NAMI
Teen vaping in the age of Coronavirus

Miscellaneous Information
Community Resources for Mental Health, Health, Family, Food, Housing, Transportation, Employment Support 
60 Digital Resources for Mental Health
Wisconsin Workforce Development Center
50 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged at Home During the Coronavirus Shutdown from A Mighty Girl
How to be a Successful Distance Learner
9 Ways to Protect Your Child From Online Predators
Search INSTITUTE - Social Responsibility Begins Here: Use the Pandemic to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Citizens
Search INSTITUTE - Developmental Assets for ages 8-12
Search INSTITUTE - Developmental Assets for ages 12-16
Search INSTITUTE - The Developmental Relationships Framework
How to Manage Stress
How to Manage Test Anxiety
Why Kids Need Mindfulness
Digital Citizenship
Core Rules of Netiquette

Self-Care Ideas
How to Stay Positive
Manners at Home
List of Museums, Zoos, and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours from Good Housekeeping
How to create an active home from US Games and BSN Sports
Interactive Historical Virtual Reality Field Trips


Contact: Debra Luedtke 715-463-2455 ext. 3005