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John Muir Middle School
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John Muir Middle School

1400 West Stewart Avenue
Wausau WI 54401

Fax: 715-261-2461

Counseling: 715-261-0115
Health Office: 715-261-0125

Patrick Galligan

Angela Rodgers
Assistant Principal

Matt Raduechel
Assistant Principal

Heather Kessler
Administrative Assistant

School Counselors:
Nicole Melander - 6-1 & 6-2          Heidi Schmidt - 7-1 & 7-2
Susan Holster - 8-1 & 8-2
Jena Treu - 6-3, 7-3, 8-3

School Social Worker
Suzanne Huss

Mental Health Resources

The Marathon County School-Based Counseling Consortium comprises of nonprofit and
for-profit mental health clinics, public school districts, and community organizations. Consortium counseling agencies are able to provide on-site mental health counseling to students in all Marathon County public schools. 

If you would like to refer your child for school-based counseling or would like more information, please complete the form to the left and a representative from your child's school will contact you.

Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from Bridge Community Health Clinic and Centre for Wellbeing are accessible at John Muir Middle School. Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available.

To learn more about the therapists, click on their bio:

Tonia Backman, Bridge Community Health Clinic (bio coming soon)

Noreen Salzman, Centre for Wellbeing

To make a referral, please contact School Counselor Heidi Schmidt 

Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:

  • Isolated
  • Low motivation
  • Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
  • Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
  • Impulsivity
  • Sadness that does not seem to go away
  • High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
  • Increased negative behaviors
  • Poor hygiene
  • Chronic peer/social issues
  • Vomiting unrelated to illness
  • Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short-term memory