Welcome to the Middle School Tanager Character Page!

My name is Sarah Sayavong, I am a licensed professional school counselor here at the Vermillion Middle School. I have my Master’s in Professional School Counseling from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. I came to Vermillion with over 14 years of experience working with youth and families.

Sarah Sayavong’s Google Site

I serve all grades here at the Middle School and also help when I can at other schools. As the counselor here at the Middle School, I am available not only to the students but their families as well. I am here to help! I can assist families with things outside of the school such as support services and referrals. My goal, is to work alongside the family and student so that students get the most out of their education while enrolled with the Vermillion School District.

Our Teamwork can make your child(ren) school year a rewarding experience!

Counseling at the Middle School

  • Working out friendship problems
  • Setting goals
  • Feeling good about yourself and others
  • Adjusting to a new school
  • Managing emotions
  • Dealing peer pressure and bullying
  • As well as many others things, main point  I AM HERE FOR THE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES!

I work with different curriculum to aid in my guidance such as Top 20, Mindfulness, and PBIS.

I have provided a couple links to some information regarding counseling in South Dakota.