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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to an exciting year. We have some exciting and enriching opportunities for students this year. Additional information coming in October.
Please reach out to us for support and resources.
Students A - J >>> Ms. Donadi- firstname.lastname@example.org
Students K - Z >>> Mrs. Addo- email@example.com
ParentVue/StudentVue & new student registration >>> Ms. McKinney - firstname.lastname@example.orgFor emergency situations, please use community resources such as the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board: 540-373-6876. In addition, social-emotional resources are available on the SCPS website.
9th Grade Registration
To begin the Rising 9th grade registration and course selection process, please start with this document HS Registration Introduction
The other important documents and videos to support families with this process are below in the right hand column titled 9th Grade Registration Resources.
The Dixon-Smith Middle School Counseling Program aligns with the mission statement of Dixon-Smith Middle School and advocates for all students to become indepenent, life-long learners by promoting essential skills for post-secondary education and career development, hence becoming productive 21st Century citizens. School Counselors strive to provide all students with appropriate and meaningful counseling prevention and intervention which fosters developmentally appropriate social and emotional growth, academic success, and mindfulness.
What's Going On
Counselors are available from 8:30am - 3:30pm to speak to you and/or your student. Topics may include but are not limited to academic courses, program planning, and parental concerns related to social and emotional topics impacting their student's success. Counselors are available for appointments by e-mailing your student's counselor directly or by contacting our Counseling Office at (540) 899-0860.
Naviance is a tool that allows students to explore interests, careers, and colleges. Naviance can be located in the students Google drive.
Students are encouraged to complete their Academic Career Plan. From the front screen go to: about me - my assessments - my surveys - academic career plan. Complete numbers 1 thru 8.
Upon completion of the Academic Career Plan head to Road Nation and find and view a short video highlighting a career of interest of yours.
Virginia Career View https://vaview.org/index.cfm is the Commonwealth's Career Information Delivery System for all students in grades K-8 in Virginia. We are located at Virginia Tech as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in the School of Education. As part of the Office of Education, Research and Outreach, our mission is to inform, encourage, and support the education and career development of the people of Virginia. Virginia Career VIEW is supported by State funds from the Virginia Department of Education, directly through Virginia Tech.
Start with a Reality Check in Grade 6-8 Activities.
9th Grade Registration Resources
This video will show how to fill out the registration form that will be shared with the high school. Parents/students may email this to their designated school counselor. HS Registration video directions
This is the Rising 9th Registration form that all 8th graders must complete. 9th Grade Registration Form
Here are the school counselor's email addresses if you need to communicate with them:
Ms. Donadi (Students' Last names A-J) email@example.com
Ms. Addo (Students' last names K-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org