We wish everyone an invigorating and safe summer.
As we prepare for the coming school year please know that we are thinking of you and working to keep DSMS a safe welcoming place for everyone.
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 available at 540-373-6876. In addition, social-emotional resources are available on the SCPS website.
Remember, Naviance, Virginia Career View and many other web based learning opportunities are available to students over the summer.
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 productinve 21st Century citizens. School Counselors will 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; enduring a postivie educational experience.
Activities for Students
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.