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"The professional school counselor is a certified/licensed educator trained in counseling with unique qualifications and skills to address all students' academic, personal/social, and career development needs. Professional school counselors implement a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student achievement".
(American School Counselor Association)
Gayle Middle School Counselors
Sarah Fish (Director, 8th Grade) - email@example.com
Alieka Reid (7th Grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Fulton (6th Grade) - email@example.com
Judy Basluke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the GMS Counseling Center!Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We realize this school year looks A LOT different than previous years and will take many adjustments to get things just right. We want to thank you for your patience and understanding in advance! The GMS Counselors have been working extremely hard to ensure that the same social and emotional wellness resources are still available to students and their families during virtual learning. Feel free to browse the links on the left hand side to access your grade level resources and engage with your school counselor! We love and miss our students more than ever, and are sending positive thoughts your way!
-Mrs. Fish, Ms. Reid, and Mr. Fulton
STAT Info Night!
The STAT Information Night for all families to attend will be held virtually on December 2nd starting at 6:00 p.m. The meeting link will be posted on the College & Careers Pathways page, as well as the STAT page.
IB Info Night!
The IB Programme will be hosting a county-wide virtual information session on December, 10, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 and 7:00-8:00. Find out about how the IB Programme works, if the IB Diploma is for you, how to apply, and get your questions answered! Check out the flyer below to get the meeting links.
Online Safety and Awareness
Technology is a great resource to connect with others, stay up to date on information and new, and complete schoolwork. There are many benefits to technology; however, there are some dangers, as well, that we want students to avoid. Check out this Handout for Online Safety Resources and take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge!
September is National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month
This handout provides information links, self-care and self-help strategies for when you might feel low, and a wellness activity to make sure your life is balanced in all areas. Your counselors are here for you. Remember, YOU MATTER.
WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?
Middle school counselors enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement for all students by providing services to students, parents/guardians, school staff, and the community in the following areas:
Small Group Sessions
Academic Support Services
Referrals to Community Resources
Targeted Interventions for Students in Need
Improve School Climate
Positive Behavior Interventions
Data Collection to Improve Program
We welcome your phone calls and visits to the Counseling Center for assistance. Please call (540) 373-0383 or email your counselor to make an appointment. It will be a pleasure to work with you during this exciting time for you and your child!