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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) - fishst@staffordschools.net

    Alieka Reid (7th Grade) - reidat@staffordschools.net

    Adam Fulton (6th Grade) - fultonam@staffordschools.net

    Registrar
    Judy Basluke - basklukejl@staffordschools.net

  • 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 

Announcements

  • 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.

    IB Info Night Flyer

    IB Programme Intro Video

    IB Programme Graduate Testimonials

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  • Red Ribbon Week

    Red Ribbon Week is a campaign that educates students on the importance of alcohol and drug use awareness and prevention.

    Red Ribbon Week Activity

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  • 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!

    Technology Awareness and Online Safety Resources

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  • September is National Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month

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    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.

    National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Handout

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  • 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:

    Classroom Lessons
    Small Group Sessions
    Individual Counseling
    Academic Support Services
    Social-Emotional Learning
    College/Career Exploration
    Crisis Management
    Transition Programs
    Referrals to Community Resources
    Advocacy
    Parent Conferences
    Community Engagement
    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!

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