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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, 6th Grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alieka Reid (8th Grade) - email@example.com
Adam Fulton (7th Grade) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Basluke - email@example.com
Welcome to the GMS Counseling Center!Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We realize this school year looks different than previous years as we're trying to find our way back to some sense of normalcy. 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 . Feel free to browse the links on the left hand side to access your grade level resources and engage with your school counselor! We're so happy to have our panthers back with us in the building!
-Mrs. Fish, Ms. Reid, and Mr. Fulton
Stafford High School CTE Night
Stafford High School will be hosting an Open House for students and their families to learn more about the Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses offered! The event is Wednesday, February 16, from 5:30PM - 6:30PM at SHS.
IB Deadline Extension
The application deadline for IB has been extended to January 28, 2022!
AP Capstone Information Night
Want more challenging classes during your high school career? Consider taking AP classes, starting in 10th grade, to prepare you for college level courses, boost your GPA, and expnd your mind. This program is offered at NSHS, CFHS and SHS.
Monday, December 13, 2021
* will be hosted virtually via this link *
STAT Info Night!
The STAT Information Night for all families to attend will be held at North Stafford High School on December 1st starting at 6:00 p.m. The streaming 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 an in person information session at Brook Point High School on November 15, 2021 from 6:00-7:30. There will also be a live stream (here is the link to the recording). 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!