• Guidance & Counseling

     

     

     

     

    Walker Mill Middle School

    Counselor’s Corner

     

    Who Are The School Counselors?

    Ms. Marrow

    TAG & 6th Grade Students

     

    Mrs. Reynolds

    AVID & 7th / 8th Grade Students

     

    What’s New?

    Let’s Welcome our new Professional School Counselor Mrs. Gale Reynolds She is assigned to all AVID students and 7th & 8th graders who are not TAG students 

     

    The Counseling Department is now located on the first floor across from the Main office

    Back to School Newsletter 

    We have a new Community Resource Advocate

    She provides in-school services for students/families & needed referrals

    Mrs. India Brown

    India.brown@maryland.gov

     

    Why Should You See The School Counselor?

     

    • Learn How to Get Organized
    • Adjusting to Middle School
    • Get A Progress Report
    • Participate in Small Groups
    • Prepare for High School
    • Improve School Attendance
    • Struggling in Classes
    • Developing Healthy Relationships

     

     

    BULLYING SUPPORT?

    It takes everyone to “STOP” Bullying              

    Dr. Bryant is our Peer Mediation expert here at Walker Mill  who can help you with issues that you may experience

    Dr. Bryant is located in ROOM 119

     

    Your School Counselor is Here to Help

    To develop personalized programs based on each students strength’s and needs

    To assist students in identifying and dealing with problems

    To provide crisis intervention as needed

    To coordinate referrals to school and community support services

    To serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers, and administrators

    Your School Counselor will be visiting your classes soon!

     

    NAVIANCE

    Is a program that is designed to introduce students for College and Career planning

    Stand by to begin planning for your future

     

    PSAT Testing

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Who:  All 8th Grade Students

    Where:  Walker Mill Middle School

    Remember the KHAN Academy is a great resource

    www.khanacademy.org

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    Get Free PSAT on 10/6 and 10/7

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    Upcoming Events

    High School Option Parent Information Night

    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Walker Mill Middle School

    6:30-8 PM


    Donuts For Dads

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Walker Mill Middle School

    Media Center

    9- 10 AM

    Specialty Programs Showcase

    Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George's Community College

    PGCPS Grade 8 students interested in applying for the programs at the, click the

    link below to access the application:

    SY 2019-2020 PGCPS Grade 8 Student Application for Academy of Health Sciences @ Prince George's Community College

    (Available October 11, 2018)

    High School Programs

    October, 9 2018

    6-8 PM

    Suitland High School

    5200 Silver Hill Road

    Forestville, MD  20747

     

    PreK-8 Programs

    October 10, 2018

    6-8 PM

    Thomas G. Pullen Creative & Performing Arts School

    700 Brightseat Road

    Landover, MD  20785

                                                                 Red Ribbon Week

    October 22-26, 2018


    Bullying Awareness Day

    October 24, 2018

     

     

    ATTENTION PARENTS

    In order to help the School Counselors better serve you and your student(s), we would like you to take a moment to complete the Parent Survey.

    Please click on Link below

    https://tinyurl.com/WMMS-ParentNeedSurvey

     

    Ms. Sonia Watts, Guidance Secretary

    Mrs. Shira Moser, Psychologist 

     Department of Counseling Information

     

     

    The Department of Guidance and Counseling Services is a vital link to educational excellence. Contact us at Phone: 301-808-4004. Fax: 301-808-4049

    Special Note to Parents: Please schedule Team conferences directly with the Professional School Counselor. Individual conferences are to made with teachers. The Counseling team will be glad to make information available, such as how to obtain work permits and community service credits, how to change addresses, phone numbers, etc., how to withdraw from school, how to prepare for the PSAT's and high school requirements, and much more.

    The Counseling program goals include:

    • to help with the personal, academic, and social growth of all students.  

    • to develop educational and career decision-making skills of all students.  

    • to promote the development of interpersonal skills of all students.  

    • to provide services to parents and the school community which will assist in the growth and learning of all students.   

    The Professional Counselor:

    • talks with students individually and in groups.  

    • works with teachers, administrators, and other school personnel to enhance the academic and personal growth of all students.  

    • meets with parents/guardians to form a partnership to increase student success.  

    • coordinates guidance activities.  

    • assists parents and students in the use of community resources and agencies.