MS:Guidance

Guidance

Our Guidance Department consists of two (2) counselors: Mrs. Debra Frain and Mrs. Michelle Guers. Students whose last name begins with A through K are assigned to Mrs. Frain and L through Z are assigned to Mrs. Guers.

Guidance responsibilities include:

1. Individual counseling for course selection, career goals, academic achievement, and student concerns

2. Member of SAP Team

3. Identifying, referring, and monitoring children identified with special needs

4. Standardized testing for all grades

5. Peer tutoring

6. Consultation with parents/guardians

7. Sixth grade guidance class

8. Project Career Talent Search

9. Scheduling of all students

10. Johns Hopkins Talent search identification

Testing

6th Grade – PA State Assessment (Reading and Math)

7th Grade – PA State Assessment (Reading and Math)

8th Grade – PA State Assessment (Reading,Math, Science and Writing)

All 3 grades are given 4sight testing multiple times throughout the year.

Peer Tutors

This program is offered several days a week and provides an opportunity for students to receive academic assistance from other students during ninth (activity) period. The tutors are recommended by their teachers for each subject.

Sixth Grade Guidance Class

Classroom instruction is provided to sixth grade students in the areas of study skills, career awareness, and social skills. It is taught by both the principal and guidance counselors on an alternating marking period basis.

Morning Meetings

These meetings are scheduled at 7:45 AM in order for parents and teachers to share information regarding student academics, behavior, social and emotional concerns.

Scheduling

All major subjects are scheduled individually for each child. Previous academic achievement, teacher recommendation, standardized testing, and prognosis testing are used to determine placement. Scheduling starts at the end of the school year and is completed during the summer.

Johns Hopkins Talent Search

Eligible students are identified in seventh grade to either take the SAT or ACT during the winter of seventh grade.