School Counseling

Mission

The data-driven comprehensive school counseling program at Frederick County Middle School will facilitate students' success in the three domains of academic, personal/social and career development. The counselor's role will be to facilitate a collaborative effort between home, school and community. The counseling program will be developmental in nature, while encompassing individual differences and abilities, with an ultimate goal of fostering responsible and productive citizens.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.


6th Grade
Mr. Lauer
lauerl@fcpsk12.net

7th Grade
Ms. Werner
wernerw@fcpsk12.net

8th Grade
Ms. Egas
egast@fcpsk12.net


Counselor’s Corner

Happy holidays and welcome to one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. During busy times like the holiday season it is important to maintain routines. Along with the holidays comes colder and wintery weather that can also negatively impact routines. If your scholar will miss school due to illness or weather please be sure to send a note, email fcmattnd@fcpsk12.net or call the school at 540-888-4296 concerning your scholar’s missed time.

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year for everyone.Here are some helpful tips to help reduce stress:
  • Acknowledge your feelings
  • Reach out to someone you trust
  • Be realistic the holidays don’t have to be perfect
  • Set aside differences
  • Stick to a budget
  • Plan ahead try to set up things on different days
  • Its okay to say NO
  • Keep with healthy habits
  • Take a breather or time-out
If you are having concerns and would like to schedule a conference with your scholar’s team please contact your scholar’s grade level school counselor to assist you.

Your School Counseling Team:
Luke Lauer 6th grade
Wendy Werner 7th grade
Tonya Egas 8th grade

6th Grade News

During the month of December, 6th grade scholars will utilize Xello. Xello is an online program where scholars are able to use different modules that will assist in identifying careers of interest. Scholars will have access to Career matchmaker which is an interest inventory that helps scholars identify careers based upon their likes and dislikes. We will also explore learning styles.

7th Grade News

7th grade scholars are well into the swing of school this second quarter. They are taking more responsibility for their own grades and keeping up on assignments. We are adding new students to our class, it seems like almost every week. Our scholars are awesome at showing new students the ropes, inviting them to sit with them at lunchtime and overall just being great welcoming hosts.

Our 7th graders will begin Common Sense Media lessons. These lessons are designed to help scholars learn how to become responsible digital citizens of the world. Frederick County Middle School is on the way to becoming a certified Common Sense Media School, training all scholars in staying safe in the digital world as well as understanding the power along with the rights and responsibilities of the technology that is pervasive in all of our lives.

8th Grade News

Registration for high school classes
Wow, does time fly when you are having fun! The 8th grade scholars will be registering for high school classes on Wednesday, January 29. Your son or daughter will be bringing home a hard copy of a registration form ahead of time so options can be discussed as a family. On the 29th, high school counselors will visit FCMS to further discuss the classes and have students register on their Chromebooks. Several weeks later, parents will receive a verification form at which time any changes can be made. If parents or scholars want to get ahead of the game - feel free to explore the FCPS Program of Studies.

Parent Information Night for the rising 9th graders is scheduled for January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at James Wood High School. Be sure to attend for any and all information regarding 9th grade classes at JWHS and the registration process.

Classroom lesson on Sexting
Right before Thanksgiving Break, 8th grade scholars received a lesson on the important topic of sexting. Please ask your scholar some information they may have learned on the topic, what concerned or surprised them and what ideas they may have if this situation happens to them! Keeping lines of communication open with your child is so critical in these types of situations!

Meet the Counselors

Luke Lauer (6th Grade)
Wendy Werner (7th Grade)
Tonya Egas (8th Grade)

 

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