School Counseling


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
Ms. Werner

7th Grade
Ms. Egas

8th Grade
Mr. Lauer

Counselor’s Corner

WOW! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through this school year! It has been busy, fun, exciting and full of learning and growing. We wish all of you a wonderful New Year and we look forward to working with your scholars in 2019!

Ms. Werner, Ms. Egas and Mr. Lauer

Course Selection for High School

Parents and Scholars of the Rising 9th grade: Remember, January 10 is Parent Night for rising 9th graders at both James Wood High School and Sherando High School. Sherando will be meeting with scholars from FCMS on January 16 and James Wood will meet with scholars January 17. Please review and discuss what courses you want your scholar to take during their freshman year of high school.

Welcome to 2nd Semester

Here are just a few tips to help finish out the school year with great success….

  • Provide quiet study time in a well-lit place.
  • Be available to encourage, praise, advise, and supervise.
  • Monitor your child’s understanding of concepts and skills.
  • Check work for accuracy, neatness, and completeness.
  • Provide related home-learning experiences to reinforce concepts learned at school.
  • Cooperate with and be supportive of the child’s teacher.
  • Help your child make education a top priority during his/her school years. Show by example that learning can be exciting and fulfilling.
  • Stay in communication with your child’s school - the stronger the support from school to home, the less chances of missed information!

Summer Enrichment Programs

We have information about Summer Enrichment Programs for students either identified as academically gifted or high level achievers. Frederick County Public Schools does not necessarily endorse or recommend specific programs however we are happy to make the information available to parents. Many of our students have attended these programs and have had positive experiences. The programs do come with a cost and the county does not fund or subsidize the programs. If you would like information about the programs please feel free to contact me. Wendy Werner, Lead Counselor-FCMS.

I currently have information about the following two programs:

University of Virginia, Curry School of Education 2019 Summer Enrichment Program
This is a 12 day residential camp where students live at UVA and attend classes at a nearby private school. For more info:

National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM
NYLF has many programs in location all around the country. For more info:

Meet the Counselors

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


Counseling Referral



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