Welcome to the JLSMS
School Counselors' Homepage!!
middle school counseling program at Simpson Middle incorporates students in
sixth grade through eighth grade. Each counselor starts with their
students in the sixth grade year and fosters the relationship by following the designated students as they
journey to eighth grade. This affords counselors the opportunity to
work closely with families, students, and staff while promoting student development. We envision our department will further nurture a community of independent thinkers, productive
community members, lifelong learners, and individuals with a desire to serve others. We support our
vision by providing services to all students in the areas of goal setting, peer
relations, and academic achievement. This is supported through group,
individual, and classroom guidance. Data is used to determine support
services. Our curriculum is aligned with Loudoun County Public School
The J. Lupton Simpson Middle School Counseling Department believes
with proper support every student has the capacity to learn and achieve their
goals in the areas of academic, career planning and personal/social
development. The counseling program is aligned with the ASCA
National Standards creating equitable
opportunities to support individual achievement, and provides an equitable environment to all students. By collaborating
with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members we are
creating a well-rounded
educational environment for the development of our students with accessibility to all. We
envision our students becoming productive members of our global society. The
school counseling program at Simpson Middle School strongly aligns with the Loudoun
County Public School vision.
We will periodically visits the
resource classes to discuss topics, such as bullying, cyber
bullying, and career exploration. The subject matter varies
depending on the grade level. For grade specific information visit the
counselor's website. You can access it by clicking the counselor's name in the
column to the left. Our school Counselor's also provide students
with individual and small group counseling, in the areas of academic and
personal/social development. If you need to set up a
conference with your child's teachers, please contact your child's counselor to
schedule it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email. As a counseling department we
firmly believe students have what it takes to be successful friends, leaders, students,
stewards, and global citizens. The counseling office provides several services,
academic support, social & emotional support, career exploration, to
support the growth of healthy citizens.
Below you will find a list of services and resources we provide:
Exploration: Students explore their own interest, strength, values
& the relationship to the world of work on Family Connections.
- Thomas Jefferson High
Science and Technology: Eighth
Grade School Counselor communicate the application and deadline process
for 8th graders interested in the magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Academy of Science: Eighth
grade school counselor helps to coordinate the application process for the
STEM focused high school program housed at Dominion High School in
of Engineering and Technology: Eighth grade school counselor helps to
coordinate the application process for the Engineering focused high school
program housed at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg.
fall, community members visit our eighth grade students to further educate
them about various professions.
Referral and Assessment Program: Interested students, with parental
permission, may seek guidance from a representative of Mental Health,
Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services.
Abuse Referrals: Students
with potential alcohol/drug abuse may be referred for educational service.
in each grade receive instruction on recognizing and preventing
Education Program: This program is
housed at Douglass Community School and serves students who struggle with
the traditional classroom setting. Middle school students now have their
own separate program devoted to their needs.
Technology Center: Available to
students in high school who desire to learn a skilled trade. One and two
year programs leading to certification are taught.
Award for Educational Excellence: Students who
maintain an overall "A" average in grades 6-8.