Welcome to the JLSMS School Counselors' Homepage!!
Mrs. Marianne Nameth 6th Grade
Mrs. Sabrina Jeane 7th Grade
Mrs. Eveanne McKean 8th Grade
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year. The school counseling department is so very excited to work with our families, students, and community. It is hard to believe we are almost done with the second nine weeks. In the month of February students will be selecting their elective course for the 2016-2017 school year in their social science classes. Counselors will be visiting with student to help them navigate the StudentVue and the process.
We hope parents will come out for our Tea & Talk click the link to find out more about topics, please try and make it out for one. Let's have a great mustang year!
The school counseling staff at J.L. Simpson will periodically visit 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.
- Career Exploration: Students explore their own interest, strength, values & the relationship to the world of work on Family Connections.
- Thomas Jefferson High School for 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 house at Dominion High School in Sterling.
- Career Fair: Each fall, community members visit our eighth grade students to further educate them about various professions.
- Student Referral for Assessment Program: Interested students, with parental permission, may seek guidance from a representative of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Developmental Services.
- Substance Abuse Referrals: Students with potential alcohol/drug abuse may be referred for educational service.
- Violence Prevention: Students in each grade receive instruction on recognizing and preventing aggressive/harassing behaviors.
- Alternative 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.
- Monroe 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.
- Presidential Award for Educational Excellence: Students who maintain an overall "A" average in grades 6-8.