Counseling Corner

Phone: 301-422-5620
Fax: 301-434-1913

Meet Our Counselors

Resource, ALT, RELL, and ESOL Counselor: Mrs. Starr McCoy-Snead


6th Grade Counselor: Ms. Sophia Olowokakoko

7th Grade Counselor: Ms. Hilary Murphy

8th Grade Counselor: Mrs. Jennifer Poole


Counseling Secretary: Ms. Carolina Pinkney


Registrations are by appointments only. Please call our registrar Ms. Pinkney at (301) 422-5620 to make an appointment to register your future student.

Report Card Dates

  • 1st Marking Period: Ends - November 9, 2017
    *Report Cards Distributed - November 22, 2017
  • 2nd Marking Period: Ends - January 25, 2018
    *Report Cards Distributed - February 8, 2018 
  • 3rd Marking Period: Ends - April 9, 2018 
    *Report Card Distributed - April 19, 2018
  • 4th Marking Period: Ends - June 12, 2018
    *Mailed home  - June 21, 2018

Mission Statement

The mission of Francis Scott Key Counseling Services Department is to support and prepare a diverse, collaborative community of learners for the challenges and rewards of the 21st century. We will provide a comprehensive program that includes individual and group activities, which will enhance transferable skills, promote academic achievement, foster personal growth and interpersonal relationships. We adhere to rigorous high standards designed to promote curiosity, innovation, self-discipline, effort, responsibility, and respect as life-long learners.

Vision Statement

Francis Scott Key Middle School counselors are professional educators who advocate academic, intellectual, social, and emotional growth for their students, enabling them to make optimal choices for their futures.

Counseling Services

The counselors at Francis Scott Key Middle School are here to help in many ways. Counselors are available to assist with the development and achievement of academic and social goals. They are available to discuss school and personal concerns maintaining confidentiality. Students are encouraged to visit their counselor by completing a counseling request form for an appointment. Students must have a pass from the classroom teachers to visit the counselor during class time.

Services provided:

  • Monitor academic progress
  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Class room guidance
  • Parent consultation
  • Identify community resources
  • Enrollment/Withdraw/Transfer
  • Articulate with feeder Elementary and High Schools
  • Articulate with grade level teams
  • Facilitate teacher conferences