About the Counseling Department
At Newport Mill, we believe in our students’ ability to achieve and are committed to providing a school counseling program that assists our students in their academic, social, emotional, and personal development.
The Counselor's Role
Middle school counselors work closely with parents, students, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to provide students with the best resources and services that will support and maximize both their learning and their personal and social growth.
School Counseling Services Department Provides:
- Academic counseling
- Short-term individual counseling
- Small group counseling for students with specific concerns (ex. Family issues, grief, social skills, positive relationships, etc.)
- Classroom guidance activities (ex. Goal setting, career exploration, etc.)
- Information on Student Service Learning activities
- Special school programs (ex.Character Education, Identity, LUNA, YMCA Mentoring, etc.)
- Guidance in developing a student’s Four Year High School Plan
- Information for students and parents regarding the Downcounty Consortium (DCC) and the Choice Process
- Participation/Leadership in parent-teacher conferences, Educational Management Team (EMT) meetings, and development of 504 Plans
- Information on community resources and services
- Consultation with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals about resources and programs that benefit students
How to see the Counselors
Students who want to meet with their counselor should sign up for an appointment in the Counseling Services Office.
Parents can call the Counseling Services Office at 301-929-2272 any time between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Questions regarding: enrollment, student records, residency verification, or transfers/withdrawals can be directed to our Registrar/Secretary, Olga Williams