Counseling Corner

Phone: 301-422-5720
Fax: 301-434-1913

Meet Our Counselors

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

Grade 7 Counselor: Ms. Nadine Lyons

Grade 6 Counselor: Ms. Hilary Murphy

Grade 8 Counselor: Mrs. Sophia Olowokakoko

Counseling Secretary: Mrs. Diana Perez

Counseling Team


Registrations are by appointments only. Please call our registrar Ms. Perez at (301) 422-5720 to make an appointment to register your future student.

 2019-2020 Key MS Course Guide

2019-2020 Incoming Gr. 6 Parent Night Information

Report Card Dates

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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