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 Course Change Request Form-19/20

"Professional school counselors are leaders who advocate, collaborate, and facilitate individual and system change to ensure every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success and personal growth." - Montgomery County Public Schools Student Counseling Services - Mission

Members of the Counseling Department at Silver Spring International Middle School work to help students be successful socially, emotionally and academically.

  • We work with students individually, in small groups and with entire classes of students.
  • We work with parents to help their children be more successful through consultations and conferences.
  • We provide teachers with support for their students by strategizing alternative approaches and facilitating educational management.


 Counseling 2018

Staff e-mail addresses and phone numbers are listed in the Staff Directory

  Richard Solomon       /uploadedImages/schools/ssims/departments/counseling/1Q01151.JPG   Elizabeth Becker

Richard Solomon
Resource Counselor,
6th Grade S-Z
7th Grade S-Z
6th-8th Grade ESOL Levels 1 and 2       

Alice Baker
8th Grade A-N  


Elizabeth Becker
6th Grade A-R  

 Manfreda     Karina Perez

Rosemaire Dapena
7th Grade A-R  


Laurie Manfreda
8th Grade O-Z  


Karina Perez
Counseling Office Secretary and Registrar




  Course Bulletins Information

The 2018-2019 SSIMS and MCPS Course Bulletins are now available. These resources provide detailed information about course offerings:
SSIMS Bulletin:
MCPS Bulletin: 
Counseling Pamphlet 2018-2019 

If you need to make a change to your child's courses please fill out the attached form and return it to the counseling department.

Course Change Request 2018-2019

The Counseling Office is open Monday through Friday,7:45 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Please call 240-740-2760 to schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns related to your child. Fax: 301-650-6429

To register/enroll your child, please provide the following:

  • Proof of residency (Copy of Current lease or Property Tax Bill)
  • Copy of child's birth certificate
  • Copy of child's immunization records
  • Photo of parent ID
  • Custody papers, if applicable
  • Name and contact information of previous school

School Transfer Packet should include these documents:

  • Copy of last report card
  • Withdrawal/clearance form
  • Health/immunization records
  • Copy of Indivizualized Education Plan (IEP) if student receives special education services
  • Copy of 504 Plan, if applicable
  • Name and contact information of previous school


Counseling Announcements


Career Day June 13


The counseling department is planning a Career Day for the 6th and 7th grade on June 13, 2019, from 9:45-11:35. Speakers are still needed. You can sign up by completing the following Google Form:


Contact Richard Solomon, Resource Counslor with any questions: , 240-740-2760.