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Counseling

"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.

Staff

 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
Richard_B_Solomon@mcpsmd.org
Resource Counselor,
7th Grade S-Z
8th Grade S-Z       


Alice Baker
Alice_E_Baker@mcpsmd.org
6th Grade A-N  

 

Elizabeth Becker
Elizabeth_G_Becker@mcpsmd.org
7th Grade A-R  

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 Manfreda     Karina Perez

Rosemaire Dapena
Rosemarie_Dapena@mcpsmd.org
8th Grade A-R  

 

Laurie Manfreda
Laura_H_Manfreda@mcpsmd.org
6th Grade O-Z  

 

Karina Perez
Karina_E_Perez@mcpsmd.org
Counseling Office Secretary and Registrar



   Course Bulletins Information

The 2019-2020 SSIMS and MCPS Course Bulletins are now available. These resources provide detailed information about course offerings:
SSIMS Bulletin
MCPS Bulletin
 
Counseling Pamphlet 19-20

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 Form-19/20 

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 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if student receives special education services
  • Copy of 504 Plan, if applicable
  • Name and contact information of previous school

 

Counseling Announcements

 

 Options Fairs - fall evening event for families to learn about DCC Academy or NEC Signature programs at Consortium high schools.

- DCC: Thursday, September 26 at Kennedy HS
- NEC: Wednesday, October 2 at Blake HS

New Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 7:50 am to 12:00 pm. Meet your teachers and receive your schedule. MCPS buses will be running. Please view the MCPS homepage for bus routes and times information.

 

6th Grade Back to School Family Picnic: Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm. All incoming 6h graders and their families are invited to attend a welcome picnic to meet your new classmates and staff members. Use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4cada728a3f58-ssims

Contact Richard Solomon, Resource Counselor with any questions: Richard_B_Solomon@mcpsmd.org, 240-740-2760.