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Counseling Contact Info

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

6th Grade Counselor
Terri McCracken
Theresa.McCracken@fcps.org
240-236-5508

7th Grade Counselor
Jay Bergmann
Jay.Bergmann@fcps.org
240-236-5520

8th Grade Counselor
Tracie Eck
Tracie.Eck@fcps.org
240-236-5509

School Registrar
Colleen McKenna
colleen.mckenna@fcps.org
240-236-5503

School Counseling & Registration Information

Information for Rising 6th Graders

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In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies:

Academic Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that contribute to effective learning in school and across the life span.
  • complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial postsecondary options, including college.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
  • employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between personal qualities, education, training, and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

Students will:

  • demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes, and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • make decisions, set goals, and take necessary action to achieve goals.
  • demonstrate an understanding of safety and survival skills.
  • demonstrate an understanding of bullying, including prevention skills and appropriate intervention.

These counseling services are delivered through:

  • Classroom Lessons
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Solution Focused Brief Individual Counseling

The counseling department encourages and appreciates parental involvement and input, and will coordinate parent conferences with classroom teachers. A counselor will frequently request appointments with students to discuss academic or social concerns. Students wishing to talk with a counselor should stop by the counseling office before school or during lunch to request an appointment.  All information you or your child tells the counselor remains confidential with the counselor unless there is potential harm to your child or others. We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to call us. 

Resources

Check out these vital links hosted via FCPS.org:

Psychological Services: Learn more about the role psychologists play at FCPS.org and get more information on mental health.
Character Counts: This is an ethical decision making program that helps people make appropriate choices every day.
Special education resources: Learn more about FCPS Partners for Success and the Special Education Citizen Advisory Council
FCPS Testing programs: See a full list of testing programs and the updated testing calendar.
Community Agency School Services: This is a department within the Student Services Division. CASS social workers promote school success by providing support services to students.
Report bullying: Parents can report bullying via an online form.
Student rights and responsibilites: Learn the role of students in FCPS in this PDF document.
Parent-teacher conferences: More details about conferences.
Student Work Permits: Find information about Maryland work permits for minors 14-17 years old.