COUNSELING DEPARTMENT MISSION
Williamsburg Middle School’s Department of Student Services will help promote equity, access and high levels of learning for all students. We provide all students with a welcoming, comprehensive program that facilitates academic and personal success and college and career readiness through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons and school-wide activities. We cultivate and foster appropriate student self-advocacy skills and integrity; promote partnerships between students, parents and staff; and empower students to be responsible members of our community.
Williamsburg Middle School students will develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens capable of achieving their goals.
In confidential settings, students are assisted in understanding their feelings, attitudes, concerns, and behaviors. Counselors establish a relationship characterized by respect, understanding, openness, acceptance and trust.
Students participate in 1:1 academic advising in preparation for the next academic year and begin planning for high school and beyond. Meeting with their counselor individually allows students to have more in-depth conversations about their present and future academic goals; while developing a post-secondary education plan.
Group counseling may assist students experiencing commonly shared concerns and/or developmental difficulties in areas such as interpersonal relationships with peers and/or adults, school attendance, academic achievement, or coping with life changes such as grief and loss.
Through a series of planned classroom learning experiences, counselors assist teachers with meaningful activities targeting the personal, social, academic, and career development of all students.
- Positive Relationships
- Mental Wellness
- Career and College Exploration