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Counseling Resources

Career Portfolio: All GSMS students have an electronic career portfolio. We continue the Xello career portfolio that our students begin in elementary school extending it through 12th grade.
Career Lessons: The MS counselors will be in classrooms four times a year delivering Career Lessons. We are looking forward to exploring the world of work with your child!

Manufacturing Day, YES! Junior Achievement Day - These are school-wide assemblies and presentations from local community businesses and volunteers that help learners focus on various careers and work-related skills.


Second Step- School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program with 10 lessons each school year in all homerooms.


SAP- Student Assistance Program: Contact your School Counselor for more information. 

Teen Issues- This website contains information and contact for just about anything relevant to teens. Check out the "FAQ" and "911" tabs at the top of the page.

Bullying- Our district implemented the Second Step Program at the middle level in 2014-15. School-wide lessons are implemented. See site link above. 

Grief and Loss - Pathways Center for Grief and Loss Lancaster (717) 391-2413 Ephrata (717) 733-0699

Guidance Clubs and Small Groups - The School Counselors at GSMS hold quarterly clubs based on student/teacher/family needs. These clubs/small groups are designed to promote leadership, diversity, a sense of belonging and improve the school culture. Topics of groups include girls empowerment, ADHD, grief and loss, organization and many others

Everyone can be successful! Some tips for success include:

- Think Positively
- Use time wisely
- Plan time to study every day
- Use your agenda to write down assignments and break down larger projects into smaller pieces
- Plan for deadlines
- Complete all assignments as soon as possible

Homework Details: Check Canvas for specific homework details daily.

Local public library live online homework help ( You need a library card to access this help. Look under Online Library Resources. Available 24 hours a day

Tutors- See your school counselor for a list of free and fee-based options for local tutors or to receive assistance from our volunteer peer tutors.


To stay up to date on important events, such as field trips and career day, photos of important events, and reminders for other opportunities for your learners be sure to follow the district FaceBook page or Twitter account.