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Counseling Services

OUR COUNSELING PROGRAM CAREER 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!

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

PERSONAL/SOCIAL RESOURCES
Outside counseling referrals: Speak to your counselor for a list of resources
Small Groups: In-school groups are held to provide support for various issues such as anger management, stress, grief, changing families, etc.
 
SERVICE LEARNING VERIFICATION FORM
After each service learning experience, please print the service learning verification form (double sided). Learners will need to complete the journaling on the back of the form and the completed form should be turned into the guidance office. 
 
 
INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES 
http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/parent-guide
https://www.netsmartz.org/Home
http://www.chicagonow.com/tween-us/2014/01/parent-child-phone-contract/

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

Teen Issues- www.pbs.org/inthemix 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-  

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

Guidance Clubs and Small Groups - 
 
ACADEMIC SUPPORT RESOURCES
 
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 Spartan Learning Portal for specific homework details daily.

Local public library live online homework help (tutor.com): www.elancolibrary.org. 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 local tutors or to receive assistance from our volunteer peer tutors.

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KEEPING INFORMED
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.