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Counseling Services

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.

Outside Counseling Referrals: Speak to your counselor for a list of resources
School-Based Counseling: Community Services Group offers counseling in our building that can be accessed through a school counselor referral. This outside provider utilizes your insurance.
Small Groups: In-school groups are held to provide support for various issues such as anger management, stress, grief, changing families, etc.

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.

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

Guidance Clubs and Small Groups - 
Everyone can be successful! Some tips for success include:

- Think Positively
- Use time wisely
- Plan time to study every day
- 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 ( You need a library card to access this help. Look under Online Library Resources. Available 24 hours a day

Tutoring: Free tutoring is offered through CrossNet volunteers after school on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. See your school counselor to sign up for this opportunity.

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.