DURING THIS PERIOD OF REMOTE LEARNING, THE LPMS COUNSELING OFFICE IS COMMITTED TO CONTINUING TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. THIS GOOGLE WEBSITE PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO MAKE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT WITH A SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AND PARENT RESOURCES.
https://sites.google.com/mcpsmd.net/school-counseling-site/home

 

Counseling

Counseling Line: 301-670-1410
Fax: 301-670-1418
Main Office: 301-670-1400

Need Help?  Please sign up to see your counselor: SIGN UP HERE   

   

  Staff

2020 - 2021 Counseling Department Staff

6th Grade Counselors: 

Nicole O'Malley: Last names A - G

Latisha Nelson: Last names H - Z

7th Grade Counselors: 

Nicole O'Malley: Last names A - G

Erika Jovel: Last names H - Z

8th Grade Counselors:

Eileen Lisker: Last names A - G & Resource

Courtney Freeman: Last names H - Z     

Counseling Secretary, Registrar: Denise Perez

Naviance

Naviance is a fully integrated platform designed to help raise student accountability and performance across a number of key indicators leading to increased engagement, improvements in academic performance, and overall workplace and college readiness. School Counselors will be delivering Naviance lessons to grades 6-8 over the course of the school year.  To access the Naviance website with your student, please contact the counseling office for the userid and password and use the link below.        http://connection.naviance.com/lakelandparkms

 Grief Resources

   Parents Discuss Death

   Death - Age Level

   Stages of Grief

 

Emergencies

  How to contact MCPS for   EMERGENCIES when school is closed. 

New Student Information Forms

 

Mission

 

As the Counseling Department at Lakelands Park Middle School, we are committed to supporting achievement for all students.  This will be accomplished through effective communication, leadership, advocacy, and equity.

Vision

As the Counseling Department at Lakelands Park Middle School, our vision is to coordinate and be a part of an organized and positive environment where all stakeholders look to us as an effective, efficient resource, feel comfortable consulting us, and feel respected in their collaboration with us.  We will be mindful of our well being in order to run a model program and build an effective counseling team.

Core Values

We value a comprehensive and professional school counseling program that reaches all students through respect, care, equal access, trustworthiness, and honoring individuality.

  For Students

  How Does My Counselor Assist Me?

Help you be the best student you can be by:

  • Supporting academic achievement
  • Increasing career awareness
  • Assisting with personal development

 These successes can be achieved through:

  • Classroom lessons
  • Counseling groups
  • Individual Counseling
  • Registration and Scheduling

Don’t forget: The Counseling Department offers something for everyone!

  How do I Contact my Counselor?

  • Tell a teacher and get a pass
  • Tell a parent
  • Come to the Counseling Office
  • See my counselor during lunch

Before school, during lunch, and after school are the best times to come to the Counseling Office so you do not miss instruction.

  For Parents

  

  What should a student do if they were absent when report cards were distributed?

  Stop by the Counseling Office to receive your copy

  How do I make an appointment to meet with my child's counselor?

Parents can call 301-670-1410 between the hours of 7:30 and 4:00 to arrange an appointment, or email the counselor directly.

  How do I make an appointment with one of my child's teachers?

To meet with an individual teacher, please call the main office at 301-670-1400 and leave a message with the secretary or on the teacher's voicemail. If you would like to arrange a time to meet with the team of teachers, please contact the appropriate counselor to make that appointment (301-670-1410).

  What should I do when my child is absent from school?

  1. Call the attendance secretary (301-670-1400) on the morning of the absence.
  2. The child must bring a note signed by her/his parent to the attendance secretary when returning to school. The note must contain:
  • student’s full name
  • date(s) of absence
  • reason for absence
  • parent’s signature

  How can I arrange to get work for my child when he/she is ill?

If your child will miss 1 or 2 days of school, they can get the assignments from a homework buddy in class or may arrange to get the make-up work from their teachers. If your child is going to miss 3 or more days of school, please call Denise Perez in the Counseling Office (301-670-1410) and arrange for work to be collected. Please allow 24 hours for collection before pickup. If your student is absent for more than 5 days, please contact the grade level administrator.

  How can my child receive Student Service Learning Hours?

Ian Stuart is the Student Service Coordinator at Lakelands Park Middle School. If you have any questions, he can be reached at 301-670-1400 or by email at Ian_M_Stuart@mcpsmd.org  Please reference the SSL homepage for pre-approved agencies and opportunities for students to complete SSL hours.