The RMS counselors are a resource for both parents and students. Parents are always encouraged to contact the child's school counselor with questions regarding issues such as orientation and transition, scheduling, problem-solving, goal-setting, interpreting test results, questions regarding academic achievement, or social or behavioral concerns. Of course we are also available for confidential support in times of student crisis or family difficulty. The role of a school counselor involves being a student advocate whether in disciplinary, academic or social situations.
We are members of the RMS student assistance team, MSHOPE, as well as the Crisis Team, Tragedy Management Team, Bullying Prevention Program team, Drug & Alcohol Task Force, Data Team, and Transition Committees.
Important Guidance Activities
Your Radnor Middle School counselors provide:
a developmental guidance program as directed by the state of Pennsylvania
6th grade individual student meetings
guidance groups on selected topics
involvement in Individual Education Plans, Gifted Individual Education Plans, and Truancy Elimination Plans
classroom instruction for 6th graders in bullying prevention and career awareness
weekly contact with teaching teams
individual teacher and parent meetings regarding a specific student
referrals for students to special programs, services or outside agencies
parent-student or parent-student-teacher conferences as needed
individual student counseling as needed (Although counselors do not provide therapy or long-term counseling, we can assist in referrals to outside agencies if necessary.)
Remember parents, your involvement in your child's school life doesn't stop when the child goes to middle school. Your involvement should be different but remains critical in helping your student be successful.
How? Monitor your child's grades on HAC. Monitor the RMS website to be aware of upcoming events. Check teachers' websites to be aware of long-term projects. Monitor your child's telephone and internet communications.
Remember, you are the most important resource for your student as well as for the school.
Please see our Resources link for websites for parent information.