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UhSRMS School  Counseling  Department SupportReach out MotivateSucceed Ms. Lynch 6th Grade Counselor Mrs. Wilson 8th Grade Counselor How to contact a school counselor? The guidance department at Seneca Ridge is incomplete without the support of our SRMS families! Please feel free to contact your child’s counselor by phone or email. If you would like to speak with the counselor it is best to make an appointment in order to allow for a dedicated amount of time. Our Mission The guidance department at Seneca Ridge takes pride in our ability to reach out to students, teachers, parents, and the community. Our goal is to assist in the creation of an environment where students feel safe, respected, encouraged, and proud. As a team, we invite you to help support us in our mission and enjoy another successful year at SRMS.  Personal Counseling The relationship that is established between a student and a counselor is invaluable. Counselors can provide short-term individual counseling for students at Seneca Ridge. In addition, they can provide counseling referral sources to interested families.  Group counseling is also available to all SRMS students in areas such as friendship skills, study skills, divorce, self-esteem, and various other topics.  Each grade level will focus on several required units throughout the year.  The 6th graders will discuss bullying and self-respect, the 7th graders will learn about sexual harrassment, and the 8th graders will be focusing on the transition to high school. Additional Resources Academic Counseling The primary goal of each counselor is to ensure the academic success of every student. Beginning in the 6th grade through 8th grade, each student will develop a Plan of Studies with his/her counselor to map out a plan through his/her senior year in high school. In addition, students will discuss teacher recommendations and course selections for the upcoming school year. Each counselor will also have the opportunity to discuss interim and report card grades with students. Career Counseling With the assistance of the counselor, students will explore various career paths.  Students will have the opportunity to gather resources regarding future careers from the counselor's office.  Special Programs LCPS Prevention Program This program is an extension of the present curriculum emphasizing the understanding and prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.  It promotes positive self esteem, meaningful relationships, skills to cope with peer pressure and responsible decision making.  Prevention services may include an initial student interview, participation in weekly educational or support groups, or the opportunity to attend the Insight Program at DouglassSchool. Student Assistance Referrals Loudoun County Public Schools works closely with Loudoun County Mental Health Services to have a counselor available at the schools to meet with students up to three times with no costs associated.  The counselor will then provide parents with appropriate recommendations and/or outside referral source information. CAMPUSThis LCPS program is designed to provide support and encouragement to students who demonstrate the ability to achieve academic success and college admission.  It is designed to meet the specific needs of minority and first generation college students.  Students are selected in the Spring of their eighth grade year for this program, which will follow them through their four years of high school in LoudounCounty.  Academy of ScienceThis is a program that is open to rising 9th grade students who apply beginning in the fall of their 8th grade year. Students attend the AOS on alternating days.  Students take science, math, and research courses at the Academy and all other subjects at their home school on the opposite day.  This schedule enables students to maintain involvement in academic and extra-curricular activities at their home school while participating in a research-based challenging math and science program.  Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technologyplease visit our link for more information.   Parent Resources SRMS Parent Liaisons Mrs. Simms and Mrs. Butkovich 571-434-4420 LCPS Parent Resource Center 703-771-6765 Loudoun County Mental Health 703-771-5100 Child Protective Services 703-771-5437 Northern Virginia Family Service 703-771-2595