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Ms.Norton
7th Grade Counselor

I am originally from New York and moved to the Northern Virginia area in 2005.  I graduated from Marist College and then attended St. John’s University where I earned my degree in School Counseling.  I previously worked at Dominion High School for the last seven years.  I have a passion for sports and have played soccer for most of my life.  I’m excited to be working at Seneca Ridge Middle School and look forward to many new experiences! 

  

Mrs. Diamond
6th Grade Counselor
As a former student of
Seneca Ridge, I am
fortunate to be able to give back to Loudoun County Public Schools.  Before coming to SRMS, I received my undergraduate
 degree in psychology from
James Madison University
in Harrisonburg, Virginia
and a masters degree from
Northeastern University in
 Boston, Massachusetts
 for School Counseling.
 
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8th Grade Counselor 
  Before moving back to the Northern Virginia area, I attended James Madison University where I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology with an additional focus on Family Studies and Conflict Resolution. I completed my masters degree in school counseling at the University of Virginia located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

phoneHow 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.

counselorOur 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.

bad 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.

cardAcademic 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.

careerCareer 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.

grad 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 Douglass School.

 

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.

 

CAMPUS
This 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 Loudoun County
 
Academy of Science 
This 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 Technology please visit our link for more information.  
 
 

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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