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We are under construction!
Temporary Move to Lake Ridge Elementary School!
Due to construction, beginning Monday, June 20, 2016,
our offices will temporarily relocate to Lake Ridge Elementary School
You may contact us at our temporary offices using the following phone numbers: 
571.492.3646 or 571.492.3744
We look forward to returning to our newly renovated office space at the end of the summer. 

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LRMS School Counseling Department
Counseling Office Staff:
Mrs. Proctor-Dunn - 6th Grade Counselor
Ms. Wood
- 7th Grade Counselor/Counseling Director
Ms. Enrico - 8th Grade Counselor

Mrs. Wessolleck - Counseling Secretary/Registrar

Supporting and Encouraging Student Success
Mission Statement

The School Counseling Office is an integral part of the support system that students need to become well rounded, physically as well as mentally healthy adults.  In a collaborative effort between home and school, students will receive personal/social, academic and career development through the delivery of guidance and counseling activities.
Our goal is to motivate and inspire students to thrive and learn that they have a purpose in life that only needs to be discovered. Given the appropriate support and resources students learn to understand themselves, make responsible decisions, develop coping skills, and respect others as they work toward becoming life long learners and successful 21st century citizens.
The counselors at Lake Ridge Middle School believe:
  • All students can learn and should be supported academically.
  • Learning requires the active participation, mutual respect, and individual accountability of students, teachers, staff, parents, and the community.
  • Learning is a lifelong process.
The school counseling program should:
  • Be planned and coordinated using specific goals and developmental student competencies that address the needs of all students.
  • Ensure that all students have equal access to a comprehensive school counseling program.
  • Use data to drive program development and will use this data to analyze and improve the program on an annual basis.
  • Base classroom lessons and activities on the Prince William County Guidance Curriculum which incorporates the personal, social, academic and career domains and will include activities that address closing the achievement gap.
All school counselors at Lake Ridge Middle School will:
  • Adhere to ethical standards as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
  • Continually assess their individual activities & programs to ensure the goals of the school and the goals of the school counseling program are being met.
  • Collaborate with families, teachers, & staff to assist with student’s developmental needs.
  • Participate in professional development activities

    An appointment is required to register students
    In order to register your child/children for school you need to have very specific documents and information. Please visit for more information and to ensure a quick and smooth registration appointment.

Discussion Topics
High School Specialty Program Applications Due
All High School Specialty Program Applications are due TODAY, FEBRUARY 1

Be sure your application is completed and submitted today. No late applications are accepted!
High School Transition Information Night!!
Attention all 8th graders!
Curious about high school specialty programs? Want to learn more about the transition to high school? If so, please make sure you attend the information night at Woodbridge Middle School on November 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm.

8th grade is all about preparation, come see what you need to do to create the path that's right for you.

This program is being hosted by Lake Ridge, Woodbridge Middle, and Fred Lynn Middle.

Study Skills Tips-Afternoon Session
What to improve your grades???
If you didn’t get the grades that you wanted in the 1st marking period, we are here to help! The LRMS School Counseling Office is hosting a Study Skills Session to help give tips on better ways to be organized, participate in class, complete homework, take tests, prioritize and study.

Join us Thursday, November 19 from 2:50-3:50 for a Study Skills session! Please sign up in the counseling office by 12:00 on Nov. 19. You must sign up to attend!

We look forward to seeing you!

2016-2017 High School Specialty Program
Please use the attached links for more information regarding high school programs for next year. 8th grade is all about planning, make sure you have the information you need to make the best decisions for you! Any 8th grader interested in applying to a program is encouraged to attend an information session at that high school. Program coordinators will be able to answer specific questions you may have regarding their program. Please check the links below and high school web pages for more information and dates!

Deadline for most programs: February 1, 2016
Deadline for Colgan HS Fine & Performing Arts: December 11, 2015

High School Specialty Program Main Webpage:

Specialty Program Calendar:[]=11161
High School Specialty Program Dates
If you are interested in applying for a Specialty Program in High School, it is very important that you attend the Program Information Sessions. Attending these sessions will allow you and your parents to get all of the information that you need in order to make an informed decision regarding high school and your future.

For specific dates for each program please see the link under department files.

Options for Education after High School
4-Year Colleges- Students earn a degree once they have completed a program of study.  They usually offer a bachelor's dregree in the arts (e.g. English, history, drama) or sciences (e.g. biology, computer science, psychology, engineering).

2-Year Colleges- Students earn an associate degree once a they have completed a two-year course of study. Some colleges award certificates to students who have met course requirements and are ready to practice in their career fields. Some students start at a two-year college then transfer to a four-year college due to financial issues or to improve their gradesbefore going to a four-year college.

Vocational or Technical Schools- They usually offer programs that are two years or less. The schools provide students with hands-on experience related to their future career interests. Students typically earn a certificate for the particular skill or trade upon completion of the program. 
Keys to having a successful school year
Get involved:
  • Parents need to get involved in their children's lives even though your children may just want you to disappear. Middle school students tend to have a more positive school experience if they have independence with a little guidance from those who love them most. Talk to your child about school especially grades, their friends, their activities and their goals.
  • Students need to get involved in some type of extracurricular activities and stay busy with positive ways to spend their time. Activities could include; sports, clubs, volunteering, community or church activities, and tutoring or mentoring.
Attend school everyday unless they are truly sick

Get an adequate amount of sleep

Eat healthy well balanced meals everyday

Pay attention and take notes in classes

Write down assignments and make sure to plan ahead of time for up coming due dates

Complete and turn in all assignments

Read for pleasure everyday

You want to make sure that you allow for some independence as your children are growing up and need to learn how to be responsible for themselves in order for them to be successful, positive contributors to our society.

College admission requirements get more challenging every year.  So thinking ahead will help open many doors and allow them to have more opportunities and options available to them.

Approach each day with a positive attitude
Department Contacts
+ Enrico, Alyssa
+ Proctor-Dunn, Kara
+ Wessolleck, Susan
+ Wood, Jessica
Click on name to see details.
Department Files
 Parenting help
Virginia Cooperative Extension parenting seminars
 After High School.pdf
Future Plans
 Career Decisions.pdf
Exploring Careers
 Do you think that your child is being bullied.doc
Signs that your child may be being bullied
 Important contact information for.docx
Important contact numbers for extra support
 Pride Pack_Upstanders Anonymous form.pptx
Form to use in order to report incidents of bullying at LRMS. Please e-mail completed form to It is not required to record your name on the form. The form will be forwarded to the appropriate grade-level counselor to address the concern.
 Reasons to laugh.doc
We need to Laugh
 Tips for choosing HS courses.docx
Tips for completing the 9th grade course selection form
Transitioning to High School

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