Name:       Ann Smith                  
Subject:    School Counselor
Grade:      5-8

JacketHello and Welcome to GMS!

My goal is to focus on the individual needs of each student. I will be providing large group guidance twice a month. Small group guidance and individual counseling is available as needed or requested. Please feel free to contact me at the above email address. Below is a monthly calendar of guidance activities:

August- Understanding the School
September- Study Skills and Setting Academic Goals
October- Drug Awareness Month
November- Acquiring Communication Skills
December- Developing Appropriate Attitudes and Behaviors
January- Decision Making Skills
February- Being a Good Friend
March- Cliques- Who's In and Who's Out
April- State Assessments
May- Career Exploration
2017-2018 Testing Information

Global Scantron will be given to grades 5-8 this year for our state assessment. Testing months are: October and April


All students are require to be present on testing dates. Please schedule doctor or dental appointments on alternate dates. Our school tested 100%for the past four years and that is our goal this year.

Class AA, School Counselor Grades P-12
Class A, School Counselor Grades P-12
Class A, Special Education, SLD Grades P-12
Class B, Secondary, Family and Consumer Science Education, Grades 7-12 
BetaClub Induction will be in the spring. Students may be inducted as earlyas 6th grade. They are required to have an 88 average in science, math,language and social studies.Membership cost is $15.00

Duke Tip Requirements:

The DukeTalent Identification Program attempts to identify and serveacademically talented young people. If your child receives a letter thisyear it is because they have met the following requirements: They livewithin the TIP's 16 state talent search and have scored at the 95thpercentile or higher on their state
test.  There is a fee with this program and it is strictly voluntary.
G.M.S. 2017-2018
Katie Giles
Alex Davis
Caleb Chapman
Jackson Gomez