Martinsburg South Middle

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South Middle School Guidance Department


Our Mission Statement

We believe that all students benefit from a program that fosters academic, career and personal/social development to ensure that every student becomes a socially, emotionally adjusted, contributing member of society. We are committed to doing "Whatever It Takes" to accomplish this goal.

Philosophy Statement

  • School Counseling programs support each school's academic mission.
  • School Counselors advocate for comprehensive, developmental guidance programs.
  • School Counselors advocate for safe schools and foster a nurturing school environment. 
  • School Counselors are knowledgeable about their school's resources and programs.
  • School Counselors collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure all students’ academic, career, and persona; /social needs are met.
  • School Counselors work collaboratively with others to support the mental health needs of students.
  • School Counselors keep up to date with new and changing programs, researched best practices, resources, curriculum, policy changes, and post-secondary and work place changes.
  • School Counselors attend local, state, and national professional development opportunities to assure they remain highly qualified professionals. 
  • School Counselors follow ethical guidelines to assure the well-being of students, parents and school staff, and the integrity of the School Counseling Program.