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Midlothian Middle School

Chesterfield County Public Schools

School Counseling

Mission

The mission of the Midlothian Middle School Counseling program, in partnership with educators, families, and community members, is to provide services which enhance all students’ academic, personal/social, and career development. School counselors empower all students to become lifelong learners and responsible, productive adults who can adapt to and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Beliefs and Philosophy

  • All students can achieve and deserve access to the most rigorous curriculum
  • All students’ individual difference and special needs will be taken in consideration in planning and implementing the school counseling program
  • All students have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at school and have access to school counselors throughout the school year
  • All students deserve a counselor who can serve as a change agent to advocate for students’ needs and results

The Midlothian Middle School Counseling Program

  • Provides a program based on ASCA National Standards and Virginia State Standards
  • Provides a program planned by the counseling department and stakeholders
  • Combines community resources for program delivery
  • Uses data to drive program development, evaluation, and impact
  • Participates in professional development as well as follow ethical standards

Each student is assigned a school counselor to aid them in their transition from elementary school as well as choosing courses and applying to Specialty Centers for High School. Counselors at Midlothian Middle are assigned by grade level/program.

Portrait of Ms. Lavimodiere

Jennifer Lavimodiere
Eight-Grade Counselor

Portrait of Ms. Gray

Mandy Gray
Sixth-Grade School Counselor

Portrait of Ms. Roever

Susan Roever
Seventh-Grade School Counselor

James Wilbur
Counseling Coordinator
CBG Sixth-Grade and Eighth-Grade School Counselor

Portrait of Counselor

Kelsey Altizer
CBG and Seventh-Grade Counselor

Programs and Services of the Professional School Counselors include:

Individual and Group Counseling

  • Classroom Guidance
  • Career Exploration
  • Consultation with Parents, Community, and Staff
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Programs for Staff, Parents, and Students
  • Parents may choose to opt their child out of services by sending a letter to the school principal. Small group counseling or ongoing, structured counseling requires parental permission. Parent permission is not required for short duration personal/social counseling.

Other services located in the School Counseling Department:

School Wide Programs:

  • College and Career Exploration
  • Promote Respect
  • Scheduling/Academic Planning
  • Internet Safety
  • Anti-bullying through Promote Respect activities

Services

  • Change of Address
  • Any student who moves from one address to another shall give all pertinent information to the School Counseling Technician
  • Withdrawal Procedures
  • Any student who plans to withdrawal from Midlothian Middle School must contact the School Counseling Technician 3 days prior to leaving school.