Miss Laura Kuthy

School Counselor

Grade 6-8
Last Names: A-K

p: (757) 565-9436
e: laura.kuthy@wjccschools.org

Mrs. Amber Spicer

School Counselor

Grade 6-8
Last Names: L-Z

p: (757) 565-9437
e: amber.spicer@wjccschools.org

Ms. Marcia Epps

Registrar/Administrative Assistant

p: (757) 565-9400
e: marcia.epps@wjccschools.org

LHMS School Counseling Mission Statement

LHMS School Counselors provide a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program to address the academic, career, personal/social needs of all students. In collaboration with the students, parents/guardians, staff, and other stakeholders, the School Counselors facilitate a positive equitable data driven program that advocates for student success. School Counselors encourage students to embrace lifelong learning and positive community citizenship.

How to Connect with Your School Counselor:
Students: Fill out the “I Need to See My School Counselor” form located in the counseling lobby or in your classroom. Leave form in the purple box inside the counseling office. Your School Counselor will send a pass to meet with you.
Parents/Guardians: Either call or e-mail your School Counselor to schedule an appointment any time.

How School Counselors Connect with You:
-Discussing and understanding feelings
-Exploring career, academic, and personal/social options
-Developing healthy coping skills and action plans
-Sorting out problems and reach decisions
-Developing student self-awareness through understanding strengths and weaknesses
-Developing healthy relationships through active communication

Program Delivery:
Individual Support: Help students explore concerns and develop healthy coping skills.
Group Counseling: Facilitate small student groups designed to share thoughts and feelings about specific topic(s).
Classroom Guidance: Meet with students in classroom setting in order to help them understand topics relevant to their growth and development.
Academic/Career Planning: Collaborate and determine appropriate placement for students to achieve academic goals and assist in career exploration.
Responsive Services: Engage in activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns; may include referrals and/or consultation with outside agencies.

2016-2017 Scheduling Information

Request/Schedule Change Information

 

In an attempt to best meet the scheduling needs of all our students (new and returning), we will not be changing any requests at this time. We will, however, have a DROP/ADD period to allow for needed schedule changes.

The fall DROP/ADD period for middle and high school will run from Thursday, September 8-15th, 2016.

Schedule change request forms will be available in the school counseling office for students to take home on Wednesday, September 7th (the 2nd day of school) for parent approval.

Any change can be requested during this window (including year-long courses).

While we are happy to discuss any scheduling concerns, here are some helpful (and humorous) hints regarding schedule change requests:

When to request a schedule change: When NOT to request a schedule change:
  • “I never took French 1 Pt A and I am in French 1 Pt B”
  • “I did not pass Algebra 1 and I am in Geometry”
  • “I expunged Algebra I and I am in Geometry”
  • “I have discovered an intense passion for theatre and I would like to change my elective”
  • “I have an empty class period”
  • “I would like a different teacher”
  • “I can’t be in Math that period because it is too early and I like to sleep in”
  • “I don’t know anyone in the class”
  • “All three of my best friends are in another section of this class”