Family Connections and NavianceThe Alamance Burlington School System has decided to expand the use of a great resource for college and career searches to include all of our middle school students. As we enter into a new school year we will be rolling out the incorporation of Naviance and Family Connections into our middle school counseling program here at Western Middle School.
Students may log in at http://connection.naviance.com/walamance using the same log in username and password that they utilize when logging in to the computers and website at school.
We hope that you and your child will take some time to peruse the wealth of information that is now available at your fingertips. Parent log in information will be coming in the near future.
Important Phone Numbers
24 hour Crisis Hotline 336-513-4444
Child Abuse Hotline 336-229-2908
Toll Free 1-888-543-1444
Crossroads Crisis Line 336-228-0360
Family Abuse Services 336-226-5982
Kids Path Grief and Loss 336-532-0123
Cardinal Innovations (Mental Health) 336-513-4200
School CounselorsWelcome to Western Middle School!Our school counseling department:
Our counselors work together with students & collaborate as academic sponsors for the Western Middle School AYLA Club.If you need to contact one of the counselors, please call the main office at (336) 538-6010 or click on the name above of the counselor you wish to contact via email.
Journey to Becoming a Brave Registration Information
We realize that entering a new school is a big transition for students especially in these critical adolescent years. In an effort to help ease the anxiety that is often felt by starting at a new school, we have created a summer transition program designed specifically for all students who are new to Western Middle School. This summer program is open to any student in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who will be attending WMS as a student for the first time this fall.
SUMMER 2017 --- There is a link on the main page to register for this event
Beliefs, Vision, Mission & Program Goals
We believe:Student services personnel have a unique opportunity and responsibility to assess student needs in order to maximize student learning and development. We believe that all students can learn and can achieve lifelong success both academically and in the world of work.
Our Vision Is:To make use of the expertise from diverse professional education and student services disciplines to identify and remove barriers to academic success.
To make measurable improvements in student attendance and performance by the use data collection
To abide by all professional ethics and standards by all national/state boards of Student Services Personnel
To challenge students to meet their potential to grow into functional, contributing members of the community.The mission of the SST here at Western Middle is to provide an opportunity for all students to maximize potential as future ready learners in the areas of personal/social growth, intellectual growth and career awareness in order to become a productive and contributing member of 21st century society.The goal of the student support services program is:
CONFIDENTIALITYAs Counselors we keep things discussed confidential, unless someone is in danger. We do encourage students to have open communication with parents.We offer individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, mediations, classroom guidance lessons, informative parent night presentations and much, much more. We work as part of the Student Service Team (SST) here at Western Middle School along with our school social worker, school nurse, and prevention specialist. As part of the SST we believe that student services personnel have a unique opportunity and responsibility to assess student needs in order to maximize student learning and development. We believe that all students can learn and can achieve lifelong success both academically and in the world of work.
- To make use of the expertise from diverse professional education and student services disciplines to identify and remove barriers to academic success.
- To make measurable improvements in student attendance and performance by the use of data collection.
- To abide by all professional ethics and standards by all national/state boards of Student Services Personnel.; and
- To allow students to meet their potential to grow into functional, contributing members of the community.
Please remember that we are here to support you! Do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance. If you would like to email either of us, please click on our contact information below or you may call the school at 336-538-6010. Our office hours are during normal school hours, 7:45-3:45.
High School Registration InformationClick the links for detailed information on class preparation, registration, and frequently asked questions!