Welcome to the KCMS School Counseling Department Page!

The Counseling and Guidance program at KCMS is an integral part of the total educational program and is designed to meet the needs of ALL students. The goal of our department is to assist all students in their academic, career, and personal/social development. We strive to assist today's students become the productive, well adjusted adults of tomorrow. This program uses a child-centered approach that focuses on students' strengths and abilities and is designed to remove the barriers of academic achievement in order to promote student success.

Meet the School Counseling Staff

Mary Adams
Mrs. Adams is the counselor for 
7th Grade (A-L) and 8th Grade 
 540-946-4635 ext. 1016

Mandy Lancaster
Mrs.Lancaster is 
the counselor for
6th Grade and 7th Grade (M-Z) 
 540-946-4635 ext. 1017

Shirley Powell
Mrs. Powell is the administrative guidance secretary.
 540-946-4635 ext. 1015

How do School Counselors Help Students?

Individual Counseling 
Counseling is developmental in nature and is designed to help students develop an understanding of themselves or others, define goals, and resolve conflict.  
Group Counseling 
Sometimes students who share a common concern find it helpful to meet together to share ideas and support one another. Possible group topics are Anger Management, Divorce, Grief, Healthy Choices, Organizational Skills, and Stress Management. 
Classroom Guidance
Classroom Guidance lessons  are designed to help students become more successful and get along in the classroom.  We offer guidance lessons on a variety of topics throughout the school year.

The KCMS Counseling Department adheres to the ethical standards of the American School Counselor Association. For more information, visit
If you prefer to opt-out of counseling services provided by the KCMS Counseling Department on behalf of your child, please indicate your preference in writing.

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