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Contact: Mrs. Denea James - Guidance Counselor  478.946.2541 ext 109  Email

WCMS Counseling Department

Counseling Program Overview

Wilkinson County Middle School’s counseling department will deliver a structured, comprehensive counseling program that supports the school goals through effective communication. By removing barriers, we will provide all students with equal opportunity for a success program that focuses on the rapidly changing needs of adolescents. These needs can affect every aspect of the young person's life.

As students in grades 6-8 work to form an identity, counselors help them to balance these needs within the school setting. The counseling department stresses development in three major areas: academic achievement,career and decision- making, and personal/social development.

Counseling Services

 Academic Achievement 

  • Advocate for student advancement and academic placement in classes
  • Help students adjust to the school 
  • Teach students how to manage their time
  • Student and/or parent conference

Career and Educational Decision-Making 

  • Educate students about high school career pathway choices
  • Determine student career interests
  • Explore career options
  • Teach problem-solving and decision-making skills

Personal and Social Development 

  • Educate students on how to become their own advocates
  • Help students discover their personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Teach students problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques
  • Assist students with conflict management and interpersonal relationships



Bullying Tips and Resources

Stop Bullying

One of the major focuses of the counseling department is to reduce bullying. We also educate and empower our students to become allies instead of bystanders. We also this by being more proactive than reactive with bullying.


Cyber-bullying Tips

Reporting Cyber-Bullying

Counseling/Mental Health Resources


Self-injury, also known as cutting or self-mutilation, occurs when someone intentionally and repeatedly harms herself/himself. For more information on Self-Injury, warming signs and resources please click here 

General Mental Health Resources

Educate yourself! Click here if you would like general information on mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, PTSD etc.