Welcome to the Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School Counseling Department!

***Reagan Middle School Counselors are sending their thoughts to our Reagan Families.  We miss all our students and hope everyone is doing their best in this situation.  Don't forget to find time each day to go outside, read, and practice self-care.  We have provided a folder full of various "tips" and activities you may find helpful at some point during this time.  Please scroll down below to the "files" section and locate "Spring 2020 Home Learning" file.  ***

11/19/2020 Announcement:

8th Grade School Success Skills and High School Planning Information

Students, by now you have received your first quarter report card.  Ask yourself, "Did I do well?  What areas do I need to improve?  What skills to I need to develop and/or strengthen before I move on to high school?"  Utilizing these simple skills will assist you in becoming a stronger student:

  • *Attend all classes (with no distractions, put your other devices AWAY!);
  • *Make a Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely goal for yourself (ex: "Last quarter I got a 'C' in math, this quarter I want to get at least a 'B'); 
  • *Monitor your grades/assignments in StudentVue (parents use ParentVue!);
  • *Establish a routine for yourself: wake up at the same time everyday, have breakfast, check email, log on to classes, take breaks, ect;
  • *Try to stay positive and organized (find someone who can help with this!).  Remember, your counselors and teachers are always willing to help you!

High school planning is already underway.  Specialty programs have been/will be offering information sessions for students and parents who are interested.  Please see below for a list of specialty programs, links to access their information, and application deadlines if you are interested.  

School counselors will be conducting classroom lessons in January to provide students with pertinent information needed to assist in wise decision-making ahead of high school course selections.  Class selections are typically conducted in early February.  We are awaiting more information with the guidelines for this year/this environment.  We will share that out as soon as it is available.  Until then, please do the best you can to utilize the skills mentioned above in all classes.  Ask for help if you need it, we're here for you!

High School Specialty Programs

For an overview of ALL PWCPS Specialty Programs Offered:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IIG8u5jcQY&feature=youtu.be

Battlefield High School- CASIIT Program:  

The Center for Applied Sciences, Interactive and Information Technology (CASIIT) program provides courses and foundational knowledge to prepare students for entry into the future world of industry and technology. Students have the opportunity to choose from three focus areas: Applied Science, Interactive Technologies, or Information Technology. Student have the freedom to to specialize their learning to a more personal level within each focus area.  Information Meetings:  Thursday, December 3, 2020 and Thursday, January 7, 2021, 7 p.m. (zoom links below) 

Information regarding other programs offered at BHS to include AFJROTC, Criminal Justice, and Project Lead the Way found here:  https://battlefieldhs.pwcs.edu/our_school/programs_for_battlefield_students

Patriot High School- AP Scholars Program:

The Advanced Placement Scholars Specialty Program (AP Scholars) is aligned with the Advanced Placement Program from The College Board. The program provides a rigorous academic focus with instruction in pre-college and college level courses that emphasize content knowledge, critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills, as well as disciplined study habits. Students will be prepared for success on AP exams. Next information meeting: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
6 p.m.  More information, click here:  https://patrioths.pwcs.edu/our_school/specialty_programs/a_p_scholars_program

Information regarding other programs offered at PHS to include Building Trades, Culinary Arts, and Project Lead the Way found here:  https://patrioths.pwcs.edu/our_school/specialty_programs

Gainesville High School will offer the Pathways to Global Citizenship specialty program.  The purpose of the Pathways to Global Citizenship program is to encourage students to identify and engage with topics of global significance while developing and refining skills in performance, research, critical thinking, evaluation and synthesis of ideas. As a result, the Pathways program provides thematically grouped plans across five academic houses. Upon entry to Gainesville High School (GHS) each student will select a preferred academic pathway, intended to ensure that all students have a rigorous academic experience commensurate with their interests and academic goals.  For more information, please visit:  https://gainesvillehs.pwcs.edu/about_us/pathways_to_global_citizenship

There was an information session held recently.  School officials will be posting that session onto their website shortly.  They will also be offering another information session in January.

Osbourn Park High School- Biotechnology and Engineering Program:

The Center for Biotechnology & Engineering is a four-year program of study for academically motivated students with interests in science, engineering, and related fields. This rigorous program of studies emphasizes the broad understanding of theory and the application of science and engineering to real world issues. Information sessions will be held Thursday, December 3, 2020, and Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 6:30pm, via Zoom Webinar

Information regarding other programs offered at OPHS to include Automotive, Firefighting, Navy JROTC, and Practical Nursing Program found here:  https://osbournparkhs.pwcs.edu/our_school/specialty_programs

Freedom High School- Center for Environmental and Natural Sciences

The Center for Environmental and Natural Sciences (CENS) specialty program at Freedom High School offers a rigorous four-year program of studies designed to include strong laboratory and field investigation components. An enriched and interdisciplinary curriculum helps students gain a greater understanding of the connection between scientific and other academic areas.

Information regarding other programs offered at FHS to include Medical Billing and Coding and Pharmacy Tech found here:  https://freedomhs.pwcs.edu/cms/one.aspx?pageId=4155693

Hylton High School-  The Center for International Studies and Languages (CISL)

The Center for International Studies and Languages (CISL) at Hylton High School offers students the opportunity to follow a comprehensive program of study with a focus on global awareness. The program advances understanding of global issues respective to cultures and languages, information and communication, and political, economic, and environmental systems. Additionally, field experiences such as student exchanges, Model United Nations, and travel support the curriculum.

Information regarding CISL, AutoTech, Cabinet Making, and TV Production programs found here:  https://hyltonhs.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=416244&pageId=616826

Colgan High School- The Center for Fine and Performing Arts

Programs at The Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) encourage and develop creativity, self-expression, academic achievement, and critical thinking in young artists. Students are supported in their efforts to master a common core of learning that promotes a broader understanding of the arts. Application deadline is December 7, 2020

More Information is found here:  https://colganhs.pwcs.edu/our_school/cfpa

 Unity Reed High School and their International Baccalaureate Program. The International Baccalaureate is a program that focuses on teaching students to think critically and independently, and to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left our programmes.  More information is found here:  https://wakelet.com/wake/n3OKxN1rCqzu9MXJezdfe

Other information about Unity Reed's specialty programs to include AFJROTC, Aviation Maintenance, Cosmetology, Electricity, Environmental Engineering, and Firefighting can be found here:  https://unityreedhs.pwcs.edu/our_school/specialty_programs


All Specialty Program information for Prince William County Public Schools as well as the application are found here:  https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=884475

***Information about applying for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has not yet been released.  You may find the FCPS statement regarding applications here:  https://www.fcps.edu/registration/thomas-jefferson-admissions

10/22/2020 Announcement:

School Counselors conducted 8th grade "School Success Skills and High School Planning" lessons through all PE classes last week.  If you missed the presentation or would like to view it again, you are welcome to view this recording:  https://youtu.be/ntj3mu-0w6s
The  power-point presentation can be found here:  transition to high school powerpoint 2020-21.pptx

10/2/2020 Announcement: 

****If you were unable to attend one of our recent "Coping Skills" lessons or would like to view it again, please find the  power point presentation here:

Coping During Difficult Times Lesson (Middle School) (2).pptx

6th grade lesson: https://pwcps-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/bukvajs_pwcs_edu/EbGaOoHPCrpNmjzA8DVuRlABwnnW8vlkn1dcf6IFOvt3NA?e=3dNBTG

7th grade lesson:  https://pwcps-my.sharepoint.com/personal/bukvajs_pwcs_edu/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?e=5%3A9f0db6d0bfdd418c9d1b0195aaadc25d&at=9&CT=1601651474310&OR=OWA%2DNT&CID=ce522099%2Dbc9c%2Dfaec%2D74b4%2Dc35ee58d9e60&FolderCTID=0x012000C8F3AEC6A88AEB40BDC45FFA2F2F1580&id=%2Fpersonal%2Fbukvajs%5Fpwcs%5Fedu%2FDocuments%2FDesktop%2FCounseling%20videos%2F7th%20grade%20counseling%20video%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fbukvajs%5Fpwcs%5Fedu%2FDocuments%2FDesktop%2FCounseling%20videos

   8th grade lesson:  https://pwcps-my.sharepoint.com/personal/bukvajs_pwcs_edu/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?e=5%3A9f0db6d0bfdd418c9d1b0195aaadc25d&at=9&CT=1601651474310&OR=OWA%2DNT&CID=ce522099%2Dbc9c%2Dfaec%2D74b4%2Dc35ee58d9e60&FolderCTID=0x012000C8F3AEC6A88AEB40BDC45FFA2F2F1580&id=%2Fpersonal%2Fbukvajs%5Fpwcs%5Fedu%2FDocuments%2FDesktop%2FCounseling%20videos%2F8th%20grade%20counseling%20video%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fbukvajs%5Fpwcs%5Fedu%2FDocuments%2FDesktop%2FCounseling%20videos

Our school counselors Ashley Korman (6th Grade A-Q), Erika Terry (7th grade A-Q), Kari Chambers (8th grade A-Q), and Jessica Elliot (All Grades Last Names R-Z), Amy Covell-Sharek (Director of School Counseling and co-counselor to all grades) along with our registrar, Kristine Bucci are eager to assist you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever the need arises!
School counselors at Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School believe:
  • All students can attain high levels of learning and achievement based on relationships built with Reagan Middle School stakeholders (administration, faculty, staff,parents, and community).
  • All students are deserving of complete access to the school counseling program to make a difference in improving their academic, social, and emotional well-being.
  • Counselors are committed to advocate for each student as well as to assist students in developing skills to advocate for themselves.
  • Reagan Middle School counseling program should be developmental and preventative in nature, striving to incorporate research-based ideas, strategies and techniques driven by data.
  • The American School Counselor Association ethical standards will empower Reagan Middle School counselors to make decisions based on the highest moral principles to promote student life-long learning and success.
RRMS Counseling Department Vision Statement

Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School students will be contributing citizens striving to achieve their highest potential with to assume leadership roles in their chosen life path.  Students will display respect, integrity, discipline, enthusiasm and responsibility while making positive contributions to society.  Students will demonstrate problem-solving strategies, coping skills, resiliency and cultural awareness as they pursue life-long learning and individual life goals.
RRMS Counseling Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Ronald Wilson Reagan Middle School counseling department is to develop student academic, career, and personal/social success by providing all students with a comprehensive school counseling program and developing relationships with students that foster a sense of belonging and acceptance as well as a strong connection to adults in the school community.