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School Counseling Department

School Counseling Program Vision Statement

The Elizabethtown Area Middle School counselors envision a future where all students realize their potential for maximum success and graduate ready to live, learn and thrive in a global community.  By addressing academic, career and social/emotional development, all students graduate with the necessary skills to achieve postsecondary goals, demonstrate social-emotional intelligence, and become contributing members of their community. It is the EAMS counseling program's vision for all students to become life-ready learners, achieve personal success and make a positive difference in their home, workplace, and global community.

School Counseling Program Mission Statement

School counseling is an integral component of the Elizabethtown Area School District’s educational process. Our comprehensive school counseling program is based on three domains:  academic, career and social/emotional development.   Students are growing up in an ever changing, complicated, and diverse environment. The school’s counseling services, delivered by committed, certified school counselors, are necessary to help students realize their potential for maximum success and graduate ready to live, learn and thrive in a global community.

School counselors recognize the importance of students being emotionally prepared to learn and being placed into a program compatible with their needs.  In order to ensure students’ emotional preparation and program compatibility, school counselors enter into a partnership with multiple stakeholders including students, parents, educators, businesses, community, and post-secondary institutions.

By utilizing direct and indirect student services, school counselors afford equal access and equity to all students with the opportunities and resources to enable them to accomplish developmentally appropriate goals. 

School Counseling Team

Mr. Bechtold (7th grade)  

(717) 361-7525 x 31723
  
Mrs. Cunningham (6th grade)  
(717) 361-7525 x 31724
 
Mrs. Updegraff (8th grade)
(717) 361-7525 x 31722
 
Counseling Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Reed
(717) 361-7525 x 31725

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