Welcome to the FMS Counseling Department
Welcome to Frankfort Middle School Guidance Services. Our student services include classroom guidance, small group guidance & counseling, and individual counseling. We frequently collaborate with parents, teachers, and other interested adults and agencies who all work together to promote student success. Our goal is to help students manage themselves to succeed in all areas - academically, socially, emotionally, and ethically.
The FMS guidance program helps students set goals for now and the future to achieve academic success, develop behavior strategies needed to be engaged high-achieving students, and improve interpersonal & character skills to become productive citizens of our school and community. We facilitate successful school transitions by helping new 6th graders adjust to being middle school students, and by assisting 8th graders in preparing for high school. We help all students investigate future educational and career options. We continue to promote our “Character Counts” program and the “TRRFCC” Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Mr. Hines - school social worker for students whose last names begin with A through L - ext. 4309
Mrs. DeWitt- school counselor for students whose last names begin with M through Z - ext. 4308
Mrs. Miller - office clerical & student records support - ext. 4303
For Help from the Counselors….
Guidance referral forms are available in the office for use by teachers and parents. If students are seeking our help and we are not immediately available, they may fill out an appointment slip (located in a black rack near the counter phone) and place it in the blue pawprint box between our office doors. We will call them back in when we are available.
Parents may contact the counselors at any time by phone, email or visit if they have a concern about their child.
Mr. Hines (student last names A-L) 765-659-3321 ext. 4309, email@example.com
Mrs. DeWitt(student last names M-Z) 765-659-3321 ext. 4308, DeWittA@frankfort.k12.in.us
21st Century Scholars Financial Aid Program for College
Families with 7th & 8th grade students are encouraged to register their student for the 21st Century Scholars program. This form of state financial aid will, upon high school graduation, help pay tuition for students at any college or technical school in the state of Indiana. Enrollment must occur by June 30 of the student's 8th grade year. Families must meet income eligibility requirements (same as the Federal free/reduced lunch program) and students must fulfill the Scholars Pledge. During their 4 years of high school, students complete the Scholar Success Program to develop readiness for college.
All enrollments must be done online. Families must provide this information in order to enroll:
- student's social security number (proof of citizenship)
- student's address, date of birth
- parent/guardian's social security number or taxpayer identification number
- gross income amounts for all members of the household (use 2015 income amounts from 2015 Federal tax return)
- a valid email address
This financial aid program (along with many others) can provide students with the money they will need to go to college. FMS and the Purdue Learning Network will host some open computer labs during the second semester to help families wishing to enroll online. Parents may also receive individual assistance with the enrollment process by scheduling an appointment with their child’s middle school counselor, or by contacting contact Esmeralda Cruz at the Purdue Learning Network, 1111 S. Jackson St, 765-659-6380.
Here is the website where families can obtain more information and complete the enrollment: