AMS Counselors’ Corner

Ulaunda Ivy, AMS 6th grade counselor
Ulaunda Ivy, 6th grade Counselor
Samara Love, AMS 7th grade counselor
Samara Love, 7th grade Counselor
Monica Young, AMS 8th grade counselor

 Monica Young, 8th grade Counselor


Counselor Referral:

While Armstrong Middle School Counseling Department strives to meet the needs of each student, it is important to remember that counselors do not provide therapy within the school setting.  Parents, please fill free to fill out the attached referral or email us if you would like for us to see your child concerning any academic, behavior, social, or family issues. If your child is in a crisis, we will then refer students and parents to outside community resources for more extensive help.

 Duke Tip 7th Grade Talent Search:

 Honor Roll: 

Students who earn all B- or above in all subjects are eligible for the honor roll.  The AMS Honor Roll is published after each Term (Nine Weeks).  Students will be recognized in Starkville Daily Newspaper.  Additional recognition will be given at the end of the school year at the awards ceremonies.
Superintendent’s List – Students have received all A’s in all their classes.
A Honor Roll emblem
  Principal’s List – Students have received all A’s and B’s in all their classes
A and B Honor Roll emblem

National Junior Honor Society:



What does you school counselor do?

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Scheduling
  • Coordinate State Testing
  • Academic & Behavior Monitoring
  • Consult with faculty about individual student needs on an ongoing basis
  • Course selection for the new school year
  • Arrange parent conferences upon request
  • Refer to outside agencies for student needs

We assist students and parents in:

 Improving communications between home and school:
  • Academic progress
  • Behavioral Progress
  • Social development
  • School relationships
  • Outside referrals
  • Attendance issues
 Current needs & concerns at home:
  • Family relationships
  • Divorce
  • Grief issues
  • Child abuse/neglect 
 Concerns with others:
  • Teachers
  • Peer relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making 
Concerns with self:
  • Feeling accepted, fitting in, and appreciated for their unique qualities
  • Further developing their emotional & intellectual development
  • Exploring their potential for future educational and career opportunities
  • Gaining& developing individual responsibility to self, home and community 
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