School Counseling

The mission of the Middle School counseling program is to provide educational and emotional support for our students as they transition from elementary to high school.

Our main focus is on the individual student’s academic, social/emotional, and career success. For those in need, we discuss how to improve classroom performance, enhance self-esteem, relate better to others, handle peer pressure, deal with loss through death or divorce, handle stress, deal with bullying, improve time management skills, and assist students in making healthy choices.

The counselors’ daily activities may include: attending parent/teacher conferences, teaching classroom counseling lessons, facilitating groups, organizing orientation sessions, leading career activities, to individually counseling students on a daily basis for academic or personal concerns. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that parents call in advance for an appointment to see their child’s counselor.

Referrals for services come either from the students themselves, other students, parents, teachers, or administrators. When appropriate, counselors may refer students to outside agencies for additional counseling. All counselors are members of the Middle School SAP team.


The middle school is pleased to be using Naviance, a web-based academic, and career planning platform. Naviance provides activities, coordination and communication tools for students and their families to use to increase student engagement in the school-to-work process, improve academic performance, and encourage workplace and college readiness. Middle school counselors will be introducing students to Naviance during classroom counseling activities scheduled during the school year. The Naviance system is also being implemented at Dallastown Area High School.

Click here to access the MS Naviance login page.

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Ms. Heisey

8th Grade:
Synergy and Endeavor

7th Grade:
Excel and Inspiration

[email protected]
717.244.4021 x2531

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Mrs. Rebert

7th Grade:

[email protected]
717.244.4021 x2533

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Mr. Winemiller

8th Grade:

[email protected]
717.244.4021 x2536

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