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New course opportunity!
We are excited to offer Speech & Drama for the 2020-21 school year. It will be offered as a semester class for 7th and 8th grade students and on the Exploratory wheel for 6th grade students. Course descriptions are available here.
If your 7th or 8th grader is interested in taking Speech & Drama next year, please complete this google form by Friday, June 12.

"During the school closure for Covid-19 precautions, the counselors are not in the building. If you need to speak to your counselor, please email them. They will reach out as soon as possible. Please realize, they are checking their emails between regular school hours."

If you missed Thursday's parent link (3/26), please see the letter (front page of website) outlining directions on how to check your student's courses for the 2020-21 school year. Please submit any change requests through this link - bit.ly/rmscoursechange20. Any requests for changes are due by April 17 at 2pm.

Robious Middle School Community, Educational, and Wellness Resources during Covid-19 Closings

Healthy Activities for Social Distancing

Child Mental Health Resources

Want to sign up for your school counselor? Need to report an unkind incident? Worried about the safety of a classmate?
Please see this link to make an electronic appointment request or report an incident. Please note that these google forms are only monitored during school hours.


Follow us on Instagram at @rms_counseling for important updates.

Summer Opportunities Newsletter.
This will be updated regularly with programs available to our students during summer 2020.


Our commitment is to foster personal growth and to build connections while preparing for tomorrow. We empower all learners to succeed and to serve as part of an inclusive community. 

The Robious Middle School Counseling Program:
  • Provides a program based on ASCA National Standards and Virginia State Standards
  • Provides a program planned by the counseling department and stakeholders
  • Combines community resources for program delivery
  • Uses data to drive program development, evaluation, and impact
  • The Robious Middle School Counselors will participate in professional development as well as follow ethical standards.
Each student at middle school is assigned a school counselor to assist them in the transition from elementary school as well as choosing courses and/or applying to specialty centers for high school.

Counselors at Robious Middle School are assigned by grade-level as follows for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Melanie Smith         Counseling Coordinator - ESL 6-8th Grade, Mighty Knights 6-8th Grade
Elizabeth Farner     8th Grade -Mon, Wed, and Fri
Martha Turner         8th Grade -Tues and Thurs
Amy Webster          7th Grade
Morgan Thatcher     6th Grade
Denise Cushman      School Counseling Secretary

Important Hotline Numbers

National Suicide Prevention:         1-888-273-8255
Chesterfield County Crisis Line:     804-748-6356
Virginia Child Abuse Hotline:         1-800-552-7096

Making up work after an absence

Please contact the main school counseling office at 378-2511 to request work on the third day of a student’s absence. In order to allow teachers enough time, please plan on picking up homework on the 4th day or later.