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  • Hashtag Competition The VKAT (Vermont Kids Against Tobacco) group is hosting a hashtag competition to raise awareness of tobacco prevention and cessation efforts, and to promote healthy lifestyles and decision making.  All ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 2:25 PM by Kimberly Thibodeau
  • Kick Butts Day A sub-committee of our Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) group, headed by Emily D. (8th grade), planned, prepared and delivered a number of activities to promote Kick Butts Day ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2017, 11:44 AM by Kimberly Thibodeau
  • College Exploration On March 28th a few of our 8th graders, along with peers from Richford Middle School, visited CCV- St. Albans as part of the  "Access Day" program.  Access Day is ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 6:04 AM by Kimberly Thibodeau
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Our VALUES are the standards and principles by which we live our lives.  Our values help us determine what is important in our lives and guide our behaviors, decisions, and actions. Can you guess which value is demonstrated through the video, below?

Values.Com: "Pass It On" YouTube Video

Why Middle School Counseling?

Middle School Counselors support the academic, social/emotional, and career development of students through a comprehensive school counseling curriculum, individual student services, responsive services, and systems support.  These take many forms including individual and small group counseling, and classroom and school-wide lessons.  Utilizing a mental health perspective, school counselors help guide and support students through challenges and celebrate their achievements.

"Today’s young people are living in an exciting time, with an increasingly diverse society, new technologies, and expanding opportunities. To help ensure that they are prepared to become the next generation of parents, workers, leaders and citizens, every student needs support, guidance and opportunities during adolescence, a time of rapid growth and change. Early adolescents face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that have an impact on academic achievement."(American School Counselor Association, 2016)

Please visit the individual, small group, and classroom lessons pages for more information on how a comprehensive school counseling curriculum helps support your child.


For more information about what a school counselor does, watch an informational video by the 2011 ASCA Counselor of the Year, Randy McPherson.

Important EFMS Upcoming Dates

Quarter 4

April 24-28
Spring Vacation 
No School

May 29
Memorial Day
No School